Wageningen University and Research (WUR)

Wageningen University and Research is a Dutch public university in Wageningen, Netherlands. There are 6,500 staff and 10,000 students from over one hundred countries.
It’s mission is “ To explore the potential of nature to Improve the Quality of Life”
Wageningen UR trains specialists (BSc, MSc and PhD) in life and social sciences and focuses its research on scientific, social and commercial problems in the field of life sciences and natural resources. In the field of life sciences, agricultural, and environmental science, the university is considered world-class. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings it is the best university in the Netherlands and No. 1 worldwide, in agriculture and forestry for 2016 on the QS World University Rankings charts.
The strength of Wageningen University and Research lies in the combination of specialized research institutes and the university in cooperation from various natural, technological and social disciplines. This enables scientific breakthroughs quickly be put into practice and education, which is the Wageningen Approach.

Wageningen Town

Wageningen is a municipality and a historic town in central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland along the Rhine river. It is famous for the Wageningen University & Research, which specialises in life sciences. The municipality has a population of 37,434 in 2017, of which many thousands are students from over 150 countries.
Wageningen was the site of the formal surrender of the Germans to the Allies in the Netherlands on May 5th, 1945, a day that is a public holiday in the Netherlands. Wageningen hosts a military veterans parade and this is followed by a great party in the town.
Wageningen lies close to the right bank of the branch of the Rhine estuary known in the Netherlands as the Nederrijn. Excavations date a settlement at this site back to the Stone Age. The hills to the east of the town provided protection for a Bronze Age tribe from flooding of the Rhine and from enemies and the earliest record of the name (in 838AD) is from the same hilly area. The town has had a chequered history, being occupied or destroyed on several occasions. Also, in 1421 the Rhine changed course, moving further south and, in the process, having a detrimental effect on Wageningen's trade. In the 17th Century the town started tobacco cultivation and there were several cigar manufacturers. The floodplain of the Rhine to the south also had several brick factories, one of which can still be seen.
In 1876 the Dutch government decided to build the first agricultural school in Wageningen on the grounds that it was in the heart of the country and was surrounded by a wide variety of soils. Since then the town has boomed and Wageningen University is now a world-renowned Life Sciences university. Wageningen also has an important inland port.
The story goes that Wageningen was given the choice of getting a university or a train station. It chose the university, and still doesn't have a station. There is a station called Ede-Wageningen but it is close to Ede and 8km from Wageningen. The Ede-Wageningen station is about an hour from Amsterdam or from Schiphol airport and trains go approx every half hour.

How to Get to Conference Hotel from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The ReeHorst Hotel is located in Ede in the Netherlands. The full conference program takes place at the hotel with the exception of the Monday afternoon program which will take place at the Wageningen University.

The average journey time between Schiphol Airport and Ede-Wageningen is 1 hour. On an average weekday, there are 70 trains per day travelling from Schiphol Airport to Ede-Wageningen. The average cost is €16.

After collecting your luggage and (if applicable) exchanging money , pass through Customs, enter Arrivals and then follow the signs from Schiphol Arrival Hall to the Railway Station: "to the trains". At the train station (which is located within the airport) you can purchase a ticket to Ede-Wageningen from one of the yellow vending machines, or at the Service Desk.

Trains depart from Schiphol Airport to Ede-Wageningen every 30 minutes. Take the intercity train in the direction of Nijmegen. Your final stop is Ede-Wageningen. Travel time from Schiphol to Ede-Wageningen is approximately 65 minutes.

It is also possible to travel from Schiphol Airport to Ede-Wageningen via Utrecht. Trains to Utrecht depart every 30 minutes. Take an intercity train in the direction of Venlo and get off the train in Utrecht. Once you are in Utrecht, switch to a train in the direction of Nijmegen. Your final stop is Ede-Wageningen. Travel time from Schiphol to Ede-Wageningen via Utrecht is approximately 60 minutes.

When you arrive at Ede-Wageningen station, exit the train station and the hotel is approximately a 3 minute walk.

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Conference Hotel

Reehorst Hotel, Ede, Netherlands.
This year’s conference hotel is the 4-star ReeHorst Hotel in Ede which is centrally located in the Netherlands and at the heart of the stunning Veluwe region, an area of breath taking natural beauty. That makes a perfect location. And still, easily and quickly accessible from the motorway (A12 and A30/5 min) and by train (Ede-Wageningen station is only 3 min walk to the hotel).
An exceptional 4-Star Hotel, charming Live Cooking Restaurant Valentino, Brasserie, and Terrace.
For over 30 years, ReeHorst is a well-known and well-loved location for business meetings and tourists. Reehorst has remarkably friendly and immensely hospitable staff which is evident in their guest reviews.
For further information log on to their website

Book your Hotel Room Direct with the Reehorst Hotel in Ede
ECCA has agreed a special rate of €76 B&B for a Classic Room and €86 B&B for an Elegance Room (prices quoted are based on single occupancy).
To avail of this rate you must book with the Reehorst Hotel direct.

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A limited number of hotel rooms are held for ECCA until March 31st 2018 After that date they will be released.

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