Venue - Successful R&I in Europe 2017
Van der Valk Airporthotel Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf International Airport
Am Hülserhof 57
The hotel is located in the north of Düsseldorf near the A44 and A52 motorway interchange. It is 4 km from Düsseldorf Airport and 8 km from the city centre.
For directions and map please click here.
An airport-venue shuttle is provided.
The eCar shuttle will run between the airport and the venue (and back) on 2 and 3 March 2017.
The drivers will collect you at the airport’s official “Meeting Point” on the “Arrivals” level near Exit “D”.
You will find this next to Starbucks Coffee Shop and the airport’s “Information Desk”.
There will be a sign for our event at the “Meeting Point”. Please wait there to be collected.
The shuttle will run as follows:
2 March 2017 (Thursday)
Airport to venue: 10:00 – 14:00
Venue to airport 17:00 – 21:00
3 March 2017 (Friday)
Airport to venue: 08:00 – 09:30
Venue to airport 12:00 – 15:00
The service is operated free of charge as a courtesy to our participants and on a “first-come, first served” basis. Please note that it is not possible to book the shuttle in advance.
Arriving by train
There are two options if you arrive by train:
1. Taxi from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) or Düsseldorf Flughafen (station near the airport)
Düsseldorf Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) is located in the city centre and 9 km from the hotel. Journey time by taxi from the Central Station to the hotel is approx. 15 minutes and costs € 15.00 - € 20.00.
Düsseldorf Airport’s station (Flughafen) is closer to the hotel. Nearly all trains stop at Düsseldorf Airport and it takes between just 5 and 11 minutes. Journey time by taxi from the Airport's station to the hotel is approx. 6 minutes and costs € 5.00 - € 10.00.
Please check the “Deutsche Bahn” website for train connections to Düsseldorf.
We do not cover any travel expenses.
2. Airport – venue shuttle
If you come by train, please feel free to use our airport shuttle as well. Please alight at the Düsseldorf Flughafen stop (see description above). From there you can take the “skytrain” (You will need a valid ticket! A train ticket counts as a valid ticket!) to the airport terminal where the shuttle service will operate. The skytrain takes only about 5 minutes from the airport railway station to the terminal.
Arriving by car
North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in the heart of Europe
Geographically central position in Europe – 17.5 million people – Gross Domestic Product of 582.1 billion Euros (22 % of German GDP) – economic hub of Europe – region with the highest density of universities and research institutions in Europe: 72 universities, over 50 non-university research institutes – among them 12 Max Planck institutes, 13 Fraunhofer institutes, 11 institutes of Leibniz Association, 3 Helmholtz centres, 13 Johannes Rau research institutes plus approx. 100 university research institutes.