The workshop will take place at ASTRON in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands. Dwingeloo is in the north-east of the Netherlands, and can be reached in about 20 minutes by either private car or taxi from Hoogeveen railway station.
For a train schedule, please look at the website

Ticket machines at all train stations accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard); however, a pin code is required.
On Sunday 30 August we will arrange shuttle buses from Hoogeveen to Hotel Van der Valk, Hotel Wesseling and Fletcher Hotel de Borken. On Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September we will arrange buses from ASTRON/Hotel de Borken to the railway station in Hoogeveen.
The shuttle bus on Sunday will depart from Hoogeveen railway station at different times, please see the schedule for your departure time (Schedule).

The shuttle buses will depart Friday at the end of the conference (around 17:00) and Saturday morning (TBD).

Please inform us ( of your arrival and departure times. For arrivals and departures outside the scheduled shuttle times, we can assist with taxi booking but you will be responsible for the costs..




There are no more rooms available at Hotel de Borken, but 1 nearby hotel does have rooms available during the conference. Please book soon because of the holiday season. The block reservation will expire on 21 July so please book BEFORE this date. After this date, reservations are on the basis of availability. Note that hotel accommodation is limited as Dwingeloo is situated in a holiday area.

Van der Valk Hotel Spier
This hotel is about 5 km from ASTRON. The price of a single room including breakfast is 110 euros.
To make a reservation you can send an e-mail to, mentioning reservations number GF 9926 to get the special price.

For alternative options, please contact the LOC.




If you have any additional questions, please contact the LOC at



Free afternoon

The Wednesday afternoon of the conference will be free. We will provide transport to the town of Giethoorn (~45 minutes away) which is known for its canals. You will be on your own there, but we will have lists of possible activities. In addition, there are many nice bike paths in the forest near ASTRON.

Some information about Giethoorn: