Welcome to The Netherlands

The 4th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) will take place from November 26th to 28th, 2009. The first day 26th will be hosted by the Municipality of Amsterdam in the Zuiderkerk (South Church) in Amsterdam. The following two days 27th-28th will take place at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.



Travelling to Amsterdam

By Car
(get directions by car using the googlemaps below)


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By Public Transport

From Schiphol airport to the Amsterdam Central station
(get directions by train from the Dutch railway company)
costs for one-way journey:
1st class: €6.60
2nd class: €3.90


From the Amsterdal Central station to the Zuiderkerk
You can either take a 10-minutes walk or take the tram or metro to get to the Zuiderkerk



Metro
You can get on any metro from the Central Station, all will stop at your destination.
51 to Amstelveen Westwijk: get off at Nieuwmarkt or Waterlooplein
53 to Gaasperplas: get off at Nieuwmarkt or Waterlooplein
54 to Gein: get off at Nieuwmarkt or Waterlooplein

Tram
9 to Diemen Sniep: get off at Waterlooplein


 
















Travelling to Delft

By Car (get directions by car using the googlemaps below)


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By Public Transport

From Schiphol airport to the Delft railway station
(get directions by train from the Dutch railway company)
costs for one-way journey:
1st class: €15.10
2nd class: €8.90


From the Delft railway station to the university campus
You can either take a 15-minutes walk or take the bus to get to the campus



Bus
40 to Rotterdam: get off at Julianalaan
62 to Nootdorp: get off at Michiel de Ruyterweg
69 to TU Campus: get off at Julianalaan
81 to Delfgauw: get off at Michiel de Ruyterweg
80 to IKEA Tanthof: get off at Michiel de Ruyterweg
121 to Zoetermeer: get off at Julianalaan


About Delft

 









A brief history of Delft
Delft was founded more than 750 years ago in the south-west of the Netherlands in close distance to its capital The Hague. The city owes its name to the word 'delving', as in digging the oldest canal, the Oude Delft. In 1246, Delft received its city franchise from the Dutch Earl Willem II. Thereby Delft could flourish and new neighborhoods were added. As early as 1355 the city had already reached the size it would remain until the 19th century.

From the beginning of the 17th century, Delft was a flourishing city, a centre of painting, arts, crafts and science. These periods brought international fame to the small city, e.g. Delft Porcelain, Vermeer. The foundation of the Dutch East India Company and the establishment of a branch in Delft added another important aspect - the trade with foreign countries. Spices, coffee, tea and Chinese porcelain now found their way to the Republic of the Netherlands and to Delft.

At the beginning of the 19th century the Netherlands required technically trained people resulting in the decision of the Royal Academy for Civil Engineers to found a national university for the generation of knowledge and expertise. The Academy of then has become the Technical University of today, which also represents the largest employer in Delft.


The Delft University of Technology
Delft is not just a city of culture, but also a city of knowledge. More than thirteen thousand students are inscribed within the various faculties. TU Delft offers various technical studies, including Industrial Design, Architecture, Aviation Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Numerous knowledge-based institutes and companies have evolved in the vicinity of the University, simultaneously enriching and benefiting from the close connection to TU Delft. Today, Students from the all over the world come to TU Delft to gain more knowledge in various fields related to Engineering, Building science, Planning and Design.

The Faculty of Architecture has recently moved to its newly extended Building where this year's IFoU conference will be hosted. Please follow the upper links to gather more information and an overview of the conference schedule.

 

 



Links

Amsterdam municipality website www.amsterdam.nl
Delft municipality website www.delft.nl
Accomodation in The Netherlands www.booking.com
Restaurants & accommodation in Delft www.horecadelft.nl
Restaurants & accommodation in The Hague www.vvvdenhaag.nl
Restaurants & accommodation in Rotterdam www.rotterdam.info
Delft University of Technology www.tudelft.nl
Faculty of Architecture TU Delft www.bk.tudelft.nl
   
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