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The Global Rail Freight Conference 2016 and the TEN-T Days will take place at the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam. The Van Nelle Factory was designed and built in the 1920s on the banks of a canal in the Spanish Polder industrial zone north-west of Rotterdam. The site is one of the icons of the 20th-century industrial architecture, comprising of complex factories, with façades consisting essentially of steel and glass, making large-scale use of the curtain wall principle. The Van Nelle Factory is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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Address

Van Nelle Factory, Van Nelleweg 1, 3044 BC Rotterdam

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Travel times to location

From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station: 27 minutes (4 times per hour, please check www.ns.nl/en/journeyplanner for a travel advise)

From Rotterdam Central Station to Van Nelle Factory:

Using public transportation (from the Central Station take the 38 bus until the Beukelsbrug bridge, then walk about 5 minutes, until you see the signs for the Van Nelle Factory to your right) – 15 minutes
By car (via S115) – 9 minutes

Bus shuttle schedule

Shuttle times from the van Nelle Factory:
17.00 to 19.00 – Every 10-15 minutes from Van Nelle Factory to Rotterdam Central Station and the Maritime Museum

The 10th GCU anniversary will take place between 19.00 and 22.30.

Location:
ss Rotterdam Ship
3e Katendrechtsehoofd 25
3072 AM Rotterdam

Shuttle times to ss Rotterdam for the GCU Anniversary:
18.45 and 19.15 – Fixed departure times from Rotterdam Central Station to ss Rotterdam
18.45 and 19.15 – Fixed departure times from Maritime Museum to ss Rotterdam

Shuttle times to Maritime Museum and Rotterdam Central Station:
21.30 to 23.30 – Every 10 minutes from ss Rotterdam to Maritime Museum
21.30 to 23.30 – Every 10 minutes from ss Rotterdam to Rotterdam Central Station

Shuttle times to the Van Nelle Factory:
07.30 to 14.00 – Every 10 minutes from Rotterdam Central Station and Maritime Museum to Van Nelle Factory

Technical Visits ECT Terminal & Shunting Yard Kijfhoek 09:00-12:30.

Meeting point GRFC Technical visits at Bus & Taxi stop at the Van Nelle Venue.

Shuttle times to the Technical Visits:
09.30 – Fixed departure time Technical Visit ECT Terminal
09.30 – Fixed departure time Technical Visit Shunting Yard Kijfhoek

Cocktail Reception Port of Rotterdam and Gala Dinner BIC 19.00 – 22.30.

Location:
Pure Liner Ship
Boompjeskade, Rotterdam

Shuttle times from Van Nelle Factory to Pure-liner for Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinner:
18.30 – Fixed departure from Van Nelle Factory to Pure-liner and Central Station
19.20  – Fixed departure from Rotterdam Central Station to Pure-liner
22.00 to 22.30 – Every 15 minutes from Pure-liner 

Please note that the Pure-liner Ship will set sail at 20:00 PM and that effective from 18:30 the bus company will be Snelle Vliet Touringcars.

Shuttle times to/ from Van Nelle Factory:
08.30 and 09.00 – Fixed departure from Rotterdam Central Station to Van Nelle Factory
16.30 and 17.30 – From van Nelle Factory to Rotterdam Central Station

From major cities to the Van Nelle Factory:

By car
From Paris, France – 4h 30 min
From Brussels, Belgium – 1h 50 min
From Frankfurt, Germany – 4h 30 min

By train
From Paris, France – 3h 10 min
From Brussels, Belgium – 1h 50 min
From Frankfurt, Germany – 4h 50 min

By plane
From Paris, France – 1h 15 min
From Frankfurt, Germany – 1h 10 min


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Hotel

Especially for the 10th GCU anniversary and Global Rail Freight Conference, the ss Rotterdam offers a special room rate of 114,00. If you are still looking for a room, please book your special hotel rate via this booking link.

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