COVID-19 Safety & Protocol

Your safety is our priority. The Congress is being organized in accordance with all applicable COVID measures. The WCGALP Local Organising Committee and appointed Congress Organiser is working closely with local authorities and venues to monitor developments and to ensure compliance.  Detailed information about the specific COVID-19 measures at WCGALP and what that means for you, will be communicated closer to the event.


De Doelen International Conference Center Rotterdam
Schouwburgplein 50
Rotterdam, The Netherlands


The conference will be held in De Doelen, a city-center, state-of-the-art venue for conferences and concerts. De Doelen, Rotterdam, is located within 2 minutes walking distance from Rotterdam Central Station. De Doelen is not only the cultural focal point of Rotterdam, but it also features state of the art convention facilities and services, with the needs of the organiser and the delegate in mind.

Getting there

Rotterdam is easily accessible and has a compact city centre. Rotterdam can be reached in a variety of ways: by car, boat, train, bus and air. There are two airports in the vicinity of Rotterdam: Schiphol International Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Rotterdam is also fast and easy to reach by high-speed rail, such as the Thalys.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Rotterdam The Hague Airport is a comfortable and easy regional airport, situated at approximately six miles from the city centre. Travel times between the airport and the city are excellent: fifteen minutes by taxi and twenty minutes by public transport (airport shuttle & metro) to Rotterdam Central Station. At the Airport, flights are continually landing from major cities of neighbouring countries. Serving 40 destinations, Rotterdam The Hague Airport has regular flight connections to many major European cities with national and low-cost carriers.

Schiphol Airport

Schiphol International Airport is the most user friendly airport in the world and the 5th largest of Europe. It has already repeatedly earned the accolade of being the world’s favourite airport. Schiphol is a major international hub and the gateway to Europe. We’ve made an instruction video about the ease of travelling from Schiphol to Rotterdam Central Station.

Travel time by train to Rotterdam Central Station

00:26 hrs – Schiphol Airport
00:30 hrs – Antwerp
01:11 hrs – Brussel
02:36 hrs – Paris
03.15 hrs – London

Hotel Information

Rotterdam has a compact and easily accessible city centre. Downtown Rotterdam offers a wide variety of flexible conference centres, hotels and social venues that are all close by, mostly within walking distance.

We have secured a number of rooms for WCGALP 2022 participants in various hotels close to the meeting venue in Rotterdam. Please visit the official hotel website of Preferred Hotel Reservations for more information about the hotel, availability & rates and to make your reservation. Preferred Hotel Reservations is WCGALP 2022 Official Hotel Agency to browse the available hotels and make our booking.
Preferred Hotel Reservations has negotiated special rates and flexible conditions with the selected hotel(s) and has guaranteed availability, so you will be sure to find a room at a hotel that matches your needs.
For questions please contact the WCGALP 2022 hotel reservations at or by calling: +31 299 65 65 27.

Useful information

Official language

The official working language at WCGALP is English. No translation will be provided.

Passport and visa

Entry formalities for the Netherlands vary according to the country of origin. Nationals of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as third-country nationals holding a residence permit of a Schengen State, do not need a visa to enter the Netherlands. All non-EU citizens are asked to contact their local embassies for specific requirements. All foreign citizens entering the Netherlands must have either a valid passport or a national ID card.

Official invitation and certification

An official letter will be sent upon request to assist in meeting administrative requirements. However, this invitation implies no obligation, financial or otherwise, by the WCGALP Organizing Committee.

Liability and insurance

The Organizing Committee cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss or damage to private property of participants and companions. Participants are advised to acquire their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.