Dear Delegates and Officials, welcome to the Regional Conference Haarlem of EYP the Netherlands. The purpose of this page is to provide you with a guide on how to reach us in Haarlem. As organising team of Haarlem 2022, we will provide you with further information about the session (programme, packing list, etc.) soon, this booklet is specifically meant as a travel guide to Haarlem. If you have any queries or issues with your travels or the session in general, please get in touch with the Delegate Support Organiser ([email protected]) if you are participating as a delegate, or Officials Support Organiser ([email protected]) if you will be attending the event as an official.
As you know, the theme of this session is: “Navigating the road to recovery”. This theme aims for the session to be the starting point of recovery. Therefore, the session must be as sustainable as possible. We will try our best to reduce our conference’s environmental impact by recycling, minimising food waste, and using less paper, among other things. The carbon footprint of your travel to and from the session is one aspect of the session that also has a significant environmental impact. Therefore, we strongly advise you to travel sustainably! To put it simply, sustainable travel entails being a thoughtful traveller and selecting wisely throughout your journey. We have some travel advice for you to use as a guide while making these decisions.
For our international delegates and officials, we would like to urge you to not take the plane (if at all possible). It is widely acknowledged that air travel is by far the most polluting mode of transportation. If flying is your only option, though, please think about picking a more environmentally friendly airline. For instance, EasyJet is one of the least polluting airlines in Europe, while Ryanair is the most polluting.
Travelling by train is by far the least polluting method of transportation. We strongly advise you to take the train when coming to Haarlem because the Dutch railway system is highly advanced and effective. This is also a viable option for some international delegates and officials, as you can travel from Berlin/Paris/London to Amsterdam by train and get to Haarlem from there.
Although using the bus is more environmentally friendly than driving, both are better than going by plane. International participants may find travelling by bus to be an appealing alternative to flying because it is often less expensive. If you do decide to go by car, consider carpooling with friends to reduce your carbon impact and have fun while on the road!
Arrival & Departure
When and where?
Officials will be expected to arrive Friday the 2nd of December at 11 AM. Delegates will be expected to arrive Saturday the 3rd of December at 08:30 AM.
Both officials and delegates will be expected at the venue where we will be staying during the session: Mendelcollege Haarlem (Pim Mulierlaan 4, 2024 BT Haarlem) You can find directions on how to get there in the section Getting There.
The session will be closed on Sunday the 4th of December around 17:30PM at the Mendelcollege in Haarlem. So do take into account that you will not be able to leave before 16:15PM when planning your journey home.
We would strongly advise our international participants to download the public transportation
apps “9292” and “NS” which can further help you navigate your way to Haarlem. If you plan on travelling internationally by train, you can download the “NS International” app to help you find the right train.
There are multiple airports at which you can arrive. Options include Schiphol Airport (which is the biggest in the Netherlands), Eindhoven Airport, Maastricht Airport and Airport Rotterdam/The Hague. From the Schiphol Airport, you can take a train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk where you will have to transfer trains. From there you can take a train to Haarlem or Bloemendaal. If you land in Eindhoven, your journey will be a bit longer and more complicated, thus it would be best to plan your trip with “9292” or the “NS” app. The same goes for those who land in Maastricht. For Airport Rotterdam/The Hague, the best option is to take the RET Frequentbus 33 to Meijersplein, get off at Meijersplein, take a metro to The Hague Central Station and then take a train to Haarlem.
Haarlem is very accessible by train. Your final station will be either Bloemendaal or Haarlem, depending on the route you take. From Bloemendaal, it is only an 8 minute walk to the school. From Haarlem, however, it would be advisable to take a either bus 2 to Haarlem Noord Spaarne Gasth. and get off at the stop of Anthony Fokkerlaan, from where it is a 5-10 minute walk to the Mendelcollege, or bus 3 to Ijmuiden Rotonde Stadspark and get off at the stop of Zaanenlaan, from where it is a 10-15 minute walk.
For our international participants, we advise you to book tickets and plan your journey beforehand to avoid any confusion at the website of NS.
Good luck getting there!
For any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!