General Information

Last-minute practical information

Some last-minute practical information for all ECVP participants can be found in the following document (link): CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR LAST-MINUTE INFO


Conference venues

Tutorials: To be announced..
Registration: Erasmus building
Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen 📍
Opening Reception De Refter + Cultuurcafé + outside
Erasmusplein, Nijmegen 📍
Talks & symposia: MM: Maria Montessori building
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4, Nijmegen 📍
CC: Collegezalen Complex
Mercatorpad 1, Nijmegen 📍
Opening & Perception Lecture + Rank Prize Lecture: Collegezalen Complex
Mercatorpad 1, Nijmegen 📍
Poster Session & Coffee breaks: Restaurant De Refter
Erasmusplein 3, Nijmegen 📍

Illusion & demo night

The illusion & demo night on August 30 will be at the Huygens building of the Radboud University, Heyendaalseweg 135, Nijmegen 📍. The Huygens building (Science faculty) is easily accessible by train from the central station to Station Heyendaal and a 5 min. walk, or by bus.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner on August 31 will be served in the Stevenskerk, Sint Stevenskerkhof 62, Nijmegen 📍. The Stevenskerk is the oldest and biggest church of Nijmegen, build in the late gothic style. It is situated on top of a small hill, the Hundisburg, in the heart of the city center.

Farewell party

The farewell party on September 1 will be in De Vereeniging, Keizer Karelplein 2d, 6511 NC, Nijmegen 📍. Come dance the night/conference away with DJ Stefan van der Stigchel! De Vereeniging is one of the largest stages in Nijmegen in the heart of the city. It is located at the famous Keizer Karelplein, in the city centre.

About Nijmegen

Being founded by the Romans, Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands. There are still quite some historical remains (such as the old city wall) that justify a visit. At the same time, due to WWII demolitions, the ancient city parts are interspersed with more fresh and modern elements. Furthermore, the city is characterized by a young and vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated by the large student population (43.994). Besides the city itself, the enclosing hills and river landscape provide an attractive surrounding for sightseeing. More information about the city can be found at and

The University

Our university bears the name of Saint Radboud, a 9th century Dutch bishop who was known for his intellect and support of the underprivileged. Located on a green campus in the southern Heyendaal neighbourhood of Nijmegen, the campus houses 7 faculties that conduct teaching and research in Arts, Law, Management, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Internationally, RU is known for its strong research output. In 2019, 447 PhD degrees were awarded, and 7.571 scientific articles were published. To bolster the international exchange of academic knowledge, Radboud University joined the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities in 2016.

Donders Institute

The Donders Institute is a research centre devoted to understanding human cognition and behavior in health and disease. Hundreds of international researchers aim at the advancement of brain-, cognitive and behavioral science and improving health, education and technology.


Nijmegen offers a wide range of hotels and other accomodations that may suit your interest. A selection of hotels in and around Nijmegen can be found in the document below. Many of the hotels that we have contacted offered a discount for ECVP participants. To make use of the discount, make sure to arrange your booking via email or phone (rather than via the webbooking system) and mention the ECVP discount code:

Hotels and discount codes (PDF)

For those who like to explore other possibilities, the following websites may prove informative:

Please note: As an alternative to Nijmegen one may also search for hotels in Arnhem (also included in our selection). Arnhem-Nijmegen by train is approximately 12 minutes and a train leaves every 10 minutes until midnight.

Travel Information

By plane

The ECVP organisation promotes non-fly travelling whenever possible. When you need to fly, the nearest airport to Nijmegen is Weeze (NRN), Germany. However, there are better options for getting to Nijmegen. Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Nijmegen hourly. Tickets cost €16 - €35 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

By train

The train station is situated close to the city center. For travelling by train from within the Netherlands you can visit for information, tickets and actual timetables.

Several international trains are connected to Nijmegen via Arnhem (23 km) or Rotterdam (108 km):

visit the website of NS International and Nightjet for more information and tickets.

By car

Nijmegen is connected to the A50, A73 and A15 motorways. For more information about parking, please refer to the website of the Radboud university or Nijmegen municipality

By bus

Nijmegen has a FlixBus stop, connected to all major cities in Europe.

Within the city, line 10 directly takes you from the train station to the campus and vice versa. Lines 13 and 15 take a bit longer, but also stop in the city center. A detailed and accurate travel-planner for public transport can be found at Further information about getting around within the city will be updated here later.

COVID-19 and travelling to the Netherlands

It is the responsibility of each ECVP participant to follow the international covid travel regulations. The Dutch regulations for international travellers can be found on this government website. Currently, there are no further restrictions in The Netherlands. So proof of vaccination and masks are not required. We will inform all participants if rules would change.

Frequently-asked questions

We have collected a list of the most frequently asked questions, along with the corresponding answers. You can find them in this document.

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