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Practical information

Where can I best stay overnight in Nijmegen? How do I get from the airport or train station to the hotel? Here we have collected some practical information to ensure that you have a pleasant stay and a good conference in Nijmegen.

Conference location

The conference will be taking place at the Elinor Ostrom Building, indicated by number 15 on the campus map, at Radboud University Nijmegen. A link to the campus map can be found here: Campus map


The registration desk is open at all days of the conference and is located in the Yard, on the 1st floor of the Elinor Ostrom Building.


Paper presentations – Each presentation lasts maximum 20 minutes (except for session 3b, that has less time per presentation (15 min.)). After each presentation there will be time for questions (10 minutes). The chairs will be asked to strictly adhere to the time. Bring a USB stick or your own laptop.

Posters – Posters presenters are asked to put up their posters 15 minutes before the start of their session. Poster presenters will be asked to present their poster in maximum 10 minutes). After the presentations of the posters the audience can study the posters in detail and discuss the posters with the presenters.  

Symposium – The symposium organizers can set-up their own time schedule for their presentations and discussion. The chairs and all presenters are asked to be in the lecture hall 5 minutes before the start of the session.

COVID-19 and travelling to the Netherlands

Currently, there are no COVID-restrictions in The Netherlands. So proof of vaccination and masks are not required. We will inform all participants if rules would change.  

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at and we look forward to meeting you in a couple of weeks. 

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.


Nijmegen offers a wide range of accommodation. There are several options located near the city center ranging from more luxurious to more modest.

In the centre of Nijmegen:

Outside the city centre:

Note: No rights can be derived from the list of hotels and prices stated on this page.

More options

See, AirBnB or other locations nearby Nijmegen city centre.

Travel Information to Nijmegen

By plane

The ERNAPE 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):

  • Nightjet (from Vienna, Zürich)
  • ICE (from Frankfurt, Basel, Zürich, Hamburg, München, Vienna)
  • Thalys (from Brussels, Paris, Marseille)

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.

How to get around in Nijmegen

By train 

Trains run from Nijmegen Central train station to Nijmegen Heyendaal train station. Heyendaal train station is within walking distance of the university .

Public transport card

If you wish to use public transport, an anonymous OV-chipkaart will be the most convenient option for you. These can be purchased at various sales points like sales devices in stations or various newsagents (such as Primera). . An OV chip card top-up machine is found near the main entrance of the University Library. More information about the anonymous OV-chipkaart can be found here 


Radboud University has different indoor and outdoor bicycle parking facilities. These facilities are found in or near each building on campus.  


Radboud University is indicated on the ANWB road signs on all access roads in Nijmegen. 


Paid parking is available from Monday to Friday (except on official holidays) from 7.00 to 18.00 (€2 per hour, maximum €10 per day). Parking up to a half hour is free. You can charge your electric car at indoor parking Grotius, Gymnasion and Huygensgebouw and parking Berchmanianum.