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Practical Information

Contact Information:

Cecilia Heidelberger – HUMANE Secretariat
Email: here

University of Amsterdam – Conferences & Events
Email: here

Venue Details

The 2024 HUMANE Annual Conference will take place at the University of Amsterdam:

University Library Singel

Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam

Go to the Doelenzaal (foyer) on the ground floor. Google Maps


The updated programme is available: here

Conference Fee

The conference fee for HUMANE Members is €750 (for non-members the fee is €900 – see below). This includes the networking reception and buffet dinner on the Wednesday evening plus the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening, lunch on Thursday and Friday plus coffee breaks within the programme. It does not include travel or accommodation.

Non HUMANE Members may attend if they meet the following criteria: they are from a higher education institution that delivers degree programmes in at least two of the three Bologna cycles (BA, MA, doctorate). Non-member applications are subject to review before acceptance. The Secretariat will apply the correct fee.


You are responsible for your own hotel reservation.

Amsterdam has lots of hotel chains such as NH HotelsRadissonMotel ONE or IBIS and NOVOTEL hotels.   You may also be interested in the experience of Skotel, a (3 star hotel) of a hotel management school.  We also always advise to check accommodation platforms  such as booking.com for best deals based on your travel dates, although it is often also worth checking the aggregator’s rates with the hotel’s own rates before finalising your booking.

We advise to book early since June is a very busy time of the year in Amsterdam and hotels get very full early on.       

Meals and Social Programme Information

  • Lunches will be taken at the times indicated in the main programme at the University
  • Details about the networking reception and buffet dinner on the Wednesday evening plus the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening will be sent via email to registered participants.

Please inform the HUMANE secretariat about any special dietary requirements as soon as possible by filling in the link (which will be sent to you upon confirmation of your registration) to the Secretariat.

Phishing and email scams

There is an increasing trend for seminars and events to be targeted by phishing and email scams. If you do receive any communication that looks suspicious please contact the HUMANE Secretariat. HUMANE never works with or promotes any third party travel companies in its seminar organisation.

How to reach Amsterdam

From Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam

By taxi:

You can get a taxi just outside the main hall of the airport. It should cost you about 50-60 euro to get from the airport to the centre of Amsterdam. Make sure to check the costs with the taxi driver beforehand. As in all airports, please only use official taxis from the official taxi rank. Please avoid unofficial taxis (without the official blue number plate and tariff list).

By train:

The main hall of Schiphol Airport also functions as a shopping area and train station. You can buy train tickets to the Amsterdam central station at the various yellow ticket machines in the main hall or at the ticket counter. You pay more at the ticket counter! The ride takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

From Amsterdam central station several means of transport (tram, metro, taxi, rental bike) are available for the onward transfer to the hotel of your choice.

You can find more information about routes via public transportation here. Information about tickets and the OV-chipkaart for public transportation can be found here.

It is also possible to check in and out using your contactless debit card, credit card or mobile phone.

Wi-Fi and Eduroam

As a guest, you have two options for using the wireless network at the UvA. Full details, terms and conditions of use can be seen: here

1. Access via Eduroam Visitor Access (EVA) with an account

Create an account once via Eva. Eduroam.nl and you will have access to the internet.

2. Access via Eduroam with day code

There are notice boards in all UvA buildings at the reception desk with the access code for Eduroam. This code is different every day.

  • Send the Eduroam day code via SMS to 7873
  • You will receive a login plus password
  • Select the Eduroam network and log in
  • Code is valid until 23:59 of the same day

Please don’t forget your plug adaptors: information


HUMANE and the University of Amsterdam fully intend to deliver the Annual Conference in Amsterdam. If however, restrictions require it to be postponed, participants will be notified with as much notice as possible.

Neither HUMANE or the University of Amsterdam are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects during the Annual Conference in Amsterdam. Participants attending the Annual Conference in Amsterdam do so at their own risk and responsibility.