Our location is Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. With more than one million inhabitants in its urban area (and almost two and a half million inhabitants in its metropolitan area), it is the country’s largest city and its financial, cultural, and creative centre.

Amsterdam derives its name from the city’s origin as “Dam” of river “Amstel”. In the past, the name was “Amstelredamme” which later changed as “Amsterdam”. Amsterdam is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, attracting over 7 million international travellers annually.

Amsterdam is colloquially known as Venice of the North because of its lovely canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. There is something for every traveller’s taste here; whether you prefer culture and history, serious partying, or just the relaxing charm of an old European city.


For more information on Amsterdam please visit Wikitravel or Iamsterdam.

Our venue is Rosarium


The Advances in Glaucoma Research and Clinical Science 2019 congress will be hosted at Rosarium, located in the beautiful Amstelpark in Amsterdam.

The Amstelpark was built and opened for the 1972 Floriade gardening exhibition. The park has its own train line, the Amstel train, which runs through the Rosarium, the rhododendron valley and the Riekermolen.

The park contains a variety of plant species from around the world, including a “rhododendron valley” with about 139 species of rhododendrons, blooming in April and May. At one point, the park lost about 30 percent of its larger trees due to disease.

The park contains a Japanese Garden, which was renovated in 2001 at the time of the celebration of the 400-year relationship between the Netherlands and Japan.

The Riekermolen windmill lies south of the Amstelpark. The windmill was situated here in 1636, was active until 1932, and was removed in 1956. The city council decided to rebuild the mill on the west side of the Amstel in 1961. Rembrandt sketched the windmill.

 

how to get there

The Rosarium is located along the A10 highway and has sufficient (paid) parking. It’s also located within walking distance from RAI station.

It will take approximately 15 minutes by train to get to either Amsterdam’s city center or Schiphol Airport.

There are plenty of other public transport options available close to the RAI. Other good recommended transportation options are renting a bike, taking an Uber/taxi



Accommodation

We have a limited amount of rooms blocked in the Novotel City Center, which is right opposite Rosarium, the venue. This is the hotel where the faculty will be staying as well. Contact us for booking information.

Other hotels in the close to the venue

However, the venue is perfectly reachable by public transport or bike from most parts of Amsterdam.

 


Visas

See information about applying for a visa here.

All delegates requiring a letter of invitation for visa application purposes may request this letter during the online registration. We will not be able to issue any letter of invitation without receiving the registration and the payment of the required registration fees. Please note that the organizers will not be able to contact or intervene with any Embassy or Consulate office on behalf of a delegate.

Should your visa application be declined, you can send a request for a full refund of the registration fees to Congress registration office by e-mail (info@glaucomaconcepts.com) before August 10, 2019. A scanned copy of the visa decline letter should be attached to your request. For requests received as from August 10, the cancellation policy for general congress registrations will apply.


Social Program

Visit our Program page for more information on our Social Program.


Tours

Visit our Program page for more information on our Tours.

Kugler Publications

Kugler Publications

Postal address:
P.O. Box 20538
1001 NM Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 68 45 700
www.kuglerpublications.com
info@kuglerpublications.com