NORA Moving Forward
NORA 3rd Conference3rd – 5th November 2020The Netherlands, Rotterdam

Photo: Bureau Waardenburg Ecology & Landscape, Floor Driessen


Venue, Accommodation

Conference Venue:

Mainporthotel Rotterdam
Schiedamsedijk 140
3011 EA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Travelling to Rotterdam by public transport and car:

By air and train:

To travel from Schiphol airport to Rotterdam, the fastest option (and only a little bit more expensive than normal trains), is to travel with the Intercity Direct connection to Rotterdam Central Station. The train station is next to the airport Arrivals hall. For train tickets and other information, see Intercity direct on
Information about normal trains (much slower and somewhat cheaper) and tickets for these can be found at

By train:

For general information regarding trains in The Netherlands, also see

Travelling by car:

See for route and parking information.

Travelling in Rotterdam by public transport:


Arriving at Rotterdam Central station, the best way to get to the Mainport hotel is by metro: the entrance is directly outside the railway station. 

From Rotterdam Central Station, take metro line D bound for ‘Slinge’ or ‘De Akkers’. Get off at ‘Leuvehaven’ metro station (3rd stop). Upon leaving the metro station, you will see Mainport in front of you. 


From Rotterdam Central Station, take tram line 8 bound for ‘Spangen’, tram line 23 bound for ‘Limbrichthoek’ or tram line 25 bound for ‘Carnisselande’. Exit at ‘Leuvehaven’ tram station, located right next to Mainport.

Ticket information for metro and tram:


Accommodation is possible in the Inntel Hotel Rotterdam Centre, closest to the Conference Venue at the Mainport Hotel. The Organizing Committee blocked a contingent of 100 rooms, on a first come, first served basis. 

For a room reservation in the Inntel hotel during the NORA3 conference of 3-5 November 2020, please use this link:

If you plan to stay for longer than the nights of 3-4 and 4-5 November, please take up direct contact with the hotel reservations department, through and mention that your booking is related to NORA3.

Aside from the Inntel hotel, you can choose from a wide variety of other hotels in Rotterdam. Please check the common websites like or similar. 

Further alternative hotels nearby the Conference venue include:

  • H2Otel, Wijnhaven 20a, 3011 WR Rotterdam
  • Thon Hotel Rotterdam City, Willemsplein 1, 3016 DN Rotterdam
  • Hotel Bazar, Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam
  • Hotel Ibis, Wijnhaven 12, 3011 WP Rotterdam 

Please also check and consider cancellation policies with regards to Covid19.

It is the responsibility of NORA participants to arrange their own travel, accommodation and insurance.