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CODART ACHT Congress: location

During the planning, it became apparent that Haarlem has outstanding facilities to house our congress. Easy to reach from Amsterdam or Schiphol Airport, Haarlem is known for its historic town center, which includes many former almshouses as well as two important museums: the Frans Hals Museum and the Teylers Museum, which are well equipped with meeting spaces; there is a wide choice of restaurants and catering establishments and the city is compact enough to be reconnoitered on foot. As an introduction to the town there will be a guided tour on Sunday. Sign up for this tour on the registration form.


We have found a four-star hotel within walking distance from the historic center of Haarlem and the museums. Bookings will be made by CODART for two nights. If you wish to extend your visit beyond the period 6-8 March, you will have to make your own arrangements for lodgings. Please note: participants will pay hotel bills in Haarlem individually on checking out.

There is a choice on the registration form registration form of a single room at 75 euro per night or a shared double room for 52,50 euros per night. This price includes breakfast and all rooms are equipped with the comfort and facilities you can expect from a four-star hotel: air conditioning, smoking and non-smoking rooms, electronic safe, wireless internet is available throughout the hotel, TV with in-house video, hairdryer, coffee and tea facilities, room service, laundry & dry cleaning service, iron and ironing board. You can check in on Sunday 6 march from 2 pm and check out on Tuesday 8 March is before noon. The Carlton Square Hotel can be easily reached by car or by public transport. Instructions are provided below.

Carlton Square Hotel
Baan 7
2012 DB Haarlem
T +31 23 531 9091
F +31 23 532 9853

Public transport to the hotel

From Haarlem Central Station you can reach us by taking one of the following buses: 50, 51, 53, 73, 90, 140, 175 and 176. These buses stop around the corner from the hotel, the stops are called Houtplein or Tempelierstraat. At the ABN-AMRO bank you go (left) around the corner to find the hotel.

From Amsterdam take Connexxion bus 80 and get off at Tempelierstraat. At the ABN-AMRO bank you go (left) around the corner to find the hotel.

From Schiphol you can take the special bus “ZuidTangent”, which leaves every 7 minutes. You get off at the bus stop Gedempte Oude Gracht and walk down the shopping street “Grote Houtstraat” Once you get to the Houtplein you go (left) around the corner at the ABN-AMRO to find the hotel.

By car to the hotel

From Utrecht: from the A2 motorway, take the ‘A9 Haarlem/Schiphol’ exit. Next, take the ‘N205 Haarlem-Zuid/Zandvoort’ exit. See further***.

From The Hague/Schiphol: follow the signs A4 Amsterdam. After the Schiphol tunnel, take the ‘A9’ exit towards Haarlem. Next, take the ‘N205 Haarlem Zuid/Zandvoort’ exit. See further***.

From Alkmaar: take the A9 motorway towards Haarlem/Amsterdam. After passing the ‘Rotterpolder junction’, take the turnoff towards Haarlem Zuid/Schiphol. Next, take the ‘N205 Haarlem Zuid/Zandvoort’ exit. See further***.

*** Continue straight on until you get to Haarlem. After you cross the white bridge over the Spaarne Canal, take a right turn at the traffic lights. After continuing straight on for about 500 meters, you come to a set of traffic lights, where you continue straight ahead and soon see the hotel on your right hand side opposite a white villa.

The municipal parking facility of Houtplein lies next to our hotel. Here you can park for a fee. The parking facility provides direct access to the hotel.