General Information

Meeting Venue

The Koepelkerk at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Kattengat 1, 1012 SZ Amsterdam,  The Netherlands

General Information

The beautiful 17th -century Koepelkerk, whether or not combined with the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, is among one of the largest providers of unique hotel and conference accommodation at top level. The capabilities of the beautiful Domed Church – built in 1668 and figure leading to a painting by Vincent Van Gogh – and the hotel are unprecedented.

Just steps away from the historical Jordaan, the fashion district ‘De Negen Straatjes’ and Central Station, the Koepelkerk puts you in the middle of all the fabulous of Amsterdam. Central Station and all public transport are just 3 minutes from the Koepelkerk and the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel.


The official language of the 2019 EAFPS Annual Conference is English.

Time Zone

Amsterdam Time is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Amsterdam operates Daylight-Saving Time which is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Daylight Saving Time starts at 02:00 am on the Sunday 31st March and ends at 03:00 am on Sunday 27th October 2019.

Visa Requirements

The majority of foreign nationals wishing to stay in the Netherlands for up to three months require a short stay visa or Schengen visa. Foreign nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland as well as some other countries are exempt from the visa requirement.

Please find below the link where you can obtain detailed information:

Visa requirements  


Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city's neighbourhoods by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry.

View transportation at Tourist Information site


The Netherlands has a mild climate typical to Northern Europe, similar to that of the United Kingdom. As a result, summers in Amsterdam are generally warm with occasional colder periods, while Amsterdam winters are fairly cold with rain, wind and some snow. Occasionally temperatures can dip to below freezing in winter. Rain can be expected throughout the entire year, with spring generally being the driest season. Many people prefer to visit Amsterdam in spring or summer months (May to September), although winter in Amsterdam has its own magic, when the canals glow in fairy lights and the city's cosy pubs and restaurants offer solace from the weather outside. 

Please find below the link where you can find the average temperature in September.

Weather in September


The dress code for the 2019 EAFPS Annual Conference is business formal for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

Electrical Supply

In the Netherlands, the standard voltage is 230 Volts and the standard frequency is 50 Hertz.  The power plugs are the European standard electrical types, with two round pins.

You can use your electric appliances in the Netherlands, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). 

Liability & Insurance

The Conference Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the Conference Secretariat assumes any liability.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Currency & Exchange

The unit of currency is Euro (sign: € - code: EUR)

Even though you may find some banks which will accept your currency in exchange for Euros, you are more likely to come across exchange bureaus, which specialize in this type of transaction. Make sure you have some ID with you. Your credit card will enable you to withdraw cash in euros 24 hours a day at the hundreds of automatic cashpoints in the city. They often give you the choice of instructions in French, English or other languages. Make sure you check beforehand with your own bank however, because you may be charged for this service.

For exchange rates:

Safety & Security

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

Conference Organiser

Kenes Group
Office  : Kenes M+
Phone : +90 212 299 99 84
Fax      : +90 212 299 99 77

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Important Dates


18 – 21 September 2019 Amsterdam

The venue is located in the 17th century canal ring area of
Amsterdam at the historic "Koepelkerk" (Dome-Church) of the Renaissance hotel.

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Organization Secretariat