The congress is at the World Trade Centre Convention Centre in Rotterdam. The (inter)national business community comes together here, in a unique building that meets the highest quality requirements. From high-quality office space to high-tech meeting rooms, shops, catering and an extensive package of additional services.

The World Trade Centre is centrally located, and it’s within walking distance from Rotterdam Central Station.


Beursplein 37

3011 AA  Rotterdam

The Netherlands

Click on the map for the walking route from Rotterdam Central Station to the World Trade Centre.


We’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to book a room at the World Trade Centre Rotterdam, conveniently located at the congress venue. These rooms are not only comfortable but also come at a reasonable price. We have reserved a block of rooms specifically for ISCAR participants, and you can now secure your reservation. Please note that the costs are to be covered individually.

As the conference date approaches, the availability of rooms may decrease, so we encourage you to book early to ensure your accommodation.

Additionally, you can also reserve a room for a reduced rate at a selection of hotels in the vicinity of the congress venue. You may take advantage of this offer for the accommodations during ISCAR, based on availability.


For a visit to the Netherlands up to 90 days, visitors from nearly 60 countries only need a valid passport (including most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, and Japan). Nationals of most other countries need a Schengen visa, named after the Schengen Agreement that eliminated passport controls between 26 EU member states.

Please keep in mind that a visa application takes a lot of time. You are kindly advised to apply for this on time.

Letter of invitation

If you need a letter of invitation to apply for your visa, please send your request by email. Invitation letters can only be sent to participants who registered and have paid the required registration fees.

From the airport to Rotterdam

Schiphol International Airport, 45 miles or 60 km from Rotterdam, is the most user-friendly airport in the world and the 4th largest in Europe. Schiphol station has six direct train connections per hour to Rotterdam Central Station, which is situated in the middle of the city.

You can travel to and from Rotterdam Central Station in just 45 minutes by regular intercity train service. The journey time is reduced to just 26 minutes if you take the Intercity Direct Hispeed train service.

It is also possible to fly at Rotterdam The Hague Airport, situated at approximately six miles from the city centre. Travel times between the airport and the city are excellent: fifteen minutes by taxi and twenty minutes by public transport (airport shuttle & metro) to Rotterdam Central Station. At Rotterdam The Hague Airport, flights are continually landing from the major cities of neighbouring countries.

Public transportation

International direct trains to Belgium, France and Germany depart many times a day from Rotterdam Central Station.

Wherever in Holland you want to go, you can get there easily and in comfort by train, bus, tram or ferry. 

Plan your trip

Plan your journey with public transportation with the NS travel planner. It is possible to purchase your e-ticket for your journey ahead of time in this app.

Read all about how you can easily check-in and out with your debit card, credit card or mobile here.

With your journey at NS you travel without a carbon footprint; their trains run 100% on wind power.

Rent a bike

Rotterdam is a bike-friendly city with a well-developed network of bike lanes and paths, making it easy to explore the city and its surroundings on two wheels. Renting a bike, whether it’s a regular city bike or an electric bike (e-bike), is a fantastic way to experience Rotterdam and its nearby attractions. 

About Rotterdam

Rotterdam: a young, dynamic metropolis in continuous renewal of itself at a rapid rate. A city with sparkling skyscrapers, a world-class port, famous museums, awesome festivals, trendy restaurants and fabulous food markets – each the product of Rotterdammers and their celebrated “can-do” mentality.
Experience the city’s many extraordinary attractions and tours – by bike, bus, boat or on foot – and you’ll see why Rotterdam’ was voted one of the world’s top ten cities in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016.



After the bombing of the Second World War, Rotterdam reinvented itself with characteristic energy and innovation. Working under a at that time ground-breaking motto – light, air and space – it broke with the past and welcomed the new age. In this city that still embraces experimentation, anything is possible. From a rooftop city farm to a music festival in the harbour, from an exclusive rooftop bar to a brewery in a former warehouse, you’ll be enthralled by its vigour and inventiveness.


If you love architecture, Rotterdam won’t disappoint you. Its patchwork of styles combines icons of the Nieuwe Bouwen (c. 1920-1960) with buildings of the post-war reconstruction period (c. 1960-1980). These clash cheerfully with the hypermodern landmarks of recent decades Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam Central Station, De Rotterdam building, and the Timmerhuis complex. Then, of course, there’s the Markthal: In the first indoor market hall in the Netherlands. Here, alongside, nearly 100 stalls selling fresh produce you’ll find food shops and a range of restaurants that includes Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian. When you’re there, don’t forget to look up: on the ceiling is artwork in the Netherlands, Arno Coenen’s Horn of Plenty.


The Port of Rotterdam is the largest harbour of Europe and had a freight throughput of 469 million tonnes in 2019. The port of Rotterdam is an all-round port for agricultural commodities. There is a broad selection of services for the shipment and storage of agricultural products, such as corn, grains, soybeans and other oilseeds, such as rapeseed, in part meant for animals feeds. Furthermore, the Rotterdam region includes various leading companies with expertise in processing and trading agricultural commodities. The port of Rotterdam is ideally situated for the import, export and transhipment of agricultural commodities. An extensive network of short sea, inland shipping, rail and road facilities provides extensive transhipment options, for example to Germany, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.