Travel & Accommodation

Maastricht

Maastricht is located in the southeast of the Netherlands, close to the borders of both Belgium and Germany. As a city, it is one of the oldest in the Netherlands with historical architecture and a thriving community.

visa

All congress delegates traveling to the Netherlands must present a passport (or approved identity card for EU citizens) and many countries require a visa to enter the country. Delegates are encouraged to apply for visas early (at least two months before departure), and to ensure all requested documentation is submitted with the application for Schengen Visa (Visa C). Applications must be submitted in person at the representation of the Netherlands in the respective countries or at a Schengen partner representation, if the Netherlands does not have representation in that country. Delegates are urged to contact their nearest Netherlands' embassy or consulate as early as possible to determine where your application should be made and how long this process will take.

Where can I get information?
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands:
https://www.government.nl/topics/embassies-consulates-and-other-representations
Search for the Netherlands' Embassy or Consulate in your country and contact them. You need to apply for Travel Visa C (Tourist Visa).

Travel Visa (Visa C) = If you intend to go to the Netherlands as a tourist, to visit friends or on a business trip for a period not exceeding 90 days and your country does not participate in the Visa Waiver Program, you need a Schengen travel visa (Visa C). This visa is not a work permit.

General Information on visas in English: https://www.government.nl/topics/visa-for-the-netherlands-and-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom

Accommodation

MECC Hotel Services is the official housing partner for IMSC 2022. They are happy to assist you in finding and booking you preferred hotel accommodation. In close consultation with the organization, MECC Hotel Services has taken options in different hotels in Maastricht and surroundings at very competitive rates. There are no extra costs, no reservation costs.

The most comfortable way to book your room in Maastricht is by using the online reservation system. This system allows you to book as an individual and as a group and manage your bookings easily. Here you can find additional information of each hotel, as facilities, rates and pictures. To book your room, please click the button below.

If you have questions or you prefer assistance with your bookings please contact MECC Hotel Services.
E-mail: mhs@mecc.nl
Telephone: +31 433 83 83 61.

Shuttle Service

To complete the accessibility from the airport terminal to the doorstep of your hotel, we will provide shuttle services from and to Brussels Zaventem Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport. Depending on the average arrivals of the delegates, taxi’s, mini-vans and coaches are available to use as a shuttle.

During the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2022 there is a complimentary airport transfer service available for you! Between August 27th and September 2nd 2022 the shuttle departs from both Brussels Zaventem Airport and Dusseldorf Airport. Make sure to reserve your seat for the shuttle in time. For more information, times and making a reservation, please click the button below.