Good to Know

Congress Venue

MECC Maastricht
Forum 100
6229 GV Maastricht
The Netherlands

Arrival to MECC Maastricht

Arriving by plane:

MECC Maastricht is accessible from a large number of airports that are no more than one hour away from Maastricht.

MECC Hotelservices will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements for transportation from the surrounding international airports.
For more information on this service, visit the website or contact them via e-mail ( or telephone (+31 43 3838361).

Arriving by train:

Maastricht is well connected by the excellent Dutch rail network of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
Cut your CO2 emissions by taking the train, by up to 90%

Public transportation:

The MECC is adjacent to the Randwyck station and part of the suburban public transportation network. The bus service 1, 3, 8 or 10 are running regular from the city center.


Maastricht features the same climate as most of the Netherlands. However, due to its more inland location in between hills, summers tend to be warmer. Average temperature in May is 18°C, humidity of 73%.


The official currency is the Euro. Exchange of foreign currency is available at airports, train stations, at most hotels, banks and exchange offices.

The Organizers cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings.

The official language of the Congress is English.

Personal Insurance
We recommend that all participants take out a personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Program Changes
The Organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the program due to external unforeseen circumstances.

As in all major cities and congress venues, people should take care of their personal belongings. It is not advised to wear your congress badge outside the XXVI IAPRD Congress activities.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is not allowed at the venue; the meeting is a non-smoking event.


The Netherlands are part of the European Schengen area. The entry formalities for the Netherlands vary according to the country of origin. A letter of invitation can be issued by the congress and registration office.