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.

Maastricht is the most European city of the Netherlands

  • The ambiance you feel in the streets of Maastricht is similar to the ambiance in French romantic cities
  • Numerous European and international institutes are based in Maastricht
  • The European Union as we know it nowadays was born in Maastricht (Maastricht Treaty 1991/1992)
  • Maastricht is the proud host of many important European meetings and is host of the TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair)
  • Maastricht as a student city counts 60,000 foreign students



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: > CLICK HERE <

Search for the Dutch 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.

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MECC Hotel Services is the official housing partner for ISCCM10. 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





Maastricht is situated in the heart of Europe, surrounded by Belgium and Germany and close to France. Maastricht, the most southern city in The Netherlands, is very easy to reach by car, train or airplane. Maastricht is also easy to reach from various airports (Brussels, Liège, Cologne and Düsseldorf), all of which are within a one-hour drive from the city. Maastricht has two railway stations: Central and Randwyck. The connection with major European cities is very good.

By car

Maastricht is situated at the motorway junction of the E25/A2 (Amsterdam-Brussels) and A79 (Liège-Aachen/Cologne) and has good connections with all European highways.

By train

“Maastricht-Central” and “Maastricht-Randwyck” station is part of the national and international railway network. There are frequent trains to Maastricht Central Station, which is also linked to the national and international railway network. To reach the Venue you will need to travel to Maastricht-Central station.

By bus

In Maastricht there are plenty of opportunities to travel by bus from and to the conference venue. For detailed travel information please check www.9292.nl.

By plane

You can reach Maastricht using different airports. Please note that shuttle services are not provided by the organization.



Maastricht offers several car parks, below are some parking options close to the venue:

Parking Colonel

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