EuroTeX 2001 : The Location


The EuroTeX 2001 conference will be held at the conference center of Rolduc in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. The address is:

Congrescentrum Rolduc
Heyendallaan 82
6464 EP Kerkrade
The Netherlands

Attending an event at Rolduc Conference Centre means entering historic surroundings. Located near the Limburg town Kerkrade, the imposing abbey of Rolduc was founded in 1104 by Ailbertus van Antoing. For centuries it was an Augustinian monastery, later becoming a seminary.

Rolduc entrance Since the twelfth century, Rolduc has been a centre for culture, scholarship and religion. Evidence can be found in the exquisite abbey church itself, the crypt, and the 18th-century Rococo library, which helps create Rolduc's unique atmosphere. It is to this historic site that visitors now come from all over the world.

While retaining its historic ambience, Rolduc has been transformed into an up-to-the-minute centre for conferences and other events. After a full-scale restoration and renovation lasting many years, this historic monument has been restored into its former glory, as visitors can see for themselves during one of the guided tours.

All the facilities are state-of-the-art, with the latest audiovisual equipment and other aids. Surrounded by a splendid park, and with plenty of parking space, Rolduc Conference Centre's unique atmosphere and the hospitality of its staff guarantee the tranquillity, concentration and relaxation you need to ensure that your event is a success.

Rolduc's splendid wooded grounds, with their gardens and ponds, the athletics field, tennis court and other facilities, ensure that guests have everything they need when it comes to sport and recreation. In addition, guests can enjoy a drink in one of the cellar bars with its vaulted ceilings, or on a terras in one of the lovely walled gardens.


Rolduc has hotel rooms, located throughout the complex, which can accommodate one or more guests. Hotel rooms are sober but very efficient.

The Limburgian people's nature is to spoil their guests, and Rolduc Congress Centre takes pride in continuing that tradition. The cuisine is uncomplicated and very tasty.

How to get there

route     The Rolduc Congress Cenmtre is uniquely located at the crossroads of three countries and cultures where the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet.

The address is:
      Congrescentrum Rolduc
      Heyendallaan 82
      6464 EP Kerkrade
      The Netherlands
      telephone +31 45 5466888
      fax +31 45 5466920

By EuroTeX bus

If you live in eastern Europa you may want to consider taking the "EuroTeX Bus", which runs exclusively for EuroTeX participants from Poland to Holland and back. See the EuroTeX bus pages for details.

By airplane

The nearest international airport is Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The nearest national airport is Maastricht Aachen Airport near Maastricht. From the airport you can get to Rolduc either by car, train or bus.

By car

From Eindhoven:

Take Highway A2 in the direction of Maastricht / Heerlen. From junction Kerensheide follow the direction of Heerlen / Aken (A76). At the junction Ten Esschen choose the direction of Kerkrade (A76 and from junction Bocholtz N281). Take exit Kerkrade. Follow signs towards Kerkrade and see the detailed map for further directions.

From Maastricht:

Take Highway A2 in the direction of Eindhoven / Heerlen. Follow the direction Heerlen / Aken (A79). Follow signs towards Kerkrade and see the detailed map for further directions.

From Aachen (Germany):

After crossing the German-Dutch border (A4/A76) follow "Kerkrade (N281)" at the junction Bocholtz. Take exit Kerkrade. Follow signs towards Kerkrade and see the detailed map for further directions.

By train and bus

Within The Netherlands:

  1. Go to the Railway Station Kerkrade-Centrum. From there take a taxi to Rolduc, or:
  2. Go to the Railway Station Heerlen. From there take a taxi to Rolduc or bus 25 or 26.

There are very good railway connections from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to Heerlen Railway Station. It's easy to plan your railway trip with the NS Railway route planner.

From Germany:

Go to the Railway Station Herzogenrath. From there take a taxi to Rolduc.


EuroTeX 2001 conference
EuroTeX 2001 Organizing Committee

Last modified 20 August 2001