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UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
 

Tournament Information

Playing venue:Head Office of the Dutch Bridge Federation
9, Kennedylaan
3533 KH Utrecht
The Netherlands
telephone +31 (0)30 275 99 6611.00 - 12.05
Date:Saturday & Sunday, February 26-27th, 2005
Format:32 topteams (12-16 foreign, 16-20 Dutch)
Round Robin:Saturday, 4 groups of 8 teams (seeded)
Finals:Sunday, A-B-C finals
Prize money: Total: 12,600
A-Final: 1. 6,000 2. 2,000 3. 800 4. 500
B-Final: 1. 1,500 2. 400 3. 300
C-Final: 1. 800 2. 300
Entrance fee:Euro 150 per team
Tournament directors:Jeanne van den Meiracker (Chief Tournament Director), Hans van Staveren (Managing Tournament Director) and Marc van Beijsterveldt (Tournament Director)
Contact:Jan van Cleeff
c/o Bridge Magazine IMP
P.O. Box 93326
2509 AH The Hague
The Netherlands
e-mail: jvcleeff@xs4all.nl
telephone +31 (0)70 360 5902
mobile +31 (0)6 558 34 036

Transportation

Utrecht is 47 kilometres distanced from Amsterdam Airport. There is a train connection between the airport and Utrecht Central Station, which leaves every twenty minutes. By cab it takes approximately fifteen minutes from Utrecht Central Station to the playing venue.

How to reach NDC Den Hommel by public transport.

You have to go to railway station Utrecht Centraal. It has frequent connections from Schiphol airport, all with one change in Duivendrecht.

The time table (between brackets is the platform number):

Schiphol airport
D
xx.10
(1)
xx.21
(2)
xx.40
(1)
xx.51
(2)
Duivendrecht
A
xx.23
 
xx.34
 
xx.53
 
xx.04
 
Duivendrecht
D
xx.29
(8)
xx.41
(8)
xx.59
(8)
xx.11
(8)
Utrecht Centraal
A
xx.47
 
xx.01
 
xx.17
 
xx.31
 

Do not take any direct train to Utrecht: it takes another route and this will last about one hour!

Tickets are available at the ticket office and also in the arrival hall when waiting for your luggage (but it is a coin machine).

Arriving in Utrecht there are the following possibilities:
  • take a taxi to Den Hommel (if you take a "UTC-taxi", the costs are 9,50 at most);
  • take bus 5 (direction "Kanaleneiland") and get out at stop "Den Hommel/Ibis Hotel". From there it is
          about 250 m. walk.
          For this option, you have to buy a ticket in the bus or, preferably and much cheaper, buy a so called
          "strippenkaart" for either 15 or 45 strips at the ticket office. Per person you need 2 strips for one way;
          one card may be used by as many persons as you like.


    Hotels in Utrecht

    Best Western Amrath Hotel Utrecht ****
    14, Vredenburg
    3511 BA Utrecht
    Telephone +31 (0)30 233 1232
    Rooms Euro 145+

    NH Utrecht ***
    Jaarbeursplein, 24
    3521 AR Utrecht
    Telephone +31.30.2.977977
    nhutrecht@nh-hotels.com
    Rooms 135,-


    Park Plaza Hotel ***
    50, Westplein
    3531 BL Utrecht
    Telephone +31 (0)30 292 5200
    Rooms Euro 205+

    Hampshire Classic Malie Hotel ****
    2, Maliestraat
    3581 SL Utrecht
    Telephone +31 (0)30 231 6424
    Rooms Euro 138+

    Hotel Ibis Utrecht ***
    1, Bizetlaan
    3533 KC Utrecht
    Telephone +31 (0)30 291 0366
    Rooms Euro 75+

    Grand Hotel Karel V *****
    www.karelv.nl
    Telephone +31 (0)30 2337461
    reservations@karelv.nl
    Rooms Euro 220 +

    The White House organization made reservations for twenty rooms in the Ibis Hotel. It is situated nearby the playing venue (five minutes walk).

    Two other links where you can search for hotels.
    Hotel Specials
    Weekendjeweg