CONFERENCE DATES: June 2-4, 2022
See below for more detailed information on:
- Workshops and Tours
- Conference Schedule
- Conference Program
- Conference Locations
- Hotels and Lodging
- Covid Protocols and Information
- Conference Contact Information
To register: click here.
Please note that registration for the HNA conference dinner on Thursday 2 June will be closing this Wednesday 25 May by midnight CET.
The organizers of the coming HNA conference in Amsterdam and The Hague are very happy to learn that almost 240 of you have now registered for this event. Some of the speakers and session chairs haven’t yet, we must kindly urge them to do so as soon as possible.
Given the maximum capacity of the rooms for our plenary sessions in The Hague and in the Rijksmuseum, registration for the conference will be closed once we will have reached a maximum of 280 participants.
All participants in paper sessions, workshops etc. are kindly reminded to renew their HNA memberships and to register before the conference starts.
In order to help us plan the capacity of rooms for paper sessions and round tables on Friday June 3 on three different locations in The Hague, registered participants in the conference are also kindly requested to give us an indication of their interest in these specific paper sessions. This will be possible as from May 2, through the HNA Conference registration portal.
WORKSHOPS AND TOURS REGISTRATION
Registration for individual workshops and tours is now open. Many workshops have been fully booked by now, but there are still many exciting opportunities for participation in other activities. Please click this link to register for workshops, tours, and visits.
For those who may be traveling to the Netherlands earlier due to the HNA Congress in Amsterdam and The Hague from 1 to 4 June, please note that the Mauritshuis will be closed to the public on 30 and 31 May and 1 June.
The current conference schedule can be accessed here: HNA_2022_conference_schedule
The full conference program can be accessed here: PROGRAM_HNA_2022
The 2022 HNA conference will be held in Amsterdam and The Hague, from Thursday 2 until Saturday 4 June, 2022.
On Wednesday evening June 1st, there will be a pre-conference event in collaboration with the Amsterdam Centre for Studies in Early Modernity, in the main hall of the University of Amsterdam on Singel 411: Aula – Lutherse kerk – University of Amsterdam. At this occasion, you will also have the opportunity to pick up your conference badge etc. Drinks will be served before, and afterwards.
On Thursday 2 June, we will convene in the A-building on Roeterseiland Campus of the University of Amsterdam: About the campus – Campus Development – University of Amsterdam. Roeterseiland Complex can easily be reached by public transport (Underground 51, 53, 54; Tram 14) (see below for Amsterdam public transportation information and schedules). In the evening of this first day of the conference, there will be a conference dinner for those who signed up when registering for the conference (maximum 150 participants). Dinner will be served in the Royal Industrial Club on Dam Square: Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club. We will inquire later about your dietary wishes.
On Friday 3 June, we will transfer to The Hague. You will have to arrange your transport to and from The Hague yourself. There are direct trains running frequently from Amsterdam Central and Amsterdam South to The Hague Central. The journey takes approximately 55 minutes. For transportation options: see below under Transportation. This day, we will all first meet on the premises of Leiden University: Wijnhaven – Leiden University.
Later that day, there will also be paper sessions, tours, and workshops elsewhere, a.o. in The Mauritshuis and the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History. All locations are within walking distance from The Hague Central Station and from Wijnhaven. At the end of this day, there will be a reception at the RKD.
On Saturday 4 June we will be back in Amsterdam. Paper sessions will be held in the morning in one of the buildings of University Quarter campus, in the inner city: About the campus – Campus Development – University of Amsterdam. Some tours may also leave from there. In addition, there will be workshops and other activities in other institutions, most of which are within walking distance. In the afternoon, we will come together in the Rijksmuseum, for a final keynote lecture, a plenary session and reception. The main floor of the museum will remain open for us exclusively until 7 pm.
For easy travel from the airport and for all travel within the Netherlands, by train, tram, or bus, you are advised to purchase an OV-Chipkaart, available at most train stations and many newsagents. Ask for an Anonymous Chipkaart. Here is some information on its use: (https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/home-1.htm#/) and https://www.expatica.com/nl/living/transportation/guide-to-public-transport-in-the-netherlands-100594/#ov.
If you prefer to purchase individual train tickets, you’d best consult: Day return | Individual tickets | NS Dutch national railway service (NS) has also several products in place for people who want to travel together at a lower rate, off-peak, i.e. between 9am-4pm and after 6.30pm:
Off-Peak Group Ticket | Losse kaartjes
Combined Travel Discount – receive 40% discount during off-peak hours | NS
This may be helpful for your transfer from Amsterdam to The Hague and back.
Tickets for multiple days travel by Amsterdam public transport only can be bought in advance: GVB Multi-day ticket, 2 – 4 days | GVB
More information on traveling by train can be found here: https://www.ns.nl/en
More information on public transport within Amsterdam, can be found here: https://en.gvb.nl/.
More information on public transport within The Hague, can be found here: https://www.htm.nl/en/.
HOTELS AND LODGING
The University of Amsterdam does not have a scheme for student accommodation, and we have not brokered any preferential contract with specific hotel chains. So we must kindly ask you to arrange your own stay. There are many websites that allow for easy booking of hotel rooms or apartments, like hotels.com, expedia.com, booking.com, or, alternatively AirBnB. Amsterdam is a very popular tourist destination, and tourism is picking up rapidly now that most Covid-related limitations have been lifted recently, so we would advise not to wait too long. If Amsterdam hotels are fully occupied, you could reserve a room in Haarlem, Leiden, or elsewhere, and train into Amsterdam daily.
COVID PROTOCOLS AND INFORMATION
You will find the most recent measures that the Dutch government has put in place here: Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl. Most restrictions within the Netherland have recently been lifted. As conference organizers, we will follow the Dutch government’s guidance in all respects.
Specific rules still apply for entering the European Union, and, consequently, the Netherlands. Only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to visit the Netherlands from the U.S. (please be sure to bring proof of vaccination with you). As of now, recent proof of a negative COVID test result is no longer required. See: Rules for entering the Netherlands | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl and Travelling to the Netherlands with proof of vaccination | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl also: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands
CONTACT INFORMATION AND USEFUL LINKS
If you have any individual question that is not addressed here, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to update this document frequently.
For more information on the University of Amsterdam, please click here.
For more information on Leiden University, Campus The Hague, please click here.