Travel & Accommodation

Getting to Maastricht

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.

Fly to Brussels or Düsseldorf and use our free Shuttle service to your hotel in Maastricht (one hour drive).

→ How to get to the venue

You can also of course reserve a taxi or use the train.

In order to travel from Brussels Airport (Zaventem) to Maastricht Railway Station you can use the train. The airport railway station is located below the terminal (basement level 1) near the arrival hall and the departure hall.
The trip will take 1.5 hours – 3 hours depending on the journey and the transfers.
It is possible to plan your travel in advance. Always check for updates concerning your travel route.

The train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Maastricht usually takes 2 hours 30 minutes on average to travel, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 12 minutes. You can expect to find 36 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Düsseldorf Hbf and Maastricht, you’ll need to make 1 change on your way to Maastricht.
It is possible to plan your travel in advance. Always check for updates concerning your travel route.

Check on beforehand what you need to arrange before you travel (back) to The Netherlands. Please visit this website:


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:
Search for the Netherlands' 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.

General Information on visas in English:


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!

The best way to book your room in Maastricht is by using the online reservation system. A map shows you the location of the hotel in comparison to MECC Maastricht. In the reservation system you can also find additional information of each hotel, such as facilities and pictures.

To book your room, please click here.

If you want to reserve 9 rooms or more, or if you do not want to reserve your room online, you can contact MECC Hotel Services directly by sending an e-mail to




We have been made aware of several scam emails and phishing attempts sent to IAWMH participants/invited speakers about the congress in Maastricht.

If you are contacted from any hotel agency regarding hotel rooms for IAWMH2022 (e.g. from ehotelservices / expoforhotelservices, Larry Ellison or EHS), please note that they are not operating on our behalf. We collaborate with MECC Hotel Services only (as described above).

Shuttle Service

To complete the accessibility from the airport terminal to the doorstep of your hotel, we will provide shuttle services from and to Brussels Zaventem Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport. Depending on the average arrivals of the delegates, taxi’s, mini-vans and coaches are available to use as a shuttle.

During the IAWMH2022 congress, there is a complimentary airport transfer service available for you on the following dates:

Brussels Zaventem to MECC Maastricht:
Saturday 5 November: 18:00h
Sunday 6 November: 10:00h
Sunday 6 November: 20:00h

Düsseldorf International Airport to MECC Maastricht:
Saturday 5 November 18:00h
Sunday 6 November 10:00h
Sunday 6 November 20:00h

MECC Maastricht via central station (extra stop) to Brussel Zaventem
Wednesday 9 November 18:00h (MECC) 18:15h (Central station Maastricht)

MECC Maastricht via central station (extra stop) to Düsseldorf International Airport
Wednesday 9 November 18:00h (MECC) 18:15h (Central station Maastricht)

For more information and making a reservation, please click the button below.

To book the shuttle, please visit We do not accept reservations per e-mail. Please be aware: If you try to book a different time and day, the shuttle will not be free of charge.

We have been made aware that flights from Brussels might be cancelled.
If you are searching for transport to the airport, please check the train services here:

Other travel options are:

We hope we have informed you sufficiently.