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The second edition of the Global Shrimp Forum will be held at the Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht, the Netherlands. Traveling from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Station to the Van der Valk hotel in Utrecht is only a short journey. Plan your stay in Utrecht, close to the venue, or in Amsterdam. By train or car, it takes about 30 minutes to get to Utrecht from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam city center. And while you are there, consider a visit to the beautiful historical city center of Utrecht too!


Utrecht is the lively, beating heart of the Netherlands. It was built around the Dom tower, which you can see from any point in the city, so there is no way you can get lost in the attractive, car-free city centre. Utrecht boasts beautiful canals with extraordinary wharf cellars housing cafés and terraces by the water. As well as the Dom tower, Utrecht boasts hundreds of other monuments that each contribute to the special atmosphere in this centuries-old university town. 

The Van der Valk Hotel

The forum will take place in the Van der Valk hotel. This venue offers 185 luxury hotel rooms and 23 modern conference rooms. The hotel offers a bar, a restaurant, a sky lounge and several wellness facilities. It's conveniently located right next to the highway (A12) and has plenty of parking space. The hotel is easy to reach by public transport. Travel to Utrecht city centre takes only 10 minutes and Schiphol International Airport can be reached within 45 minutes by car or public transport. Amsterdam city centre can be reached within 45 minutes as well. 


You may require a visa when visiting the Netherlands for business and/or leisure. Whether you need a visa, and which visa, depends among other things on your nationality. And whether you want to stay in the Netherlands for shorter or longer than 90 days. Please confirm with the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin if you require a visa for the Netherlands. Click here for more information.

Book your hotel room

We have negotiated special rates at Van der Valk Utrecht. The booking link will be soon available!

In case the Van der Valk hotel Utrecht is fully booked or if you would prefer to stay in the city centre, there is a range of options available, depending on your budget and wishes. We can help you find the most appropriate hotel. Click here to see a list of selected downtown hotels.


If you need our assistance, feel free to contact Maaike Engbersen, manager of operations, at