How do I register for the symposium?

It is not necessary to register for the symposium. The symposium is free and open for all to attend.

Where will the symposium take place?

All of the events will take place at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Law, the Oudemanhuispoort. The Oudemanhuispoort is located in the city center, an approximate fifteen-minute walk from Amsterdam’s central station. Please consult the map below for travel directions.


What accommodation options are available to symposium attendees visiting from outside of Amsterdam?

There are many hotels and hostels in Amsterdam’s city center. However, as Amsterdam is a popular tourist destination, we recommend all symposium attendees who live outside of Amsterdam to book their accommodation as soon as possible. Hotel Residence Le Coin is conveniently located next to the symposium venue (approx. 250 meters). Hotel Nes, Hotel The Bird, and Rembrandtplein Hotel are other nearby accommodations. A good, lower-budget option is the StayOkay hostel Amsterdam Stadsdoelen (approx. 300 meters from the symposium venue). Unfortunately, we cannot provide accommodation funding or discounts for individual symposium attendees.

Is the symposium venue accessible?

Most of the symposium’s activities take place on the ground floor of the University of Amsterdam’s Oudemanhuispoort building, which is fully accessible. One block of the symposium’s program takes place on the building’s second floor, which can be accessed by elevator. If you require assistance for entering and exiting the building, please do not hesitate to contact us via email and we will be sure to make arrangements prior to your visit.

What is the symposium’s social media hashtag?

The event’s hashtag is #PLPP17. We warmly invite all attendees to tweet about their symposium experience, and encourage attendees to live-tweet about the symposium’s activities. You can also follow our official Twitter account here.

Is it possible for students to earn credits by attending the symposium?

rMA students presenting at the symposium can earn 4 EC after enrolling through the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA) office. More information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Can I bring my own food and drinks to the symposium venue?

Most of the symposium’s activities take place in the university’s lecture halls. Unfortunately, it is not permitted to consume food and drinks (with the exception of coffee, tea, and water) here. However, there will be a short coffee break after each symposium event. As for lunch, there is a cafeteria on the ground floor of the symposium venue, which also features a small seating area. You are, of course, also welcome to bring food and drinks from outside the university cafeteria here. In addition, panelists and invited speakers will be provided with a sack lunch on Wednesday and a closing night dinner.

I have a question that is not listed here.

Please contact us via email or Twitter and we will be happy to answer any further questions that you may have.