Our 2019 conference will be in Leiden, Netherlands
2311 CS Leiden
The Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden is an historical location in the city centre of Leiden. This extraordinary building rests on the foundations of the Saint Catharina hospital, which dates back to 1276. The nearby Waalse Kerk is the original chapel of the hospital. The Stadsgehoorzaal was built in the 19th century as a concert hall in an impressive Neo-Renaissance style, rare in the Netherlands. The facade with arcaded patio gives the building its extraordinary allure. From the original interior, the wood panelling and balconies in the Grote Zaal and the entire interior of the Breezaal have been preserved.
The Grote Zaal, with its widely acclaimed acoustics, has a flexible floor and removable seats. This makes it easy to transform from a conference location into a magnificent party room. This makes it possible, for example, to combine a substantive programme with a fancy dinner or large party in the same building. Part of the stage is adjustable in height, which provides surprising options. The wide circular aisles encompassing the Grote Zaal are highly suitable for poster presentations.