10th Conference on Frontiers
of Electron Microscopy
in Materials Science

venue @ femms2005::

The 10th international conference on Frontiers of Electron Microscopy in Materials Science was held at the

>>> Kasteel Vaalsbroek

in the Netherlands. The property is located at the bordering point of three countries - the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and offers modern, technologically advanced meeting space, even within the 600 year old castle. The authentically restored castle, dating as far back as 1420, combines the splendor of the past with the comfort and technology of the present, tastefully weaving them into a picturesque setting that presents irresistible charm.


The centrepiece of the 130-room hotel is the 14th century Kasteel Vaalsbroek. The hotel features luxurious, spacious guest rooms, junior suites and suites, all tastefully appointed and offering guests views of the surrounding hills of Limburg. With 22 different meeting rooms for up to 220 people, the recently expanded hotel wing features meeting rooms with built-in data projectors, AMX-system and air conditioning.

Continental and Full English Breakfast as well as Classic Dutch Lunch and Dinner cuisine are served. Private dining is available in truly unique areas of the castle from the cellar to one of the paneled dining rooms overlooking the garden.



Aachen, Maastricht and Luik are all within 30 minutes or less of the property. The nearby city of Maastricht is regarded as the oldest and most beautiful Dutch city. First established by the Romans around 50 BC, Maastricht is filled with historic sites and a cast assortment of charming pubs, museums, fashionable boutiques and romantic cobble-stoned streets. A stone's throw away is the German city of Aachen with its rich imperial history. Aachen Cathedral (Dom) and the Townhall (Rathaus) are just two of the many interesting attractions of this formerly glorious city. Closer to Kasteel Vaalsbroek, you can enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the towns and villages that dot the countryside which is rich in history and charm.


travelling @ femms2005:

Airplane access to the area is possible through Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Brussels or Maastricht aerodromes.The closest distances of Kasteel Vaalsbroek to these airfields as well as to larger local railway stations are:

City
German Rail timetable to Aachen
Aachen (Germany) 8 km
Maastricht (The Netherlands) 39 km
not available
Luik (Belgium) 67 km
not available
Duesseldorf (Germany) 80 km
Cologne (Germany) 83 km
Brussels (Belgium) 145 km
Frankfurt (Germany) 265 km


If going partly by rail to Vaalsbroek, it is recommended to travel to Aachen Hbf (Hauptbahnhof - main station) and to hail a taxi to Vaalsbroek at costs of about "EUR" 15.00 for covering the final distance of about eight kilometres.

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