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2012 - The Hague, the Netherlands

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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 09:00 to Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 17:00

The PanoTools Meeting 2012 will take place in in the:

Barth Chapel
Brouwersgracht 2K
2512ER Den Haag
The Netherlands
GPS: 52.073914, 4.306441

Barth Chapel

Meeting room




This atmospheric building is a former monastery, located right in the center of the city. We will be using the meeting room in the complex and we'll have access to the garden where we can have a coffee between talks.


Unfortunately the meeting is fully booked since 30 May 2012. If you're interested in attending the meeting please post a comment at to place your name on the reserve list. If there's a cancellation we'll add people from the reserve list on a first come first serve basis.


Sessions (proposed and scheduled): 

Travel Info

Get to Den Haag by train:

Den Haag has two 'main' train stations: Den Haag Centraal and Den Haag Hollands Spoor (HS). A train to either of these stations will do, both are about 1.5 km from the meeting location and Ibis hotel. Centraal is most convenient since there are direct trams to the Brouwersgracht.

Here a reminder about how to get easy  and comfortable  and cheap from e.g.  any place in Germany to Den Haag  by  train.  Here an example Munich -Den Haag   with Intercity Express  is only 39€  no hidden booking- luggage- fuel- service- or credit card fees ;-)
BUT    you have to book early,   The earliest date is 3 months prior to your travel   so mark in your electronic  agenda  the 9th of June  for making  your reservation. Then you can be sure  to get this  price.  At  click on the  blue tile "Sparpreisfinder"  and then  in the now  visible  link " Start oder Ziel ausserhalb Deutschlands"  then you get conveniently ALL trains and all available prices for your desired date of travel. (Willy Kaemena)

Train travel planner in English of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (dutch rail,

Public transport planner (bus, tram, train) from/to any location in the Netherlands, for traveling you need a OV-chipkaart

Travel planner apps for smartphone: NS Reisplanner Xtra for iOS and NS Reisplanner Xtra for Android

Parking in Den Haag when traveling by car:

Hotel IBIS has no parking places. There are several parking places close by the hotel but they are payed and expensive (30 euro per day).

One of them is located within 100 m from hotel IBIS:
City parking
Laan 5-7
2512 GM Den Haag
Website Q-Park

The meeting venue has few parking places but they are occupied by users of neighbouring facilities.
Parking in the streets inside the payed zone of the centre is very expensive so it is best to park your car outside the payed zone and travel from there by tram or bus to the centre of Den Haag.

This map shows you the paid zone of the centre of Den Haag.

A good alternative is to park your car free of charge just outside Den Haag on the Transferium (P&R) Hoornwijck, then take the shuttle bus into the city. See P+R Hoornwijck in Ypenburg.

You can find more info about parking options on the website of the Municipality of Den Haag.

Get to Den Haag by plane:

You can either fly to Amsterdam (Schiphol) airport, or to Rotterdam / The Hague airport. From Schiphol several trains per hour go directly to Den Haag Centraal station.

Rotterdam / The Hague airport is a small and convenient airport with connections to a.o. Vienna, Prague and Rome (see The airport is actually located in Rotterdam, not Den Haag, and getting to Den Haag is slightly complicated since you first need to take a bus to Rotterdam.


Excursions will take place on September 13th and 14th. Details can be reviewed here.


For a group booking we have selected hotel IBIS, this hotel is close by at approx. 400 meter from the meeting venue.

IBIS Den Haag City Centre
Jan Hendrikstraat 10
NL-2512 GL Den Haag
Tel : +31703184318
Fax : +31703184319
Email :

We have made a block reservation for 40 standard rooms (suited for 1 or 2 persons) from September 8 to 14 for a price of 79 euro per room per night excluding city tax (2.54 euro per person) and breakfast (15 euro per person). The block reservation expires on July 7, after this date there is no guarantee that rooms will be available so it is best to book before this date.

Update: as of 10 July room availability is no longer guaranteed, but rooms may still be booked on basis of availability. Contact the IBIS hotel prior to booking.

You can make a reservation with form 190912NH.doc, fill it in (put your name on the line for your signature) and send it by email or fax to hotel IBIS.

If you book on time and use the reservation form you can cancel your reservation any time at no cost up to 19:00 h on the day of arrival. The default standard room has a double bed. If you want to combine a booking with another attendee (f.e. for budget reasons) it is possible to book a room with 2 single beds at the same price but then you have to clearly mention that you want single beds on the form. The number of rooms with single beds are limited so to make sure that a single bed room is available it is best to contact the hotel and ask for a confirmation. For questions about the reservation, or any other question, you can contact the IBIS hotel make sure that you include the booking number 190912NH in all your communications.

Other hotels at a larger distance from the meeting venue:


Hotel La Ville



52° 4' 26.0904" N, 4° 18' 23.1876" E