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Hotel Accommodation


Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Piet Heinkade 11 , 1019 BR,
The Netherlands
+31 20 519 1200

We are pleased to offer you the following preferential rates at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre:
Classic Room single use: € 229
Classic Rooms double use: € 249

Room rate includes an extensive breakfast buffet, WiFi as well as service tax and VAT.
City tax of 7%  per room and City tax of € 3 per person, per night are not included in the offered room rate.

Rates are available for bookings from September 29 (check-in) to October 05, 2023 (check-out), subject to room availability.
Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and for bookings outside this period the regular room rates become applicable.

Check-in & Check-out
Earliest possible check-in time is 15:00 and latest check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Spectacular views over the city and the spa are just some of the highlights of the luxury Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. With its fantastic location in the heart of Amsterdam city centre, the 4-star hotel is within walking distance of Amsterdam’s historical centre, its central station and many museums.

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Visa Requirements

The Netherlands offers visa-free entry to citizens of the countries listed below for a period of up to 90 days within a 180-day period:

Visa-free entry:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao (SAR), Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela.

Visa required:

Citizens of all other countries not mentioned above need to obtain a visa before arriving in the Netherlands. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of the visit, such as tourism, study or work.

It’s important to note that visa requirements and conditions can change at any time. It is recommended to check either with the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country or online here.

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Share on social media

Share the event badges on your social media networks to spread the word and let everyone know you’re attending. Don’t forget to use the #ICEF hashtag and get involved! And if you’re a speaker or sponsor, please ask your account manager for your personalised social media badge.


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Arrival in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

The airport is situated 9 kilometers from the center of Amsterdam, and there are a number of choices available to passengers for how they get from the airport to the city. You can find more information about the airport here.


Taxis: If you require a taxi, simply proceed to the designated taxi pick-up points located outside the arrival hall. The journey from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the Hôtel Mövenpick Amsterdam City Centre is about 40 minutes and the fare is between €45 – €55.

Uber: Uber is also available at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Rates from and to the airport may differ depending on time and traffic. Check the price estimator in your Uber app.

Train: There’s a train station located underneath the airport, and from there you can catch direct train services to Amsterdam. The average journey time from the airport to the city centre is 20 minutes and trains do operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A one-way ticket costs €6. You may have to take a taxi from the train station to the hotel.

More information on how to get from and to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol can be found here.

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Forwarding of Promotional Material

Your materials for ICEF Higher Education may arrive in Amsterdam from Wednesday, September 27 onwards (but not before) allowing you sufficient time to check if your packages have been delivered correctly. Please contact a courier of your choice. It is very important that you include a proforma invoice. Inspections of deliveries with incomplete documents can take up to four weeks.

Package Preparation
When calculating the amount of promotional materials to send to Amsterdam please bear in mind that you will have a maximum of 38 pre-scheduled meetings. Shipping Label is available here.

Sustainable Alternatives
As we recommend to reduce the use of paper, you can also upload up to five documents, three videos and up to eight photos into your Marcom eSchedule PRO profile and make them available to agents prior to, during and for four weeks after the event.

In addition, if you’d like to make an impression at your dedicated table here are some suggestions to help you stand out:

  • Branded table cloth
  • Reusable table top roller banner
  • QR code to your website/brochures/offers
  • Sustainable giveaways for your potential partners
  • No need for business cards – delegates can scan your v-card on the reverse side of your badge
  • Laptops – power is provided at each table, take your partners through your presentations and videos

Please also consider using local suppliers to cut down international shipping.

Please note that only service providers with a display table may bring a pull up banner (max xxx insert size if applicable). We are unable to facilitate any form of pull up banner in the meeting hall space. All branding must be kept to table top items only.

Please be aware that although Wi-Fi will be provided, we recommend downloading your event materials, presentations and videos directly to your device for your meetings. This helps reduce GHG emissions and ensures the network traffic is not overloaded.

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Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

Our advertising and sponsorship opportunities help build your brand and grow your business. Advertising at ICEF Higher Education and other ICEF events provides significant international exposure for your organisation, increasing your brand visibility and networking potential.

See our website to view and reserve sponsorship items or contact your account manager to build a customised package.

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Scheduling Meetings

Scheduling meetings prior to the event

Approximately three weeks prior to the event you will receive access to the Marcom eSchedule PRO online meeting scheduling platform. Marcom eSchedule PRO allows you to select potential partners according to geographical origin or type of programmes and to send personalised meeting requests. We recommend to schedule a minimum of 25 meetings prior to the event.


Meetings will take place at your designated meeting table, indicated on your schedule. If you are using Marcom eSchedule PRO for the first time, we recommend that you review the following information: Getting Started |  Scheduling Meetings – Useful Hints & Tips | Video tutorials.

Scheduling meetings during the event

To make the most of your participation, you can still schedule meetings with other participants once the event has started. Last minute meetings can be scheduled up to one hour before the requested meeting time.

We recommend that you leave Marcom eSchedule PRO open throughout the event to keep an eye on any new meeting invitations that may come through. Please regularly refresh your eSchedule PRO page to make sure that it’s always up to date with the latest requests.

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ICEF Accommodation


Taking place October 02 in Amsterdam, ICEF Accommodation reflects the joint responsibility of recruitment agencies, institutions and accommodation providers to secure appropriate housing for the rapidly growing international student demographic. ICEF Accommodation is integrated into ICEF Higher Education as an ‘event within an event’.

Network with accommodation providers and peers in the global education sector and join us in a series of interactive thought-leadership sessions and panel discussions from leading industry speakers, focused on the latest challenges in the student accommodation industry. Find out more.

Venue Information

Day 2 and 3 of ICEF Higher Education 2023 will take place in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA). The PTA provides all the amenities to be expected from a world-class venue, including high-speed, reliable Internet. Delegates will be able to enjoy preferential rates at the adjacent Moevenpick Hotel.

The PTA is located right next to the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. Address: Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam

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You can build your own personalised programme of optional seminars held on the first day of ICEF Higher Education.

Programme details can be found under the seminar tab on your schedule.

All seminars will take place in the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre.

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Exhibit Area and Meeting Tables

PODs will be accessible as of 07:00 on Tuesday October 03, 2023. The exhibitor area will open at 08:00.

Each POD (Point-of-Display) will have 1 table, 4 chairs, access to an electricity outlet and a white matrix aluminium construction including a colour print for the front panel.

Meeting tables will be accessible as of 08:00 on Tuesday, October 03.

Each meeting table will be covered with a table cloth and will have access to an electricity outlet.

Table signage with name and logo of each institution will be provided.

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On-site Check-in

You will be able to collect your badge and welcome bag from the ICEF hospitality desk located in front of Zürich I – II at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre on Monday, October 02, from 10:00 to 19:00.

Participants arriving after the above-stated period can register on Tuesday, October 03, from 08:00 onwards in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA).

As this is an invitation-only event, anyone not wearing a badge may not be admitted into the event area. Please also understand that for the same reason, we cannot allow non-registered family, friends or staff to enter the meeting hall.

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COVID-19 Safety

The Government of the Netherlands has decided to lift all travel restrictions related to the Coronavirus.

You can find more information here.

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Refreshments and Lunches

October 02 – Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
A networking lunch will take place from 12:00 – 13:00 in Matterhorn I – III.
Afternoon refreshment break will take place in Atrium Foyer.

October 03 & 04 – Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)
Refreshment breaks will take place at 11:00 and 16:00 on the PTA, Promenade & Main Deck.
Lunch will be provided from 13:00 to 14:00 on the PTA, Promenade Deck.

Please contact us should you have any special dietary requirements.

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Evening Networking Receptions

Welcome Reception
Monday, October 02, 19:00 to 21:00 in Matterhorn I – III at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre.

Dinner Reception
Tuesday, October 03, 20:30 to 23:00 at the PTA, Promenade & Panorama Deck.

Please contact us should you have any special dietary requirements.

The dress code for both receptions is smart casual. Please note that participants not wearing their event badges will not be admitted. Please register your attendance by clicking the green “Yes, I will attend” button on your MySchedule page.

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Amsterdam – General Information

Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands and is known for its beautiful canals, historical architecture, and vibrant culture. The city is located in the central part of the country and is easily accessible by plane, train, or car.

Quick facts:

  • Time zone: CET + 1 hour.
  • Climate: The city has a moderate maritime climate, with mild winters and cool summers. Temperatures in October range from approximately 7°C at night to 15°C during the day.

When visiting Amsterdam, it’s important to dress appropriately for the weather and local customs. Modest clothing is generally recommended, especially when visiting religious sites. In the evening, it’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater, as temperatures can drop.

  • Currency: Euro (EUR). Credit cards are widely accepted. See x-rates.com for the latest rates.
  • Electricity: 220 volts.
  • Plug type: Plugs have two round pins or two rectangular pins (Type C and F). Please bring your own adaptors, if necessary.

If you have any questions prior to the event, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Olsen by email at jolsen@icef.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam!

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