Conference venue

The conference venue is the University of Amsterdam, located in the beautiful historic center of the city of Amsterdam, which is the capital of the Netherlands.

The conference talks will take place in Lecture room D0.08 of the
Oudemanhuispoort complex, which houses the Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies.

Address: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, 1012 CN, Amsterdam.

The poster session will be in the Atrium building, which is around the corner.


On Thursday July 6, preceding COLT, ManfredFest is a celebration in honor of Manfred Warmuth’s 60th birthday. ManfredFest will consist of an outdoor morning activity, followed by a talk-packed afternoon in Oudemanhuispoort D1.08. More information.

Welcome reception

The welcome reception is on Thursday, July 6 from 18:00 to 20:00.

The reception will take place in the Oudemanhuispoort main hallway.

WiML-T luncheon

The WiML-T luncheon is on Friday, July 7 from 12:00 to 14:30; it will take place in A0.09 of the Oudemanhuispoort building.

Boattrip and Banquet

The social program on Saturday July 8 consists of a scenic boattrip along the canals, which takes us to the IDock restaurant, where we will have the conference banquet.


Four boats will leave the the jetty at Kloveniersburgwal and Rusland at 18:40. They will drop you off at IDock restaurant at 19:45.

IDock Restaurant

The banquet is on Saturday, July 8, starting at 19:45, at IDock Restaurant. The address is IJdok 4, 1013 MM Amsterdam.

The banquet ends around 23:00. Return to your hotel is on your own. The restaurant is within walking distance of Central Station.


Getting to Amsterdam

Schiphol airport

The closest airport to Amsterdam is Schiphol. The train station underneath Schiphol provides abundant direct trains to Amsterdam Central station (and many other Amsterdam city train stations). Buy your ticket from the yellow vending machines. It takes 15 minutes to get from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central station. For detailed train (and night bus) schedules see the 9292 public transport planner.

If you are planning to fly KLM/Air France, then booking via this link will get you a discount.

Beware of unregistered taxis operating from Schiphol. Get your taxi from the taxi stand.

International Trains

Amsterdam is well-connected to Belgium, France and Germany by rail. You can book tickets at
NS International.

By car

Please consider that parking in Amsterdam is expensive, annoying and impossible.

Getting around Amsterdam

Amsterdam has an extensive public transport network run by the GVB company. Timetables and directions can be queried here 9292. One-hour tickets can be bought for € 2.90 at stations and in trams (but not in buses).

It is possible to get a multi-day unlimited travel ticket from GVB.

For locals, the most common mode of local transport is the bicycle. You can find information about renting a bike here.


The organizers cannot be held liable for any personal accident, damage or loss of any personal property caused during the conference. Participants should therefore make their own insurance arrangements


For more info, see IAmsterdam and Steven Pemberton’s guide to Amsterdam