Workshop on Computational Number Theory
on the occasion of Herman te Riele's retirement from CWI Amsterdam

CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands    
December 1 - 2, 2011



Venue & Directions

Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. With its impressive architecture, picturesque canals that criss cross the city, world-famous museums and historical sights, great shopping, and easygoing people who nearly all speak English well, Amsterdam is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in Europe. Amsterdam is also a city of tolerance and diversity, and there is something for everyone's taste, whether you prefer culture and history, serious partying, or just the relaxing charm of an old European city.

The workshop will take place at CWI. CWI is the national research center for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands and is part of the Science Park Amsterdam, which houses several highly reputed research labs and parts of the University of Amsterdam.

Getting around in the Netherlands

Amsterdam has an extensive public transport system; you can plan your trip at You must have a public transport chipcard to take the underground ("metro"), and it is highly recommended (much cheaper) to use a chipcard in the trams and buses. The card can also be used in the trains. You can obtain these chipcards at all major stations, including the railway station at Schiphol airport.

You can also walk, if the distance is not too great, or "go native" and use a bicycle; Google Maps can be useful.

Getting from and to Schiphol airport

You will most likely arrive at Schiphol airport. The most convenient way of getting to and from your hotel is by public transport (there is a railway station under Schiphol): use to plan your trip.

You should consider buying a public transport chipcard, see above.


Public transport

Plan a route to Science Park 123, Amsterdam; you will likely take bus 40 (from Amstel station to Muiderpoortstation) or 240 (from Amstel station to Science Park). Leave the bus at the first stop after an overpass.

Once you've left the bus, walk ahead (with your back to the overpass). CWI is on your left hand, less than 100 meters (300 feet) away; enter through the gate (press the intercom button in case the gate is closed) and into the building with the red CWI logo (behind SARA, about 50 meters from the gate).