The XVIIth International Congress of Celtic Studies – Utrecht 2023


Utrecht University does not offer on-campus accommodation. Hence delegates of ICCS 2023 are advised to book their own accommodation in Utrecht or the surrounding areas. Public transport from most suburbs and towns is quite good (although the additional cost should be taken into account), and it is generally very easy to rent a bike to get around as well. For this, see the section ‘Travel to and from Utrecht’.

The conference locations are centered around the Janskerkhof, with the official opening of ICCS taking place at the medieval Janskerk, and papers to be given at various locations along the Drift.

It is possible to book a hotel room through the block booking provided by Hotel Services Utrecht for our conference. Note that the quoted prices are of the flexible rate (i.e. can be cancelled) and include breakfast. Depending on your preferences (breakfast, cancellation, etc), booking as an individual traveller may be cheaper. Booking through Hotel Services may be done here.

Note that, unfortunately, tourist accommodation in the Netherlands is relatively expensive. This page provides you with a list of hotels, sorted based on their price range. More information may also be found on the website of Visit Utrecht.

Hotels in the city centre

Hotels in the city centre, within walking distance of the conference venue, usually charge between €100 and €150 per night for a double room (single rooms usually cost the same), and breakfast may be charged as an additional cost. Some options around the city centre are:

Hotel Beijers (in the old centre of town, very close to conference venue): Hotel Beijers | Boutique Antique – In Utrecht City Centre

Court Hotel (in the old centre of town):

Cozy Pillow Hotel (in the old centre of town): Home (

Crown Plaza Hotel (at Utrecht Central Station): Officiële site van Crowne Plaza – premium hotels met zorgvuldig ontworpen ruimtes (, then select ‘Utrecht’

Eye Hotel (in the old centre of town): Eye Hotel Utrecht | Officiële Website

Hampton Hilton Hotel (at Utrecht Central Station): Hampton Inn and Suites (

The Hunfeld (in the old centre of town): The Hunfeld Hotel Utrecht | Officiële Website

Inntel Hotel Utrecht Centre (near Utrecht Central Station): Hotel Utrecht Centrum – Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre

Leonardo Hotel Utrecht City Center (in the old centre of town):

Hotel Mitland (somewhat further out: 25 minutes’ walk, or 10 minutes’ walk + 4 minutes by bus to conference venue):

NH Hotel Centre Utrecht (in the old centre of town, almost at the conference venue): Hotel NH Centre Utrecht. Not to be confused with:

NH Hotel Utrecht (at Utrecht Central Station): Hotel NH Utrecht | Hotel in Utrecht, Netherlands |

The Nox Hotel (in the old centre of town, almost at conference venue): The Nox Hotel Utrecht | Officiële Website

Park Plaza Hotel Utrecht (near Utrecht Central Station): Park Plaza Utrecht | Home

Less expensive options in the city of Utrecht

Ranging in price between €30 – €60 per person per night, these are in short supply and generally offer less comfort:

Hotel Domstad (in old city centre, about €30-50 per person): Hotel Domstad

Stayokay Hostel (central; €30 – €40): Hostel Utrecht Centrum, in the heart of the city | Stayokay

Student Hostel BB (dormitory, central; €30 – €40): Student Hostel BB

Less expensive options outside Utrecht

These too might cost between €30 – €60 per person per night, and they are within easy reach by public transport, car or bicycle:

Fletcher Hotel Nieuwegein, about 35 minutes by bus to the conference venue: Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Nieuwegein-Utrecht (

Hostel CoronaZeist-Utrecht, an unfortunately named hostel about a 30-minute bus journey from the conference venue: Hostel CoronaZeist

Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik, about 30 minutes by bus or 20 minutes by bike (the accommodation offers bike rental): Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik


VGW Short Stay: a selection of serviced apartments in and around the city of Utrecht. The Best Short Stay Apartments in Utrecht | VGW Short Stay

Holland City Apartments: a collection of city apartments available for short stay rental. Utrecht Short Stay and Long Term Apartments | Holland City Apartments (

Serviced Apartments: apartments located in the city center. Find your temporary home in The Netherlands |

Of course, Airbnb also offers accommodation in and around Utrecht.