The XVIIth International Congress of Celtic Studies – Utrecht 2023


As Dutch universities do not offer on-campus accommodation, delegates of ICCS ’23 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 city of Utrecht offers a wide variety of accommodation types to suit any personality and any purse. Below please find suggestions of available accommodation, listed according to type and price.

First and foremost, we would like to direct your attention to the information page on temporary accommodation provided by Utrecht University:

However, as some of these options are located outside of the city, we have compiled some other options within Utrecht itself, as listed below. All websites have an English-language version.


Bunk Hotel Utrecht: rent a room or pod in this atmospheric former church within walking distance of the university buildings in the city center.

Hostel Utrecht | cheap hotels in Utrecht | BUNK hotels Utrecht

Hotel Domstad: a family run business with nearby public transport options, but also still easy to reach on foot from the university.

Hotel Domstad

Holiday Inn Express Utrecht: this hotel has the possibility to rent connecting rooms, ideal for congress attendees traveling in bigger groups.

Business Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Utrecht – Papendorp (

Ibis Hotel Utrecht: part of the recognised Accor hotel chain, this hotel provides parking space and has a bike rental facility, for an authentically Dutch experience of the city.

Cheap Hotel Utrecht – ibis – Near Utrecht Jaarbeurs – ALL (

Karel V: a central hotel in a historic building

Rooms & Suites – Grand Hotel Karel V – Official Website


VGW Short Stay: a great selection of completely 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 beautiful city apartments available for short stay rental.

Utrecht Short Stay and Long Term Apartments | Holland City Apartments (

Serviced Apartments: all apartments are located in the city center, yet offer a quiet, private place to unwind at night.

Find your temporary home in The Netherlands |


The Studenthostel BB Utrecht City Center: special student accommodation, close to the conference venues.

Hostel Strowis: find one of many spacious rooms in this historic building, walking distance from the conference venues.

Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik: this hostel just outside the city offers gorgeous country views and is connected to Utrecht City Centre by bus line 28. Alternatively, it offers bike rental, which will get you in town in just 20 minutes.

Hostel CoronaZeist-Utrecht: a hostel on a 20 minute drive from the center of Utrecht, or a 30-minute bus journey on line 50, 73 or 74.


While the Airbnb website hosts a great many options, and is thus always a useful tool, below are listed some options at varying price points to be found in the city center:

Lovely Canal House in centre Utrecht – Flats for Rent in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands (

A home in town 50m2 – Flats for Rent in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands (

Beautiful loft in the center of Utrecht (

Private studios in the center of Utrecht (

Cosy apartment Utrecht, sleeping at the Canal (


We hope to have offered a useful selection for your stay in Utrecht. In case of any questions concerning accommodation, or in helping circumnavigate the language barrier, do not hesitate to reach out to the study association of Celtic in Utrecht, S.V. Asterix, at bestuur.svasterix[at]