Building address: Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, 9712 TS Groningen

The workshop will be held at the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The faculty was founded in 1962, and at this time the sub-faculties were still situated in approximately 20 different buildings located all over the city. It was not until the 1990s that this division has come to an end, when the building today known as Heymansgebouw was vacated by the Faculty of Arts. Following, the Psychology department took over the Heymansgebouw, and other sub-faculties of the Faculty of Behavioral and Social sciences moved into the surrounding buildings located at this complex, around the Hortus garden (De Oude Hortus).

The building of the Psychology department was named after Gerard Heymans, who was the founder of psychological research in the Netherlands. Watch the video below to learn about his work and his life.

The main entrance to the campus can be found at the Heymansgebouw.

Douwe Draaisma, Dutch psychologist speaks about the life and work of Gerard Heymans
Gerard Heymans

Getting to the campus from the hotel

The campus is located approximately 9-minute walk (700 m) from NH Hotel de Ville. For directions, see the map below. In addition, you might also like to experience the traditional Dutch way to get around in the city: biking! Biking in the Netherlands is the most efficient way of getting around, thanks to the widespread bike-lane network in all cities. Indeed, this route would take you less than 4 minutes by bike and you can easily park your bike at the racks located in front of the campus. Although, unfortunately, it is not possible to rent a bike at the hotel, there are several excellent bike rentals in the city centre. Here, we list a couple of the options:


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The main event, entailing the talks of our guest speakers, will be held at the historical Gadourek hall. The Gadourek hall is the currently functioning oldest lecture hall of the University of Groningen, which has been preserved in its original state throughout the years. It was completed in 1899, and since it has housed thousands of lectures, originally including those offered by the Faculty of Arts. More recently, the lectures held in the Gadourek hall are ones offered by the Sociology, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, and Psychology programs of the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The oldest lecture hall was named after Ivan Gadourek, who was one of the most influential figures in transforming Sociological research in Groningen into its current form. Ivan fled to the Netherlands from Czechoslovakia after the communist occupation in 1948. Remarkably, he learned Dutch in no time, started to study Sociology in Leiden, and attained his doctorate in 1953. Following, he was offered a position as a professor of Sociology at the University of Groningen, where he later became one of the leading empirical researchers in the field.



The conference hall called Orangerie will serve as a meet-and-greet venue for the attendees. It has a vibrant and modern finish, but its most astonishing feature is that there are window walls that face the Hortus garden and let in a lot of light, creating a lovely atmosphere.

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Posters will be presented in one of the meeting rooms on the third floor in the newly refurbished Heymans-wing.


The main canteen of the faculty can be found on the ground floor in the Heymansgebow, straight ahead from the main entrance. Here, you can get a hot lunch, snacks, and hot and cold beverages.

To navigate around the campus, please use the floor map below.