The Overview Symposium 2017 takes place in the Columbus Earth Center at the Museumsplein Limburg in Kerkrade.


Columbus Earth Center 

Museumplein 2

6461 MA Kerkrade




How to get to there

By car

From the motorway towards Kerkrade follow the signs "Columbus / Cube / Continium" and "Columbus / Cube / Continium P + R". Navigate to the parking lot to Hambosweg 60 in Kerkrade. When you cross the track, follow the curve to the right, is right after the two houses on your right the entrance to the large P + R parking lot where you can park for free. You head to foot: right across the driveway from the Hambosweg, on the other side of the parking lot, you'll find the entrance to the pedestrian crossing over the railway.

The entrance to Columbus, Cube and Continium look at both short sides of the black bar-shaped building in the center of the square, where you can go to the lower floor by the stairs, you'll find the reception, where one of our operators happy to help. You can also use the lift to reception, they look more toward the center of the beam-like building and you can call on the intercom.


By train / bus

Columbus earth theater is situated right beside Kerkrade Central Station.


By plane

Via Brussels airport:

Approx. 1h 30min by rental car from the airport to Kerkrade.

Approx. 2h 30min by train from the airport to Kekrade Central Station.

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Via Cologne/Bonn airport:

Approx. 1h 15min by rental car from the airport to Kerkrade. 

Approx. 2h 30min by train from the airport to Kekrade Central Station.

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Recommended Hotels


**** Hotel Golden Tulip Parkstad Kerkrade – currently 110€/night, 5km website



*** Bensons Hotel Aachen – currently 86€/night, 18km, next to Aachen Hbf.



**** Town House Hotel Maastricht, currently 128€/night, 32km, next to train station Maastricht website

*** Amrath hotel Maastricht, currently 100€/night, 32 km, next to train station Maastricht website


Note: On Saturday morning there will be a shuttle transport from the Maastricht and the Aachen hotels to the Overview Symposium. Please send us an email to if you like to be on it. 


As an alternative to a hotel stay: in Kerkrade are also a couple of AirBnB appartments available. website