Illustration accessible with wheelchair. Design: Elysa van de Heide.
Accessible with wheelchair.

We take accessibility seriously and strive to make the EuroBiReCon and EuroBiCon as inclusive as possible. Our efforts to make these events as accessible as we can are a work in progress, and so is this page. If you have any accessibility-related questions or suggestions, please send us an email. Suggestions on vision-related accessibility are especially welcome.



The EuroBiReCon and EuroBiCon will take place at the following four locations.
– 28 July 2016 | University of Amsterdam, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, 1012 CN Amsterdam – EuroBiReCon
– 29 July 2016 | Lutheran Church, Singel 411, corner Spui, 1012 WN Amsterdam – EuroBiCon opening
– 29, 30 and 31 July 2016 | Community Center De Boomsspijker, Recht Boomssloot 52, 1011 EC Amsterdam – main venue
– 30 July 2016 | Mezrab, Veemkade 576, 1019 BL Amsterdam – EuroBiCon party venue



– Our goal is to create a quiet room, a smoke-free entrance and gender-neutral toilets at each venue.
– We will use colour communication badges so participants can easily indicate their desired level of interaction.
– We will have a Dutch (Nederlandse Gebaren Taal – NGT) sign language interpreter for some parts of the programme.
– Food-wise, we will have vegan options for the lunches. If you have any specific food needs, please send us an email so we can discuss the possibilities.


University of Amsterdam

– The entrances are accessible for wheelchairs.

More information will follow.


Lutheran Church

– The side entrance is accessible for wheelchairs.

More information will follow.


Community Center De Boomsspijker

We will have:
– a quiet room
– a smoke-free entrance
– gender-neutral toilets

Mobility access
– The main entrance is wheelchair accessible.
– The building has one rather small wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor. It has two grab bars and a small sink, the space between the sink and the toilet is about 80cm. There are no toilets with an elevated toilet seat.
– All floors are accessible by lift. The width of the lift is 90cm, the depth is 120cm.
– The doorways have a width of 90cm. Some doorways have thresholds of about 2cm or 3cm. We are looking into the possibility of arranging temporary ramps.
– One room is currently not accessible due to a set of stairs both sides of the entrance. We are working on getting a ramp for one of the sets of stairs, which would make the room accessible through the back entrance.
– The atelier might not be wheelchair accessible due to the high tables and cramped space.

Getting there
– As De Boomsspijker is located in the centre of Amsterdam, parking is difficult and using public transport is recommended.
– De Boomsspijker is about a 15 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station.
– The closest metro stop is Nieuwmarkt. This stop is wheelchair accessible according to the GVB, the public transport company of Amsterdam.
– There are two blue badge parking spaces in front of the building. Both are small and narrow and next to a fence, we expect a car-wheelchair transfer would be difficult if not impossible.
We can not guarantee they will unoccupied and available for use by EuroBiCon participants.
To park at these spaces, you need both a European disabled person’s parking card and a (free) one-year Amsterdam parking card. If you need more information on this, please contact us.
– For more info on the accessibility of Amsterdam, check the Sage Traveling page on Amsterdam.



– The main entrance is accessible for wheelchairs.

More information will follow.


If you have any accessibility-related questions or suggestions about EuroBiReCon and/or EuroBiCon, please send us an email. Suggestions on vision-related accessibility are especially welcome. If you experience problems with sending us the form, please use or email address eurobicon[at]

Would you like more general information about the EuroBi(Re)Con venues? Please go to the page Venue.