The CLEF2011 conference (19-22 September) will be held at the "Casa 400" Hotel. CLEF 2011 participants can book at a discounted rate here.

Casa 400 is located at the edge of the centre of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Amstel station is only a three minute walk and offers trains, busses, trams and underground. Public transport will take you to the heart of Amsterdam in 10 minutes. By car, the A10 ring road is within easy reach.

Public transport

Within three minutes walk from the Amstel Station you will arrive in Hotel Casa 400. The train, metro, tram or bus will take you to the Amsterdam Amstel Station. At the Amstel Station you will follow the directions to the ‘Julianaplein’. You can take the traffic lights on the right of the roundabout towards the ABN-AMRO building. At the ABN-AMRO building on the left side you can take the tunnel. Take the first street on your right and then the first street on your left which is the Eerste Ringdijkstraat. From there you can already see the hotel at the end of the street.

  • - Amsterdam city centre: 9 minutes by underground
  • - Schiphol Airport: 26 minutes by train/ 20 minutes by taxi (call TCA taxi: 0031 (0)20 6531000)
  • - RAI Exhibition and Congress centre: 7 minutes by underground / bus 15


Casa 400 is easy to reach from all directions. On the A10 ring road you take exit S112 and follow signs for Centrum. De Gooiseweg takes you to the roundabout at the Amstel station. Go straight on and then turn right at the second traffic lights onto the Ringdijk. You will see Hotel Casa 400 on your right.

Parking possibilities

When you arrive at Casa 400 you can park your car in our underground car park at a reduced rate of €2,50 per hours with a maximum of €16,00 per 24 hours. If our car park is full, you can park in the street at an hourly rate of €3,00; Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 21.00 or at a daily rate of €21,60.

Main Contacts

Hotel Casa 400
Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4
1097 BC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

T:+31 (0)20 665 11 71
T: +31 (0)20 663 03 79

Restaurant Casa 400
Opening hours:
ma-su from 12:00 till 22:00

Bar Casa 400
Opening hours:
ma-sa from 16:00 till 01:00


View Larger Map



The registration desk will be open throughout the conference, on the first floor of Casa 400. Additional opening hours are:
- Sunday 18 September, from 17.00 to 19.00
- Monday 19 September, from 08.00 onwards

Fee waivers

CLEF 2011 receives last-minute sponsorship for student registration fee waivers. Apply (with motivation + proof of stud. status) at clef2011[at]

Schedule Change

The notifications of acceptance of CLEF 2011 conference paper is postponed to Monday 13

CLEF 2011 Registrations

The CLEF 2011 registrations are now open.


General chairs

Maarten de Rijke
Julio Gonzalo

Program chairs

Jaana Kekäläinen
Mounia Lalmas

Lab chairs

Vivien Petras
Paul Clough

Organization chair

Emanuele Pianta

Resource and Publicity chair

Khalid Choukri

Technical management

Pamela Forner
Giovanni Moretti

Local organizers

Richard Berendsen
Bouke Huurnink
Edgar Meij
Wouter Weerkamp