Housing

Hotel Accommodation

MCI Amsterdam, the official housing partner for the 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015, has reserved a number of rooms in various hotels that have been carefully selected for your convenience. All hotels are located in/or close to Düsseldorf, with a good connection to the convention centre by public transport. Reservations can be made online together with your registration to the congress: The reservation section will show real-time availability and applicable rates.

Click here to see a list of the hotels available.


Hotel booking conditions

Room rates
All rates are the lowest available for standard rooms during the period of the congress. Deposits are payable in Euro (€) and prices all include all applicable taxes. Breakfast is included, unless otherwise mentioned.  All taxes are subject to change without previous notification. 

Reservation and payment
Hotel reservations can be made through the FIP 2015 online registration site. For individual bookings (up to 9 rooms), a deposit payment for the first night must accompany your reservation. This deposit is payable by credit card only, and will be charged in Euro (€). Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of your hotel deposit. This prepaid deposit will be deducted from your final hotel invoice when checking out from the hotel. The balance and potential additional incidents, such as mini-bar and telephone, must be paid directly to the hotel upon check-out, and are payable in Euro (€).

Special requirements (as double room, twin room, smoking room) concerning the hotel rooms will be available upon request, and cannot be guaranteed.

Check in/out times | Early arrivals/late departures
Standard check in time at hotels is 15:00. Check-out time is 12:00. Should you need a guaranteed early arrival (before 15:00) or a late departure (after 12:00), an additional night is required to be booked and paid for.

Changes, no shows and cancellations charges
Any enquiries or requests for additional information, modifications or cancellations to room reservations should be addressed to MCI Amsterdam in writing (fax, letter or email). Please do not contact the hotel directly, as they will not accept any changes or cancellations made directly. 

In the event of cancellation up to 10 August 2015, deposits will be refunded less € 45 for administrative costs. After this date, no refunds will be possible. In the event of late cancellations after 10 August 2015, MCI Amsterdam reserves the right to charge the full stay for cancelled rooms, cancelled nights or no shows if the hotel room cannot be resold. In case of a no show, the hotel will guarantee your room until 12:00 the day after your check in date.

A handling fee of € 45 per hotel room will be charged for every hotel modification received after 10 August 2015.

Reference number and hotel voucher
For your own convenience and to facilitate the reservation procedure, we kindly ask you to take note of your reference number and refer to this number in all correspondence with MCI Amsterdam. Please bring the hotel voucher with you, as it will serve as proof of your reservation at the hotel and deposit.

Contact details

MCI Amsterdam
Tel.: + 31 20 679 34 11 /
Fax. +31 20 673 73 06
Email: FIP@mci-group.com

 

Visa Requirements

The invitation letter from the organizers can be used to apply for a visa to Germany, if needed. Information on countries requiring a visa to Germany as well as the contact information of the Federal German Foreign Office can be found here.


Official Letter of Invitation to obtain a visa

Visa application can be started three months prior to your date of arrival. Since your visa request needs to be accompanied by a registration confirmation, the Letter of Invitation can be downloaded during the registration procedure. Please note that this letter is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support. The German Host Committee, FIP Headquarters and MCI Amsterdam cannot be held responsible for registrations that need to be cancelled after a visa declination. Please note that terms of cancellation are applicable in all circumstances, also if a visa is officially refused to the participant. 

Arriving by Plane

Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS). Düsseldorf International Airport is the third largest airport in Germany and offers connections to 175 destinations worldwide. The main airport of Düsseldorf is located about 15 kilometers away from the main railway station. It takes 12 minutes by city railway S7 or S11 to the main railway station; by car, bus or taxi about 20 minutes. The costs are €2,50 for city railway or bus ("Preisstufe A"), about €20/€22 for taxi: taxis are located in front of the airport terminals. Fixed Trip to the fairground is 13€ with taxi.  

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Airlines 

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions. 

To make a reservation, please click here and enter the access code NLZEITO in the "Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.


 

Lufthansa Group, Official Carrier for the FIP Congress 2015.