Local organization

Host of the LOT Winter School 2017 is:
Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of Radboud University Nijmegen
Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Local Information and Meeting Point:

LOT Winter School is located in the Erasmusbuilding:
Vide on the 2nd floor of the Erasmusbuilding, Erasmusplein 1, 6525 HT Nijmegen
Opening hours: 08.45 – 17.00 h.

Will be held both Mondays at lunch break, at the Sky Lounge of the 20th floor of the Erasmusbuilding: with a superb view over the Campus and Nijmegen, and coffee and tea served with home made cakes.
Time: Monday January 9 and 16, 2017 at the lunch break, 13.15 – 14.15 h.

Site: www.ru.nl/cls
E-mail: LOT-winterschool@let.ru.nl


General page: https://www.facebook.com/LOT-Winterschool-Nijmegen...

For participants: https://www.facebook.com/groups/622947217884095/

Local Organisers:
Staff: Kobie van Krieken, Marianne Starren and Monique Wakkerman
PhD and ReMa students: Alessandro Lopopolo, Marten van Meulen, Ilona Plug, Marlou Rasenberg and Thijs Trompenaars.

Telephone number, during working hours:
+31 (0) 24 3611807: Monique Wakkerman
+31 (0) 24 3615954: Valerija Matos-Krezic (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

How to get there

How to get to Nijmegen:
Click here for more information about how to get to Nijmegen and the Radboud University Nijmegen.

The easiest way to travel from Nijmegen Central Railway Station to the university is by bus. There are many direct lines from the railway station to the university, but busline 10 (Heyendaal Shuttle) is the fastest connection. It departs every four minutes, and will take you to the Erasmus building within 10 minutes.
For other travel information you can check the 'Door-to-door journey planner’.
You can use the same card throughout the whole country for trips by tram, metro (Nijmegen has neither), train or bus. This card is called the OV-Chipkaart, costs € 7,50 and is available at the yellow ticket dispenser at the Railway station or at several service points, like Primera or Bruna shops. Before you can travel with the OV-chipkaart, you have to upload it. You can do this at the Railway station at a ticket machine of the Dutch Railways (NS). This OV-Chipcard, though uploaded is not immediately valid for traveling by train: you first have to activate it. This can be done at the Railway station as well.

More information can be found: at the OV-chipcard website.
And: Where can you travel with the OV-chipcard?

Please note that besides using an OV-chipcard, it is still possible to buy tickets:
- Train tickets: at the ticket office or at the yellow ticket dispenser. But extra costs of 1 Euro is charged!
- Bus tickets: in the bus, but with small change only.

How to get to the campus:
Click here for more information about how to get to Nijmegen and the Campus. When you scroll down on that page you can download a map of the Campus here too (Signpost Radboud University, last page of the leaflet) The numbers in the text below between brackets refer to this map.

Class rooms:

E. 1.02 / 2.03 / 2.18 / 3.01 / 3.06 / 3.09 / 3.14 / 3.15 / 3.18 / 13.18 and 13.18 A:
Erasmusbuilding: At the main entrance of the Erasmusbuilding right on, take the stairs/elevator to the chosen floor.

EL 2.53 / EL 2.54 and EL 2.56
: At the main entrance of the Erasmusbuilding to the right and at the end take the stairs/elevator to the second floor. You follow the signs: Onderwijsruimten Laagbouw / Class rooms 02.50-02.72.

TvA 2.00.12: located in the Thomas van Aquinostraat 2: Leave the Erasmusbuilding and walk straight on between the Cultuur Café (to the right) and the Study Store (to the left). It is the first building on the right.

TvA 8.-1.15 and TvA 8.-1.16: located in the basement of the Thomas van Aquinostraat 8: Leave the Erasmusbuilding and walk straight on between the Cultuur Café (to the right) and the Study Store (to the left). It is the last building at the end of the TvA street: inside you go immediately to the right, leaving a study/relaxing space to your left. There you find the stairs down to the rooms, that are located in the basement. Please take in account that these rooms are about a 5 minutes walk away from the Erasmusbuilding.

Information about the exact location of each course can be found in due course in the Schedule.

Travelling by car:
All car parks on the campus are equipped with barriers and pay-point terminals. Regular parking costs € 2 per hour with a maximum of € 10 per day. Within a period of half an hour, one can arrive at and leave a car park without having to pay, for example to deliver goods or to drop off a fellow carpool user.
Parking tickets can be paid only with a bank card or a credit card.


The Winter School participants are accommodated in Hotel Apollo or Hotel Atlanta.
Contact with the hotels is mediated by the local organisers mentioned above.

Hotel Apollo
Bisschop Hamerstraat 14, 6511 NB Nijmegen, tel. (+31) 24 3223594.
Site: http://www.apollo-hotel-nijmegen.nl/
Check in: before: 20.00 h. When you plan to arrive later, please let the organization know in time by e-mail: LOT-Winterschool@let.ru.nl, so that we can inform the hotel, in order to prevent extra costs.

The easiest way to reach Hotel Apollo is by foot:
Coming from the Central Station, you cross the Station square straight on to the street called Schaeck Mathonsingel. You walk this street until the big square at the end, and then you turn to the left. You cross a street, after which you are in front of the ABN AMRO bank. Then you turn right around the ABN AMRO bank and you see Hotel Apollo on your left, above a shop called Kijkshop.

Hotel Atlanta
Grote Markt 38, 6511 KB Nijmegen, tel.: (+31) 24 3603000.
Site: http://atlanta-hotel.nl/.
Check in: between 14.00 and 22.00 h. When you plan to arrive later, please let the organization know in time by e-mail: LOT-winterschool@let.ru.nl, so that we can inform the hotel, in order to prevent extra costs.

Hotel Atlanta can easily be reached by taking a bus from the Central Railwaystation:
Line 8 (direction: Berg en Dal)
Line 2 (direction: St. Maartenskliniek)
Line 13 or 15 (direction: Lent Thermion)
Line 300 (direction: Arnhem Central Station)

All these lines have a bus stop at the Grote Markt, just a few steps from the hotel.

From Hotel Atlanta a lot of buses go to the Nijmegen Central Railway Station, where you can take bus line nr. 10, called Heyendaal Shuttle, which will take you to all locations of our Campus.
It is a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the hotels to the Central Station.

Hotel In-credible
Site: http://www.in-credible.nl/
Hertogstraat 1, 6511 RV Nijmegen, tel. (+31) 24 3220498.
Check in: before 20.00 h, When you plan to arrive later, please let the organization know in time by e-mail: LOT-winterschool@let.ru.nl, so that we can inform the hotel, in order to prevent extra costs.
The busses mentioned above at the Hotel Atlanta bring you to Hotel In-credible as well.

Registration & Cancellation
The registration for accommodation closes on December 4.
For lodging this is a strict deadline; no lodging requests will be handled after this date. Make sure you have read the cancellation policy before you sign up for lodging. You can find it in the General Info.

Meals and drinks

Breakfast is included for those staying at the hotel.

Coffee and tea will be available every day between 10.45 and 11.30 at the Meeting and Information Point at the Vide of the second floor of the Erasmusbuilding. Tea and coffee, as well as lunch and dinner are also available on the Campus in the University Restaurant De Refter, located next to the Erasmusbuilding. Click here for the opening hours.

Closer to the class rooms in Thomas van Aquinostraat 8 is restaurant Het Gerecht, located in the Grotius building (A/B-6). Click here for the opening hours.

LOT school restaurant dinner
On Thursday January 12 (week 1) and Thursday January 19 (week 2) a diner will be organized in a restaurant for all participants of the LOT school. Dinner starts at 19.00h. You can sign up for diner when you register for the school. Participants are asked to pay 20 euros themselves. This amount will be added to the fee/accommodation costs. For the other meals during the week, participants should make their own arrangements or take part, at your own expense, at the common diners at the University Restaurant the Refter. At the Opening on Monday we will give you more information about the latter. Furthermore many restaurants can be found in the city centre.
More information about the restaurants of both Thursdays will be announced later at: www.ru.nl/cls.


Poster sessions and drinks
LOT school participants are encouraged to present their research to teachers and fellow researchers in the form of a poster. The poster sessions will take place on Monday January 9 (week 1) and Monday January 16 (week 2).

Time: 16.30 – 18.00.
Place: in the central hall of the Erasmusbuilding and then to the right through the glass doors, Erasmusplein 1.

Drinks will be provided by the local organization.

A poster prize will be awarded to the best poster presentation of the evening. Please note that you cannot compete for the poster prize with the same poster twice.

Schultink Lecture
The Schultink lecture in honour of Henk Schultink will be organized again during the LOT Winter School 2017.

Speaker: Michel DeGraff
Abstract: A Cartesian Creolist’s Agenda for Linguistics in the 21st century

Date: Wednesday, January 11th
Time: 14.00-15.00 h
Place: room 2.54* (Erasmusbuilding)

* You find this room: at the main entrance of the Erasmusbuilding to the right and at the end take the stairs/elevator to the second floor. You follow the signs: Onderwijsruimten/Class rooms 02.50-02.72.


Computer facilities and WIFI
Computers with internet are available in the MMS (MultiMedia Study Centre), at the first floor of the Erasmusbuilding:

  • in the MMS itself (room E. 1.63): 59 individual computers and 27 computers for group work: 2 or 3 persons per computer (63 seats);
  • on the Vide (next to the MMS) are 36 extra computers;
  • in the MMS itself (room 1.52): 22 computers for work/study in silence.

Getting access to the computers of the MMS
In order to get access to these computers you need an User ID and a Password. We will send you these data through e-mail before the start of the Winter School, using the e-mail address that you’ve included in your registration form.

Opening hours of the MMS
Monday till Thursday from 9.00 – 19.00, but the Vide is open from 8.00 – 21.45.
Fridays from 9.00 – 17.00, but the Vide is open from 8.00 – 19.15.

You can also use the computers in the Learning Zone of the University Library (C/D5).

There is a helpdesk for all your questions or problems with access to computers and/or internet. It is located in the University Library (C/D5), in the Learning Zone. They can also reset your password, in case of emergency!
Opening hours: Monday till Friday: 8.30 – 17.00 h.

Wifi: is available all over the Campus. If you are already a user of Eduroam, you can continue doing so at the Campus. Please check at the IT Information Desk of your own institute if there are some special settings you have to use. Additionally, we will also send you by e-mail extra information about the settings for Eduroam. In case the connection is not working, you can use the User ID and password we have sent you.

If you are not already a user of Eduroam, you need the E-number and password, that will be send to you by e-mail, to log in to Eduroam.

Printing and Xerox facilities
For guests, printers and copy machines are only available at the University Library, (Erasmuslaan 36) (C/D5).
You have to report at the porter, immediately at your right when you enter the main entrance of the Library. You have to fill in a registration form after which you will receive a card and a login (other than your E-number or User name for Eduroam). With this card you have access to the Péage Copiers/printers in the Learning Zone. If you want to print a file, you first have to log on to a computer in the Learning Zone, from which you can give your print order. When you are finished, you bring back the card and pay at the porter’s for your copies. This is only possible with a bank card.

Opening hours:
Monday till Friday: 8.30 – 23.00 h.
Saturday: 9.00 – 20.00. Sunday: 10.00 – 20.00 h.

University Library
The main entrance of the University Library is located at the Erasmuslaan 36 (C/D5 at the map). At the first floor of the Erasmus building there is also a covered passageway to the library.
You have access to the website of the University Library with your E-number and password. More information can be obtained at the Helpdesk, located in the Learning Zone of the Library.
A Library Card is required in order to consult books and periodicals from the collection of the University Library. A temporary Library Card (valid for one day) is available at the information desk, just outside the Learning Zone.

Openings hours: see right above.

You will find a a cash dispenser outside the entrance of the Erasmusbuilding.
There are banks all through the centre of Nijmegen.

Post office
There is a post office at the main entrance of the University Hospital, Geert Grooteplein 10 (B3 at the map).
There are several post office service centres in town, e.g. in supermarkets and at the tabaconist. Click here for addresses.