Last year the OS/2 VOICE foundation announced that Warpstock Europe 2019 would be held at the Stay Okay Youth Hostel in Soest the Netherlands on the 18th and 19th of May 2019. Unfortunately, the communication with the Youth Hostel was very difficult. I had to call and email them several times to even get a price quote. I had to wait for about 4 tot 5 months for this price quote and I also had to supply the emails back to the Youth Hostel they had lost. Together with a few other issues this did not give me much confidence; who knows what else could go wrong... So, in the end, the event at the hostel was cancelled. The reason the community was not informed earlier, is because I was not able to do so due to private issues. Yes, I have been mostly offline in the last couple of months.

The new location for Warpstock Europe 2019 is the IBIS Hotel in Utrecht, which we think is even better because it is located in the old and beautiful city of Utrecht.
The full address is:

Ibis Hotel Utrecht
Bizetlaan 1
3533 KC Utrecht
The Netherlands
T: +31 30 2910366
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If you want to book a hotel room you can get a small discount by mentioning the discount code WARPSTOCK, but you need to book via the email address above.

For those of you who have already booked an hotel in Soest and cannot cancel it, I am sorry for the inconvience. But, you can use a direct local train service that runs to and from Utrecht Central Station every 30 minutes and stops at 3 stops in Soest (it terminates at the station of Baarn). The travel time is about 20 minutes to Utrecht Central. If you do not have Dutch OV chipcard the cheapest way to buy a ticket is to buy an eticket to Soest to Utrecht Central station (you can pay with your creditcard).

Access to Warpstock costs 35 Euro per day, this includes:

  • Access to the event for the day.
  • Unlimited coffee, tea and water during the conference.
  • Lunch! (With coffee, tea, orange juice, apple juice and mllk. No soda or wine etc.)

You need to buy your ticket before the May 9th as we need to inform the hotel how many people are coming. For Saturday and Sunday access costs €70, a single day is € 35. You can buy your ticket via this page (Booking option is at the *bottom* of the page).

Getting to the hotel...

If you are coming from Germany by train a direct IC service runs from Berlin to Amsterdam Central Station every 2 hours. You need to change trains at Amersfoort, from there it is another 20 minutes by train. The ICE train from Frankfurt/Basel stops at Utrecht Central station; this trian also runs every 2 hours.

If you land at Schiphol Airport you can travel to Utrecht Central with a direct train service; it takes about 30 minutes by train. At train stations where the OV chipkaart gates are closed you can use your international train ticket with a QR barcode to open a gate.

From Utrecht Central it is a 20 minute walk to the hotel. You can also use bus 5 from Utrecht Central in the direction of "Oog in Al" and get off at busstop "Welgelegen".  Bus tickets are pretty expensive. You should be able to find an U-OV ticket machine at Utrecht Central station and buy a day ticket for the bus. But right now it is unclear is you can pay with a creditcard, so be certain to have coins with you! It is no longer possible to buy a ticket in busses and trams with cash; sometimes vending machines are available that will accept a European debit card and possibly creditcards. More information will follow about this topic.

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Tourist information...

If you are intending to stay longer in Utrecht the following brochure might be interesting with suggestions which places to visit Utrecht. But you can also explore the old city center with its canals or visit the Dom tower by yourself.

Currently a social event on Friday evening is not planned.