SEFM 2023 will take place at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands. The university is located about 5 minutes from Eindhoven train station by foot.

  • The main conference will take place in the building Zwarte Doos (map), in the movie theatre on the first floor.
  • Sattelite workshops on Monday and Tuesday are located in the building Metaforum (map), see the page on workshops for more info.

A PDF map of the university campus can be found here.

Travelling to Eindhoven

Travel by plane

Eindhoven can be reached by either flying to Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS) or Eindhoven airport (EIN). Direct flights to Schiphol are available from most major locations around the world. From Schiphol, the best way to continue your trip to Eindhoven is by train (see below).

Eindhoven receives mostly flights from within Europe. From the airport, the city center of Eindhoven can be reached by a regular bus service (line 400 or line 401). Single fare tickets can be purchased at a vending machine (located near the bus stop in front of the airport) or online. It is not possible to pay by cash in the bus, although some debit cards are accepted.

Travel by train

If your flight arrives at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, the most convenient way to reach Eindhoven is by train. The airport has a railway station that is located under Schiphol Plaza. Dutch railways runs regular service to Eindhoven; a trip planner is available here. The trip takes about 1.5 hours; a ticket costs about €24. Tickets are available at the vending machines in Schiphol Plaza.

International trains arriving at Rotterdam (Eurostar from London, Thalys from Paris/Brussels) or Venlo (regional train from Hamm and Düsseldorf) also have excellent connections to Eindhoven.

Travel by car

Eindhoven is located next to the A2 and A67 highways, and is thus easy to reach by car. Parking is paid in most of the city center and also on the university campus.


TU/e campus during Glow - photo by Vincent van den Hoogen

Eindhoven is a city in the province of Noord-Brabant in the south of the Netherlands. It is the fifth-largest city in the Netherlands and it is well known as the headquarters of Philips and DAF Trucks. This industrial tradition has grown into a large hub of high-tech and innovative companies, collectively known as the Brainport region.

The annual light art festival Glow takes place right after SEFM, from 11-18 November.

Social Event & Banquet

On Thursday 9 November, a social event will take place. From 15:00-17:00 we will visit the Philips Museum (Emmasingel 31, 5611 AZ Eindhoven; Google maps). The Philips museum is located in the center of Eindhoven, and covers the history of Philips. It is situated in the first factory in which Philips produced lightbulbs. The museum can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes, see the map below or click here to open in a new window.

After the visit to the Philips Museum, from 18:00-21:30, there will be a banquet at restaurant Stories (Torenallee 22-02, 5617 BD Eindhoven, ).

Stories is located on Strijp-S, and the roughly 20 minutes’ walk from the Philips Museum will allow you to see part of the Strijp area, including the Philips Stadium, where PSV Eindhoven plays their football matches. Strijp-S is one of the (former) industrial areas that housed Philips factories until the 90s. From 2000 onwards, the area has been redeveloped to facilitate the creative industry and housing.

The map below shows the walking route starting from the Philips Museum, or click here to open in a new window.