Venue: De Doelen

Joy of Coding 2019 will take place in De Doelen, a concert venue and convention center in Rotterdam. Although mainly known as a venue for classical music and jazz, it is also a superb conference location. The monumental building stands right in front of the Rotterdam Centraal train station.

Getting there

Our venue ‘De Doelen’ consists of several areas, each with its own entrance. Joy of Coding will take place in the Willem Burger Kwartier, for which the address of the entrance is.

The venue is five minutes’ walk from the front of Rotterdam Centraal train station, so public transport links are ideal.


The venue is fully wheelchair accessable. If you have special needs, please contact us.


If you arrive by car, you can park in the Schouwburgplein underground car park. There are two car park entrances: one on Schouwburgplein itself, and one via parkeercluster Rotterdam Centraal from the entrance in the Weena tunnel in front of station Rotterdam Centraal. You can reserve parking with substantial discounts at

About Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a city from the future that is undergoing constant refactoring. As in our code, legacy urban elements are continuously being replaced by more exciting modern structures. The Erasmus bridge, Central Station, the Market Hall and the Timmerhuis are recent examples, but not the last. Meanwhile, building reuse gives many historical monuments new roles.