The next ESPACOMP meeting will be held on the 18th and 19th November 2011
in Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Netherlands National Monitor on Patient Adherence Studies will be held in dutch on
Thursday, the 17th November 2011
Program in Dutch
Thursday, the 17th November 2011
Program in Dutch
Please book these dates in your agenda as this meeting constitutes a major event in research on the clinical&economic consequences and origins of patient non-adherence to prescribed drug dosing regimens.
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Friday 18th November.
J-M Métry lecture
HOW ADHERENT IS THE DOCTOR: CLINICAL INTERTIA OR INTENTIONAL NON-PRESCRIBING?
Assoc.Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Project leader of the GIANTT project and diabetes registry
Patient provider relationship - session chair: Marcel Bouvy (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
- COMMUNICATION RECOMMENDATIONS REDUCING PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO ADHERENCE AND PROMOTING TREATMENT ADHERENCE IN IBD PATIENTS
Annemiek Linn, Liset van Dijk, Barbara Schouten, Edith Smit, Julia van Weert
Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- HEALTH CARE EMPOWERMENT AND HIV TREATMENT ADHERENCE
Mallory Johnson, Samantha Dilworth, Jonelle Taylor, Torsten Neilands
School of Medicine University of California, San Francisco, USA
- THE QUALITY OF THE COMMUNITY PHARMACIST-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH ADHERENCE TO MEDICINES AND OTHER RECOMMENDED BEHAVIORS
Nathaniel Rickles, Mischa Kobayashi, Suzy Chan
- CARTOON THAT EXPLAINS WITHOUT WORDS TO THE CHILD WHY IT SHOULD PATCH IMPROVES COMPLIANCE AND ACCELERATES VISUAL-ACUITY RISE, BUT INTEGRATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTION AND PREVENTION OF NONCOMPLIANCE INTO ORTHOPTISTS' PRACTICE AND TRAINING FAILS
Huib Simonsz, Angela Tjiam, Sjoukje Loudon, Harry de Koning
Department of Ophthalmology, Erasmus MC, Univeristy Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Beliefs/ patient views - session chair: Przemyslaw Kardas (University of Lodz, Poland)
- BELIEFS ABOUT MEDICINES PREDICT NONADHERENCE WITH MEDICATION INTENDED FOR CHRONIC USE
Harm Geers, Eibert R. Heerdink, Marcel Bouvy
Utrecht University, Faculty of Science Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences Division of Pharmacoepidemiology&Clinical Pharmcology, The Netherlands
- BELIEFS ABOUT PRESCRIBED MEDICINE AND SELF REPORTED ADHERENCE AMONG ELDERLY PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL
Abeer Ahmad, Giel Nijpels, Ruth Mast, Jacqueline Dekker, Piet Kostense, Jacqueline Hugtenburg
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care
Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Q-METHODOLOGY TO EXPLORE ATTITUDES TOWARDS ADHERENCE IN RECENTLY TRANSPLANTED KIDNEY PATIENTS
Mirjam Tielen, Mirjam Laging, Teun van Gelder, Willem Weimar, Emma Massey
- ATTITUDES OF HUNGARIAN ASTHMATIC AND COPD PATIENTS TOWARD COMPLIANCE AND ADHERENCE: EMPIRICAL RESEARCH BASED ON HEALTH BELIEF MODEL
Simon Judit, Berend Dora
Corvinus University Budapest, Marketing and Media Institute, Health Marketing Research Centre, Hungary
Determinants - session chair: Dyfrig Hughes (Bangor University, Wales, UK)
- SYSTEM FACTORS AS CORRELATES OF MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN HIV AND TRANSPLANT POPULATIONS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Lut Berben, Sandra Engberg, Susan M Sereika, Fabienne Dobbels, Martha Hill, Sabina De Geest
Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Switzerland
- INFLUENCE OF THERAPEUTIC COMPLEXITY ON MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN THE NETHERLANDS
Harm Geers, Marcel Bouvy, Eibert R. Heerdink
Utrecht University, Faculty of Science Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences Division of Pharmacoepidemiology&Clinical Pharmacology, The Netherlands
- CAN WE PREDICT NONADHERENCE TO EYE DROP TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH GLAUCOMA BASED ON THE INTEGRATED MODEL OF BEHAVIORAL PREDICTION? A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY OF PATIENTS WITH GLAUCOMA
Sofie Vandenbroeck, Thierry Zeyen, Fabienne Dobbels, Steffen Fieuws, Ingeborg Stalmans, Sabina De Geest
Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
- DOES PACKAGING WITH A CALENDAR FEATURE IMPROVE ADHERENCE TO SELF-ADMINISTERED MEDICATION FOR LONG-TERM USE? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Barbara K. Zedler, Priyanka Kakad, Susan Colilla, MPH, Lenn Murrelle
Nirav R. Shah
Venebio, LLC, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Clinical and economic implications - session chair: Bernard Vrijens (AARDEX Group, Belgium)
- THE CLINICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF NON-ADHERENCE WITH OSTEOPOROSIS MEDICATIONS IN IRELAND
Mickaël Hiligsmann, Bernie McGowan, Kathleen Bennett, Michael Barry, Jean-Yves Reginster
Department of Internal Medicine and CAPHRI Research Institute, Maastricht University&HEC School of Management and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium
- RATIO 'INHALED CORTICOSTEROIDS TO TOTAL ANTI-ASTHMA DRUGS', AND ASTHMA-RELATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
Laurent Laforest, Jennifer Martin, Idlir Licaj, Gilles Devouassoux, Chatte Gerard, Eric Van Ganse
Pharmacoepidemiology, CHU Lyon France
- ASSOCIATION BETWEEN DAILY ANTIRETROVIRAL PILL BURDEN AND HOSPITALIZATION RISK IN A MEDICAID POPULATION WITH HIV
Cal Cohen, Keith L Davis, Juliana Meyers
Community Research Initiative of New England, Boston, USA
METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN ADHERENCE INTERVENTION STUDIES: DESIGN CHOICES IN A MULTI-SITE, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED COST-EFFECTIVENESS STUDY
Marijn de Bruin, Hans-Erik Nobel, Eric Tousset, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Jan M Prins
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Saturday 19th November
Interventions - session chair: Kurt Hersberger (University of Basel, Switzerland)
- IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF ADHERENCE-ENHANCING INTERVENTIONS: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW
Jenny Demonceau, Todd Ruppar, Paulus Kristanto, Dyfrig Hughes, Emily Fargher, Przemyslaw Kardas, Sabina De Geest, Fabienne Dobbels, Pawel Lewek, John Urquhart, Bernard Vrijens, for the ABC project team
AARDEX Group Ltd, Switzerland
- THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERVENTIONS USING ELECTRONIC REMINDERS TO IMPROVE ADHERENCE TO CHRONIC MEDICATION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Marcia Vervloet, Annemiek Linn, Julia van Weert, Dinny de Bakker, Marcel Bouvy, Liset van Dijk
NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE OF PC COACH: FIRST RESULTS
Ron Herings, Huub Straatman
PHARMO Institute for Outcomes Research
- EDUCATIONAL-BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTION IMPROVES PATIENT ADHERENCE TO STATINS
The Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Measurements - session chair: Sabina De Geest (University of Basel, Switzerland)
- CHALLENGING THE GOLD STANDARD: ADHERENCE PATTERNS AND INTERPRETATION OF MICROELECTRONIC MONITORING SYSTEMS
Lina Eliasson, Sarah Clifford, Nick Barber, David Marin
Imperial College London; The School of Pharmacy, University of London
- INTEREST OF USING A MEDICATION ADHERENCE SCALE IN A HIGH CARDIOVASCULAR RISK POPULATION
Angéline Galvin, Thierry Couffinhal, Marianne Lafitte, Karin Martin-Latry
Bordeaux Segalen University, Bordeaux, France; Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France; Inserm U1034, Pessac, France
- MEASURING ADHERENCE TO STATINS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND ANTIDIABETICS IN ICELAND – PRELIMINARY RESULTS AND CHALLENGES
Gudrun Thengilsdottir, Anna Birna Almarsdottir
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Iceland
- BUILDING CONSENSUS ON MEDICINES ADHERENCE POLICY FOR EUROPE: THE ABC PROJECT DELPHI STUDY
Wendy Clyne, Simon White, Sarah McLachlan
Keele University, NPC Plus, UK
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
POSTER PRESENTATIONMEDICATION ADHERENCE AMONG TURKISH TYPE-2 DIABETICS IN BELGIUM: RESULTS FROM A QUALITATIVE STUDY.
Bart Peeters, Inge Van Tongelen, Els Mehuys, Sara Willems, Koen Boussery, Jean Paul Remon
Pharmaceutical Care Unit, Ghent University
WHICH INTERVENTIONS ARE USED BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS TO ENHANCE MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN TRANSPLANT PATIENTS? A SURVEY OF CURRENT CLINICAL PRACTICE
Lut Berben, Fabienne Dobbels, Christiane Kugler, Cynthia L. Russell, Sabina De Geest
Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Switzerland
PERSISTENCE WITH FIRST-LINE GLAUCOMA THERAPY
Eric van Ganse, Laurent Laforest, Idlir Licaj, Nathalie Texier, Stephane Schuck, Jean Paul Renard
Pharmacoepidemiology Unit CHU Lyon
GOING FOR GOAL: IMPORTANCE OF AND COMMITMENT TO ADHERENCE AMONG KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
Emma Massey, Mirjam Tielen, Mirjam Laging, Teun van Gelder, Willem Weimar
Department of Internal Medicine, Kidney Transplant Unit, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
INTEGRATION OF A CLINICAL PHARMACIST IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM: EFFECTS OF PHARMACEUTICAL CARE ON ADHERENCE TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE DRUG THERAPY OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
Robert Joost, Frank Dörje, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Christian Hugo
Pharmacy Department, Erlangen University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany
IMPACT OF NON-ADHERENCE TO ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY IN HIV-INFECTED CHILDREN
Chiara Piana, Meindert Danhof, Oscar Della Pasqua
Division of Pharmacology, Leiden/Amsterdam Centre for Drug Research, The Netherlands
A LITERATURE REVIEW TO EXPLORE THE LINK BETWEEN TREATMENT SATISFACTION AND ADHERENCE, COMPLIANCE AND PERSISTENCE
Carla Dias Barbosa, Maria-Magdalena Balp, Károly Kulich
COPYING MEDICAL LETTERS TO THE PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES: A PROSPECTIVE SATISFACTION STUDY
Fran‡ois Cachat, Hassib Chehade, Eric Girardin, Chantal Piot-Ziegler
Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
PHARMACIST-PATIENT COMMUNICATION AND ADHERENCE: WHAT?S GOING ON, WHAT?S GOING WRONG?
Jeanine Driesenaar, Meike van Steenis, Sandra van Dulmen
ACCEPTABILITY OF LONG-TERM TREATMENT: WHAT IS IT, AND HOW CAN IT BE ASSESSED?
Carla Dias Barbosa, Rémi Gauchoux, Benoit Arnould, Eric Van Ganse
Hopital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer UF Neuro-épidémiologie&Pharmaco-épidémiologie
ADHERENCE TO IMMUNOSUPPRESSION IN ADULT LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS: PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS
Otto H Bosma, Karin M Vermeulen, Erik A Verschuuren, Michiel E Erasmus, Wim van der Bij
ASTRO-LAB PROJECT: ASSESSMENT OF THE SAFETY OF LONG-ACTING BETA AGONISTS (LABAS) IN ASTHMA BY COMBINING HEALTH-CARE DATABASES AND DIRECT PATIENT FOLLOW-UP): FOCUS ON DETAILED PATTERN OF USE OF THERAPY
Eric van Ganse
Pharmacoepidemiology Unit CHU Lyon
GROUP BASED EDUCATION PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE PATIENT ADHERENCE TO GLAUCOMA TREATMENT: A PILOT STUDY
Heather Waterman, Cliff Richardson, Nicky Olleveant
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
DEVELOPMENT AND CONTENT OF A SHORT, GROUP-BASED INTERVENTION TO CHANGE BELIEFS ABOUT MEDICATION AND MEDICATION NON-ADHERENCE IN NON-ADHERENT PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Hanneke Zwikker, Bart Van den Bemt, Cornelia Van den Ende, Wim van Lankveld, Alfons den Broeder,
Frank van den Hoogen, Birgit van de Mosselaar, Sandra van Dulmen
E-MONITORING OF ASTHMA THERAPY TO IMPROVE COMPLIANCE IN CHILDREN (e-MATIC)
Erwin Vasbinder, Hetty Janssens, Maureen Rutten - van Mölken, Liset van Dijk, Arnold Vulto, Patricia van den Bemt
Department of Hospital Pharmacy, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Hospital Pharmacy, Groene Hart Hospital, Gouda, The Netherlands
A PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGIC ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF CALENDAR PACKAGING ON ADHERENCE TO SELF-ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS FOR LONG-TERM USE
Barbara K. Zedler, Andrew Joyce, Lenn Murrelle, Priyanka Kakad, Spencer E. Harpe
MEDICATION ADHERENCE SCALE AVAILABLE IN CHRONIC DISORDERS: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Angéline Galvin, Marianne Lafitte, Thierry Couffinhal, Karin Martin-Latry
Bordeaux University Hospital
NURSE AND WEB-BASED INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE MEDICATION ADHERENCE IN HIGH RISK CARDIOVASCULAR PATIENTS : RATIONALE AND DESIGN OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY
Angelien Sieben, H. van Onzenoort, J.A.van der Vliet, T. van Achterberg, S.J.H. Bredie
DUAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY AFTER MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION AND PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION: ANALYSIS OF PATIENT ADHERENCE USING HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT DATABASE
Philippe Latry, Marianne Lafitte, Claude Peter, Thierry Couffinhal, Karin Martin-Latry
Bordeaux University Hospital
USE OF MEMS IN ROUTINE CARE: DOES POCKET-DOSING AFFECT ACCURACY OF ADHERENCE ELECTRONIC DATA?
Aurélie Gertsch, Matthias Cavassini, Anne-Catherine Lange, Bernard Vrijens, Olivier Bugnon, Marie Paule Schneider
Community pharmacy, Department of ambulatory care&community medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Community pharmacy, School of pharmaceutical sciences, University of Geneva, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT MEDICATION ADHERENCE: A SURVEY OF DOCTORS, NURSES AND PHARMACISTS IN EUROPE
Wendy Clyne, Comfort Mshelia, Peter Jones, Sarah McLachlan
Keele University, NPC Plus, UK
ADHERENCE TO AND EXPERIENCE OF A TREATMENT WITH THE ORAL ANTICANCER DRUG SUNITINIB IN PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC RENAL CELL CANCER (MRCC): PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATING PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH ORAL ANTICANCER TREATMENT (IPSOC1) STUDY
Veerle Foulon, Sandra De Coster, Valérie Lacour, Pascal Wolter
Research centre for pharmaceutical care and pharmaco-economis, K.U.Leuven, Leuven
DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THE EYE DROP OBSERVATION TOOL (EyeDO) TO EVALUATE EYE DROP ADMINISTRATION SKILLS IN GLAUCOMA PATIENTS
Nathalie Duerinckx, Sofie Vandenbroeck, Sabina De Geest, Thierry Zeyen, Ingeborg Stalmans, Fabienne Dobbels
USING A WEEKLY INTERNET SURVEY TO IMPROVE ADHERENCE IN ACNE
Scott Davis, Brad Yentzer, Steven Feldman
Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
MEASURING ADHERENCE WITH ORAL ANTICANCER AGENTS
Lonneke Timmers, Christel Boons, Jacqueline Hugtenburg
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
THERE IS NO CORRELATION BETWEEN ADHERENCE TO LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM TREATMENTS
Przemyslaw Kardas, ABC Project Team
Medical University of Lodz, First Department of Family Medicine, Lodz, Poland
ROLE OF PHARMACIST, PHYSICIAN AND PATIENT IN ADHERENCE TO MEDICATION
Marcel Leppée, Josip Culig, Vesna Bacic-Vrca, Arijana Mestrovic, Jelena Boskovic
Andrija Stampar Institute of Public Health
PHARMACEUTICAL CARE INTERVENTIONS, INITIATED BY COMPUTERIZED DRUG PRESCRIPTION MONITORING, IMPROVE DRUG COMPLIANCE OF LIPID LOWERING DRUGS
A.G.G. Stuurman - Bieze, E.G. Hiddink, E.W.P. Vergouwen
1. Health Base Foundation, 2. Houten PharmaPartners Consultancy, Breda, The Netherlands
This year, the Best Poster Award has been attributed to Mr. Scott Davis. Congratulations!
The ESPACOMP team would like to thank all the speakers and authors who contributed to build up an exciting program.
We are looking forward to seeing you again next year.
POSTER GUIDELINESPosters should be 90x200 cm in landscape format.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONThe abstract submission deadline is over. Thanks to all authors who submitted their abstract.
Authors will be notified about abstract acceptance after the internal review process by the scientific committee.
The conference will be held at the Janskerk Utrecht
- The Netherlands National Monitor on Patient Adherence Studies (17th November): 50€
- ESPACOMP (18&19th November):
Academia& public sector: 100€
Industry&private sector: 200€
These fees include Tea&coffee breaks and lunch.
Fees should be paid by bank transfer (details are provided during the registration process) or cash on the day of the meeting.
It is NOT possible to make payments by credit card.
Court Hotel City Centre Utrecht **** http://www.courthotel.nlCourt Hotel City Centre Utrecht is situated in the historical heart of Utrecht. Enjoy your stay in the comfortable and trendy rooms and walk to the city's attractions in a few minutes.
The hotel rooms are bright and stylishly decorated. They have box-spring beds and a flat-screen TV. You can sit out on the terrace when weather is nice. The hotel is ideally located behind the monumental façade of a former courthouse in the museum area of Utrecht. A short stroll down the charming streets will bring you to unexpected architectural buildings as well as numerous shops and cafés. Court Hotel City Centre Utrecht offers Free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel.
Hotel Rooms: 27.
When you book before September 29, ESPACOMP has a special rate for this hotel (we made reservations for 18 rooms). If you make a reservation please mention ESPACOMP/Utrecht University.
Rate per night excluding breakfast: 120 euro per night
Sandton Malie Hotel **** http://www.sandton.eu/nl/utrecht
The Sandton Malie Hotel is located at the edge of the historic city centre, in the Buiten Wittevrouwen Quarter. The Dom Tower is a 15-minute walk away. The décor of the Sandton Malie Hotel reflects the traditional look and atmosphere of the building. The air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access. The Maliebaan Bus Stop is located a 5-minute walk away and offers quick access to Utrecht Central Station.
Number of rooms: 45
We have made a reservation for 25 rooms, unfortunately participants to book before March 18.
Rates for a room are 112.50 euro per night excluding breakfast. Please refer to ESPACOMP/Utrecht University when booking.
NB: after March 18 one can individually reserve a room for regular rates (app 140 euro per night)
Hotel de Admiraal ** http://www.hoteldeadmiraal.nl/
Hotel de Admiraal is located in a quiet area only 10 minutes away from the centre of Utrecht. With beds having 100% cotton sheets and ecological food, special attention is given to the environment. Most of the spacious rooms have a balcony with a view over the back garden. A hearty breakfast is served in your room upon request, prepared with fresh ecological products.
Hotel Rooms: 8.
Rates: 75-115 euro per night
Hotel Oorsprongpark** http://www.oorsprongpark.nl/Hotel Oorsprongpark is a 2-star bed and breakfast hotel in Utrecht. The convenient location at walking distance from the city centre makes this hotel a pleasant accommodation for a city tour. The attractively bright and well-kept hotel rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi access. Hotel Oorsprongpark is close to many shopping areas, cafés and Utrechts night life scene.
Hotel Rooms: 38.
Rates: 75-115 euro per night
The rooms at Ibis Utrecht have modern décor, a flat-screen TV and a work desk. The hotel is situated opposite a bus stop and is 500 metres from the 24 Oktoberplein Zuid Tram Stop. The centre of Utrecht, which offers sights including the Domkerk, is only 3 km away. Utrecht Ibis includes 24-hour reception and free public on-site parking. The hotel also offers a packed lunch service.
Hotel Rooms: 84. Hotel Chain: Ibis.
Rates: 95 euro per night
Havaa Apartments http://www.havaa-apartments.com/Havaa features studios and a penthouse 150 metres from Dom Tower in Utrecht. It also offers apartments on Plomptorengracht, less than a 10-minute walk from Domplein. All of the accommodation includes free Wi-Fi. The studios and apartments are decorated in a modern style and have a private bathroom and kitchen. The luxurious apartments also have a separate bedroom and living room. Havaa Apartments is surrounded by shops, hotels, restaurants and cafés. There is a supermarket 300 metres away. The Oudegracht shopping street is a 10-minute walk away.
Rates: Single person apartment: 110 euro per night
NH Centre Utrecht Hotel *** http://www.nh-hotels.nl/NHCentreUtrechtNH Centre Utrecht Hotel offers stylish accommodation in a unique 19th century building. Many of its guest rooms still have original stained glass windows. The hotel provides fully-equipped, spacious rooms with lovely views. All of the rooms have a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy late check-outs. The NH Centre Utrecht has 2 restaurants, café Broers and Luden Restaurant. The famous Dom Tower is located a 5-minute walk away from NH Utrecht Centre. On Saturdays, Utrecht's flower market is held right in front of the hotel.
Number of rooms: 47
Prices: app. 120-150 euro per night
Badhu http://www.badhu.nl/Badhu is a small, Arabian design hotel situated in a former bathhouse near the centre of Utrecht. The hotel serves a large variety of Arabian foods, wines, beers and cocktails. Each room is uniquely decorated and has a luxurious bathroom with a rain shower and a bath. The room also has a flat-screen TV and a Nespresso machine. Badhu and its restaurant have a view on a pretty park. On foot, it takes about 20 minutes to the city centre. You can also take public transport. There are enough parking places for your car.
Number of rooms: 8.
Prices: app. 140 euro per night
NH Utrecht **** http://www.nh-hotels.nl/NHUtrechtNH Utrecht is a comfortable 4-star hotel situated near the centre of Utrecht, a 3-minute walk from Utrecht Central Station. Make yourself at home in this friendly setting and visit the fitness centre and solarium for free. The hotel rooms have modern facilities and have a private bathroom with a bath and air conditioning. There is also a seating area and there are coffee and tea facilities. A breakfast buffet is served in the morning. From NH Utrecht you can easily walk to the city centre. The Beatrix Theatre is located directly next to NH Utrecht.
Number of rooms: 276. Hotel Chain: NH Hoteles.
Prices: app. 125-150 euro per night
Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre**** http://www.apollohotelsresorts.com/utrechtLocated on the Vredenburg Square, the elegant Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre offers modern and spacious rooms in the heart of Utrecht. All hotel rooms are equipped with a spacious bathroom, a comfortable seating area and Wi-Fi (charges applicable). Air conditioning and coffee and tea facilities are available as well. Most rooms have a lovely view on the city.
Hotel Rooms: 90. Hotel Chain: Apollo Hotels&Resorts.
Rates: app. 105-140 euro per night
Park Plaza Utrecht**** http://www.hotels.nl/utrecht/parkplaza/Park Plaza Utrecht is a 4-star hotel at walking distance of the historical city centre and Central Station. Stay in a spacious room and work out in the fitness centre. The hotel offers comfortable rooms which are tastefully decorated. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, coffee and tea facilities and a private bathroom with a bath or shower.
From the hotel, you can easily visit the lively shopping areas, go for a drink near the Dom or visit a museum.
Number of rooms: 120. Hotel Chain: Park Plaza Hotels&Resorts.
Rates: app. 140-155 euro per night
Hotel Mitland**** http://www.mitland.nl/With its beautiful waterfront location, this luxurious hotel offers a wonderful view of the old De Bilt fortress. Use of the spa facilities, fitness area and swimming pool is free of charge. All rooms have private bathrooms with a separate shower and bath. Most rooms have a balcony. Guests also get a free bottle of sparkling water and still water. Hotel Mitland is just over a 5-minute walk to the bus station, from where guests can reach the city centre of Utrecht within 10 minutes.
Hotel Rooms: 135.
Rates per night: app. 112.50-125 euro per night
Grand hotel Karel V***** http://www.karelv.nl/nlGrand hotel Karel V is a unique 5-star hotel in the heart of Utrecht. You can walk to central station in less than 10 minutes. Eat delicious meals and relax in the wellness centre. The spacious rooms are a combination of modern and historic styles. They come with all comforts you might need. Benefit from free wired internet, a bathrobe with slippers and in-room coffee and tea. Grand Hotel Karel V is situated in the museum quarter of Utrecht. You can walk to the main shopping streets and cafés. A walk along the canals and city patios is also worth your time.
Hotel Rooms: 121. Hotel Chain: Worldhotels.
Rates: 160-200 euro per night
We might suggest Amsterdam as an alternative: it it just half an hour by train and the selection of hotels is large.