International Conference of Young Scientists 2012

Het Heijderbos

Enjoy a tropical holiday in the Netherlands!

Welcome to Het Heijderbos holiday park, where tropical birds fly around as you walk through the indoor tropical world of the Jungle Dome, and you can watch real fish in Aqua Mundo. You can also sip a tasty drink under the palms in the Market Dome.

The spectacular surroundings of Center Parcs Het Heijderbos encourage you to go horse riding. Culture and shopping lovers will also enjoy themselves here: The holiday park is located close to Nijmegen and Arnhem, two cities in the east of the Netherlands.

Check in / check out

An exclusive check in will be arranged in the Business Center of Center Parcs Het Heijderbos.

Early check in & late check out

From Monday the 16th of April until Monday the 23rd of April villas will be available for all ICYS guests. If, due to early or delayed travel schemes, cottages are needed before or after these dates, we can arrange extended stays. Please contact the LOC about this so they can arrange it with Center Parcs.

Cottage information

During the ICYS we have reserved the villas as shown below. We will provide you comfort service which means the beds are made up upon arrival and two towels per person are available.

Villa for 6 persons, 75m2

Three bedrooms: two with twin beds, 1 with bunk beds (1.90m long), duvets.
Bathroom with bath and double washbasin, separate toilet.
Fully equipped kitchen
Private terrace with garden furniture.

Living room

Fireplace, TV, laminate floor
Mircowave oven, coffee machine, toaster


Children's furniture (babybed and highchair), safe, clock radio

Aqua Mundo

In Aqua Mundo at Het Heijderbos holiday park, you can paddle, meet up in the sauna or read a good book by the poolside. Try the sensation of speeding down the spectacular ultra-rapid wild river. The fastest one of all at Center Parcs. An extraordinary sensation! In Aqua Mundo you can explore the underwater city in the snorkel pool and admire tropical fish.

Turbo tanner

Do you need a fresh impulse? Under the turbo tanner you will get a tan in ten minutes. It can be combined perfectly with a visit to the sauna.

Sauna / Turkish bath

Pure relaxation: the sauna with Turkish bath and sauna meadow. You particularly visit the sauna for physical relaxation, heath and improvement of your well-being. Moreover the sauna also has a purifying function. As a result you will have more resistance and less stress.


Would you like to book the Diving Arrangement or would you rather take a single dive? At the Aqua Mundo you can dive under supervision. Each time will be a unique experience to explore the underwater world.

Indoor sports centre

The sports center which offers various sports is the sporting focal point of bungalow park Het Heijderbos. For young and old, there are enough sports to take part in. Go bowling, laser squashing or play table tennis. Afterwards you can relax while you enjoy a cool drink in the Sports Café.

Racket sports

Tennis (indoor or outdoor), squash, badminton and table tennis belong to the national sports in Het Heijderbos.

Sports tournaments

Exciting sports tournaments are organized indoors as well as outdoors. Create your own team and sign up for table tennis, badminton, (beach) volleyball... Let's play to win!

House of games

Car racing in the race simulator, playing pinball, gambling (adults age 18 only)... You will find the newest video games and real life games at the house of games. Fun for everybody!

Laser squash

The room appears to be a regular squash court. But this game requires extreme concentration playing the ball against each other. The virtual laser beams originate from a machine.

Old Barn Bowling

During the evening of Wednesday the 18th of April the Old Barn Bowling is exclusively reserved for ICYS guests. The bowling lanes are available throughout the evening.

Show Night

Enjoy the best in entertainment at Center Parcs, performed live by Center Parcs' professionally trained entertainers.

Day for a Daydream

Show Night is a spectacular live show: specially created for and by Center Parcs, it is packed with music, song, dance and entertainment!

Join us for an evening of pleasure at Show Night: Day for a Daydream, to close your holiday with a bang!

Jungle Dome

The indoor tropical play paradise Jungle Dome is a unique bit of the tropics. Explore this play paradise for free during your stay at Het Heijderbos.

Indoor tropical play paradise Jungle Dome

The jungle Dome has recently been made even more tropical with new flower, plants and birds!

  • Jungle with exotic shrubs, flowers and birds.
  • Tropical temperatures.
  • Splashing waterfalls, wobble rope bridges.
  • Safari Camp in a bamboo hut.
  • Jungle Expedition in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund.


WI-FI Connection

Need to check your e-mail, search for information on the internet, or surprise people back home with holiday pictures? You are able to do all of this in Center Parcs Het Heijderbos.

Het Heijderbos offers you access to high-speed wireless internet with HotSpots from KPN (Dutch telecom). So you can bring your laptop, PDA or smartphone along. You may also use the computers in the Market Dome.

Access cards are available from reception or the info desk.
The charges for the cards are as follows:

  • 50 minutes card for € 5.95
  • 100 minutes card for € 9.95
  • Midweek / weekend (4 days) card for € 18.95
  • Week card for € 24.95