Practical Information

Banks and currency Exchange

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10.00-16.00 
  • Thursday: 10.00-17.30 
  • Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Currency exchange at Forex

The exchange rates are better and you do not pay a fee when buying foreign currency at Forex. Address: Forex, Banegårdspladsen 20, (+45) 86 80 03 40. 

Credit card/cash points

Cash points accepting major credit cards are located all over the city; the closest cash point on campus is five minutes from the conference information desk in building 1422 at the entrance to the cafeteria ‘Stakladen Kantine’ (Fredrik Nielsensvej 2).

Conference and registration desk

The conference desk located in the foyer of building 1441 (campus of Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 3, 8000 Aarhus C) is open for on-site registration and information:

  • Monday, October 17: from 11:00—19:00
  • Tuesday to Friday, October 18 to 21: from 8:30—19:00

For any emergencies write to infodesk.robophilosophy@gmail.com to contact the conference desk, between October 17 and 21, from 8:00 to 20:00.

Emergency phone numbers

  • (+45 only when calling from outside Denmark)
  • Police, fire, ambulance (+45) 112
  • Falck rescue services (+45) 70 10 20 30
  • Police (+45) 87 31 14 48
  • Doctor, both normal and outside working hours – call here before going to the Emergency Room (+45) 70 11 31 31
  • Pharmacy, outside normal hours (+45) 80 20 24 07 

Dining out in Aarhus

Most restaurants in Aarhus are open from 11:30 – 24:00. However, hot meals are not served after 22:00. Service charges are included in the price. Please find some restaurant recommendations in the google map below.

Insurance and liability

Participants are advised to take out their own health and travel insurance.

Postal service

The nearest post office is a 20-minute walk from the venue (located at Storcenter Nord, Finlandsgade 17, DK-8200 Aarhus N). Please contact the information desk for directions.

Opening hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10.00-18.00
  • Saturday: 10.00-14.00
  • Sunday: closed

Car parking

Free car parking is available outside the conference venue (Aarhus University). Downtown parking is generally metered.

Car rental

Cars can be rented from local or international companies such as Budget, Avis, Hertz and Europcar. Your hotel receptionist will assist you if you wish to rent a car.

Shopping

Shops in Aarhus are usually open from Monday to Friday, from 10.00-17.30 (Saturdays 10.00-14.00). Most supermarkets and department stores are open until 20.00-21:00 on weekdays and are normally closed on Sundays. Most shops accept all major credit cards.

Smoking

Smoking is forbidden indoors in public places, public buildings, and private businesses – including restaurants, pubs, shops, public transportation, entertainment venues and workplaces – throughout the country. The only exception from the ban is for establishments with an area less than 40 sq.mtrs., which don’t serve fresh food – so you can still enjoy a cigarette in some smaller pubs if you’re lucky – some places have installed special smoking rooms but most refer smokers to the streets.

Taxes

The current Value Added Tax (VAT ) rate is 25 %. VAT is included in hotel and restaurant bills, entrance fees, ect. and cannot be refunded on these services. Tax-free shopping is possible in many major shops and department stores for visitors from non-EU and non-Scandinavian countries. The VAT is refunded at the airport upon presenting a completed VAT refund form. To achieve the VAT refund, a minimum purchase of DKK 300 per shop is required.

Taxis

Call:  89 48 48 48 or 70 25 25 25. (The country code is +45)

While taxis are available, Aarhus also has good public transportation; see www.midttrafik.dk/in-english.aspx for general information and www.rejseplanen.dk/bin/query.exe/en for a journey planner.

Time zone

Denmark follows Central European Time (CET ) which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Tipping

Gratuities are automatically included in the bills for service, meals etc. Tipping is optional.

Voltage

Electricity in Denmark is 220V AC. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

Google map

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