Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the Congress Centre
Amsterdam's main international airport Schiphol is only 10 km from the city centre. Further information can be found at: www.schiphol.nl
Train (about 15 minutes)
The train station is situated directly below the airport and well signposted. It is accessed, from arrivals, via the Schiphol Plaza. Tickets can be purchased from the yellow ticket machines or from the ticket offices situated near the red/white-checked cube in Schiphol Plaza.
A single train ticket (2nd class) to Amsterdam Central Station is €4.00, and a single train ticket (2nd class) to Amsterdam RAI is €2.60. Staff at the ticket offices will also be able to provide you with train departure information.
More information on Netherlands railways can be found at www.ns.nl
TCA Taxis are available in front of the airport arrivals building. A taxi to the city centre costs approximately €45 trip and takes about 25 minutes, a taxi to the Amsterdam RAI costs approximately €35 and takes about 20 minutes.
Departure for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from the Congress Centre
Train is the easiest form of transport between Amsterdam RAI and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. Price of a single ticket (2nd class): € 2.50.
A taxi from outside Amsterdam RAI to the city centre costs approximately €15 and takes about 15 minutes. A taxi from the Amsterdam RAI to the airport costs approximately €33 and takes about 20 minutes.
Getting to Amsterdam RAI
Tram: Tram route 4 provides a frequent and direct service to Amsterdam RAI.
Metro: Metro n°51 takes you directly to Amsterdam RAI. The metro station at Amsterdam Centraal is located right underneath the front entrance.
Car: Directly on approaching Amsterdam via the motorway A1, A2 or A4 and entering the ring road (A10), the RAI is indicated on the signboards. Amsterdam RAI is located alongside the ring road (exit S109).From the exit the route to the car parks is indicated.
Parking: There is limited parking space near Amsterdam RAI. During large congresses special Parking Areas are appointed. From all large motorways these Parking Areas are indicated with signs (Parking RAI).
Getting around Amsterdam
GVB Transport Pass: GVB Transport Company services not only the city of Amsterdam, but also a number of adjacent towns. The intricate network of public transport by road, water and railway, both at street level and underground, is linked to the Dutch Railway stations and regional transport systems. Follow the GVB logo above to guide you to and through the stations.
Amsterdam offers an extensive travel network using metro, tram and bus. The complimentary GVB Transport Pass included in the registration fee allows free use of public transport in the city during the Congress period. For further information, please visit the GVB Website: www.gvb.nl/english.
Note: that the GVB Transport Pass is not valid on the trains and buses of transport companies other than GVB.
Amsterdam City Desk
The Amsterdam City Desk, located in the Main Entrance area of the Congress, will be available to provide further information about the city and your visit.
For additional travel and tourist information, please visit the I amsterdam site.
Amsterdam Centraal Station
Amsterdam Centraal Station is the city's main train station, with access to GVB public transport: tram, bus, ferries and metro lines