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The convention takes place at the Novotel Amsterdam City hotel. This hotel is within easy reach of the motorway and the RAI train, underground and tramstation. It is situated in a district with office buildings, in the neighbourhood of the RAI event and fair centre. Nevertheless, there are lots of things to do and see within walking distance!
If you take a look at the map of Amsterdam’s city centre, you will see the city centre is divided into circle halves by the canals and waterways. Just like an onion cut into half. In the city centre you will find thousands of monumental canalside houses and merchant houses. The eastern part of the centre is somewhat rougher in character than its western counterpart.
The canals in the city centre of Amsterdam tell the story of the Golden Age. Apart from this, the western part of the city centre is famous for its former working-class district De Jordaan. In this part of the city centre you will find the shopping area the 9 straatjes (the 9 streets). The Anne Frank House is also a major attraction.
The northern part of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam-Noord district, is well on its way to becoming one of the hippest districts of town. It is worth your while to check out this part of town. You may take one of the free ferries across the IJ from the northern exit of the Central Station, either on foot or on the bike. Within ten minutes you will imagine yourself into another world.
Amsterdam-West is a 19th century district, partly built in the Amsterdam School style. A large part of this working-class area (‘Oud West’) was given a facelift. In a former tram depot and in the former gasworks you can have a bite to eat, something to drink, go shopping and get acquainted with the present Amsterdam culture.
Amsterdam-Zuid: the district with the most beautiful and interesting museums, the highest income per resident and the most beautiful avenues. Do you want to shop here? That is well within the possibilities here, but you ‘d better bring your credit card. Apart from shops, you will find the delightful, multicultural district De Pijp here. Students, artists, drop-outs, hipsters en yuppies meet up in one of the many cafés and restaurants of the famous Albert Cuyp market place.