Transport

 

Transport from Schiphol Airport to the venue

Address of the venue

Novotel Amsterdam City
Europaboulevard 10
1083 AD Amsterdam

To the venue by train

The train station is located right underneath Schiphol Airport. There is a direct train connection between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam RAI (the train station close to the venue), it only takes 10 minutes. You can plan your trip online at 9292.nl. From Amsterdam RAI station it is a 6 minutes’ walk to the hotel. Just follow the road Europaboulevard southwards, direction Buitenveldert/Amstelpark.

OV-chipkaart

If you plan to see more of Amsterdam by using public transport, we advise you to buy a so-called Anonymous OV-chipkaart. Journey price with OV-chip card: € 3 (1st class: € 5,10). Without a card the journey from Schiphol to the venue costs approximately € 6/€10.

You can buy this OV chip card at one of the ticket windows or yellow machines at the railway station. Before you start travelling you need to load balance on your card. With a positive balance you can check in and out. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the screen of a gate or single card reader.

More information about travelling from Schiphol by public transport

To the venue by taxi

You can book your taxi online (before you fly) or find a taxi at the taxi stand. The costs vary from € 30 to € 50. Never make use of a taxi that is offered to you unrequested or that does not have a meter.

 

Transport from the venue to the city centre

  • walk to Amsterdam RAI station (6 minutes) and take metro 51 direction Amsterdam Centraal (approximately 25 minutes)
  • walk to tramstop Drentepark (4 minutes) or Amsterdam RAI station (6 minutes) and take tram 4 direction Amsterdam Centraal (approximately 30 minutes)

You can plan your trip online at 9292.nl.

Public transport in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has an excellent public transport network. There are buses, trams and metros. There are even ferries departing behind the Central Station to reach the northern part of the city. For free! A one-day or multi-day travel card makes it easy to discover the city. If you plan to see more of Amsterdam by using public transport, we advise you to buy a so-called Anonymous OV-chipkaart.
The rest of the Netherlands also has a very good public transport system, with trains and buses. You can plan your trip and work out the costs on 9292.nl.

Taxi

There are many taxis in Amsterdam, of varying quality. At night particularly it may take some time to find a taxi. Book your taxi online, by phoning (+31) (0) 20 7777777, or go to one of the taxi stands. A small tip is customary. Do not make use of a taxi that is offered to you unrequested or that does not have a meter. Beware of scammers. Especially at the airport there are many taxi drivers of unauthorized taxi companies, trying to recruit passengers.

Car

Amsterdam’s city centre is not very car-friendly but it is accessible by car. You can park your car in one of the many multi-storey car parks or on the street. You must pay to park practically everywhere in Amsterdam and this is strictly enforced. The closer you park to the city centre, the higher the parking rates; this goes for the multi-storey car parks as well as for parking on the street.

Always be aware of cyclists when driving in the Netherlands.

Boat

Round trips of the canals are the main tourist attraction in the Netherlands: over 3 million people make a round trip of the canals every year. A boat trip on the canals is a special experience and will give you a unique view of Amsterdam from the water. There are many places where you can book a trip, leaving from various points, such as:

  • Rederij Lovers from Damrak (between the Dam and the Central Station)
  • Blueboat on Stadhouderskade (near Leidseplein, Vondelpark and Rijksmuseum).

There are many different types of boat trips, such as the dinner cruise, the candlelight cruise or the hamburger cruise. The Hop-on Hop-off cruise stops at a large number of museums and other attractions.

Bicycle

A bicycle is the perfect means of transport for discovering the city. There are many places where you can rent a bicycle. Always remember to lock your bicycle and take out theft insurance. If you do not want the locals to look pityingly at another tourist falling off his or her bicycle, do not cycle on the tramline.

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