Some useful travel trips (in and to Amsterdam) can be found here:
Travel from Airport to Hotel
We recommend you take a train from Schiphol Airport to Central Station (the main railway station) in Amsterdam. It is cheap, convenient and fast. You can buy a (oneway) ticket from the desk or a ticket machine (when you buy a ticket from the machine: don't select 'all trains', select 'NS only').
Price: € 3,70.
If you take a taxi at Schiphol airport, please make sure that you take a taxi from the official line. Do not accept offers from the taxi runners who try to convince you to accept their offer. A taxi ride to your hotel costs about € 50.
To East India House (Preconference / Welcome Party)
Location is in the middle of the inner city, walking distance from Dam Square and Central (Railway) Station.
To Conference Venue
Walk or bicycle: please consult Google Maps or similar programs; or ask your hotel.
Public transport: http://en.gvb.nl/pages/home.aspx, or ask your hotel.
For example: from Central Station, take either:
* tram line 26(direction IJburg) and get out at stop Kattenburgerstraat.
* bus 48(direction Borneo eiland) and get out at stop Jan Schaeferbrug.
From Central Station it is a 5 minutes ride. Plus 3 minutes walk.
Public Transport is excellent in Amsterdam
Information about the public transport company of Amsterdam GVB can be found here (prices, timetables, tickets & fares): http://en.gvb.nl/
Amsterdam is flat, there are no hills. You will notice that the locals get around by bike, which is probably the best way to see the majority of the city. A bike is the best way to get from A to B. Seeing Amsterdam by bike is really a great way to see and get around the city. Watch out for the tram tracks.
Ask your hotel manager for addresses and suggestions. A convenient option is MacBike (close to Central Railway Station): http://macbike.nl/en/
See for other options: