Travel

Some useful travel trips (in and to Amsterdam) can be found here:

Travel from Airport to Hotel

Train

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.

Taxi

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.
or
* 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/

Biking

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.

Rental information

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:
* Orangebike.nl
* IAmsterdam.com
* Rentabike.nl