1078 GZ Amsterdam
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RAI Amsterdam is situated 8 minutes from Amsterdam’s city centre and 15 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located 15 minutes from RAI Amsterdam whether you travel by car, train, taxi or bus. The Amsterdam Airport website provides information including: up-to-the-minute flight information, connecting transport facilities to RAI Amsterdam and business facilities.
The RAI has its ‘own’ station, RAI Amsterdam which is located a stone’s throw from the RAI complex and is easy to reach from anywhere in the Netherlands. When you leave the station follow the signs for RAI Amsterdam. For further information consult the NS [Dutch railways] travel planner by visiting: www.ns.nl/en.
By tram, metro or bus
Tram 4 runs between the RAI (Europaplein stop), Amsterdam’s city centre and Amsterdam Central Station. You can reach the RAI from the Amstel railway station by taking Metro 51 and Bus 65. Metro 51 also runs to Amsterdam Central Station. Metro 50 runs regularly between the Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Gein stations and stops at the RAI Amsterdam station.
Any taxi company can bring you to RAI Amsterdam. Only taxis operated by the company TCA can pick you up at the RAI. During certain events, there will be TCA taxis waiting at the entrance of the event. If there are none available you can order one via the reception.
After approaching Amsterdam from the A1 motorway (Amersfoort/Amsterdam), the A2 (Utrecht/Amsterdam) or the A4 (Den Haag [The Hague]/Amsterdam), drivers will reach a ring road from which the RAI is immediately signposted. RAI Amsterdam is situated right next to the ring road (Exit 9). The RAI’s car parks are signposted immediately after leaving the ring road.
Amsterdam has an impressive public transport network including metros, buses, trams, ferries and trains to help you get around the city. The I amsterdam City Card gives you unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
The official Amsterdam tourism website has a list of apps that visitors may find helpful when navigating the city.
If you decide to extend your visit before or after the Congress, there is much to see and do in and around the city.
Visitor Information Centre website: www.iamsterdam.com
A list of the best Amsterdam has to offer as well as reviews from fellow visitors: Trip Advisor - Amsterdam
Collaboratively edited city guide: Wikitravel: Amsterdam
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