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1078 GZ Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)20 549 12 12
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A free 4-day Transportation Pass can be picked up at the Transportation Desk located in the Registration Area. This ticket has a 96 hour validity from the first moment it is used. The GVB travel card includes metro, bus and tram service within Amsterdam.
For travel from/to the airport, you have to purchase a different ticket, as you would have to take the NS train (Nederlandse Spoorwegen / Dutch Railways).
Travelling by Public Transportation
Amsterdam allows for easy travel by public transportation. There are various ways to get around: the metro, bus or taxi. The city currently has 5 metro lines. Here is some travel advice on how to get to the congress venue (the RAI) via public transportation.
Travelling by Train
At the airport, you need a NS train ticket (1st or 2nd class) to the RAI Station, which costs € 3,30 (2nd class) – €5,45 (1st class). This ticket is available at the yellow NS ticket machines or at the information desks. Note: the GVB transportation pass, which can be collected at the registration desk, is not a valid ticket for the NS trains.
Check www.ns.nl for timings, from ‘Schiphol Airport’ to ‘RAI Amsterdam’.
Travelling by Metro / Subway
The 3 metro lines near the RAI are:
Line 50 (Green) and Line 51 (Orange) and Line 52 (Blue)
- Metro 52 will take you from Amsterdam Central Station to RAI Amsterdam (Europaplein station) in just eight minutes and stops in front of the RAI complex. Take the metro direction to Zuid (South).
- From Amstel Station you can reach us by taking Metro 51 to the RAI station or bus 62 (stop Europaplein). You have to exit the station and walk <5 min to the RAI. Follow the signage, in the direction of the new NHow hotel.
- Metro 50 operates the route between Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Gein, and also stops at the RAI station. From here, you have to exit the station as well and walk <5 min to the RAI.
Travelling by Bus
Take bus 341 (near B15) – Get off at station ‘Amsterdam Zuid’ (Amsterdam South). From there you can take the metro/train or even walk to the RAI (10-15 min). For specific timings, check www.9292ov.nl .
Travelling by Taxi / Uber
There are a lot of taxis in Amsterdam and at every major station, there are taxi stands. The RAI venue has taxi ranks laid out to facilitate the arrival and departure of visitors.
TCA – Taxicentrale Amsterdam
Tel. + 31 20 777 7777
Lost items: Users and taxi drivers can visit the following website:
Uber is allowed in the Netherlands.
You may also use the following app: ViaVan. It works the same as Uber, but sometimes you might have to share your ride.
Travelling by Car
The RAI Amsterdam has parking around its venue. The costs are €4,- per hour or €25,- per day.
An online ticket costs €21,- per day. Visit https://parkeren.rai.nl/en/booking/period.html to reserve a parking ticket.