Here are the different options for travelling to the venue: RAI Amsterdam Congress Centre, Entrance K (Hall 2), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Arriving by plane
The Amsterdam international airport (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol) is located 12 km southwest from the city centre of Amsterdam. The airport is one of the busiest in the world with more than 20 international airlines serving Schiphol.
RAI Amsterdam is easily reachable by public transport.
From Amsterdam airport to the congress venue
Take the NS Sprinter train from Schiphol airport station to RAI Amsterdam station. It takes around 10 minutes and costs EUR 3.00.
From Amsterdam airport to the city centre
Trains, known as the NS Dutch Railways, serve to and from Schiphol airport. Most of them go to Amsterdam’s Centraal station.
The journey takes 20 minutes and trains run regularly (every 10 minutes) between 05:00 and 01:00 and every hour during times.
Please note that not every train stops at every station. Tickets cost EUR 4.20.
Bus 197 (Amsterdam Airport Express) runs between Museumplein, Rijksmuseum, and Leidseplein in the city centre.
The trip takes approximately 40 minutes and costs EUR 4.75 for a single ticket and EUR 9.00 for a return, if purchased online.
If purchased from the driver, a ticket costs EUR 5.00.
The bus leaves from platform B9 every 15 minutes during the day and every hour at night.
From the city centre to the congress venue
By tram (stop – Europaplein station)
Tram 4 operates between Amsterdam Centraal Station and RAI Amsterdam.
Stop at Europaplein station, cross the street, then turn right.
By metro (stop – RAI Amsterdam station)
Take Metro 51 from Amsterdam Centraal station. The trip takes around 15-20 minutes.
The metro runs approximately every 8 minutes. The distance between RAI Amsterdam station and RAI is 500 meters, 6 minute-walk.
IMPORTANT: Use “RAI Amsterdam” station to access the main congress entrance
In Amsterdam, you can travel by bus, tram or metro by purchasing a transport card called “OV Chipkaart”. You can use this card more than once.
The journey from Amsterdam airport to the city centre takes between 25 and 45 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs around EUR 45.00.
WARNING! At the airport, make sure to get into an authorised taxi (wait at the official taxi line), and check the expected fare of the trip before leaving. Unsanctioned taxi valets will try to lure you into unofficial cars that charge much more.
Taxi zones are located throughout the city centre. However, we recommend booking a taxi directly online, or using one of the phone numbers below:
+31 6 196 32 963 Amsterdam Taxi-Online.com
+31 20 633 33 33 Taxi direct
+31 20 705 88 88 Staxi Schiphol taxi
+31 20 354 22 32 Stads Taxi Amsterdam
+31 20 475 03 20 My Taxi Centrale Amsterdam
+31 20 777 77 77 Taxi centrale Amsterdam
UBER is available in Amsterdam
IMPORTANT: Ask the driver to take you to RAI Amsterdam Entrance K – Hall 2 Europaplein.
GPS: Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (RAI Amsterdam Entrance K)
The congress venue has parking facilities and is located south-west of Amsterdam’s business quarter that is reachable by the A10 highway, exit 9.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible for a visa as the application process can be time consuming. Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin.
In case of visa rejection, EASL cannot be held responsible and therefore cannot refund any registration and accommodation fees.
To see which nationality requires, or not, a visa to enter The Netherlands, please click here.
IMPORTANT: Regulations are however subject to change. It is therefore recommended to check whether you require a visa with your local Dutch embassy.
Please note that EASL is not responsible for the information provided on external websites.
MCI, the official registration agency, may help registered delegates by providing an official invitation letter.
More information here