Amsterdam is a very compact city where your destination will usually not be at a great distance. The city is therefore ideal for getting around by foot, bicycle or public transport. Amsterdam has a very dense public transport system and tram, metro or bus stops are usually around the corner. For public transport in The Netherlands you need an OV-chip transport ticket. A 3-day public transport ticket is included in the registration fee. This card is valid on all GVB (Municipal Transport Company) trams, busses and metro services. For further information, please see www.gvb.nl. The ticket is not valid in NS trains, Connexxion buses, Arriva buses or BBA buses (not valid for travelling from and to Schiphol Airport).
Vrije Universiteit (conference venue)
The campus of Vrije Universiteit and VU University Medical Center are situated in the south-western part of Amsterdam, one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing business districts in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 10 kilometres away, just 8 minutes by train. The Vrije Universiteit can easily be reached by car, train, tram, metro and Bus.
By Metro: from Central Station you take metro 51 direction Amstelveen Westwijk, stop De Boelelaan/VU.
By Tram: from Central station you take tram 5 direction Amstelveen Binnenhof, stop De Boelelaan/VU.
From Schiphol Airport: train to Station Amsterdam Zuid, from here you can walk (10 minutes) or take tram 5 or metro 51 direction Amstelveen (1 minute).
Novotel Hotel (conference hotel)
Novotel Amsterdam City, Europaboulevard 10, is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Amsterdam's business district, near the RAI Congress Center and the World Trade Center. The city center and Schiphol Airport are 15 minutes away by tram, subway or train from "RAI" station, which is within walking distance.
By Metro: from Central Station you take metro 51 in the direction Amstelveen, stop RAI.
By Tram: from Central station you take tram 4 to direction RAI (last stop).
Scheepvaartmuseum (conference dinner location)
The National Maritime Museum shows how the Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea.
By foot: The National Maritime Museum is a 20 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station.
By Public transport: The museum is easy to reach with bus 22 (Indische buurt) and bus 48 (Borneo eiland). Both depart from the Central Station stop at the Prins Hendrikplantsoen in front of the Victoria Hotel. The bus stop at the museum is Kadijksplein/
By car: If you are travelling by car, take the A10 ring road North and take exit S116 (IJ tunnel). In the vicinity of the National Maritime Museum you'll find three parking garages: Markenhoven, Oosterdok and Oostenburgereiland.