Whether you plan to arrive by air, rail, road or sea, Amsterdam is one of the most well-connected international conference destinations in Europe. High-speed train services, direct international flights and an extensive public transport network ensure smooth connections no matter where in the world you are travelling from. Thanks to the city's compactness, getting around the city is a breeze, with convenient transfers between venues, restaurants, cultural sights and nearby hotels.
Travelling to Amsterdam
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the primary international airport in the Netherlands. The airport serves over 300 direct destinations globally and is just a 15-minute ride away from the city centre by public transport. Event planners and attendees arriving by plane can earn free reward tickets, discounts and other benefits through the Air France KLM Global Meetings & Events network.
Schiphol airport is currently experiencing long waiting times due to a shortage of staff. Please always follow your airline’s advice and stay up to date at https://www.schiphol.nl/en/
Travelling to Amsterdam by train has never been easier, and makes for a more environmentally-friendly alternative to flying. With high-speed train connections reaching 300 kilometres per hour, conference visitors can enjoy swift and comfortable travel from London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt and many other European cities. Amsterdam Central Station is a hub for international rail services, including routes operated by Eurostar, ICE (Intercity Express) and Thalys.
Getting around the city
By public transport
Amsterdam’s public transport system (GVB) is a convenient way to get around the city. Hotels, restaurants, venues and cultural attractions are all connected by an efficient network of local trams, metros, buses and ferries. See more details about public transport travel with information on tickets, discounts and day passes.
Thanks to the city’s compactness, many places are within short walking or cycling distance. An excellent way to explore the city and see more of Amsterdam’s iconic scenery, visitors can easily rent a bike to blend in like a local and experience the famous bike culture of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam also offers a reliable and handy taxi service to transport you around, especially late at night when public transport runs less frequently. Taxicentrale Amsterdam (TCA) is the country’s largest taxi company with extensive experience in accommodating various event sizes to deliver the best service possible. Plus, more and more electric vehicles in Amsterdam are being added to the TCA fleet and are available for a more sustainable taxi service.