Welcome to Amsterdam!
From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village on a river bed to its current standing as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam has a strong tradition as a centre of culture and commerce. Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and charm as well as unique variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. Take time to discover the city's hidden treasures in Amsterdam's neighbourhoods.
Getting to and from Amsterdam
Amsterdam is very easy to reach by plane, train, car or even boat. The award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is centrally located and flies to 323 destinations. From Amsterdam, high-speed rail services connect Amsterdam to Paris, London, Berlin and Brussels, and the Port of Amsterdam ranks fourth in Europe. Here's a selection of up-to-date information and useful tips to make your journey as easy as possible, no matter which mode of transportation you choose.
Getting to the RAI convention centre
ECIO 2019 will be accessible from entrance G of the RAI convention centre.
Railway station Amsterdam RAI is 300 metres from the RAI and has direct connection with Duivendrecht, Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Zuid and Schiphol railwaystations, which are linked to the international InterCity network. Follow the signs RAI Amsterdam when you leave the station.
By tram, metro and bus Tram 4 runs between the centre of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Central and the RAI (stop at Europaplein). Metro 52 will take you from Amsterdam Centraal Station or Station Zuid to RAI Amsterdam. You get off the metro at the Europaplein Station and exit in front of our door. Metro 50 runs between Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Gein and stops at Station Amsterdam RAI. From Station Amstel you can reach us by metro 51 (Station Amsterdam RAI), bus 62 (stop Europaplein) or bus 65 (stop Scheldeplein).
Directly on approaching Amsterdam via the motorway A1, A2 or A4 and entering the ring road (A10), the RAI is indicated on the sign boards. RAI Amsterdam is located along-side the ring road (exit 9). From the exit the route to the car parks is indicated.
Public transport in Amsterdam
Estimates conclude that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than permanent residents! If you are less inclines to get in some cardio, however, rest assured that Amsterdam also boasts an impressive public transport network including metros, buses, trams, ferries and trains to help you get around the capital. Save money on travel with the I amsterdam City Card, which offers unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours. And before you see the sights, you can plan your journey with the excellent apps designed to help you find your way around the city.
Helpful apps and sites for planning your journey
Before seeing the sights, you may wish to consult the 9292 route planner or GVB website to help you find the quickest and most convenient way to get from A to B. In addition, there are a number of excellent apps available to help you find your way around the city.