Travel Information

Traveling to Amsterdam

Amsterdam can be easily reached by airplane; Schiphol is a large international airport. Inside of Schiphol there is a train station with many trains going to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Alternatively, Amsterdam can be reached by train directly from several large European cities, such as Brussels, Paris and Hannover.

For those traveling from the ICA 2019 conference in Aachen we recommend going by train: Transport from Aachen to Amsterdam

Traveling within Amsterdam

Information on how to reach the congress venues can be found on the congress venues page. To plan any other journey in and around the Netherlands, we recommend either Google Maps or, for public transport,

Uber- or standard taxis are widely available in the city.

The standard method of paying for public transportation in the Netherlands is using a public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart). We don't recommend this option if you are only here for a few days because buying a chip card (available from ticket machines on all train stations) does cost €7.50, excluding credit you need to start your journey.

Therefore we recommend the following options

1) Disposable paper tickets

In the tram and bus, tickets can be bought from the driver using your debit card or credit card. Tickets are valid for one hour.
For metro and train, they can be purchased from ticket machines that are available on every metro or train station.

2) GVB Day ticket or GVB Multi-day ticket

With all GVB trams, (night) buses and metros in Amsterdam, Diemen, Duivendrecht, Amstelveen, Schiphol and Weesp.

3) Amsterdam Travel Ticket

Provides unlimited travel on the train (NS railway), the Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397) and Niteliner N97 (of Connexxion) between Schiphol and Amsterdam and unlimited travel for all GVB trams, day buses, night buses and metros.