Amsterdam is a world-class international transport hub. Amsterdam international Airport, Schiphol, is located 9 km southwest of Amsterdam and is well connected via public transportation. Schiphol Station with frequent direct trains straight from the airport to Amsterdam central station (Amsterdam Centraal) is located directly below the airport; the train station is located in the main courtyard of the airport, along with kiosks and a retail desk to buy tickets and reloadable public transportation passes (OV-Chipkaart). Taxis and buses are located just outside the terminal.
For conference visitors from Europe, train is also a great option. You can travel to Amsterdam using international train services operated by Thalys, ICE International, CityNightLine and Eurostar. Trains arrive at Amsterdam central station (Amsterdam Centraal) in the city centre. At Amsterdam central station you can buy public transportation tickets and load public transport passes (OV-Chipkaart), and transfer directly to the local public transport (metro, trams, and busses). There are information and retail desks inside the central train station for the train company (NS), and just outside for the bus/tram company (GVB), and the tourist information office (VVV). There is luggage storage available inside the central train station, and a taxi stand can be found outside.
To the campus
The conference venue will be building A of the Roeters Eiland campus of the University of Amsterdam in the eastern part of the city centre. The conference venue address is Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Map). This lively campus is easily reached by public transport systems (tram, bus, metro; public transport travel planner). The Roeters Eiland campus is surrounded by numerous bars and restaurants, along with well-known attractions like the Artis (the Amsterdam zoo), the Hortus botanical gardens, the Tropen museum and the Hermitage museum.