Plan your Visit

About Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam – town with fan-shaped canals, city where Spinoza and Descartes once lived, place of free thinkers and merchants, town with metropolitan features, attractive destination for young people. Its rich and poignant history can be admired during a boat ride in its 17th century circular canals (Unesco World Heritage), at the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, the van Gogh Museum and, conveniently around the corner, the Stedelijk Museum. Be cool and visit ‘Noord‘ with its movie museum (‘eye‘), grand cafés and revolving building. Concertgebouw or Opera: plan in advance. On the spot: many stages or theatres in town. Drink beer, eat French fries with mayonnaise or, if you insist, go inside a ‘coffee shop’. Amsterdam will impress you with its modernity among history and its notorious tradition of not being traditional. Long ago, the government deemed it safer to rule from The Hague. But like everybody likes to be in Amsterdam, even the Monarch has its own residence in town. Now it is your turn.

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All you need to know to plan your visit to Amsterdam

Climate in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a mild oceanic climate. The day-time temperature in end of August/ early September ranges between 15 and 20 °C. Rain is possible.

Bank and ATM

Bank and ATM Banks are open weekdays only, between 9:00 and 17:30. The Euro is the official currency in the Netherlands. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the Schiphol airport, Central Station and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city.


The voltage in the Netherlands is 230 Volts, 50 Hertz. Sockets meet European regulations and use the two-round pin system.


The time zone in The Netherlands is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1 hour in winter and +2 hours in summer.


The congress fee does not include insurance. All participants should arrange for their own insurance. Health and accident insurance is recommended and has to be purchased in your country of origin.

Letter of Invitation

The congress office will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to registered delegates requesting an invitation letter for visa purposes. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the FNM 2018 to provide any financial support. Please make sure that you apply for visa well in advance. Please note that it can take up to 3 months to process a visa application. Invitation letters can be requested in the online registration process until 20 June 2018. The letters will be sent as an email attachment. If express delivery is required, the delegate shall order a courier at his/her own expense.

Please e-mail for your official letter of invitation.

Visa Travel Requirements

The entry formalities for The Netherlands vary according to the country of origin. For citizens of the European Union Member Countries, a valid identity card is sufficient. Please address enquiries about entry and vaccination requirements to your travel agent or to the local dutch consulate.

Further information is available here