Travel & Accessibility
Air travel to Amsterdam
The RAI Amsterdam is only a 15 minute journey away from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by car, taxi and public transport. On leaving the baggage reclaim area, you enter Schiphol Plaza, and you can follow the sign posts to find the trains, taxis, shuttle buses, and car rental. Schiphol train station is located directly underneath the airport. From here, intercities and regular trains of Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways – NS) can take you to Amsterdam Central Station, Amsterdam Zuid-WTC and RAI Amsterdam. Train tickets are available at the ticket office in the airport’s main hall and yellow ticket machines. The Connexxion shuttle bus, some hotel shuttle busses, as well as Connexxion bus 397 will take you to the centre of Amsterdam.
Travel to Amsterdam by rail
If you arrive at Amsterdam Central Station (CS), you can take the metro 51 or tram 4 to the RAI. If you arrive at the Amstel station, you can take the metro 51 or the busses 62 or 65, which will take you to the RAI. From Amsterdam Sloterdijk station, the best way to reach the RAI is with express tram 50. The RAI Amsterdam railway station is 300 metres from the RAI and has direct connections with Duivendrecht, Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Zuid and Schiphol railway stations, which are linked to the international InterCity network. Follow the signs RAI Amsterdam when you leave the station.
Journey to Amsterdam by car
The RAI is immediately signposted on roads signs on the ring road drivers end up on after approaching Amsterdam from the A1 motorway (Amersfoort/Amsterdam), the A2 (Utrecht/Amsterdam) or the A4 (Den Haag [The Hague]/Amsterdam). RAI Amsterdam is situated right next to the ring road (Exit 9). The RAI’s car parks are signposted immediately after leaving the ring road.
The multi-storey carpark at the RAI is easily accessible thanks to its location next to the A10 highway by Exit 9 and has 2,500 parking spaces. The fee is € 18,00 per 24 hours.
How to get around
Amsterdam boasts an impressive public transport network including metros, buses, trams, ferries and trains to help you get around the capital. Trams are common in Amsterdam, with routes heading out from the centre in all directions. Trams are ideal for short journeys around the city centre, as well as for traveling to other districts. Amsterdam’s metro runs underneath the centre from Central Station to the outer districts. Amsterdam operates a full bus network, which will take you anywhere you have to go. Behind Central Station, ferries hustle their way across the River IJ, transporting passengers to various locations in the north of Amsterdam. Some specialist ferries also travel along the river to other districts of the city.
How to get to the convention centre
Tram route 4 runs between the centre of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centraal and the RAI (stop at Europaplein).
From the Amstel railway station you can reach the RAI via metro 51 or bus route 65. Metro 51 also runs to Amsterdam Central Station.