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Travelling to Amsterdam
Eurostar - London to Amsterdam
Eurostar runs a twice-daily train direct from London St Pancras International to Amsterdam Centraal. The journey takes just 3hrs 41 mins to get from city centre to city centre with free wi-fi offered onboard and a power socket at every seat. Food and drinks are available from Café Métropole and, if you are travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier, you will get a complimentary meal.
On the way back, take a Thalys train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. There is then a quick change onto a direct Eurostar service from Brussels to London St Pancras International in under two hours.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is an international airport located nine miles from the city centre. It takes 15 minutes to travel by train to the city centre and it is just a 9-minute ride by train to Amsterdam RAI Station. Trains depart at least five times an hour.
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Getting around Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-friendly capitals in the world. Bike hire is available from multiple outlets across the city.
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.
Metro / Train
The New Noord/Zuid route (open July 2018) will do a lot for Amsterdam: metro 52 provides a fast connection between the north and south and optimum interconnections with the trams and buses that cross from east to west. Metro 52 will take you from Amsterdam Centraal Station to RAI Amsterdam (Europaplein station) in just eight minutes. Both Metro 52 and tram 4 stop in front of the RAI complex.
From Amstel Station you can reach the RAI by taking Metro 51 to the RAI station or bus 62 (stop Europaplein). Metro 50 operates the route between Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Gein, and stops at the RAI station.
During peak hours public transport may be quicker, however taxis are useful when travelling to and from the airport and late at night when the trams have stopped running.
Avoid taking one of the unlicensed, illegal taxis that operate at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Licensed taxis can be recognised by their roof lights which display the name of their operator and by their blue number plates.
Official taxi operators in Amsterdam
|Taxicentrale Amsterdam (TCA)||020 777 7777|
|Staxi||020 705 8888|
|Taxistad||020 208 0000|
|Taxi Direct Amsterdam||020 633 3333|
|BBF (TCS and Schipholtaxi)||0900 900 6666|
|Sustainable Taxi Services B.V.||088 100 4444|
|Aemstel Taxi||0900 0288|
The blue and white trams in Amsterdam's are distinctive and carry a bell that rings out to attract the attention of any pedestrians and cyclists in the vicinity. From Central Station to outlying neighbourhoods, the tram is one of the quickest ways to get into and around the city centre. Tram 4 runs between the RAI (Europaplein stop) via the centre of Amsterdam to Amsterdam Centraal Station
RAI Venue Information
The PRSE show is taking place in Hall 7 at the RAI Amsterdam. The RAI is one of the leading international exhibition and congress centres in Europe located in the south of Amsterdam. It is just nine minutes by train from Schiphol international airport which has direct flights to over 200 cities in 97 countries. RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein NL 1078 GZ, Amsterdam
T: +31 (0) 20 549 12 12 | F: +31 (0) 20 646 44 69