How to get to Utrecht
By plane and train
From Schiphol Airport there are direct train connections (stop trains and intercity) to Utrecht taking 30 minutes.
The station area is undergoing a ‘facelift’ with the ultimate goal to combine the station and the old city centre. Inconvenience is limited as much as possible and Utrecht remains easily accessible.
Distance by train from Utrecht to Amsterdam is 30 minutes. Delegates will travel by bus from Utrecht to Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.
Daily international trains from and to Brussels (2 hours), Cologne (2.5 hours) and Paris (3,5 hours). For more info, including schedules and route planners, go to www.ns.nl
From the Ring Utrecht follow the signs to centrum into the city center. You will then automatically enter the city via the main roads. It is wise to follow the main roads as long as possible. This is faster than driving through neighborhoods and residential areas. The parking places are indicated near by the center.
How to get to Amsterdam
By plane and train
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is situated approximately 20 km south-west of Amsterdam. During the daytime, an average of five trains an hour run from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central Station. Distance by train from Schipol to Amsterdam city centre is 30 minutes as well as the distance between Utrecht and Amsterdam.
Delegates will travel by bus from Utrecht to Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.
Each year, about one million visitors arrive in Amsterdam by car. While the city is very hospitable to drivers, the inner city is quite an enclosed area. Before arriving, it is advisable to learn about the city's motorways, roads and parking options in order to make the most of your trip.
It is typically recommended to make use of the parking garages and park & ride facilities outside of the central area. These offer excellent public transport connections which enable you to reach your final destination quickly and efficiently. During your stay in Amsterdam, travelling by bike, tram, bus or metro is a relaxing option for wherever you have to go.
Getting around in Amsterdam
Cycling is a fun, efficient and easy way of getting around Amsterdam – just like the locals do! With bicycle rental shops all over the city featuring reliable and reasonably priced rental bikes of all shapes and sizes, it is the ideal mode of transportation. Take a moment to read
about biking in the city and its rules.
By Public Transport
Amsterdam has an excellent network of trams, busses and metro lines covering the whole city.
Single tickets can be bought in the main metro stations and on trams and buses; however cheaper deals as daily tickets can be bought in many shops and public transports stations.
More information and a route planner is available via the following links: