Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is located a mere 15 minutes from congress locations Amsterdam RAI. The Schiphol.nl website provides information including: up-to-the-minute flight information, connecting transport facilities to Amsterdam RAI and business facilities. For participants travelling to the 3rd International One Health Congress a ‘Global Meetings fare’ discount of 5 to 10% applies by travelling with Air France-KLM. Discounted fares can be booked online via the booking tool.
International Trains to Amsterdam:
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.
For those wishing to navigate Amsterdam by car, the most important road to be familiar with is the A10 ring road, which loops around the city. This road is intersected by 18 S-routes, each offering a direct path into a separate district of the city. If you know which S-route to use, your journey is likely to be much more simple.
When Amsterdam’s streets and canals were built in the 17th century, they were obviously not created with the cars of residents, tourists and commuters in mind. In the popular central districts, it’s also common to experience crowds on the streets, making driving conditions difficult for those new to the city.
In order to maintain the livability and accessibility in Amsterdam, the streets within the ring road A10 are all paid parking areas. The parking spaces in the city centre are the most expensive, since these spaces are the most scarce. These fees can be rather considerable, as are the fines if the rules are broken.
Parking in the outskirts of Amsterdam; 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. Learn more about the parking options in Amsterdam.
Because of the compact layout of the city and the limited number of (affordable) parking spaces, visitors may wish to park their vehicle at one of the many Park + Ridelocations on the edge of the city, and then continue to explore Amsterdam by public transport. If you’d prefer to park in the centre, the P1 parking garage offers considerable discounts if you reserve a spot in advance.
Digital parking; starting 1 July 2013, you’re required to enter your license plate details into the parking meter when you pay for parking. Because of this, you’ll no longer need to display the parking receipt in your car. You can still print a copy for your own administration if you like. Your number plate now serves as your ‘receipt’, and Cition (the local parking authority) can simply scan it to see if you have paid.