IBC’s home is the RAI Congress Centre, on the south side of Amsterdam. The city has an excellent network of trams, metros and buses to help you get around. Your IBC registration entitles you to free travel on public transport in the city, valid from today until Tuesday.
IBC Conference delegates should find their travel pass in their bags; other attendees can collect a ticket from an ‘IBC Info Point’. With this pass you can travel on any services run by GVB, the Amsterdam transport authority, within the city boundaries, which of course includes IBC.
Outside the main entrance of the RAI you will find a tram stop, served by tram 4. It goes through the city to Centraal Station, following different routes and passing many of the major hotels. If you are not sure which route is best for you, there are maps at IBC Info Points.
While extra trams run during IBC busy periods there can still be quite a crowd. A top tip if your hotel is close to Centraal Station, or on the eastern side of the old town, is to walk to the RAI train station and get the sneltram route 51. This is a metro service which gets to the city centre in under 15 minutes with just a couple of stops along the way.
If your hotel is not close to a tram route then check out the IBC shuttle buses. Information on routes and times can be found at IBC Info Points.
To find out more visit www.ibc.org/travel.