Amsterdam has an excellent public transport service – the narrow streets and almost complete lack of parking means the city and its citizens rely on it. During IBC you can benefit too as your IBC registration gives you a free travel pass, valid from today until Tuesday 15 September inclusive.
The pass covers the city’s buses, trams and metros, 24 hours a day. Conference delegates will find their travel pass in their bags. Other visitors can collect a ticket from an IBC Info Point. You will need to use this travel pass to get free travel.
The RAI tram stop, outside the main entrance is served by tram 4 and the special IBC tram 11. They both go through the city to Centraal Station, following different routes and passing many of the major hotels.
If your hotel is near Centraal Station or on the eastern side of the old town, then there is a quicker – and maybe less crowded – way back. The RAI train station is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the main entrance.
There you will find the sneltram route 51. Sneltram – meaning ‘fast tram’ – is Amsterdam’s city metro. From the RAI station to Centraal station the 51 takes 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.
Finally, when the time comes to leave, there is a free shuttle bus from IBC to Schiphol airport. Again, check with IBC Info Points for times or alternatively, you can view the timetable at www.ibc.org/travel