The meeting will be held in Hotel Casa Amsterdam, a hotel/conference centre with which the University of Amsterdam has a contract for reduced rates. All requirements for a scientific meeting, as well as optimal interaction between the participants are available under one roof: a meeting room, room for posters, a restaurant for dinner, a bar as well as comfortable hotel rooms. Casa is located close to one of the main train stations of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Amstel) and other public transport (bus and metro), about 13 minutes from the wonderful, historic, city centre (bus or metro) and about 30 min from Schiphol (by train) one of the major European airports that can be easily reached from all over the world. Consider to spend some more time in Amsterdam before or after the meeting, as it is a fantastic city to visit. With its canals, its typical centuries-old houses, its museums, including the world-famous Van Gogh museum and Rijksmuseum, it is a must see.
Getting to Amsterdam by air
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is the Netherlands’ principal airport with connections to every continent. There are a number of ways to travel to and from the airport including train, bus, car, taxi and shuttles. More information on public transport and tickets on the I Amsterdam website.
How to reach Hotel CASA
From Schiphol Airport you can reach Hotel CASA by train. Purchase your ticket (to “Amsterdam Amstel”) from the yellow vending machines at the airport or buy a ticket in advance: https://www.ns.nl/en
At Amstel Station there are separate check-out gates for train and metro; be sure to use the right one. From the station hall take the exit at the end. Then turn left and cross the street at the pedestrian crossing to reach restaurant “The dauphine”. Turn right and pass another set of pedestrian crossings. Now walk about 50 m to the left where you can see CASA. Go down a street-broad staircase, cross the street, and you will reach the CASA parking. Walk to the right and around the building for the main entrance. For more information: https://hotelcasa.nl/location/
The blue dot indicates Hotel CASA, the red dot is the main exit of Amstel Station.
The University of Amsterdam has reserved a number of rooms in Hotel Casa Amsterdam at a discount rate of € 149,- per night for single use or € 162,50 for two persons. This includes breakfast and tax, excl. 6% tourist tax. Please use this link to book your room at Hotel Casa.
Good budget alternatives within walking distance are Meininger Hotel (Amsterdam Amstel), and the VolksHotel. Other alternatives can be reached by public transport (through Amstel Station), in areas such as Center, Oost, or de Pijp (use www.booking.com; Airbnb or www.tripadvisor.com).
Amsterdam is a multi-faceted city that blends history with a modern, urban flair. Seventeenth century buildings adorn a web of canals and bridges while cafés and restaurants fill corners and squares, making the city one of the most picturesque in Europe.
Amsterdam is known for its world-famous museums, and must-sees on any visitor’s list include the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. You can also lose yourself in the various neighbourhoods, including the popular Jordaan and the more classic Oud Zuid. Across the river, the area of Amsterdam Noord (North) hosts many local art initiatives, as well as local breweries.
You can rent a bike and join thousands of locals navigating Amsterdam’s streets, take a boat tour through the canals or soak up the atmosphere on foot. Amsterdam is the perfect destination for pre- and post-conference visits.
For more information on Amsterdam, visit the Amsterdam Tourism website: I Amsterdam.