Transport from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to the RIPE 79 meeting venue:
Total journey time: 50 minutes
Estimated taxi fare: €65 – €85
Directions: Follow the signs above and on the floor towards the terminal to reach the official taxi stands in front of Schiphol Plaza. From there, you can catch a metered taxi, so you’ll never pay more than you have to. The drivers accept credit cards, cannot refuse carriage, and will issue a printed receipt.
Please avoid all unsolicited rides from taxi touts.
It is possible to book a taxi in advance.
By Public Transport
Total journey time: 35 – 50 minutes
Ticket fare: €15
Directions: There are frequent trains (about once every 10 – 15 minutes) from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station. From Rotterdam Central Station, take Metro 2 towards Slinge and get off at Beurs. The Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam is a 6-minute walk from there.
You can purchase train tickets from the desks or the terminals at the airport. You can also buy train tickets online from the NS website and load them directly on your mobile phone.
TIP: It’s cheaper to travel using an “OV-chipkaart” (public transportation card). An OV-chipkaart can be bought from the NS ticket counter at Schiphol Airport and certain NS vending machines.
The Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam is located in the centre of the city, between Coolsingel, Meent and Beursplein. Fortunately, there are plenty of parking facilities.
- WTC-Beursplein parking garage (Leeuwenstraat 2, 3011 AL Rotterdam). Exit tickets can be purchased at the WTC reception per day for €27,50. Day tickets in the garage cost €35.
- WTC-P1 parking garage (Rodezand 19, 3011 AM Rotterdam) has tickets available on weekdays only for €35 per day.
- Parkeren in Rotterdam offers more budget-friendly options. This website offers information on the Park and Ride options (parking for free and travel with public transport to city centre) as well as the parking garages that are provided by the city of Rotterdam. They offer special rates and vouchers.