Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference 2019

Transport to and around Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a relatively small city. You can easily get to it by air, train or bus. The best way to go around town is by bike, but be careful for taxi's, trams, and maybe even the Amsterdam bikers...

Student Jasmin Thielen

Getting from and to (Schiphol) airport

By train

This is the easiest and most efficient way to get to the city centre. Once you've collected your bags, and you step into the arrival hall, follow the signs 'to trains'. Buy a ticket at one of the yellow machines, and take a train to Amsterdam Central Station from platform 1-2

By airport bus
From the arrival hall, go outside, in front of the arrival hall you will find the airport express bus nr. 397 or during nights the nightliner N97

Taxi Schiphol Airport
Taxi's will wait in front of the arrival hall outside. They take you to your hotel for around 35-50 euro's (depending on if you pre-book online)

Getting around

The conference is held at the Roeters-island Campus (Roeterseiland Campus), along the Roetersstraat. The registration desk will be based in REC building A.

  • Trams 1,7,19 stop at 'Sarphatistraat', from there walk into Roetersstraat, and you'll find the UvA at the next canal on your right.
  • Tram 14, stops at Plantage Middenlaan (Artis Zoo), from there walk down the Roetersstraat. Pass the UvA Business School on your left, walk on. Once you get to the 2nd canal, first cross the small bridge, then take a left onto the canal to reach building 'A'.
  • The metro takes you to the stop 'Weesperplein', take exit ‘Sarphatistraat’, once you're out, continue into the 'Sarphatistraat' (eastbound) and walk down to Roetersstraat, turn left into Roetersstraat, and take a right once you're at the canal to get to the campus, and building REC A.
  • Ask for bike rental at your hotel.

Multiple-day public transport pass

If you do not dare to get on a bike, a multiple-day pass is a very good option to get around, and avoid Uber or Taxi costs. Click here for more info.


Published by  Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies

21 November 2018