The Future of X-ray Timing conference will take place at the Rode Hoed, located in a 17th century building on the UNESCO World Heritage canals in the historic centre of Amsterdam.
Address: Keizersgracht 102, 1015 CV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is a major tourism centre with many accommodation options including hostels, hotels and airbnb. Although October is not peak tourist season, any time of year is busy in Amsterdam so we recommend that participants make their own arrangements for accommodation as early as possible.
Amsterdam is host to one of the largest airports in Europe at Schipol Airport. The terminal is connected via a train to the main stations within the city. Taxis are also available (cost to Amsterdam Centraal station is ~50 euros). Also, several bus lines converge at the airport as well.
The best way to get around the city is by using the extensive public transport network GBV, which includes metro, buses and trams as well as trains to the 7 train stations within Amsterdam.
There are two options for discounted travel in and around Amsterdam:
For public transport only, the best option is an Amsterdam Travel Ticket, which will allow for the holder to travel on the train between Schiphol and Amsterdam and unlimited travel for all trams, day buses, night buses and metros. It costs 26 Euro for three days (16 Euro for 1 day, 21 Euro for 2 days).
If you plan to visit a few museums, there is the I amsterdam city card, which entitles you to unlimited travel for 1, 2, 3, or 4 days on all trams, day buses, night buses and metro routes, as well as free or heavily discounted entry to top museums and canal trips, and discounts at restaurants and theaters and other venues. This pass costs 93 Euro for three days (60 Euro for 1 day, 80 Euro for 2 days and 105 Euro for 4 days).
You can also use the vast network of bicycle paths to get around the city. You can join the greatest Dutch pastime by renting bicycles at the trains stations or at several bike shops around town such as Yellow bike or MacBike.