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A STUDENTS SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM

Combine your congress with a summer trip.

It may rain or it may shine, that is Amsterdam in summertime.
And the city is designed for both, don’t you worry.

Beyond the obviously world famous historical and cultural sights like the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh & Rijksmuseum, Dam Square and Palace on the Dam, there is a whole world to discover. But first find a place to sleep. On several sites like booking.com and TripAdvisor you will see that a place to sleep costs at least 60 euros a night. You may consider the Couch-surfing Travel App, Airbnb or a relatively new platform like guesttoguest.com where you exchange houses or rooms if available.

The public traffic network contains busses, metro and trams, and is easy accessible. People from abroad can buy a 24 or 48 hour card. That one costs 7,50 euro a day and you can hop-on and hop-off every bus, tram or metro 24 hours a day. ov-chipkaart-kopen.nl (also in english)

After a long day at the congress, take Tram 4 (in front of the Rai Station) to Central Station and walk to Het Pontje (the Ferry) behind the station. This boat brings you to the northern part of Amsterdam, the former Maritime Industrial Site NDSM, an old shipyard turned into a creative haven. Young people gather, amongst others, at Cafe Noorderlicht, build from re-used materials, making it a stunning place. Ofcourse they run a biological kitchen. Cafe De Ceuvel, nearby, offers also food and drinks, all fair-trade and biological plus they host all kinds of art and music and theater. There is also restaurant Stork (chic and design), Landmarkt (eat and shop in one) cafe-restaurant Pllek, Loetje aan ’t IJ, Kebec. The northern part of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Noord)  is hip and trendy! And all this along the banks of the famous Het IJ. See www.iamsterdam.com/neighborhoods  (Noordelijke IJ-oever en NDSM Wharf)

Closer to the Rai Venue is De Pijp. Mainstreet is the Albert Cuyp Market and this world famous market is surrounded with a lot of beautiful narrow streets filled with coffeeshops, boutiques and bookshops. You will find Dutch treats such as bakery specialties, chocolate and sweets. Spend the long evening outside in cafe’s and sidewalk restaurants. iamsterdam.com (transferrable to your own language) slash Amsterdam neighborhoods fills you in on the specs of the different areas of the city. Another nice site to learn about the city is www.holland.com (destination: Amsterdam) you learn about secret hotspots and all kinds of activities.

Regular Student Rate booked online: € 220

Late Student Rate booked at congress site: € 250

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ONLINE CITY DIRECTORY
IAMSTERDAM, AND YOU?

View city directory

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
GETTING TO AND FROM

Amsterdam is a city of round canals. The subway network has a similar lay-out. Use the link for the Public Transport Planner to view timetables and schedules.

VIEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT TIMETABLES

TRAVEL BY TRAIN
AMSTERDAM RAI CONFERENCE CENTRE

CHECK TRAIN TIMEBLES

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Regular Student Rate booked online: € 220

Late Student Rate booked at congress site: € 250

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A STUDENTS SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM

Day & Night Life.

In Het Vondelpark, the largest and most famous parc you will experience the free spirit Amsterdam is known for. Watch people play, make music, walk the dog, roller-skate and relax. One can attend a theater performance almost every night. www.iamsterdam.com/neighborhoods (Oud Zuid))

“Get to know Amsterdam from then till now” is the subtitle of museum Het Grachtenhuis. Situated at the Herengracht 386 it offers an interesting insight how Amsterdam developed since the year 1600. How the canal district expanded to todays metropolis.  www.hetgrachtenhuis.nl

Tired of strolling down picturesque streets, shopping till you drop……. stop at Sauna Deco, down town Herengracht 115 for a few hours to relax. Beautifully decorated Sauna, Art Deco style. The interior originate from the stunning Au Bonne Marche department store in Paris, built in 1920. www.saunadeco.nl will show you pictures of the interior as well as all the treatments they have to offer. Special entrance price in Juli is 19 euro’s p/p.
And if you prefer another spa, in the southern part of the city, near the artificial made Amsterdamse Bos, you will find Spa Zuiver. www.zuiveramsterdam.nl/spa

Check out the nightlife in Amsterdam on iamsterdam.com click on What’s on and you can choose. Find A-Mag, a magazine filled with cool tips and background informations of the city’s best sights and events and suggestions for lesser-known spots.
Also available on this site is the I Amsterdam City Card, an all-in-one card which gives you free entry to Amsterdams best museums (not the Rijksmuseum), a city-map, free use of the GVB public transport and several discounts and last but not least a free Canal Cruise, a must-do, the nicest way to see the historical centre of Amsterdam.

Regular Student Rate booked online: € 220

Late Student Rate booked at congress site: € 250

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