Reduced-fare flights on KLM and AirFrance
The conference venue Beurs van Berlage has a cooperation with KLM and AirFrance, which gives participants of events access to somewhat reduced flight fares on these carriers. If you are interested in booking a flight at those reduced fares, please access the KLM/AirFrance booking website for CHES participants by clicking on the banner below.
Reaching the Conference venue
From Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS)
The easiest way to reach the conference venue from AMS airport is by train. Schiphol train station is inside the airport building (simply follow the signs pointing in the direction of trains). Take a train to Amsterdam main station ("Amsterdam Centraal") and get off there. Between around 5am and 1am, trains are running every 10 to 15 minutes (both on weekdays and weekends). Between 1am and 5am trains are only about every hour. Trains from Schiphol to Amsterdam Centraal take about 15 minutes; a one-way ride costs 4.20 Euros.
From Amsterdam Centraal station
From Amsterdam Centraal station it is only a 5-minute walk to the venue. In Amsterdam Centraal station, simply follow the signs to the city center, exit through the main doors, and walk straight ahead on Damrak to the conference venue.
The easiest and cheapest way to pay for public transportation in the Netherlands is the so-called OV Chipcard. It is for sale in all train stations and you have to charge it on one of the charging stations before using it on trains, trams, or buses. If you only travel from the airport to the conference venue and back, it is easiest to buy a one-way "disposable OV Chipcard". If you plan to use public transportation more frequently during your stay, or if you are travelling more often to the Netherlands, we recommend to buy a "anonymous OV Chipcard". For more details, also on refund of credit, see The OV Chipcard recommendations for tourists.