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Housing

Hotel room blocks near AAIC 2020 have been secured at a discounted rate for attendees. Upon completing registration, attendees will be directed to AAIC's housing website to book their rooms.

To book a block of 10 or more rooms or to change your existing reservation, please email hotelservices@rai.nl or call +31 20 549 1927.

Avoid Scams

Please note that there is an increasing number of fake websites and agencies claiming to offer hotel and registration services. MCI Group (Registration) and RAI Amsterdam (Hotel Accommodations) are the official companies for AAIC 2020®. We would like to alert all conference participants to be aware of possible scams and only use our trusted online registration services. If you are contacted by a third party offering accommodation or registration this is likely to be fraudulent activity. Please contact AAIC2020@mci-group.com if you require further assistance.

Air Travel

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is the main international airport of the Netherlands.

United Airlines is the official airline of AAIC 2020 and is offering a discount to attendees who book a flight online at www.united.com/meetingtravel.

Enter code ZHUP836901 in the offer code box to receive a 5-10% discount. MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel. Booking fees are waived for United Meetings reservations.

In the U.S. and Canada, tickets can also be booked by calling the United Meetings reservation desk at 800.426.1122 during the following hours:

International customers may call their local United reservation desk to book tickets.

Ground Transportation

RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, the venue for AAIC 2020, is located in the southern district of the city. It is approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from the city center and 6.2 miles (10 km) from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
Netherlands

There are a few options to get from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, including:

By Train:

The easiest to get from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the RAI Convention Centre is to get a NS Dutch Railways Sprinter train (direction: Hilversum or Almere Oostvaarders). The journey takes about 10 minutes and runs up to 4 times hourly. Amsterdam RAI is the second stop on the trip just after Amsterdam Zuid. Check the overhead boards at Schiphol Airport station platform to ensure your train stops at Amsterdam RAI.

The cost of a one-way train ticket (2019 prices) from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam RAI is €3.20 (second class) or €5.28 (first class) plus a €1 surcharge if purchasing a disposable train ticket. See how to buy train tickets in the Netherlands for more detailed info.

By Taxi:

Licensed taxis have blue license plates. Taxis in Amsterdam are not allowed to stop anywhere in the street — it is best to go to the nearest taxi stand (“Taxistandplaats”), which will have a blue sign that says “P taxi.” A taxi from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to RAI Amsterdam will cost about €30-35.

Uber is also present in Amsterdam. An UberBlack trip from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to RAI Amsterdam will cost about €33-43.

Visa Information

Visit the Embassy of the Netherlands website for the most current visa information. The Schengen Visa Advisor is a very helpful resource to determine if you need a visa to enter the Netherlands.

The Netherlands is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter the Netherlands for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. You need sufficient funds and a return airline ticket. For additional details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.

U.S. Embassy The Hague

John Adams Park 1
2244 BZ Wassenaar

Telephone: +(31) (0) 70 310 2209
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +31 (0) 70 310 2209
Fax: +(31) (0) 70 310 2207

U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam

Museumplein 19
1071 DJ Amsterdam

Telephone: +(31) (0) 20 575-5309 (Emergencies involving U.S. citizens only)
Telephone: +(31) (0) 70 310 2209 (All other calls)
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(31) (0) 70 310-2209
Fax: +(31) (0) 20 575 5330
Email: AmsterdamUSC@state.gov

Note: All consular services are provided by the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam.

 

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