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Route and accessibility
By Tram & Bus
If you arrive at Amsterdam Central Station (CS), you can take the metro 51 (travelling time: 12 minutes, exit at the Amsterdam RAI station) or tram 4 (travelling time: 30 minutes, exit at the RAI, Europaplein). If you are travelling by train to the Amstel station, you can take metro 51 to Amstelveen (travelling time: 5 minutes) or the bus (route 65), which will bring you to the RAI within 10 minutes. In this case you should get off at Scheldeplein. From Amsterdam Sloterdijk station, the best way to reach the RAI is with metro 50.
NS-station Amsterdam RAI is 300 meters from the RAI and has regular connections to all parts of the Netherlands, like Schiphol, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and is also linked to the international trainnetwork. Check the NS journey planner for your itinerary.
You can reach RAI Amsterdam from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by car or public transport in less than 15 minutes. Schiphol Airport is one of Europe's biggest airports and offers passengers a high standard of service.
See Schiphol.nl for flight information, 'To & From' Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and other facilities at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport.
The RAI is ideally suited for visitors who travel by car. It is situated alongside the Amsterdam’s A10 orbital motorway (exit S109) and has its own underground car parks. This means that the RAI is easily accessible for visitors coming from the Netherlands or abroad. All the main motorways can be reached without difficulty from the orbital motorway.
Numerous signboards indicate the route to the RAI. During large exhibitions orange signs displaying ‘P RAI’ will direct you to additional parking places. From there a free shuttle bus will bring you to the RAI.
For routeplanner navigate to:
Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Please use the following address to navigate to RAI Amsterdam:
Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- By car/taxi: approx. 15 minutes (allow for considerably more time during rush hour)
- By train: 11 minutes from RAI train station
- By car/taxi: approx. 10 minutes (allow for considerably more time during rush hour)
- By metro (subway): approx. 20 minutes from RAI train station
- By tram: approx. 25 minutes
- to Schiphol Airport approx. € 35.00
- to the city centre approx. € 18.00
- to the Central Station approx. € 22.00
Parking at RAI Amsterdam
The rate is € 4.00* per hour with a maximum of € 24.00* per day. You can also buy a day ticket online upfront for € 20.00**. Motor cycles park for free in the parking zones for motor cycles outside of the parking garage.
* A fixed parking rate of € 20.00 per day applies during the Huishoudbeurs and Negenmaandenbeurs (16 - 24 February 2019).
** It is not possible to book a parking space online for the Huishoudbeurs and Negenmaandenbeurs (16 - 24 February 2019).
RAI Amsterdam has plenty of parking facilities at and near the exhibition centre. We also offer around 30 electric charging stations. More distant parking sites are used in the case of large-scale public events. Busses operate on a frequent and free shuttle service between these car parks and the RAI. To reach them follow the road signs and/or the police directions.
Yes. If the RAI car parks are full, you can use a parking area outside RAI Amsterdam only minutes away, which is served by shuttle buses.
The license plate of your car will be read automatically by a camera as you enter the garage. You will not receive an exit pass. You can pay the parking fee related to that license plate at the payment terminal before leaving the garage. When exiting the garage, your license plate will be read by the camera and the barrier will open automatically. Receipts are available from the payment terminal.
Yes. People with an official European parking card for the disabled (GPK) can use these special parking spaces, which are located close to the exit of the building. People with disabilities pay the normal RAI parking rate.
1.90 metres, drivers of cars with a height over 1.90 metres can park in the P4 (2.65 metres) garage.
You can also pay for your parking space directly at RAI Amsterdam. We nonetheless recommend you book a space via the website to ensure a spot is available.
Payment is possible via iDEAL, VISA, MasterCard or American Express.
If you booked in advance, you can be certain of getting a parking space in P1/2/3/4. Make sure you bring your confirmation.
When you arrive in the parking garage:
- A sensor will "read" your licence plate. You will not receive an entry pass.
When returning to the parking garage:
- You do not have to pass by the payment machine. You can exit the garage thanks to licence plate recognition.
- If this does not work, you can scan the barcode or enter your pin number at the exit column; both are indicated on the PDF confirmation which was previously emailed to you.
- If you have parked longer than the booked period, you will have to pay for the extra days at the exit.
Parking at the parking garage of RAI Amsterdam is at your own risk (see the Visitor conditions).
Your licence plate is registered by our Parking Management System as soon as your vehicle enters one of the access roads to the parking garages or areas of RAI Amsterdam. When booking via parkeren.rai.nl, your licence plate is registered in our system as well to ensure it is recognised when you enter or exit the parking garage.
After booking, your licence plate details will be removed from our system as soon as they are no longer needed for the processing and aftercare of your booking.
The licence plate details are stored in our Parking Management System until you exit the garage, unless you booked via your licence plate, in which case the details are used for the processing and aftercare of your booking. The details are not shared with parties other than RAI Amsterdam, unless we are legally obliged to do so. There is no link to the government road transport agency (RDW).
No, your licence plate details are not shared with the tax authorities or checked by the government road transport agency (RDW) unless we are legally obliged to do so.
Access to the RAI building
There will be a total of 4 entrances. You can find the location of each one in the floor plan.
Yes, of course we allow our exhibitors to visit their booth space and the new venue before the show starts. For a first overview we recommend to take a look at the floor plan.
Dogs are not allowed in RAI Amsterdam. Assistance dogs are always welcome in RAI Amsterdam.
For exeptions on this dog policy, contact email@example.com.
Yes, you’re able to enter the venue and enjoy the event with your mobility scooter.
Wheelchair assistants get free access to events organised by RAI Amsterdam. The person using the wheelchair will need to show a valid disability card and will need to pay for his/her own ticket. It will be clearly stated which exhibitions are organised by the RAI Amsterdam on the website.
When borrowing a wheelchair at RAI Amsterdam, the assistent will not receive free entry.
RAI Amsterdam is accesible for people using a wheelchair. The aisles at the show floor are spacious and the surface is flat. Elevators and disability toilets are available. Visitors with an official 'disability card' can follow route 7 to P7-parking garage. With a disability card, parking costs € 4.00 (during Huishoudbeurs en Negenmaandenbeurs € 20.00) per 24 hours.
It is possible to borrow a wheelchair. A reservation is needed and can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us wih the following information:
- name, address and city
- date and time of your visit to RAI Amsterdam
This is possible. Please make sure you ask for a hand stamp at the entrance before you leave the building so you can enter the venue again when you return.
As a professional event organizer, RAI Amsterdam stays up to date with all current societal events. Our safety & security department stays in contact the government authorities. RAI Amsterdam aims to achieve a balance between safety and hospitality, to make sure guests can enjoy their visit to RAI Amsterdam.
Facilities in RAI Amsterdam
Yes, wheelchairs are available during large public events as long as you make a reservation in advance. +31 (0)20 549 12 12.
No. As a result of the European tobacco legislation, RAI Amsterdam has been smoke-free since July 1, 2008. The smoking ban applies to all RAI buildings, including the catering locations and garages. Smoking is not permitted during set-up or breakdown.
For the convenience of smokers, RAI has arranged smoking areas in several outdoor locations. Outside the entrances you will find smoking columns for exhibitors and visitors.
We would like to point out that the government imposes penalties on people and companies that do not abide by the legislation. As RAI will be liable in case of violations, we will pass on any fines to the companies or individuals involved. To avoid having to resort to such measures, we will actively ensure that the law is upheld. Furthermore we count on the kind cooperation of all our guests.
Yes, guests can leave their coats in the cloak room for € 1.50.
An ATM can be found at two of entrances (D and K) of the RAI building. The information desks at various entrances can give you directions to their exact locations.
There will be plenty of catering facilities on-site offering a wide range of foods catering to a wide range of tastes, including Asian and Western.
A wide range of cafés and restaurants are open during an exhibition or congress in RAI Amsterdam.
RAI Amsterdam offers all visitors acces to its public WiFi network in the Congress Centre. Whether the WiFi capabilities and the WiFi network are extended depends on the organisation and therefore it varies per event.
Yes, air conditioning is in use throughout the entire venue.
You can use a microwave in the designated area with baby facilities.
You can pay by either credit or bank card. You can also purchase tickets at the booking office.
Online booking or registration for RAI exhibitions go directly to the exhibition website.
You can collect your tickets at least one hour before the show at the ticket booth which is situated in the lobby of the RAI Theatre.
When you arrive and the show has already started, please contact the doorkeeper. We will wait for a right moment to escort you to your seats. Sometimes that is during the pause. Worst case scenario is that there is no pause and it is impossible to join the show.
You can have a drink or a cup of coffee in the lobby of the theatre. In the Grand Café our theatre restaurant is open where you can enjoy a special theatre menu.
It is not allowed to eat or drink during the show. You can have a drink in the lobby, before, after or during the pause. Or enjoy our special theatre menu in the theatre restaurant in our Grand café before or after a show.
Seats so children can sit higher for a better view, are available at the entrance of the theatre. Are you attending a show especially for children? We recommend to bring a car seat or a pillow because our stock is limited.
Your cell phone must be switched off during a show.
No, filming, photographing or recording is not allowed during the show unless the production explicitly allows it.
Yes, there are eight wheelchair seats in the theatre. Please do not forget to mention it explicitly when you reserve your tickets. There are also wheelchair ramps available.
Besides wheelchair seats and parking spaces, there are other services available. RAI Theatre is easily accessible for wheelchairs.
The RAI Theatre has an induction loop. All you have to do is put your hearing aid on ‘t’ position. When your hearing aid does not have that function it is possible to lend a hearing aid. Please make sure you can hand over a valid ID.
About RAI Amsterdam
The current venue was opened in 1961. Prior to this, RAI was situated in the Ferdinand Bolstraat for 40 years (The 'old RAI'). From the founding until 1922, RAI did not own an exhibition centre, but used the famous Amsterdam Palace for folk industry (Amsterdamse Paleis voor Volksvlijt). The first RAI exhibition was held there in 1895. The RAI Association that organized this event was founded in 1893.
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