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FAQs - Travel & stay
How do I reach RAI Amsterdam?
See the website for the options by car, taxi or public transport.
How do I get to the RAI by public transport?
By Metro & Bus
If you arrive at Amsterdam Central Station (CS), you can take the metro 52 (travelling time: 6 minutes, in the direction of Zuid (South), Europaplein stop). Metro 52 stops right in front of the RAI and will take you into the heart of Amsterdam.
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 train network. 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.
How do I reach RAI Amsterdam by car/motor?
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:
1078 GZ Amsterdam
What address can I use for my navigation system?
Please use the following address to navigate to RAI Amsterdam:
1078 GZ Amsterdam
How long does it take to get from RAI Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport?
- By car/taxi: approx. 15 minutes (allow for considerably more time during rush hour)
- By train: 11 minutes from RAI train station
How long does it take to get from the RAI Amsterdam to the city centre?
- By car/taxi: approx. 10 minutes (allow for considerably more time during rush hour)
- By metro 52 (subway): approx. 6 minutes from Europaplein stop
- By tram: approx. 25 minutes
What is the price of a taxi from RAI Amsterdam?
- to Schiphol Airport approx. € 45.00
- to the city centre approx. € 25.00
- to the Central Station approx. € 30.00
Parking at RAI Amsterdam
See the FAQs for Parking at RAI Amsterdam
What are the most important tourist attractions?
View information on the city of Amsterdam, including tourist attractions.
Where can I find a nice restaurant?
There are many restaurants, shops and supermarkets in the vicinity of the RAI Amsterdam.
Where can I book a hotel or make a hotel reservation?
Via RAI Hotel Services, +31 (0)20 549 19 27 or firstname.lastname@example.org, you can book a hotel at attractive rates.