Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a very accessible and compact city with an excellent public transport system.

Amsterdam is the ideal place for an informal meeting with colleagues. What about arranging to meet up in one of the many museums that are often located within walking distance of the city centre. Or in one of the 25 beautiful old courtyards, the countless pavement cafés or one of the 55 theatres. After a busy day, you deserve a rest: a relaxing stroll back to one of the 350 excellent hotels might be just the ticket!

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main aviation terminal 15 km from the city centre. The airport has a metropolitan atmosphere and is a shining example of an Airport City: a leading, highly efficient airport providing passengers and the companies located there with the full range of services they require 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

From Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, it takes 15 minutes to travel by train to the city centre and it is just a 9-minute ride by train to Amsterdam RAI Station. Trains depart at least five times an hour.

Culture

The Netherlands’ capital city has been a centre of creativity and culture for centuries. From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village to its current role as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam has a strong tradition as a centre of culture and commerce. During the 17th-century (the Golden Age), the city became famous as the leading hub of trade and art; in the 1960s, it emerged as Europe’s magical centre. People have made the city unique; it has a highly individual, spirited and young-at-heart character. Amsterdam's inhabitants are known for their friendly, tolerant and cosmopolitan nature; so not too surprisingly, most speak at least two languages (English is almost always one of them). With inhabitants from 177 different cultures, Amsterdam is one of the top three most diverse cities in the world.