Date: 19-20th of May, 2016
Location: VU UniversityAmsterdam, the Netherlands
Room: Auditorium (Main Building)
VU University Amsterdam
1081 HV Amsterdam
Auditorium (VU main building)
INFO Public Transportation in Amsterdam:
Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city's neighbourhoods by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry.
Unlimited use of trams, buses and metro with the public transport chip card
In Amsterdam and beyond, the public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) is used for travel on trams, buses and metros. The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour card or day card (valid for one to seven days). These tickets can be bought from the conductor or driver on the tram or bus, and are valid across the whole network from the time of purchase, allowing you to take as many journeys as you choose within your chosen time-frame.
To reach the VU from suggested hotels:
Hotel Best Western Apollo Museumhotel Amsterdam City Centre
1) walk to "Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum" (2 min)
2) take Tram 5 to Amstelveen and exit at "de Boelelaan/VU" (12 min, 9 stops)
1) walk to "Gerrit v.d. Veenstraat" (8 min)
2) take Tram 5 to Amstelveen and exit at "de Boelelaan/VU" (6 min, 5 stops)
Hotel Piet Hein
1) walk to "van Baerlestraat" (4 min)
2) take Tram 5 to Amstelveen and exit at "de Boelelaan/VU" (12 min, 8 stops)
From Central Station
*metro tram 51, direction Amstelveen Westwijk (16 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
*tram 5, direction Amstelveen Binnenhof (25 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
*tram 16 or 24, direction VUmc, final stop
From Station Amsterdam Zuid
*express tram 51 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Westwijk
*tram 5 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen
*it's a 10 minute walk to the VU from Station Amsterdam Zuid
*The A10 Amsterdam ring road can be reached from all directions. Follow the A10 to the Zuid/Amstelveen exit S 108. Turn left at the end of the slip road onto Amstelveenseweg: after about three hundred yards (at the VU University hospital building) turn left again onto De Boelelaan. VU University Amsterdam can be reached via city routes S108 and S109.
There is a limited amount of parking space around VU University Amsterdam itself in De Boelelaan, which has parking bays, and also in Karel Lotsylaan. There is paid parking on VU Amsterdam parking lot to the right of the Hospital Outpatient Clinic. There is even more parking space on the east side of Buitenveldertselaan at the junction with Willem van Weldammelaan, within 5 minutes walking distance of VU University Amsterdam. A number of parking places for the handicapped are reserved in front of the VU University Amsterdam Main Building and within its grounds.
Travellers arriving at Schiphol can take the train to Station Amsterdam Zuid (see 'Public transport: from Station Amsterdam Zuid) or taxi (±40 euro).
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