Amsterdam RAI is the largest convention centre in Netherlands. With an exhibition area of over 90,000 square metres, the RAI is a popular choice for both national and international fairs, conferences, sports and cultural events.
Let's discuss how visitors can get to the Amsterdam RAI...
The Amsterdam RAI is located just inside the A10 southern ring road of Amsterdam and is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Extensive parking facilities cater for over 5,000 cars - and that generally costs €15 per day for exhibition visitors.
If coming from Schiphol airport you can take a sprinter stopping train directly to Amsterdam RAI station, which is adjacent to the exhibition centre, about 300m walk away. The train comes frequently and the trip takes just over 10 minutes - RAI is the second stop from Schiphol just after Amsterdam Zuid station. Check the overhead boards at Schiphol station to ensure your train stops at Amsterdam RAI. You should not take a train to Amsterdam Central which goes via another route.
The cost of a one-way train ticket in 2017 from Schiphol to Amsterdam RAI is €3 2nd class or €5.10 in first class (plus a €1 surcharge if purchasing a disposable train ticket). See how to buy train tickets in Netherlands for more detailed info.
Alternatively, a taxi from the airport will cost €30-35.
To travel between Amsterdam RAI and Amsterdam centre you have a few choices. By public transport there is Amsterdam metro line 51 or tram line 4 both of which go to central station. A GVB 1 hour single costs €2.90. A taxi to the centre of the city should cost €15-20.
RAI, Europaplein 22, Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 549 1212