Amsterdam | 15 - 17 November 2023

FAQs - Travel & Stay

Work is planned on the train track from 13 to 27 November 2022, around Amsterdam Zuid station and in the eastern tube of the Schiphol rail tunnel. Because of this there is:

  • no train traffic between Amsterdam RAI and Amsterdam South;
  • Amsterdam Zuid station is blocked (for the trains);
  • changed (less) train traffic to/from Schiphol Airport.

The schedule changes are slightly different on weekdays than on weekends. Accessibility of the Amsterdam RAI train station during the METS period is more limited but remains possible. Trains will continue to run to Amsterdam RAI from a number of directions (on those times there).

From the direction:

  • Utrecht or further south: a train twice an hour;
  • Amersfoort and beyond: 2x per hour a train (during this period directly from Groningen and Leeuwarden via Zwolle-Amersfoort);
  • Lelystad: with the Sprinter to Duivendrecht and from there by metro to Amsterdam RAI station (NS ticket valid on this GVB route);
  • Amsterdam C: via metro 51 to Amsterdam RAI station (NS ticket is valid on that GVB route).
  • If you opt for the North-South line (line 52), you must buy a GVB ticket. You can get off at the Europaplein stop, but that is not possible with the NS ticket, the Europaplein station is not a common GVB/NS station.
  • Amsterdam South: by metro
    • If you opt for the North-South line (line 52), you must buy a GVB ticket. You can get off at the Europaplein stop, but that is not possible with the NS ticket, the Europaplein station is not a common GVB/NS station.
  • The Hague, Leiden, Schiphol: train to Amsterdam Lelylaan or Amsterdam C and continue by metro to Amsterdam RAI station (NS ticket valid on this GVB route).
  • Haarlem/Zaandam: train to Amsterdam Sloterdijk or Amsterdam Lelylaan and further by metro to Amsterdam RAI station (NS ticket valid on this route)

NB: NS ticket is therefore only valid on the GVB metro lines 50, 51 during a detour. Depending on the travel route, visitors to METSTRADE may therefore have to make detours, an extra transfer and/or with replacement metro transport and therefore with a slightly longer journey. travel time. Mention in the communication that you check the route before the journey in the travel planner 9292.nl and download the NS travel app.

See the website for the options by car, taxi or 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.

By Train
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.

By air
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:

RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Please use the following address to navigate to RAI Amsterdam:

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 52 (subway): approx. 6 minutes from Europaplein stop
  • By tram: approx. 25 minutes
  • to Schiphol Airport approx. € 45.00
  • to the city centre approx. € 25.00
  • to the Central Station approx. € 30.00

View information on the city of Amsterdam, including tourist attractions.

There are many restaurants, shops and supermarkets in the vicinity of the RAI Amsterdam.

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Via RAI Hotel Services,  +31 (0)20 549 19 27 or hotelservices@rai.nl, you can book a hotel at attractive rates.

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