19 - 20 - 21 NOVEMBER 2024


Travel & Stay

Prefer to come by Public Transport

Metro 52 or tram 4 stops right in front of the RAI and will take you into the heart of Amsterdam.

Avoid any queues in front of the ticket machine?
You can now check in and out using your debit card.


Hotel Room

RAI Hotel Services

The countdown to METSTRADE has begun, and we look forward to welcoming you 19 - 21 November 2024 in Amsterdam.
Find & book the perfect hotel in Amsterdam.


All hotels offered for the METSTRADE comply to the Health and Safety Regulations stated by the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment).

Important: RAI Hotel Service is the only official housing partner for all RAI Exhibitions and most third party exhibitions taking place at RAI Amsterdam.

Fly with discount

Air France/KLM is our official carrier and offers a unique discount of 10% on your airfare, if you travel with AIR FRANCE or KLM to METSTRADE.

The discount code IDC40933AF can be used until the 20th of November 2024 and only via the www.klm.nl or www.airfrance.nl, when completing the payment process.

The discount code is only valid for METSTRADE attendees and can be used once by a single customer for only one online purchase. This discount code cannot be combined with other special offers.


Did you know that Air France/KLM wants to become the leader of a more sustainable aviation industry? For example, their decarbonization strategy is primarily centered around reducing CO2 emissions, with a targeted reduction of 30% per passenger/km by 2030 (compared to 2019). Want to know more?

Get your visa


If you require a VISA, please make sure to arrange this as soon as possible. VISA application may take up to 6 weeks.
If you are planning a short visit to the Netherlands and you do not have Dutch nationality, you may need to apply for a visa. Whether or not you need a visa for the Netherlands depends on your nationality and the length of your stay in the Netherlands.


Apply for a Schengen visa at the Dutch mission (embassy or consulate) in the country where you reside or are entitled to reside. Visa is only provided if the requirements are met. One of the requirements might be to provide a visa invitation letter. RAI Amsterdam is able to supply this invitation letter. You will need to register as a visitor first. Your confirmation of registration will contain a link to apply for a visa invitation letter.
NS train

By train

Station RAI is just 300 metres from the RAI building and has regular connections to Schiphol, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and the international rail network. RAI Amsterdam is only a couple of minutes walk from the RAI train station.

More information:

Avoid any queues in front of the ticket machine?
You can now check in and out using your debit card.
If you travel with an OV-Chipkaart, load enough balance on your card in advance, including for the return trip.

Directions to RAI Amsterdam

By car

RAI Amsterdam is situated just off Amsterdam's A10 ring motorway (exit 9) and has its own underground car park.
Visitors to public events are advised to use public transport. RAI Amsterdam is only 15 minutes away from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and has its own train station.
During major events signposts along the ring road will direct you to one of the car parks on the edge of Amsterdam, where a shuttle bus will bring you to the RAI.

GPS: Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
RAI parking


RAI Amsterdam has lots of parking facilities in and around the building. Visitors to public events are advised to use public transport.

Rates (rate per 1 January 2024)
The parking rate is € 5.50 per hour with a maximum of € 33.00 per day.
Motorcycles park for free in the parking zones for motorcycles outside of the parking garage.

Easy exit
Buy your parking ticket online for € 27.00 per day instead of € 33.00.


More information can be found in the Parking FAQ

City of Amsterdam

Visit bustling Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a bustling European hub with unparalleled amounts of history, culture and activities. With breathtaking canals and exquisite architecture, this city never ceases to amaze. If you enjoy shopping, sightseeing or fine dining be sure to reserve some time to visit Amsterdam.


Or reserve a seat for the canal cruise and join a boat tour through the sparkling lights of the city.


Make the most of your Amsterdam experience with a free I Amsterdam City Card from METSTRADE!

The I Amsterdam City Card is your all-access pass to the best of Amsterdam, including free admission to over 70 museums and attractions, unlimited public transportation, and a canal cruise. You'll also receive exclusive discounts on restaurants, shops, and activities.

METSTRADE is offering a limited number of free I Amsterdam City Cards for our visitors, which are valid for 24 hours from the moment you activate them. Stop by the Organiser's Office on 17 November, from 1 PM, to collect your card and start exploring!

Here are just a few of the things you can do with your I Amsterdam City Card:

  • Visit the world-famous Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, and Van Gogh Museum
  • Take a canal cruise and admire the city's iconic architecture
  • Explore the Heineken Experience and learn about the history of Amsterdam's favourite beer
  • And much more!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience Amsterdam to the fullest with a free I Amsterdam City Card from METSTRADE. Get yours on Friday, November 17th, starting at 13.00h! Limited availability, so act fast!