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The following page contains practical information about the Workshop venue, public transport and accommodation in Amsterdam. For more general information about Amsterdam, you can look at the Iamsterdam and Wiktravel page.
The Workshop will be organised at two venues.
The first is the Bibliotheek or the library of the University of Amsterdam (see here)
The second venue is the Bushuis/ Oost-Indisch Huis of the university (see here)
Here is a detailed map with the two venues.
You can use the website 9292.nl website to plan your journey. The locations are accessible through
Public Transport in Amsterdam
Over the recent years, everywhere in the Netherlands a new electronic payment system for public transport (bus, metro, tram) has been installed, called 'OV-chipkaart'. Vending & charging machines (see picture below) for tickets and cards can be found at metro and train stations. These machines accept cash, credit cards and Dutch bank cards.
GVB's website contains information on the different ways to pay for your public transportation usage. You can buy a one-hour ticket (2.60 €), a day ticket (7.00 €) or a multiple-day ticket (e.g. 16 € for three days). These tickets allow you to get in and out of the metro, tram and bus for one hour/day/multiple days since the first check-in. Inside trams and busses, you can only buy one-hour tickets. Do remember to check in and check out your ticket while getting on and off the tram.
Instead of buying any of these tickets, you can buy an Anonymous OV-chipkaart. It costs 7.50 € once, and after that you need to charge it with money at a machine before use, like an 'e-purse'. Traveling on this card, a one-way ride on Tram 9 from Amsterdam Central Station to Spui (conference venue) costs around 1.2 €. The charging machine closest to the conference venue is at metro station Weesperplein (see above).
If you will occasionally return to Amsterdam within the next five years, buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart (and don't forget to bring it on your next visit).If your visit to Amsterdam is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, then with reasonable public transportation usage during the three days of your visit, a 3-day ticket is going to be slightly cheaper than the Anonymous OV-chipkaart.
When traveling on an Anonymous OV-chipkaart, remember to check out when you get off the bus/metro/tram! Otherwise 4 € will be subtracted from the balance on your OV-chipkaart.
Social DinnerThe social dinner will be held at Pizzeria Mangiassai. The map below contains directions from the 2nd conference venue (Bushuis/ Oost-Indisch Huis).
AccommodationAmsterdam is a very popular tourist destination, and accommodation is generally in high demand. For this reason we strongly recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as you decide to attend LR2012.
We recommend the following hotels close to the venue of the conference:
There are also a couple of hostels (with shared dorm).