Workshop on Lattices and Relations

12-14th September 2012

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

University of Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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Practical Information

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)

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam

The second venue is the Bushuis/ Oost-Indisch Huis of the university (see here)

Bushuis/ Oost-Indisch Huis
Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam

Here is a detailed map with the two venues.

View L & R 2012 in a larger map

You can use the website website to plan your journey. The locations are accessible through

  • Tram stop Konigsplein: Tram services 1, 2 and 5.
  • Tram stop Muntplein: Tram Services 4, 9, 14, 16, 24, 25 and Bus services 355, 357, 359, 361, 363 .

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 Dinner

The social dinner will be held at Pizzeria Mangiassai. The map below contains directions from the 2nd conference venue (Bushuis/ Oost-Indisch Huis).

Grotere kaart weergeven


Amsterdam 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:
  • The Asterisk hotel (Den Texstraat 16). The price is between 50€ and 90€ ; per night.
  • The Abba hotel (Overtoom 118-120) The price is between 60€ and 80€ ; per night.
  • The Eden Lancaster hotel (Plantage Middenlaan 48). The price is between 60€ and 120€ per night.
  • The NH Tropen hotel (Linneausstraat 2). The price is around 150€ per night.
  • The NH Doelen hotel (Nieuwe Doelenstraat 24). The price is around 170€ per night.
For more information about accommodation in Amsterdam, you can consult the Amsterdam Tourist Board or online booking sites such as

There are also a couple of hostels (with shared dorm).
  • Stayokay hostel in the east of Amsterdam. The price is between 20 and 30€ for a night, with higher prices for more privacy.
  • Stayokay hostel next to Vondelpark. The prices are similar.
For hostels, you may find useful information on