Venue & Travel
The conference will be situated in the LAB42 building, the recently opened home of the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam that houses our Complex Cyber Infrastructure group. It is located at the Science Park campus in the East of Amsterdam.
Picture: Jannes Linders
Science Park 900
1098 XH Amsterdam
Get directions on Google Maps or the university website. The latter also contains a map of the whole campus. In case your navigation system does not recognize number 900, please use 904.
By bus: Line 40 runs from the Amstel metro and train station to the Muiderpoort train station (and vice versa), and passes the venue at the Science Park Aer stop. Note that there are five stops with "Science Park" in the name, so be sure to exit at the "Aer" one. LAB42 should be easily visible from there. To pay, you can use your debit or credit card directly in the bus to check in upon entering and to check out upon exiting, as the fare is based on the distance traveled. You can obtain a receipt here. You cannot buy separate tickets inside the bus. Those can only be bought at vending machines available at some bus stops. More information can be found at the 9292 online travel planner.
By train: The venue is conveniently located near the Amsterdam Science Park train station. Trains run four times an hour to/from Amsterdam Central, and two times an hour there is a direct connection with Schiphol Airport. Again, you can use your debit or credit card directly to check in at your entry station and check out at your final destination. You can also buy a digital QR code ticket at the Dutch Railways (NS). If you scan the QR code from your phone when checking in/out, be sure to disable mobile payments first, because the scanners will prefer your mobile debit/credit card over a displayed QR code. When you exit at Amsterdam Science Park, take the stairs and walk in the direction of the tunnel (if coming from Amsterdam Central, you turn left). At the end of the tunnel, you should already see the LAB42 building somewhat to your right. The walk takes around ten minutes.
By car: There are limited paid parking spots in the area. The closest parking area is Science Park P7 (€ 0,15 per 2 minutes or € 38 per day). You can find it on Google Maps or navigate to Science Park 912. A few meters before you reach that address, you should see the P7 entry to your right. Alternatively, you can park at the Jaap Eden Ice Rink (€ 3,50 per hour): Radioweg 64, 1098 NJ, Amsterdam. To walk to the venue, walk back to the road where you turned right to enter the parking area, then continue towards the train station and follow the instructions above. The walk takes around 15 minutes. In both parking areas, only card payments are accepted.
By bike: In case you prefer the true Amsterdam experience, there is an open bike shed close to the venue itself, and a sheltered one underneath the USC Universum sports centre (Science Park 306).
For traveling to Amsterdam itself, Amsterdam Central offers various frequent international high-speed train services. Destinations include London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Zürich. Tickets can be bought at NS International. Nearby Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is also well-connected.