General Information

I Amsterdam City Guide App

Make sure you don’t miss a thing during your visit to Amsterdam with the complete I Amsterdam City Guide app. This comprehensive guide puts the whole of the city at your fingertips. Easily find internationally renowned museums and attractions, explore local markets and quirky boutiques, or sample the local delicacies at Amsterdam’s best restaurants. From top tourist destinations and cultural events to the city’s hidden gems, the “I Amsterdam City Guide” like having a local by your side as you discover everything the city has to offer. You can download the I Amsterdam app in your App Store or Android Market.


Banking service

The official currency in The Netherlands is the Euro (€). Foreign currencies can be exchanged to Euros at banks, which are usually open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. Cash dispensers are located in the area of the Beurs van Berlage, at the airport and railway stations.


Climate

The weather in Amsterdam in June is considered mild and pleasant with maximum temperatures of 22-25°C which can drop to an average of 10-15°C. A raincoat or umbrella for occasional showers may be useful.


Shopping in Amsterdam

Most shops in Amsterdam are open from 09:00 to 18:00 hours, Monday through Saturday. Shops in the city centre (around Dam Square) are also open on Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00 hours. For more information about Amsterdam, please visit http://www.iamsterdam.com/en

Electricity supply

Electricity in The Netherlands is supplied at 230V – 50Hz AC. The plugs have 2 round pins similar to those in many European countries


Emergency numbers

› Emergency calls: 112 (police, ambulance, fire brigade)

› Police: 0900-8844 (non-emergency)
› Medical service: 0900-5032042 (24/7)
› Tourist medical service: 0205923355
› Report crime anonymously: 0800-7000

 

Insurance and liability

It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart from their countries. MCI Amsterdam as the congress planner, FATIPEC, CoSi, OCCA, NVVT, committee members and officers of ETCC 2018 claim no liability for the act of any supplier to this meeting, nor liability for: personal injury, the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event, for any loss or damage, for delays in transport by air, sea, rail, road, weather, in case of strikes, sickness, war or other causes.

Security

We recommend to be street wise as in every major city. Please be careful with your personal belongings and take care of your personal safety.

Public transport

Amsterdam offers an extensive travel network using metro, tram and bus. You can buy tickets in the metros, trams and buses or at the train stations. More information.

Taxis

TCA (Taxi Central Amsterdam) is the official taxi company, guaranteeing the best rates and the highest quality service. More information can be found on www.tcataxi.nl/en or call TCA at +31(0)20 777 7777.

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