Cell Symposia Exercise Metabolism will take place at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam Square, central Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The hotel is situated in a famous building which dates back to 1865, located close to the house of Anne Frank, the Van Gogh Museum and the Heineken Brewery.
The hotel has a fitness centre and private and secure parking, available at an additional charge. There are bus and tram stops right outside the hotel and the central train station is only 5 minutes away. Schiphol Airport is only a 25 minute journey in a taxi or car.
GVB is the public transport company of Amsterdam providing an integrated metro, tram and bus service throughout Amsterdam and its surrounding areas. 24, 48 and 72 hour GVB passes allow for unlimited travel on all trams, buses, metros and night buses for the duration of the pass and provide the most economical way for visitors to explore the city.
Bike Hire: The easiest way to get around Amsterdam is by bike. Avoid parking problems, traffic queues, and experience the city like a local. There are bike hire shops all over the city.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherland’s international airport, is situated around 20 km from Amsterdam centre. Ninety airlines fly to and from Schiphol and have offices at the airport or in Amsterdam. You can reach the city from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in just half an hour by train, taxi or bus.
Schiphol train station is located directly underneath the airport. From here, Intercities and slower trains from the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways - NS) can take you to Amsterdam Central Station (city centre) in approximately 25 minutes. The taxi rank is located at the airport’s exit. Depending on traffic, a taxi can take you to the city centre in half an hour. One ride will cost you approximately €40.
The Connexxion Amsterdam Tourist Ticket costs €10 for a round trip. The bus takes only 30 minutes from Schiphol Plaza to the centre of Amsterdam (Leidseplein). There are 6 to 8 buses each hour. Return journeys do not have to take place on the same day.
There are bus and tram stops right outside the hotel and Amsterdam Central Station is only 5 minutes away. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is only a 25 minute journey in a taxi or car. The hotel has a fitness centre and private and secure parking, available at an additional charge.
If you would like to get an impression of a previous Elsevier conference held at the same venue, please click here.
Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, famous for its canals, Anne Frank, and must-see museums is a city that is easy to explore on foot or by bike. The location of the conference, right in the city center of Amsterdam, will certainly help you to get the most out of your make your stay into a great one!
An Elsevier employee and Amsterdam resident selected his personal favorites for visitors of the Plant Genome Evolution conference:
The central library: an architectural highlight which offers a stunning view over the city The Dappermarkt, and the Albert Cuyp markt: being picked as the best market of the Netherlands multiple times, this is the place to wonder around and to go treasure hunting for personal souvenirs.
Concertgebouw: a beautiful 1881, famous for its exceptional acoustics.
Beer brewery het IJ: Amsterdam’s finest local brew. Unfortunately, their website is in Dutch only, but you can find the brewery at Funenkade 7, Amsterdam.
Local cinema’s Ketelhuis and The Movies: In The Netherlands, all international movies are subtitled. So, if you want to escape the buzz of the city for a moment, we recommend picking a nice movie in the language of your choice at one of these art house cinemas. Huize
Frankendael / Restaurant Merkelbach: A hidden treasures and the perfect place to escape the city for a while.
Jewish History Museum: Amsterdam is a city with a rich Jewish history. The Jewish History Museum gives an overview of this.
Guided tours (Yellow Bike for example) are a great way to get a quick impression from the city. And of course, everybody’s all-time favorites: visit the Anne Frank house, the Van Gogh Museum, The Rijksmuseum (both reopening in 2013 after being fully renovated!) and take a Canal cruise for a quick and complete overview of the city. If you want to know more about what to do in Amsterdam, we recommend to take a look at I Amsterdam, the official visitors channel for Amsterdam.
NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
- Amsterdam: Official Visitor Site
- Schiphol International Airport
- GVB Public Transport Company
- Nederlandse Spoorwegen
- Connexxion Amsterdam Tourist Ticket