Information for Holland


IFC 2018 Gala Theme
Under the IF(Sea!)  
There’s still plenty of time to plan your nautically-themed outfit! (Protip: Sequins are a great substitute for fish scales and Tiki is always in style at your local vintage shop…) And there will even be a pop-up costume shop outside the Marketplace on Gala day… So fish out your fins and fishnets and we’ll have “a whale of a time!” 
Our gratitude is as deep as the ocean to Blakely, our official IFC 2018 Gala night sponsor.
IFC 2018 Downloadable Programme

Our IFC 2018 Programme is now available for download!

IFC 2018 – Overview of Programme


Thanks to our corporate travel partnership with Dutch airline KLM, they are kindly offering discounted flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol for IFC delegates.

Book your tickets HERE to receive 15% off your KLM flights to IFC between 7-25 October 2019 .


For those who prefer to arrive by train, you can now travel direct from London to Amsterdam with Eurostar.

Book your train HERE.

Conference Centre

IFC 2019 is held at the four star conference centre NH Leeuwenhorst Hotel, Langelaan 3, 2211 XT Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands – approximately 40 minutes away from Amsterdam City Centre and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

There will be a free shuttle bus service in operation between the airport and the conference centre, as well as to and from your satellite hotel if you’re staying offsite. Please refer to the information below.

Free Transport From The Airport

On Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October there will be a free shuttle bus service running directly from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the conference centre at the following times only:

09.00, 09.30, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.00 and 13.30.
The journey to the conference centre will take around 40 minutes.

The Airport Map and Information


On arrival, proceed to Baggage/Arrivals Hall and head straight to our IFC event desk which is located between Arrivals 1 and 2 (please see the red dot on the map). Our IFC event desk is located next to the bronze statues of aviation pioneers and across from the yellow information desks. The closest restaurant is ‘La Place’. Our representatives wearing orange IFC T-shirts will be there to welcome you.

Making Your Own Way to The IFC

The IFC is hosted at the NH Leeuwenhorst Hotel, a four star hotel in Noordwijkerhout, close to the popular beach resort of Noordwijk.

It is located in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, about 40 minutes from Amsterdam city centre and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

You can plan your journey below using Google Maps.


A taxi to the conference centre will cost approximately €70-90.

IFC Registration

Registration for delegates on the IFC Programme with Masterclass takes place on Tuesday 15 October from 10:00-12:30, so Masterclass delegates need to arrive during that time frame.

Registration for delegates on the IFC Programme without Masterclass takes place on Wednesday 16 October from 10:00-12:00.

The IFC Registration Desk is located in the Lobby.

We do not issue tickets to the conference. All you have to do is tell us your name at the Registration Desk and we can search you on our iPads.

Hotel Check-In

Please note that the official check-in time at the onsite hotel – NH Leeuwenhorst – is 13:00 and therefore, your room may not be available on arrival. However, there will be a luggage room and valuables safety boxes at your disposal.

The check-in times for the offsite hotels are between 13:00 – 15:00.

Meals and Drinks

Lunch and dinner will be served in the restaurants at the conference centre with times detailed on the daily timetable.

Paying for additional drinks: If you are not staying at the conference centre you can buy consumption tokens at the reception desk which you can use to buy additional drinks during the week in all bars at the conference centre and during dinner times. Please note that the conference centre will not accept cash during dinners or in the bars. They will only accept consumption tokens or the room key card for guests staying onsite (who have given a credit card guarantee at check-in.) The tokens are non-refundable!

Free Shuttle Bus

There is a free shuttle bus service between the conference centre and your satellite hotel if you’re staying offsite.

Please download the IFC app (coming soon) for a timetable or pickup a leaflet at the conference centre.

On Friday, remember to take your luggage with you! There will be no more buses from the conference centre back to your hotel.

Free Transport From The IFC On Friday

From the conference centre to the airport: 11:30 12:45 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30

From conference centre to Amsterdam Central Station: 11:30 12:45 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30