As part of our improved environmental policy, we are asking all IFC participants to travel overland, ideally by rail, whenever possible. Amsterdam Schiphol rail station is a travel hub that is very well serviced from most other European cities, including a 4-hour direct Eurostar service from London.
We appreciate that with such an international audience, it simply isn’t possible for all delegates to travel overland. For those who must fly, we have a travel partnership with KLM/Air France. Both are kindly offering up to 15% off flights to and from Amsterdam Schiphol if you are attending the IFC. The offer is valid for return flights in the period 7-25 October. The link to book is here. If you are flying, we would urge you to pay a small contribution to offset the carbon emission from your flight(s) using the Gold Standard, carbon offsetting non-profit organisation atmosfair.
Amsterdam is accessible by rail from many major European cities. We recommend searching for options via https://www.ns.nl/en or https://www.seat61.com/international-trains/trains-from-Amsterdam.htm.
Did you know that you can now travel direct from London to Amsterdam with Eurostar? Suggested routes and services to travel between the Netherlands and select European countries:
We provide free shuttle bus transfers between Amsterdam Schiphol airport to the conference centre, NH Leeuwenhorst on the mornings of Tuesday and Wednesday, in time for delegates to arrive for registration.
On both days, transfers will be running from the airport to the conference centre every half an hour between 09:00 and 13:30.
See the red star below for where you can find our welcome desk at the airport:
We then have mini buses running between the NH and the other hotels on Tuesday between 10.00 and 13.00, so delegates can go to their hotel after to check in and drop their luggage etc before the masterclass begins. Or they may leave their luggage at the NH for the day and go later in the evening to check in (although delegates will need to check when their hotel reception closes to make sure they don’t miss check in).
If arriving a few days early or staying on after the conference, you may consider a hotel in Amsterdam. It is a 15 minute train journey from Amsterdam Central Station to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to pick up our coach.
We provide free shuttle bus transfers from the conference centre, NH Leeuwenhorst, to Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Amsterdam Central Station on Friday. The timetable is as follows (buses will depart when full):
Conference centre to airport – 11.30 (1 bus), 12.45 (2 buses), 13.00 (2 buses), 13.30 (1 bus), 14.00 (1 bus), 14:30 (4 buses)
Conference centre to Amsterdam Central – 11.30 (1 bus), 12.45 (1 bus), 13.00 (1 bus), 13.30 (1 bus), 14.00 (1 bus), 14:30 (4 buses).
We provide free bus transfers between all Satellite Hotels and the conference centre, which run in tandem with the IFC programme (daytime sessions and evening social activities) so you won’t miss out on anything by staying offsite. The exact shuttle bus timetable for for each hotel can be found on our mobile app – just search for ‘IFC Holland 2019’ – or please ask a member of staff on arrival at the conference centre.
Unfortunately, the Resource Alliance cannot provide transfers outside of these times and you will be required to make your own alternative transport arrangements. Please see the ‘Taxis‘ section below for details of our partnership with Taxi Electric and how to make your own booking through them.
Taxi Electric is the official taxi partner for IFC 2019 – providing transfers from both Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Central Station to the conference centre. Participants can book their transfers with special IFC 2019 rates via this booking portal: https://book.taxielectric.nl/qb/#?token=PmlMiiyoohxMerlP. The destination address you need to enter for the conference centre is “Hotel NH Noordwijk Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Langelaan 3, 2211 XT, Noordwijkerhout“. A taxi to the conference centre from Schiphol Airport will cost €73.58, and from Amsterdam Central will cost €100.
A pre-payment is taken from the card, however if a cancellation is made at least 1 hour before the time of pick up there is no charge. After filling out the form and booking your transfer, Taxi Electric will send you an email and a text explaining how to find your driver. In case you want to amend or cancel your transfer you can do so by contacting the Taxi Electric Customer Service Centre at +31 (0)88 100 4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.