TRAVEL INFO

Travel info

Location

Amsterdam is very easy to reach by plane, train, or car. The award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is centrally located and serves 323 destinations, while high-speed rail services connect Amsterdam to Paris, London, Berlin and Brussels. 

Transfers will be provided from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and Amsterdam Central Train Station. Please feel free to book the most convenient flight or train to Amsterdam so that you can enjoy this year’s amazing MarketHub Europe!

Key information

Climate

Temperatures in May range from 7ºC to 12ºC

Shop hours

In general, shops in Amsterdam open from 9am to 6pm. However, there may be some variation during the week.
On Mondays, many shops open at 10am. Additionally, late-night shopping takes place on Thursdays (until 9pm), while businesses close earlier on Saturdays (5pm). Although many shops are closed on Sundays, you can still indulge in a spot of retail therapy in   the city center, Kalverstraat, Damrak, Leidsestraat, and near the Noorderkerk.

Time zone

GMT+1

Electricity supply

Dutch power plugs are two round pins running at 230V 

Payments

Credit cards are generally accepted; VISA and MasterCard are most commonly accepted. 

Language

Dutch is the first language. The vast majority of the population can also speak English.

Currency

Euro. Other currencies are not accepted.

Tips

Tips of around 10% are appreciated, but not expected. Please tip at your own discretion.