Travelling to Amsterdam

The airport closest to Amsterdam is Schiphol Airport. The fastest way to get to Amsterdam Central Station - and the city centre – is by train (15 minutes). More information about train travel in the Netherlands can be found here or use this door-to-door travel planner (both in English).

Getting around Amsterdam

By bike The most efficient way of transportation is by bike, like the locals. Bike rental company MacBike offer a 25% discount for Sonic Acts visitors, simply show your ticket at their rental desk. They have several shops in town, one of which is right next to Paradiso – the festival’s conference location. More information about other bike rental companies can be found here. Public transportation For travelling by public transportation you will need an OV-chip card. With this card you must check-in and check-out when boarding or disembarking from a tram, bus, or metro. You can purchase a disposable card for one hour (€2,70), for a single day (€7,50) or for multiple days (4 days for €21). One hour and single day cards can be purchased with the driver / conductor in the bus, metro and tram. For all information on public transport in Amsterdam visit the GVB website (in English). Paradiso (stop: Leidseplein) <-> Central Station tram 1,2 or 5 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ <-> Central Station tram 26 OT301 (stop: J.P. Heijestraat) <-> Central Station/Paradiso/ Stedelijk Museum (stop: Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat) tram 1 Stedelijk Museum (stop: Van Baerlestraat) <-> Paradiso (stop: Leidseplein) / Central station tram 2 or 5 Vondelkerk (stop: Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat) <-> Central Station/Paradiso tram 1 Parking options For those of you who come to Amsterdam by car, a complete map/list of parking spots in Amsterdam is available here.