Venue

The second Research in Behavioral Finance Conference will be hosted by VU University Amsterdam. Registration, coffee and lunch breaks, and keynote sessions are on the first floor of the main building, in the foyer and the adjacent auditorium. From the main entrance you will find signs and hosts to guide you to the foyer. 

Address:
VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Find a map of the Boelelaan campus and a route description here.

Accommodation

Book your hotel through the Preferred Reservations booking service. Preferred Reservations has blocked a large number of rooms for us at various hotels, both close to the conference venue and in the center of Amsterdam. On August 29th the last batch of rooms will be released, so make sure to book your hotel in time. Amsterdam is a popular travel destination and hotels fill up quickly.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands! These days the city has a population of just over 790.000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the country. Amsterdam is located in the province ‘Noord-Holland’, situated in the west. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.5 million tourists annually.

Amsterdam has a great history. It is very unique for its large and untouched historic center. It has a rich architectural history, dominated by water. It is a meeting point for all different cultures around the world and has a welcoming attitude towards visitors. Well known for its museums, red light district, coffee shops but also the great variety of eating & drinking places and night life. It even claims to be the ‘Gay capital of Europe’. Therefore a lot of hotels and hostels can be found on different locations, value for money and ambience.

It is a beautiful and romantic city with its antique houses, lovely bridges, famous canals and of course the list of world class attractions!

Source: http://www.amsterdamtourist.info/

Travel

Airport Travel Recommendations

Schiphol (Amsterdam airport) is a 10 minute train trip away from VU University Amsterdam. The closest train station to VU University is ‘Amsterdam Zuid’. From there, the university can be reached by foot (approximately 10 minutes), by bus, or by taxi.

Public transportation in Amsterdam

Starting around June 2011, the government introduced the ‘OV chipkaart’ (Public Transport smart card) for Amsterdam. Nowadays, this is the one and only way to get around the city. It is an electronic card available for the duration of 24 up to 168 hours. You can buy this card at many hotels, tourist information offices, supermarkets and from vending machines. With this card you have to check-in and check-out every time when you use a tram, bus or metro. You hop on a tram and instead of handing the ticket to the lady behind the desk, you need to hold it in front of a scanner near the door. Don’t forget to check out when you exit the tram! For the duration of the card, you have unlimited access for trams, buses and metro.

There is also the possibility to buy a one-hour card from the drivers and conductors (if necessary). If you like to travel more outside the city center, it is useful to take a metro or bus. Using the tram is the best way to travel within the city and they run until midnight.

To plan your travel with public transportation in the Netherlands, the most convenient website is 9292.nl.

Source: http://www.amsterdamtourist.info/