Getting to the TERENA Secretariat

The TERENA Secretariat is on Koningsplein in Amsterdam, at the north end of the Singel flower market, in a distinctive turn-of-the-20th-century building with a pleasant outlook south towards the Munt.

From Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station

There are trains from the airport to Amsterdam Centraal Station roughly every 15 minutes. Taxis are quite expensive and are not normally reimbursed under TERENA's travel rules. You will need to buy a train ticket at the airport before getting on a train. Tickets can not be bought once you board a train and you will incur a fine if you do not have a valid ticket. You can easily buy train tickets at the airport, either from the counter or from the automatic ticket machines (which take credit/debit cards). For every trip, you need to check in and check out with your ticket.

There is more than one station in Amsterdam, so ensure that the train indicator shows the right destination (marked Amsterdam CS or Amsterdam Centraal).

There is one so-called high-speed train link from Schiphol to the Amsterdam central station, called 'Thalys'.

From Centraal Station to TERENA

Tram lines 1, 2 and 5 leave from the front of Centraal Station and run past the TERENA office. You will need to get off at Koningsplein (quite often referred to as the flower market by the conductor).

Map of the area


If you wish to stay overnight in Amsterdam, please contact the TERENA Secretariat to make hotel reservations for you. TERENA has special arrangements with two local hotels and can often arrange a discount.

However, if you would rather contact the hotels directly, the details are:


Guests are welcome to use our wireless network (both eduroam™ and a guest network are available). Once connected, you can also use our guest printer. Please note that TERENA is a no-smoking office.