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Never been to Amsterdam?

Don’t worry, here are some of our recommendations to make the most of the city!

Your time in Amsterdam

Whether you are here just for the three show days or considering extending your trip into the weekend, here you’ll find restaurant recommendations and must know information about the city.

Did you know?

  • Amsterdam features the most museums per capita in the world.
  • The houses are narrow for a reason - it’s because back in the 17th century, the locals were taxed on the width of their property.
  • The name ‘Amsterdam’ derives from ‘Amstelredamme’, meaning ‘dam/ dyke over the river Amstel’.
  • Much like Venice, the city is constructed on 11 million poles & boasts over 160 canals.
  • An unexpected sight you might enjoy in Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s largest park is looking at wild parakeets.
  • The Stock exchange located in the city centre is the oldest in the world, it was founded in 1602, 420 years ago!

Must know facts about the city

Currency & VAT The currency for Amsterdam is the Euro. The standard VAT rate is 21%.

Time zone Central European Time Zone (GMT+1)

Climate Overall expect quite a bit of sunshine and normal average temperatures of 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit) — and daytime highs of 19-20° Celcius (66.2-68° Fahrenheit).

Need a visa? You can find out more if you will be required to apply for a visa here. We offer registered delegates visa letters and you can download a visa invitation letter directly from the My Orders section of your My Account area.

Important telephone numbers Emergencies: 112 (for first aid, police, fire department) The area code for Amsterdam is: 20 The country dialling code is: +31

Water & Electricity Tap water is safe to drink and is among the safest and cleanest tap water in Europe. Don’t forget to pack your recyclable water bottle and make use of the water refill stations at the venue!

The Netherlands uses the classic “Euro” plug, also known as type C and type F. If you are travelling from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia or the United States, you’ll need to bring an adaptor.

Restaurant recommendations

Here are some of our recommended restaurants to book at your leisure. Don’t forget we will also be offering an exciting variety of complimentary food and drinks at the show focused around the Mind, Body & Soul.

High End

The White Room, Yamazato Restaurant, Restaurant Vermeer, John Dory Visrestaurant, Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen

Mid Range

Ron Gastrobar, Balthazar’s Keuken, Daalder, Bardak, Le Restaurant, Yerba, Jansz

Relaxed

Foodhallen, Waterkant, Pulitzer Garden, Escobar