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Amsterdam Multidisciplinary Interventional Oncology Symposium
25-26 October 2018, EYE Filmmuseum
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 
Climate
The Netherlands share the temperate maritime climate common to much of Northern and Western Europe. The average day temperature in October is around 15° Celsius. An umbrella or rain coat for occasional showers may be useful.
 
Crime
Crime levels are low in Amsterdam. However, we strongly advise you to watch out for cunning pickpockets, especially when on the train from and to Schiphol Airport, on crowded trams, buses or metros and while watching street performers.
 
Currency and banking
The currency in the Netherlands is the Euro (€). In general, all major credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Most banks in Amsterdam are open from 9.00 to 17.00 hours (Monday to Friday). There are also several exchange stores (GWK Travelex) throughout the city centre. 
 
Electricity
The voltage in the Netherlands is 220-240V. Check if you need a travel adapter for the power sockets used in the Netherlands. Some foreign appliances, such as USA or UK, require an adapter for the voltage as well as an adapter for the plug. Please bring your own adapter as there are no adapters available at the congress venue.
 
Insurances
Delegates are advised to arrange adequate travel, health and other insurances before they leave their home country.
 
Opening hours shops
In the city centre most shops are open 7 days a week. Opening hours: 09.30 - 18.00 hrs (Monday to Saturday); 12.00 - 17.00 hrs (Sunday in the city center only). On Thursday evening shops are open until 21.00 hrs.
 
Passports and visa
All visitors travelling to the Netherlands must be in possession of a valid passport.
Participants should check with their local travel agents whether they require an entry visa for the Netherlands.
 
Time zone
The Netherlands and Amsterdam are in the Central European Time Zone, one hour ahead of GMT.
 
Tipping
Service is always included. However, it is customary to tip in restaurants, bars and when paying for taxis. As a general rule tipping between 5-10% should be adequate.
 
Transportation
Amsterdam is a very compact city where your destination will usually not be at a great distance. The city is therefore ideal for getting around by foot, bicycle or public transport. Amsterdam has a very dense public transport system and tram, metro or bus stops are usually around the corner.
 
Cars are less suited for getting around in Amsterdam because the city can be considered rather car-unfriendly. Parking has to be paid for in almost the entire city and the rates can be substantial.
 
Links
Amsterdam UMC, location VU University medical Center: Dutch / English
Airport: Schiphol
Public transport: 9292
Route planner by car: Routenet
Amsterdam Tourist Board: I amsterdam
Bike rental: OV-fiets
Currency exchange: GWK Travelex
Congress venue: EYE Filmmuseum
 
Disclaimer
The Local Organizing Committee and Amsterdam UMC (VUmc Academy) accept no liability for personal injuries or loss, of any nature whatsoever, or loss or damage to property either during or as a result of the meeting.

 

Contact

               
 
Amsterdam UMC, location VU University Medical Center
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HVC Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone +31(0)20 4443047
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