Serving the World

Main Conference: July 2, 3, 4, 2012
Doctoral Consortium: June 29 - 30, 2012
Welcome Reception: July 1
Optional Excursion, July 5

Travel Information

Transport to/from Amsterdam

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is about 20 km from the centre of the city. There is a good and frequent train connection to/from Amsterdam Central Station (six trains every hour during daytime), costs EUR 3.80 for a one way trip of fifteen minutes.

Please note that due to the construction of a new underground line parts of and around the Amsterdam Central Station are inaccessible. Taxis are available at the west entrance/exit.

Whether a visa is required for your stay in Amsterdam depends on your 
and how long you intend to stay in the Netherlands. Nationals of many countries require a visa for an uninterrupted stay of up to three months.

Information on applying for a visa:

> when do you require a visa?

> applying for a visa


Transport in Amsterdam
The OV-chipkaart (PT Smart Card) is the way to pay for for your public transport in Amsterdam. You can travel using just one card, whether it is in the train, bus, tram or metro. The OV-chipkaart is the size of a credit card and has a built-in chip.


For conference visitors a disposable OV-chipkaart is advised. You can buy disposable cards at GVB Tickets & Info (Municipal Transport Company) across from the Central Station or at Metrostation Weesperplein, the Ticket Vending and Add Value machines and with tram and bus drivers and conductors. At the Ticket Vending and Add Value machines you can pay cash and with PIN, chip or credit card.

Additional information about the OV-chipkaart including locations where it can be obtained can be found here. A map of the public transport system in Amsterdam can be downloaded here.
Details of the conference locations on a map of the city centre can be found here.

Hotels in Amsterdam
Hotel information will be made available early December 2011 in the
Accomodation section
on the left side in the menu bar.


City of Amsterdam
World Class Maintenance
TNT Express


University of Amsterdam
Eindhoven University of Technology
University of Groningen
Erasmus University Rotterdam
VU University Amsterdam

This conference is also the 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference

The 4th World P&OM conference is a joint initiative of: