Practical information







The DIF 2017 will take place at:

RAI Amsterdam (entrance G)
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands


You can reach the RAI Amsterdam by train, tram, metro, bus and by car. Check the full route description to ease your travel to the DIF.




Public transport

You can buy your ticket for public transportation directly in the tram or at metro stations. If you prefer to buy a full-day or multi-day travel ticket in advance, GVB provides you unlimited travel through Amsterdam - day or night - by bus, tram, and metro, for exactly the number of hours that best suits your plans. It becomes valid when you first check in. 

Period of validty   Full-tarif price
1 Day (24 hours)   €7.50
2 Days (48 hours)   €12.50
3 Days (72 hours)   €17.00

You can buy the GVB multi-day ticket in the AKO bookshops at Schiphol Airport, Holland Tourist Information, the InfoTicket Vending Machine and the GVB webshop.

Another option is to buy a 'I am Amsterdam' City Card. This card includes the following items:

  • Free entry to Amsterdam's best museums and attractions
  • Free canal cruise, a beautiful way to see the city’s historic centre
  • Free, unlimited use of the GVB public transport in Amsterdam (bus, tram & metro)
  • Great discounts and special offers throughout Amsterdam and its surrounding area
  • A free, detailed city map
  • Free giveaways & discounts on concerts, theatre, rentals, restaurants and more





Travel and accommodation are at your own expense. You can book a hotel room with preferred rates via RAI Hotel Services, the only official DIF accomodation agency. We advise against booking a room with any agencies that contact you directly. Preferred ratings are valid until 6 weeks before the event and availability is limited. The following hotels are proposed:

Novotel Amsterdam City

Novotel Amsterdam City (4****)
10 minutes walk from the RAI
Single occupancy: € 169 per night, incl. breakfast, excl. 5% city tax
Double occupancy: € 189 per night, incl. breakfast, excl. 5% city tax


Hampshire Hotel Beethoven

Hampshire Hotel Beethoven (3***)
1.6km walk from the RAI
Single occupancy: € 145 per night incl. breakfast, excl. 5% city tax
Double occupancy: € 170 per night incl. breakfast, excl. 5% city tax