Venue and Location
During the week of MMSys there is another big conference in Amsterdam. Hotel prices already go up and the number of available rooms gets limited. Please arrange your stay as soon as possible!
MMSys 2018 will be held at the Science Park Congress Center next to Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam on June 12-15. Both the main conference and all co-located workshops will be held here.
Amsterdam Science Park is one of the largest concentrations in beta sciences in Europe. It is a hub for research, innovation and entrepreneurship and home of world class research institutes, universities and more than 130 companies, from science based start-ups to multinationals. With over 10,000 students, scientists and entrepreneurs, the park offers excellent opportunities for research and businesses. Amsterdam Science Park is a joint development by the University of Amsterdam, the City of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
Science Park Congress Center
Science Park 125
1098 XG Amsterdam
A map of Science Park in pdf format can be found here.
If you plan on using public transportation every day, you may find it extremely convenient to purchase an anonymous OV-chipkaart (especially handy for buses / trams, note that cash is no longer accepted to buy tickets on buses / trams anymore https://en.gvb.nl/reizen/cashloos-ov/geen-contant-geld-meer-de-tram ):
The card costs 7.50 euro and can be bought in many places, in particular, the airport and central station. The card allows you to use (via check-in & check-out system) every means of public transport in the Netherlands, as long as you have sufficient fare loaded on the card. Importantly, you need 20 euros on the card to take a train, and 4 euros to take tram / bus, as these correspond the maximum fare. If you have credit left over at the end of the trip, you can get it refunded at the station / airport (if > 30 euros, you’ll need to fill out form + have european bank account, if <= 30 euros they’ll give you cash).
More information about the OV-chipkaart can be found here.
The Science Park Congress Center is a five minute walk away from NS station Amsterdam Science Park. This station is served four times an hour from the directions Amsterdam Centraal – Schiphol and Almere – Amersfoort.
Walk through the tunnel after leaving the platform for the science park (northeast exit), cross the street (Carolina MacGillavrylaan) at the crosswalk and walk past the brown building of Amsterdam University College. You will be able to see Cthe Science Park Congress Center’s main entrance on your left behind the parking lot.
Alternatively, bus 40 serves Amsterdam Science Park four times an hour from stations Amsterdam Amstel (train, metro, tram) and Amsterdam Muiderpoort (train, tram). Get off at bus stop ‘Science Park’. During rush hour bus 240 can be used, too.
At Amsterdam Central Station, take tram 9 to Diemen. Get off at Kruislaan (situated at the Middenlaan - Kruislaan intersection). From here, you can walk to Amsterdam Science Park (15 min) or switch to bus 40.
See also public transport (OV) planner 9292.
Of course, the best way to travel in Amsterdam is by bike, and there are many bike shops around the city you can rent from, where the average daily rate is around 10 euros.
Hotels in Amsterdam
Muiderpoort is located in Amsterdam Oost, which is closer to the conference venue.
Near Amsterdam Central Station
Low range prices:
Mid to high range prices: