WHY THE NETHERLANDS
Just like the Insight Innovation eXchange, the Netherlands is a hub for innovation, always in the lookout for new creative solutions to its constituents’ needs.
The country has contributed a large number of revolutionary inventions, scientific discoveries, works of art, and engineering feats throughout the centuries. To stay competitive with its larger neighbors, the Netherlands has always been open to exchanging ideas, culture, and learning from others thus creating fertile ground for great innovations. Today, it is a hotbed of technology innovation.
As Europe refocuses on sustainability and growth, new programs such as Horizon 2020 are surfacing to help bridge the gap between research and the market by, for example, helping innovative enterprises to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products with real commercial potential. To achieve this goal, international cooperation will be an important cross-cutting priority, and what better place to bring together global, innovative minds with the knowledge to help that effort than one of the most diverse nations in the region.
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The Amsterdam Area is a melting pot of people and cultures where virtually all nationalities (177) have made their home. There are hotels and restaurants to suit all tastes, and the cultural scene is rich and diverse. Amsterdam has a world-class concert building and orchestra, and many top quality museums such as Rijksmuseum, EYE Film Institute Netherlands. The many sporting facilities makes Amsterdam a sports paradise. Without exception, internationals find living in the city and its region an unforgettable and inspiring experience.
Amsterdam is truly a biker’s city, although pedaling along the labyrinthine streets can get a little chaotic. Stick to walking and you won’t be disappointed. The gentle canals make a perfect backdrop for exploring the Jordaan and Rembrandtplein square. Pop into the Red Light District if you must – if only so you can say you’ve been there. The Anne Frank House is one of the most moving experiences a traveler can have, and the Van Gogh Museum boasts a sensational collection of works.
We are thrilled to be hosting IIeX Europe at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam’s former commodities exchange and one of the city’s most celebrated monuments. It is considered the magnum opus of renown Dutch architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage. For 110 years the Beurs van Berlage has been the place to meet in the heart of Amsterdam. Conferences, events, presentations, entrepreneurs, work and relax under one roof!
TRAVEL FROM THE AIRPORT TO IIEX
Schiphol Amsterdam Aiport: Airport Schiphol has an extensive network of direct bus and train lines connecting it to the surrounding towns and cities. The conference venue is only a 5 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam Centraal).
We have negotiated direct booking links with several nearby hotels. Please keep in mind that space is limited at all of these hotels, and rooms book up fast – so make your reservation as soon as possible.
The 3 hotels are:
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station (****)
ADDRESS: Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam, 1011 DK, The Netherlands
TEL: +31 20 530 0800
- The Convent Hotel Amsterdam (****)
ADDRESS: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67, 1012 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
TEL: +31 20 721 9178
- Ibis Amsterdam Centre (***)
ADDRESS: Stationsplein 240, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
TEL: +31 20 721 9172
All foreign visitors to The Netherlands are required to show a passport valid for at least 3 months after the last day of the intended visit. The exception to this is certain nationals of the European Union who have a valid national ID card. Also, anyone over the age of 14 are required to show a valid identification document to any police officer or law enforcement official upon request.
Tourist visas are not required for stays of up to 3 months, with some exceptions.