The Rhone Events & Congrescenter is just a few minutes walk from the Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station. Parking space in the area is free but sometimes scarce.Map with directions from the railway station.
Get a panoramic view of the congress site from Google street view.
Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. The current position of Amsterdam as capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is governed by the constitution of 24 August 1815 and its successors. Amsterdam has a population of almost 800,000 within city limits.
Its name is derived from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading centre for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were formed. The many well-preserved 17th century canals (in Dutch: 'Grachtengordel') located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010 and make Amsterdam one of the most attractive cities in Europe.
Furthermore Artis Royal Zoo, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam and Felix Meritis cultural centre are worth a visit. Close to Dam Square, the Royal Palace is open to the public except on Mondays, which contains some impressive architecture, and guided tours are available.
While winters in Amsterdam are not especially harsh, expect cold temperatures and precipitation (mostly rain; snow is infrequent). January is typically the coldest month of the year in Amsterdam, with an average maximum temperature of 5 or 6 degrees, and an average overnight minimum of 0 degrees. The daily weather is often changeable, on rare occasions, spells of easterly winds may bring sub-zero temperatures and frequent snow cover, while other days can be mild, wet and largely snow free.