Travel advice

Public transport in the Netherlands:

Trains are the most convenient way to travel between Dutch cities. The train is also the easiest way to reach the conference venue next to Hilversum Media Park (=Hilversum Nord) station, and the airport (Schiphol Airport station).

You can buy train tickets at the yellow self-service machines at any station, no need to book in advance. There is a €1 charge per single ticket.

For train schedules, visit

Trams buses and metro are all great ways to travel in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour card or day card (valid for one to seven days). One-hour tickets can be bought from the conductor on the tram or bus (payment by card only) or from vending machines at metro and train stations.

To plan your journey, visit

If you plan to use public transport in the Netherlands more often, a public transport card (OV-chipkaart) might be a more practical and cheaper option. It can be bought from ticket vending machines in most stations. The card costs €7.5. Once charged, you can use the OV-chipkaart for bus, metro, tram or train services.

For more information about public transport in the Netherlands, see:

Travelling from the airport
Amsterdam Schipol airport is the main airport in the Netherlands with many European and intercontinental flight connections. Schiphol train station is located directly below the airport and is accessible from the main hall. From here, you can take direct trains to Amsterdam (15 minutes), Hilversum (45 minutes) and other major cities.

Travelling to the conference venue
The easiest way to reach the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is by train. The venue is located across the road from Hilversum Media Park train station (30 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal station and 45 minutes from Schiphol airport).

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is near to Media Park train stop

If you are travelling late at night, please be advised to check the train schedule in advance as there might be limited services available.  

If you are travelling by car, it is easiest to reach the conference venue via the A1 motorway: coming from Amsterdam, take exit 9 Laren/Hilversum-Noord. Coming from Amersfoort you follow the signs Hilversum-Noord and exit 9 Laren/Hilversum-Noord. The parking garage of Sound and Vision can be found at the rear end of the building. The rate is € 1.50 per hour (maximum daily rate € 9). The garage has two charging stations for electric cars.