Travelling to Amsterdam

The airport closest to Amsterdam is Schiphol Airport. The fastest way to get to Amsterdam Central Station - and the city centre – is by train (15 minutes). More information about train travel in the Netherlands can be found here or use this door-to-door travel planner (both in English).

Getting around Amsterdam

By bike The most efficient way of transportation is by bike, like the locals. Bike rental company MacBike offer a 25% discount for Sonic Acts visitors, simply show your ticket at their rental desk. They have several shops in town, one of which is right next to Paradiso. More information about other bike rental companies can be found here. Public transportation For travelling by public transportation you will need an OV-chip card. With this card you must check-in and check-out when boarding or disembarking from a tram, bus, or metro. You can purchase a disposable card for one hour (€2,90), for a single day (€7,50) or for multiple days (3 days for €16,50). One hour and single day cards can be purchased with the driver / conductor in the bus, metro and tram. For all information on public transport in Amsterdam visit the GVB website (in English). Stedelijk Museum (stop: Van Baerlestraat) <-> Central Station / Paradiso / De Brakke Grond tram 2 or 5 De Brakke Grond (stop: Dam) <->Paradiso / Central Station tram 1, 2 or 5 Paradiso (stop: Leidseplein) <-> Central Station tram 1, 2 or 5 Parking options For those of you who come to Amsterdam by car, a complete map/list of parking spots in Amsterdam is available here.