Amsterdam Metro: from Centraal to the RAI in just 8 minutes

Travelling to the RAI Amsterdam will be even easier for visitors to ISE 2019. Following a period of meticulous construction, the new North/South Metro has opened and there is a station adjacent to the exhibition centre.  The Europaplein station is situated just a few metres from the front of the RAI.

Metro 52 allows visitors to travel from Centraal Station to the RAI in just 8 minutes. The arrival of the North/South route is part of an updated above ground public transport network developed for the city.

Construction of the new metro line began 28 years ago and is regarded as one of the most challenging infrastructure projects in Dutch history. The world’s largest monitoring programme was developed especially for Amsterdam, and provided information about subsidence that could be immediately used to optimise the boring processes.

The 9.1 kilometre-line is mostly underground, and has eight stations and runs directly below the IJ river, Amsterdam Central Station, and the city centre. The line connects North and South Amsterdam and is expected to move 121,000 passengers a day. It takes just 16 minutes to travel from the north to the south of the city by metro, half of the current travel time.

For a Metro timetable click here:
http://maps.gvb.nl/en/lijnen

For an update on all changes to public transport click here:
https://en.gvb.nl/sites/default/files/lijnenkaart2018-2.pdf