FESPA 2021



Traveling to the RAI Amsterdam is easy and stress-free. The exhibition is centrally located, just a 20 minute car journey from the city centre and under 15 minutes from Amsterdam, Schiphol airport. It is well serviced by public transport and road links.

To access FESPA please go to Entrance K of the RAI Amsterdam. 

Advice on travel to and from The Netherlands is constantly changing. For the latest advice, please click here.

Travel via Train

The RAI has its ‘own’ station, RAI Amsterdam which is located a stone’s throw from the RAI complex and is easy to reach from anywhere in the Netherlands. When you leave the station follow the signs for RAI Amsterdam.
Check the latest train information before departure »

Renovation station Amsterdam RAI
The Amsterdam RAI station will be under construction until mid 2020. Our advice is to avoid this station until then and travel with metro 52. The metro leaves from Amsterdam Zuid station in the direction of Noord and from Amsterdam CS station in the direction of Zuid. You can get off at metro station Europaplein.

Please note: the above travel advice does not apply if you have bought a NS-train ticket with your trade fair registration/entrance ticket. With this NS-train ticket you can only get off at Amsterdam RAI station, otherwise the discount is not valid.


Travel via Bus or Metro

From Amsterdam Central Station you can take metro 52, the new underground connection linking the district of Amsterdam North to the Amsterdam Zuid railway station. This line provides the fastest direct connection from Amsterdam Central Station to the RAI (via the Europaplein station). You can also take tram 4 and get off at Europaplein.

From Amstel Station, you can reach us with metro 51 (get off at Amsterdam RAI station) or bus lines 62 (get off at Europaplein) or 65 (get off at Scheldeplein).

Metro 50, which runs between Amsterdam Sloterdijk en Gein, also stops at the Amsterdam RAI station.

Find out more


Travel by Car

Visiting one of our events, taking a day trip to Amsterdam or coming to the area for an appointment?

Consider leaving your car in one of our affordable covered garages. The price is €4.50 per hour, with a maximum of €26.00

More information about parking at the RAI »

Travel by Air

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is located a mere 15 minutes from RAI Amsterdam whether you travel by car, train, taxi or bus. The  Amsterdam Airport website provides information including: up-to-the-minute flight information, connecting transport facilities to RAI Amsterdam and business facilities.

Travel via Taxi

Easy and eco-friendly: a TCA taxi to and from RAI Amsterdam

All taxi companies can take you to the RAI and drop you off close to the entrance. Only taxis operated by the company TCA can enter the site to pick up travellers, however - this decision was made for a range of reasons, including logistics. At some events, TCA taxis are already lined up at the exit to take passengers. If no taxis are available at the given moment you can ask the reception to call you one.

Order your taxi online »

TCA and sustainability
The taxi company TCA has been participating in environmental mobility projects since 2011. It focuses on green mobility while first and foremost ensuring high-quality taxi transport. TCA is making a rapid transition to emissions-free taxi transport by 2025. As an international leader in the field of sustainability in the exhibition and congress industry, the RAI is very pleased with TCA's ambitions in this respect.

If you wish to have another taxi company collect you from the RAI you will find the pick-up point just outside the RAI site.

Travel via Disabled facilities 

We are easily accessible for people with disabilities

The RAI has disabled parking places in every garage. If you are in posession of an official EU parking card for people with disabilities (gehandicaptenparkeerkaart), you can park in special parking places located close to the exit to the complex.

Report first to the lodge at the P7 garage, which can be reached by following the route P-RAI 7. Our staff will then refer you to the most convenient parking space.

Please note that parking with a card for people with disabilities also costs € 4.00 per hour (up to a maximum of € 25.00 per day, or € 21.00 with a day ticket purchased online).

Map of disabled parking facilities »

Travel via Bicycle & Motor Bike

We have plenty of space for your bike, scooter or motorbike

There are bicycle racks at all entrances around the RAI site. Additional racks are placed at events when many people are expected to arrive by bike. Motorbikes and scooters can be parked free of charge next to the bike racks at the Elicium: follow the route P-RAI 7 to get there.

Please note that here are no charging stations for electric bicycles or scooters.

Like to park your car at the RAI and then explore Amsterdam by bicycle? No problem - RAI Amsterdam is a Hello-Bike parking spot. You will find the Hello-Bike station around the corner at entrance F, closest to the P4 garage.

Please note that the costs for using the bicycle are nog included in the parking fee for you car.
More information about Hello-Bike »

Travel via Coach

If you are coming to an event in RAI Amsterdam by coach you can usually park in P6. Simply follow the signs marked P-RAI 6. Some events attract a large number of buses. If this is the case, there will be signs on the Europaboulevard which indicate the route coaches can follow to park. You can let us know you are arriving by coach via

If you are not attending an event at RAI Amsterdam, but wishes to park your touring car, please contact

The best-value way to park and reach the city centre

Looking for inexpensive parking within easy reach of the city centre? You can park your car with us for the special P+R parking rate and get to the heart of Amsterdam centre by public transport.

More information about P+R at the RAI »

Travelling to RAI Amsterdam itself by car? You can also park at one of the city's other P+R locations indicated below and travel comfortably from there by public transport.

P+R Hoofddorp
Scorpius 131
2132 LR Hoofddorp

Parking spaces: 408
Parking fee: € 4,50 per day

Getting to P+R Hoofddorp

P+R Breukelen
Broekdijk West 5
3621 LV Breukelen

Parking spaces: 120
Parking fee: free

Route P+R

P+R locations

To avoid any traffic in the city, you can also park your car at the following P+R locations.
Note: from these locations to the RAI and back, you will only get the P+R/reduced parking rate if your last check-in was in the city center area. RAI Amsterdam does not fall within the city center area.

P+R Amsterdam Noord
Nieuwe Leeuwarderweg Afslag S116
1022BP Amsterdam

Parking spaces: 442

P+R Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Piarcoplein 1
1043 DW Amsterdam

Parking spaces: 200


Amsterdam offers visitors an abundance of accommodation options. Whether you prefer to stay in a 4 star suite, or perhaps a quiet boutique hotel, RAI Hotel Services is here to assist you with all your accommodation needs. Click here for more information on individual and group reservations. 



Exhibitors are being targeted by companies claiming to be, or work with, the event organisers. They use existing event branding and may appear genuine.  In the past this has included directories and hotel bookings but companies can also claim they can sell visitor data. All exhibitors should check the small print before signing anything relating to FESPA’s exhibitions and events.  In case of doubt, please contact  Please note, RAI Hotel Services is the only official accommodation agency for FESPA Global Print Expo & European Sign Expo 2021.  Other agencies that contact you may be a scam.


If you require a Visa letter to travel to The Netherlands, please register and pay for your entry ticket. After doing so, you will be sent a confirmation email which contains a link to download your pre-filled Visa letter. Should you have any issues with this, please email

Please click here to see if you need a Visa letter to travel to The Netherlands:

Please note, the decision to deliver visas remains the sole responsibility of the Holland representation in your country. Should their decision be negative, we will not be in a position to intervene. 

Employees from outside the European Union

An employment permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning) is required for non-EU residents. Such persons will not be admitted by RAI Amsterdam without a valid permit.

And there is this website explaining the different work permits and also there is an article on Brexit but it is more related to British Nationals living in the Netherlands.


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