MC EUROPE 2018Venue & travel

Venue & travel


EMC Europe is the leading EMC Symposium in Europe and the 2018 edition will be held at the Beurs van Berlage in the heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands from August 27th till August 30th, 2018. We wish to invite and encourage all those working in the field of electromagnetic compatibility to participate in this prestigious event.

Amsterdam is the Netherlands' capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system an narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city's 17th-century Golden Age. The conference center, the Beurs van Berlage, is a building on the Damrak, in the center of the city.  This former commodity exchange is one of the defining monuments of the Dutch Capital. 

When you arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you can reach the Beurs van Berlage by train or taxi.
Train: You can buy a ticket to Amsterdam Centraal Station in the arrival halls of the airport.
Taxi: Destination Beurs van Berlage, address: Damrak 243, Amsterdam city center


Amsterdam has a wide variety of hotels. A comprehensive list of hotels in Amsterdam can he found and booked here. 

Transport from Amsterdam Airport 

Amsterdam is one of Europe's top destinations. Travelling to Amsterdam is usually quite easy, as it can be reached by air, land and even sea. Cheap flights from within Europe and direct flights from outside Europe are readily available, serving Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Europe's fourth largest airport, which is just a few Kilometers from the city Centre.

A direct link railway line connects Schiphol International Airport with Amsterdam Central Station, and is the fastest and most convenient form of transport to the city Centre. Trains run every 10 minutes from Platforms 1 and 2 in the main arrival plaza (see the airport train schedule).

Through the following link you can buy tickets online and avoid complications.

Or you may use any major credit card to pay at the special yellow ticket machines within the airport, but machines don't provide instructions in English and accept only coins. Fine of Euro 35 will be added to the fare if you are caught without a valid ticket on the train.

Shuttles run by Connexion depart every 10 minutes, with services to more than 100 hotels throughout the city. Tickets cost Euro 17 for one-way or Euro 27 for a return, and can be purchased inside the main arrival plaza. The tickets can be purchased at the Connexxion Shuttle Desk in Arrivals 4 or the Holland Tourist Information desk at Arrivals 2. You can also book in advance on the Schiphol Hotel Shuttle website. Guests of major hotels should first check the shuttle area to see if their hotel provides a complementary service.

Amsterdam public transportation

Amsterdam is a wonderfully walkable city, with most major sites in or near the city center. For attractions that are further away, public transport is excellent and driving is strongly discouraged within the canal ring.

For public transport in Amsterdam, GVB is the main public transportation company. It provides integrated metro, tram and bus services throughout Amsterdam and its surrounding areas. In 2010 a comprehensive ticketing system was introduced, allowing people to travel on trams, metro, buses and even trains using one Amsterdam transport OV-chipcard. However, the OV-chipkaart is more useful for residents and long-term visitors.

It is recommended that short-term visitors to Amsterdam purchase one of the many paper tickets available. There are 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, 120-, 144- and 168- hour tickets, and they provide an economical way for visitors to explore the city.

Please remember to always check in when boarding and check out when departing each bus, tram and metro, otherwise your card may not work the next time you check in.

Amsterdam Trams provide the best way to get around Amsterdam and run regularly until 12:15am.

Amsterdam Buses are primarily used to reach outlying suburbs during the day. Night buses are available after the trams have stopped running and are available from 12:30am until 7am, with routes connecting to Central Station, Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. Those without a specific GVB day or multi-day ticket will have to purchase a separate ticket for Euro 4.50. You may use this ticket to transfer to other GVB night buses.

The Amsterdam Metro system currently has four lines in service that can quickly take you to the distant suburban areas of the city (see the metro map). Three of the Amsterdam metro lines begin their journeys from Central Station. Some of the metro stations (e.g. Amstel Station and Sloterdijk) share their platforms with regular trains, which make them convenient points for travelling out of Amsterdam.

visa information

We are gladly willing to issue an invitation letter for your VISA application to support participation to the conference. In case the invitation letter is required, please contact

Please note that invitation letters will only by issued to participants who either have a paid conference registration or a presentation in technical / tutorial / industry / keynote sessions.