The nearest airport is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, at about 30 minutes by train or by car. Rotterdam Airport is about 90 minutes by train and 60 minutes by car, Eindhoven Airport about two hours by train and 90 minutes by car.

Dutch trains are mainly run by the national rail company NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) and the network covers the country extensively. Travelling by train is convenient, reliable and reasonable value for money.Single-use tickets
– these are disposable OV-chip cards (eenmalige chipkaart)-  can be bought at any Dutch NS train station or online at
For train schedules, go to train station closest to the conference venue is Almere Centrum. The conference locations and most hotels are five to ten minutes walk.For more information about purchasing traintickets see also:

Almere has a convenient bus network, with special bus lanes throughout the city. However, the city centre is relatively small and you will find the station, pubs, restaurants, hotels and the conference locations all at three to ten minutes walking distance.

Public transport pass for Amsterdam & greater metropolitan area

You can discover Amsterdam and the surrounding area with the Amsterdam & Region Day Ticket – The Regional Board of Amsterdam, Province of North-Holland, City of Almere and the operating companies Connexxion, GVB and EBS are introducing a new 24-hour public transport pass. This ‘Amsterdam & Regio Day Ticket’ is valid on metros, trams and buses.

For more information, visit

New Friends 2015 – The 1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education