General Information

Congress Venue

Hilton Amsterdam
Apollolaan 138 Amsterdam 1077 BG Netherlands


The official language of the Congress is English

Congress Kit and Name Badge

Upon registration you will receive a Congress kit that includes the printed material of the Congress and your name badge. Please wear your name badge at all times during the Congress and to all official Congress events.


The average high temperature for the month of May is 17°C (62°F) with most days reaching 12°C (53°F). The evenings are still cool enough to need a light jacket with an average overnight low of 8°C (46°F) . Sunshine is generally plentiful in May with an average of 10 hours per day. For more detailed information CLICK HERE

Transportation from Airport to Congress Venue 

Directions from the hotel staff
Choose from a range of excellent air, road and rail options to get to the hotel, as Hilton Amsterdam is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Schiphol Airport, and 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. 

Travelling to Hilton Amsterdam by car? The secure and private hotel car park has 100 self-parking spaces and is run strictly on a first come first served basis. Parking costs are EUR35 per day.

Arriving by air

Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Terminal for a quick 20-minute drive to the hotel. It is also possible to travel to Hilton Amsterdam by train in only 30 minutes of total travel time.

When planning to do so, we recommend taking the train to Amsterdam Zuid. 

There you can transfer to tram 5 (towards Central Station) and exit at Gerrit van der Veenstraat. From there, it is only short walk to the hotel.

More information can be found via the link: DIRECTIONS


Participants from certain countries may require a visa in order to travel to The Netherlands. Participants are requested to check with their local Dutch Consulate/Embassy well in advance of their travel date. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa as necessary.  

Invitation Letters

Official letters of invitation designed to assist with obtaining an entry visa can be downloaded from the Congress website - see Invitation Letter. Please note that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organising Committee or Congress to provide any financial assistance.

Liability & Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept any liability for personal accidents or loss of/damage to private property of participants of RAMD 2017.

Dress Code

Informal for all occasions.

Congress Secretariat 

Tel/Fax UK:  +44-203-051-4032 Tel US: +1-857-400-0035