EuroIA returns to Amsterdam, the city that in 2008 hosted probably the most successful and definitely the most well-attended of all EuroIA conferences. Here are some highlights for IA professionals.
In the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century Amsterdam grew to become one of the most important ports and commercial centres in the world. As a dominant maritime power, ships brought both trade goods and information from all corners of the world. Dutch cartographers created innovative world maps and atlases that guided navigators on their long journeys.
The National Maritime Museum runs an ongoing exhibition of the top pieces of their extensive collection of maps and atlases. The museum is housed in impressive The Arsenal, built in 1656 as a storehouse for cannons, sails, flags and sailing equipment for the war fleet.
Carl Linnaeus spent some time in Amsterdam in 1735 and got acquainted with botanists working in the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam. This botanical garden, on of the oldest in the world, can be visited daily. The Hortus housed the first living coffee plant in Europe. From there, the Dutch exported coffee plants to Java and, via France and French Guiana, reached Brazil even.
Just across from the IJ-canal, the spectacular building of the EYE Film Institute houses the cinematography museum and has excellent views on the waterfront. Take the free two-minute ferry from the backside of the central station.
The Rijksmuseum is a must-see when visiting Amsterdam and when you do, take a peek in the magnificent library. Pro-tip: get your tickets online and come early. It is hugely popular and tends to get crowded during the day.
EuroIA returns to Amsterdam, the city that in 2008 hosted probably the most successful and definitely the most well-attended of all EuroIA conferences.
EuroIA 2016 takes place at The Renaissance Hotel, in the heart of Amsterdam, within walking distance of the Amsterdam central train station and Amsterdam's main highlights.
The Renaissance Hotel
Amsterdam, 1012 SZ
+31 (0)20 621 2223
EuroIA is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.
EuroIA has travelled through Europe over the years: Brussels, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Prague... In 2016 we return to Amsterdam. Learn more about EuroIA.
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