O'Reilly European Open Source Convention - October 17-20, 2005 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Hotel Information

Hotel Address

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Dam 9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31/20 554.6097

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

The O’Reilly European Open Source Convention will be held at the historic NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky situated on Dam Square opposite the Royal Palace and approximately a 5 minute walk from Amsterdam's Central Railway Station. The hotel is surrounded by department stores, boutiques and shopping alleys. Numerous sights, museums and theaters in the historic city center are also within walking distance. Hotel amenities include a private landing dock for boats, two restuarants and lounge. All rooms feature direct-dial telephones, cable TV, pay-per-view movies, dataports, minibars, hairdryers, coffee and tea facilities and more.

Hotel Reservations:

Complete the hotel reservation form and either at or fax it to the hotel at +31/20 554.7010

The cutoff date for room reservations is: September 16, 2005.


Guest Room: €190.00

Reservations received after the cutoff date of September 16, 2005 or after the room block sells out (which ever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. All rates are single or double occupancy. All room rates listed above do not include city tax of 5% (subject to change without notice).

Please provide 72 hours notice when cancelling your reservations to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Hotel Parking

  • Hourly: €3.50 per hour
  • Overnight: €37.50 for 24 hours

Please Note: Parking fees are approximate and completely subject to change without notice.

Room Sharing

If you are looking to save money on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. O'Reilly Euopean Open Source Convention wiki contains a Room Sharing page where you can post information about yourself along with the type of room sharing situation with which you are most comfortable. If not comfortable with posting your info, simply peruse the listing of others looking for room sharing situations whom you can contact.

International Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport aims to be the number one quality airport, honored with 120+ awards. Excellent service, great connections, fantastic shopping at its See Buy Fly shopping center and not to forget … an extensive collection of art! Schiphol Airport is 11 km from the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky.

Getting There

  • Shuttle from Schiphol Airport
    KLM Shuttle Bus goes to/from the airport and NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky every 30 minutes. Cost: €11.50 each way. (subject to change without notice)

  • By car from The Hague/Schiphol
    Follow A4 direction Amsterdam Zaanstad. Follow A10 direction RAI/Amersfoort. Take the exit S112, at the end turn left in the direction of Centrum. Make a quarter circle on the Prins Bernhardplein, then turn right into the Vibautstraat. After 10 traffic lights, you turn left in the direction of Centrum. At the end of the street, over the bright, turn right. You are now on the Amstel. At the end of this street you turn right into the Rokin. Follow this road till Dam Square and turn right at the traffic lights toward NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and parking.

  • By foot from the Central Station (10 minutes)
    Take the main exit and walk directly across the square. After you cross the Prins Hendrikkade you will find yourself on the Damrak. Walk along this street until you get to the Dam square. You will see NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky on your left.

  • By tram from the Central Station (5 minutes)
    From the square in front of the station, take tramlines 4, 9, 16,17,20, 24 or 25. All of these trams stop at De Bijenkorf, where you will exit the tram. You will see NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky after a few meters on your left.

Entry Requirements and VISAS

For European Union and United States citizens, a valid passport is needed to travel to the Netherlands. Passports must be valid at least 3 months beyond your intended stay. Travelers must also have ticket or documents for onward travel

For non EU and US citizens, please check with the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country to learn the VISA requirements for travel to the Netherlands. Your visa application may require a letter of reference from O'Reilly Media, Inc. proving you will attend the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention. Please contact if you need such a letter.

We advise you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. The average application period is 10 - 15 working days, but there are absolutely no guarantees for this.

Amsterdam Weather

In October, the average daily high temparature is 56 F (13 C) and the average daily low temparature is 44 F (6 C). More information about Amsterdam weather conditions may be found at www.netherlandsweather.net.

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Travel Assistance

The official O'Reilly conference travel planner offers one-stop shopping for your air travel and other travel needs in connection with your attendance at an O'Reilly conference.

Vivian V. Russell Travel Services
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Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Phone: (707) 525-0550
Fax: (707) 525-0560

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Rental Cars

Should you choose to make travel arrangements independently, you may contact Hertz directly to receive the special O'Reilly discount on rental cars at the The O'Reilly European Open Source Convention 2005. To reserve a car with your special rate, call Hertz:

1 (800) 654-2240 in the U.S.
1 (800) 263-0600 in Canada
(405) 749-4434 outside of these areas

or call your nearest Hertz reservation center, your corporate travel department, or your travel agent. You must give the agent the Hertz CV #01XY0025.

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Air Travel

United Airlines is the official airline of the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention. United will provide to attendees of the Convention round trip transportation to Amsterdam on true United or United Express scheduled service, travel is also valid on Lufthansa German Airlines. United will provide a 10% discount off any United or United Express published fare, excluding First Class, in effect when the tickets are purchased, subject to all applicable restrictions. OR a 15% discount on full fare coach tickets booked in Y class of service. An additional 5% discount is applicable when tickets are issued 60 days prior to travel. Reservations, schedule and ticketing information may be obtained by calling the Meetings Plus Reservation Center at 1-800-521-4041 within the United States and Canada. Outside the United States and Canada, contact the country's local United Reservations Center. The Meetings Plus Reservation Center hours are M-F: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (ET). S-S: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (ET). Mileaage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting.You must refer to Meeting ID #529CL in order to receive the conference attendee discount. Be certain to give either your travel planner or the United reservation agent (1-800-521-4041) the meeting ID number.

O'Reilly Media, Inc. assumes no responsibility or liability for the facilities or services provided by the vendors and suppliers. Anyone attending this conference releases O'Reilly from any and all claims that may arise out of attending at this convention.

Diamond Sponsors

Computer Associates International Inc., (CA)

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Intel Corporation
Red Hat
Sleepycat Software

Media Sponsors

boing boing
C/C++ Users Journal
Ping Wales
Ping Wales
Security Horizon
Software Developers Journal
Software Network
Wydawnictwo Software


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