Reasoning about Probabilities and Probabilistic Reasoning

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

May 2-5, 2007

Local Information

Lecture Room. All lectures of FotFS VI will be held in room P0.17 of the Euclides building at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (address: Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam). The building is part of the Roeterseilandcomplex of the UvA, about 20-25 minutes walking distance from the Central Station.

Getting to the Euclides building. If you arrive at Schiphol airport, you'll get into a big hall after you leave the arrivals area. Escalators go down to the railway station Amsterdam Schiphol. Trains to Amsterdam Centraal are typically leaving every 10-15 minutes. You have to buy a ticket at a machine (€ 3.60) before going down to the platforms. A taxi from the airport costs about € 50.

If you arrive at Amsterdam Centraal, you have three options:

  1. You can walk to Euclides (20-25 minutes). The pink route description is for cars and is not the most beautiful route for pedestrians. If you don't want to follow it, walk along the canal Geldersekade towards Nieuwmarkt, then pass by the Zuiderkerk and walk into the Plantage via Muiderstraat.
  2. You can take the tram (line 9) to Plantage Badlaan (ticket costs &euro 1.60). This takes 15-20 minutes and the tram stops at the corner of Plantage Lepellaan and Plantage Middenlaan. Walk down Plantage Lepellaan and you stand in front of the entrance of Euclides.
  3. You can take a taxi (about € 10-15; 10-15 minutes).

Accommodation / Hotels. We booked hotels for the invited speakers (see below). All other participants have to take care of their accommodation themselves. Hotels very close by are the Hotel Barbacan (**) and the Best Western Hotel Lancaster (***). A convenient site is
On, you can enter the street address of Euclides (Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam) and search for hotels and sort them by the distance from the conference location.

Accommodation for the Invited Speakers. We booked rooms for the invited speakers in the Hotel Asterisk. You can walk from the Asterisk to Euclides (c. 20 minutes) or take the tram (lines 7 and 10; € 1.60) to the stop Roetersstraat. The following map describes the route from the Asterisk to Euclides; again, the pink route is for cars. As a pedestrian, walk down Sarphatistraat until you reach Roetersstraat, turn left and continue until you cross Plantage Muidergracht.