During the North Sea Jazz Festival, access roads and parking spaces get very crowded. We therefore advise you to use the public transport, with which Ahoy is easily accessible. Before you leave, please check the site for updated information about your mode of transport.
During the festival, all your questions about transport facilities and hotel stays can be answered by Service Desk Rotterdam, located next to the entrance gates in the Ahoy entrance hall.
If you travel to Rotterdam Central Station, you can transfer to a metro which takes you to Ahoy (Zuidplein stop). After the festival, you can make use of the night trains in the direction of Den Haag/Amsterdam. The Night network will bring you up to Utrecht. If you're travelling in the direction of Dordrecht / Breda, please note the last train to Breda departs at 1:02 from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday. In the night of Sunday to Monday the last trains departs at 0:11 pm.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD!
Construction is being done on Dutch railroads, mainly on weekends. Please
check www.ns.nl for any changes in the regular schedule.
Ahoy Rotterdam is easily reached using the metro and with over 30 different bus lines stopping at the Ahoy. Metro Line D departs from Rotterdam Central Station and Metro Line E is a straight metro from The Haque Laan van NOI to Ahoy (stop Zuidplein). Especially for the North Sea Jazz Festival, metro trains have an extended night schedule between Slinge and Rotterdam Central Station until 2.30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Two night metro trains will ride all the way to Den Haag Laan van NOI. On Saturday and Sunday you can also use the regular night buses (so-called “BOB bus”) that can take you to several destinations in and around Rotterdam. Please check www.ret.nl for more information. Click here for detailed information.
In the Rotterdam bus, tram and subway you need the smart card for public transport (“OVchipkaart”). A special throw-away smart card is available for non-residents. Special tickets are available for the night bus (“BOB bus”) for € 4.50 (no smart card needed).
Please check www.ov-chipkaart.nl for more information.