Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, the city of criss-crossing canals, and more than 1200 bridges. Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, and narrow houses with charming gabled facades. No trip to the city is complete without a visit to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum or Anne Frank House.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Okura located in the heart of Amsterdam; offers reduced rates for IoE InFocus attendees. Book your accommodation, at the host hotel here.

Health and Safety

Amsterdam is ranked one of the top 25 safest cities in the world, but it never hurts to be vigilant while exploring the city, by following these steps whenever you travel:

  • Make a copy of your passport, and pack it in a place separate from where you are carrying the original.
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home.
  • Be especially cautious at crowded subways, train stations, bus stations, tourist sites, market places and festivals.
  • Do not use short cuts, narrow alleys, or poorly lit streets.
  • Try not to travel alone at night – if you have no choice, let a colleague know where you are going.
  • Avoid public demonstrations and other personal matters with strangers.
  • Try not to wear conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry, and do not carry excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards.
  • Familiarize yourself with emergency exits and procedures at the venue, and your hotel.


We are taking every precaution with the safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff.

Make sure you carry valid photo ID with you at all times.

Identification documents MUST show your name in a Latin alphabet (no Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Arabic characters) and match the name your badge.

Attendees who refuse to provide their identification will not be able to collect their badge and will not be able to enter the event


Anyone who forgets their badge and needs a reprinted one will be charged $75 plus VAT that is refundable upon return of the 2nd badge.


 If you see a suspicious package, please inform call the Security Office or inform a TM Forum staff member.

Do not touch the package under any circumstances.