Plan your visit to ICBF 2023 at Fully Charged LIVE Europe
The #DecadeoftheCargoBike is in full swing, so this year we’ve teamed up with Fully Charged LIVE Europe to create a hybrid event covering not only cargo bikes, but also e-bikes and all other forms of electric mobility. But don’t worry, the ICBF will keep its character – the cargo bike expo will have its own area. We’re also hosting an extensive and wide-ranging selection of speakers across the three days.
All in all ICBF 2023 will be an edition you won’t want to miss, so we’ve gathered all the information here that you need to make your visit a success. More information on accommodation, opening times and access for people with disabilities will follow. Still got questions? Get in touch!
Friday 24th November 2023
Saturday 25th November 2023
Sunday 26th November 2023
0930 – 1730 on all three days
RAI Amsterdam, the venue for the International Cargo Bike Festival and Fully Charged LIVE Europe, is located close to the south Amsterdam’s historic centre.
The best way to get around in the Netherlands? By bike of course! There are plenty of places to hire a bike if you’re arriving by other means – from hotels to local bike shops. Riding to the venue from the centre of Amsterdam can take around an hour, while Haarlem is 20 minutes away by bike.
RAI Amsterdam is served by multiple high frequency public transport connections.
For travel around the Netherlands, most places are very well connected by public transport. Check out your options here.
It can be cheaper to buy an OV-Chipkaart than to buy single use tickets on public transport. The OV-Chipkaart is accepted on all public transport in the Netherlands and can be topped up with a balance as you go. More info here.
Amsterdam is a major European rail hub, with connections to London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Köln and Berlin, among others. There are night train connections from Vienna, Münich, Innsbruck, Basel and Zürich. All of which makes rail a convenient, viable and pleasant way of travelling to the Netherlands.
We don’t recommend hiring a car when you are in the Netherlands. It is very difficult to drive around and park in Dutch cities, and the cycling, walking and public transport options are more than good enough for most trips. Still need to drive, or bring you own vehicle? There’s parking at the venue.
These hotels are a good place to start:
Van der Valk Hotel, Haarlem
De Zoete Inval, outside Haarlem
NH Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
Coming with a campervan? Camperpark N205 is open all year and is situated around 400m from the venue – at the end of the car park.
Access for people with disabilities
We believe it is important that everybody feels welcome at, and has access to the International Cargo Bike Festival – including people with disabilities.
RAI Amsterdam offers accessible toilets and step-free access to all areas. Accessible parking places are also available, although these cannot be booked in advance.
Public transport is mostly accessible in the Netherlands, although there are unfortunately a few exceptions. For information about your specific journey, check 9292.nl.
If you have queries about your specific access needs, please contact us.
Disabled and wheelchair accessible
We think it is important that RAI Amsterdam is accessible to everyone. That is why we have special facilities to receive visitors with reduced mobility or a disability as well as possible.
For example, the aisles are all flat and spacious. Lifts and disabled toilets are available throughout the building.