Schiphol Airport, which is located just outside of Amsterdam (and only 30 minutes from Utrecht by train). For visitors from neighboring countries it is also possible to travel over land, either by train (Thalys from France & Belgium, ICE from Germany), or by car (plan your trip using Google Maps).
From Schiphol Airport it is a short 30 minute train ride to Utrecht Central Station. The train platform is located right underneath Schiphol Plaza. Trains run every 15 minutes. Train tickets (OV-Chipkaart, read below, approx.€8,- one-way) can be bought from the yellow 'NS' ticket machines (see picture). These are located near the platforms, as well as in the baggage collection area. Utrecht Central Station is also easily reachable from any other city in the Netherlands. For an up-to-date train schedule, please visit the NS JourneyPlanner.
The Netherlands also has a comprehensive network of regional and local buses. To plan a bus journey, please visit the general public transit planner 9292.nl
To use OV-Chipkaart in the train, you swipe your card along one of the OV-Chipkaart devices located along the entrance of the train station and/or the train platform. When you have arrived at your destination, swipe your card again to check out. To use OV-Chipkaart in a Bus, you can check in and out at the entrance and exit of the bus. OV-chipkaart.nl contains more information regarding the OV-Chipkaart.
In your conference bag there will be a Public Transport ticket that will give you free access to the buses in Utrecht from June 5 to June 8.
The map below shows Schiphol Airport, Utrecht Central Train Station, and the Utrecht University campus