Amsterdam, The Netherlands Meeting Planning Overview
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, hosts numerous world-class conventions, events, and trade fairs every year. It is a prime MICE destination that has a wide variety of venues and high-quality accommodation options. The city is also known for its beautiful canals and world-famous museums, which draws tourists from all around the world. Visitors can fly into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Haarlemmermeer and then take a train from the Schiphol Airport train station into the city.
The RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, located 15 minutes from Schiphol Amsterdam airport, is among the main MICE venues in Amsterdam. The exhibition and congress center contains 108,300 square meters of leasable space and 6,250 parking spaces. The center features 11 multifunctional halls, two auditoriums, 70 congress and conference rooms, and a state-of-the-art ballroom with 1,883 square meters of event space. Other meeting venues in the city include the Rembrandt Tower Boardroom and the ArenA Congress Center.
If you're wondering where to stay in Amsterdam, fear not as MICE hotels are plentiful in this city. MICE hotels near Schiphol include the 440-room Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam; the 407-room Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center, which has meeting spaces for 550 guests; the 281-room Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, with 15 meeting rooms; and the 144-room Courtyard Amsterdam Airport that has meeting space to accommodate 300 people.
Hotels close to the city center include Novotel Amsterdam City, which has 1,000 square meters of meeting space and 120 parking spaces; Hotel Okura Amsterdam with 2,700 square meters of meeting space; the 557-room DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station; the boutique hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht with 122 rooms; the 111-room De L'Europe; the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam that has 55 guestrooms and 24 suites; the 66-room NH Caransa; and The Dylan Amsterdam with 40 rooms and suites.