Meeting Planning in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The main convention centre in Amsterdam is the million-square-foot Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, three miles south of the city centre, the largest convention centre in The Netherlands and with easy access to the international airport at Schiphol. This large space contains 115,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 21,000-square-foot ballroom for up to 2,000 persons, two auditoriums and 64 meeting rooms with a capacity of 1,750.
Amsterdam RAI is the city's premier exhibition and convention centre, ideal for holding meetings, global events and entertainment shows. From lounge areas to foyers to ballrooms, it offers a vast selection of multi-purpose spaces that total 75 conference rooms and 106,500 m2 square meters of exhibition space. Not surprisingly, the Amsterdam RAI is the venue of choice for 500 events and 120 tradeshows per year.
With over 110 years of experience, the dedicated events professionals of Amsterdam RAI offer a full range of services to ensure maximum satisfaction. They can assist in catering, audio-visual and IT support. The Amsterdam RAI Hotel & Travel Service can arrange hotel accommodations around Amsterdam, assist in securing deals on flights and car rentals, set up tour excursions, and even make dinner reservations.
In conjunction with GroenBalans (GreenBalance), Amsterdam RAI proudly promotes is eco-friendly initiative called the Event Carbon Calculator. The program gives planners a way to calculate an event's CO2 emissions and can opt to off-set the results by investing in the Voluntary Emission Rights campaign. Amsterdam RAI has been also been awarded a Green Key certificate for its work in powering the entire venue in an environmentally-friendly way.
Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage
Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage is a defining landmark, situated right in the historic city centre. The combination of this central location, typical Amsterdam architecture, highest standards, and years of experience with international conferences and events, makes Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage the most desired conference venue.
Originally designed as an exchange in 1903, this beautiful monument has, in the last five years, transformed into the most preferred conference location right in the heart of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage offers a wide variety of halls and meeting rooms, perfect for welcoming international conferences, dinners, receptions, and exhibitions of up to 1,300 delegates.
Whether it is a public event, conference, concert, festival, dinner, meeting, symposium, or exhibition, with so many rooms and possibilities, the Beurs van Berlage is the ideal place to meet other people. The highlight of the Dutch architecture combines its rich history with modern, state-of-the-art technology.
Johan Cruijff ArenA
Home to Amsterdam Football Club Ajax, the Amsterdam ArenA officially opened in 1996 and has been used as ground for sporting matches, music concerts and other notable events. With a capacity of 51,628 people during sporting events and 68,000 during concerts, it is the city's largest functional events space. Its phenomenal retractable roof the first in Europe has also made it an iconic feature of the Amsterdam cityscape.
Although the Amsterdam ArenA is famed for large-scale events, it is also host to hundreds of business events, workshops and seminars every year. A desired location for many meeting planners, the venue provides a rather impressive alternative to a standard boardroom.
There are three main facility options for conferences at the stadium: the Main Stand, the Events Platform, and the ArenA Amphi. These offer space for large groups of 50 to 12,000 people. For smaller meetings, Amsterdam ArenA has a near endless combination of boardrooms, lounges, foyers and exhibition spaces. On-site dining options Restaurant ArenA and VAK111 are also available for private meetings and dinners.
Catering, staging and serving staff can be arranged for any event. Amsterdam ArenA also provides the latest technology services, including wireless Internet access and presentation screens.
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