Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

PO Box 64703 12620JL

Business destination the Netherlands

The Netherlands is compact and small, but there are also many other factors that make it the perfect location for your next conference or event. Consider how accessible we are due to our placement in the heart of Europe. Or our strong commitment to sustainability, which presents numerous opportunities for waste-free or climate-neutral events. Moreover, because to our high capacity for innovation, we can provide both small-scale and hybrid gatherings a worldwide perspective. The Dutch people, however, are what truly distinguish the Netherlands as a business destination. It is easy to conduct business in the Netherlands because of our laid-back attitude, straightforward manner, and entrepreneurial spirit.


Distance from airport

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    12 mi. from city center

Local Attractions


One of the most famous cities in the world, offers a wide range of options for your next business meeting or conference. From the time you arrive at either Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, via one of many convenient international railway connections or by car, you will enjoy the combination of both the historic and modern city vibe. Your choice of venues for any occasion are endless with professional hospitality and accommodations ready to wow your group. - More than 36.000 hotel rooms - Home to RAI Amsterdam, a multifunctional exhibition and conference centre - Iconic international destination with more than 800 years of history to discover. Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most international oriented cities and truly a global hub for consumer goods, commerce and diversity. The city is home to a thriving tech and ICT industry, a centre for the research and life sciences sector and an international hotspot for the creative industry. Amsterdam offers an impressive selection of settings to choose from for your next meeting, conference or event, ranging from convenient spaces for small groups or very spacious centres for up to 50,000 people. over 500 venues to choose from in and around Amsterdam, you will discover the perfect site for your event. Venues with views over the canals or close to the buzzing nightlife, with a modern vibe or a in a historic landmark.


International corporate visitors speak very highly of the historic medieval city center with its unique monuments, impressive modern architecture, inspiring cultural scene and beautiful green surroundings. Utrecht's extensive network of knowledge-intensive businesses and institutions make the city and region exceptionally suited to organizing academic conferences.  - 1,900 hotel rooms in the city, and another 1,950 in a 20km radius - An inspiring cultural scene with a wide array of historic and modern venues - Utrecht is just 30 minutes from Schiphol International Airport. Utrecht Science Park is the largest university center in the Netherlands making the area rich in talent for a variety of industries. The city has a high concentration of research facilities in the fields of Life Sciences & Health, IT and Sustainability. You have an impressive choice of conference and meeting venues in and around Utrecht. The city welcomes meetings or conferences for budgets of any size from modest to grand in modern or classic spaces. Utrecht has an expansive range of unique venues. Throughout the city dozens of meeting friendly churches, museums, theaters or historic buildings can be used to give your event a special atmosphere, tie-in to a particular theme or align directly with your brand direction.


Rotterdam is a young, diverse city that keeps reinventing itself. Internationally renowned for a passion to innovate, this dynamic city offers unmatched possibilities to help make your meeting or event a suc-cess. As the ‘gateway to Europe’, Rotterdam is a natural meeting destination for international business and learning. - Close to 6,000 hotel rooms - Rotterdam Ahoy is a leading convention centre and multi-purpose indoor arena for up to 16,500 visitors - Home to Europe’s number one port The seaport of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and is the hub of maritime commerce into Europe and surrounding countries. The city also operates at a global level in economic sectors like Clean Tech, Life Sciences & Health, Energy, Agro-food, Transport & Logistics and Finance. Rotterdam has an excellent range of hotels to match your accommodation needs to your budget. As the second largest city in the Netherlands, Rotterdam offers competitive rates making it possible to organise an affordable and exceptional meeting or event. The hospitality infrastructure of the city can easily accommodate large scale conferences and events. Rotterdam has many diverse and unique venues: from impressive historical locations that have been transformed into event venues or you can choose from several modern, multipurpose state-of-the-art facilities.

The Hague

The Hague is known around the globe as the city of peace and justice but it is also prides itself as one of the ‘greenest’ cities in the world. This multicultural city is compact with a great transportation system making it easy to get around. The Hague supports an excellent business infrastructure providing the ideal setting and services for conferences and meetings. The Hague’s idyllic surroundings with dunes, grassy fields, beaches and the North Sea retain an intimate, small town feel. - 78 hotels with approximately 4900 rooms - World Forum Convention Center is located in the historic heart of the city - Government city with 150 years of expertise in peace, justice and safety The Hague is not only the capital city of the Netherlands it also is home to companies working in energy & renewables, cyber security, legal & finance, IT & tech, all impacting a vibrant economy. In addition to a state of the art convention center, the Hague offers an impressive variety of international hotels and venues to accommodate your needs. The compact city is designed to host both small and large-scale events with many unique and divers venues.

Convention Centers

  • RAI Amsterdam

    RAI Amsterdam is located 6 minutes from the city centre and only 8 minutes from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. The complex has been designed to be as flexible as possible in order to accommodate all types of events.

  • Royal Jaarbeurs the Netherlands

    Royal Jaarbeurs is located in the middle of the Netherlands, next to Utrecht Central Station. Up to five minutes walking distance you find all the venues for every occasion. The vibrant city centre of Utrecht is nearby.

  • Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre

    Rotterdam Ahoy is a multifunctional venue. Whether you would like to organize a small or a large event; it is the venue you are looking for! As of September 2020 Rotterdam Ahoy has expanded with the opening of a brand new Convention Centre



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