Why meet in Holland?
Holland may be a small country, but it has great things to offer for every type of event! One of the main reasons why Holland is such an appealing destination is its compactness; Holland offers more attractions and museums and venues per square mile than any other destination. Besides that, everything is also easily accessible, with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and a convenient train system to get from city to city. In addition, Holland has always been known as an open-minded and welcoming country with an international outlook. With its centuries of experience in international relations, Holland boasts an excellent convention infrastructure. Finally, the majority of the Dutch population speaks excellent English (EF has ranked Holland #1 out of 80 countries of best spoken English) and often even another foreign language; a great advantage for your international convention or meeting. The Dutch welcome their foreign guests with open arms, and we are happy to host your next event. We Like Holland, Be Like Holland This new campaign plays on #likeholland in two ways – communicating what is likeable about Holland, and encouraging others to be #likeholland and do as the Dutch do. The campaign aims to communicate the best unique selling points of Holland as a business destination, including accessibility, compactness, a stable economic and political culture, excellent infrastructure, the unique approach the Dutch have to meeting planning, and the fact that English is widely spoken. For more information on planning your next meeting in Holland, please visit www.goholland.com.
Distance from airport
- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
19.31 km from city center
Amsterdam is the capital of Holland, and almost a world of its own. Home to 174 different nationalities, Amsterdam is a true melting pot of cultures. The city center with its famous canals breathes history and gives the city its character; the warehouses once used for trade have now been converted into apartments that blend in easily with international financial institutions, restaurants, hotels and much more nestled in 18th-century mansions. Amsterdam is located near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, it is only a 20 minute train ride! The city has a remarkably compact center with a wide range of restaurants and hotels, from pleasant budget hotels to five-star accommodations, and meeting venues all within walking distance. Other important convention cities are; Rotterdam - 25 minutes by train from the airport, one of the largest seaports in the world and excels in architecture, modern design, innovation, sustainability and green meeting planning! The Hague - 35 minutes by train from the airport, the city filled with national and local government, the international embassies and peace palace, which all together make The Hague the city of justice and peace! Maastricht - 2,5 hours by train from the airport, is a beautiful picturesque city in the south of Holland and boasts a high quality university as well as a rich and diverse cultural landscape, you just have to come see it! Utrecht - The heart of Holland. Utrecht offers a unique blend of big-city life with a small-town feel. It’s beautiful surroundings, historical features and historical inner city, but first and foremost its welcoming inhabitants who share an attitude that breathes tolerance and hospitality.