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No other city in the world has as many points of interest per square kilometre as Amsterdam! From museum to nightclub, or city beach to top restaurant, Amsterdam has it all. Don’t forget the city’s rich history and famous canals, the lively outdoor cafés and green city parks. Amsterdam is a metropolis with the classical, intimate setting of a village. The dunes, the sea and centuries-old nature reserves complete with castles are just a short train ride away. Amsterdam is buzzing with creative energy and not only does it offer a scenic location full of picturesque canals and dramatic architecture from the medieval to modern ages, but also possibilities to collaborate with the sustainable start-ups, multinational corporations, top universities and cutting-edge research institutions that call this city home.

Dirje van Laar
Dirje van Laar

Project leader

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: Netherlands
City: Amsterdam

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 677
Number of Rooms: 32767

City Overview

No other city in the world has as many points of interest per square kilometre as Amsterdam! From museum to nightclub, or city beach to top restaurant, Amsterdam has it all. Don’t forget the city’s rich history and famous canals, the lively outdoor cafés and green city parks. Amsterdam is a metropolis with the classical, intimate setting of a village. The dunes, the sea and centuries-old nature reserves complete with castles are just a short train ride away. Amsterdam is buzzing with creative energy and not only does it offer a scenic location full of picturesque canals and dramatic architecture from the medieval to modern ages, but also possibilities to collaborate with the sustainable start-ups, multinational corporations, top universities and cutting-edge research institutions that call this city home.

CVB Overview

Amsterdam Marketing understands that you want to attract the right attendees to a location that will wow them; connect with local partners that will get people excited; and ensure the most memorable and successful event possible. Visit us at www.iamsterdam.com/meetings for more information.

Knowledge Hub Overview

During the 17th century, Amsterdam was a busy trading centre. Today, with three leading universities and several laboratories, Amsterdam is now firmly on the world map as a knowledge centre. The city attracts numerous prominent academics as well as those involved in innovative science and research. Due to its central location within Europe, Amsterdam has become a ‘marketplace’ for the free and efficient exchange of ideas and learnin

Significant Convention Centres

RAI Amsterdam: capacity for 10,000 delegates Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage: capacity for 3,000 delegates Westergasfabriek: capacity for 3,500 delegates De Kromhouthal: capacity for 2,300 delegates TAETS Art and Event Park: capacity for 3,000 delegates Hotels with meeting facilities: DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station 220 delegates Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre 450 delegates Hotel Okura Amsterdam 1,600 delegates NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky 1,500 delegates Postillion Hotel 2,000 delegates

Protocol

Visitors wishing to stay in the Netherlands for business purposes generally need a visa, depending on nationality. Other rules apply if you are an EU/EEA or Swiss national. For more info, visit www.ind.nl/en.

Access

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is considered one of the best airports in the world and is just 20 minutes from the city centre. With more than 322 flights a day, it is an international gateway. Amsterdam has an outstanding public transport service, but the compact city centre means most facilities and sights are within walking distance of each other. The city’s network of canals also offers a unique opportunity to transport your delegates via the water.

Accommodation

Amsterdam’s hotel market is booming. There is a very high amount of overnight stays and an above-average growth rate, and demand for hotel rooms is set to increase substantially in the foreseeable future. As a result, many of the world’s largest hotel chains continue to expand into the Amsterdam market.

Attractions

Amsterdam is packed with cultural, historical and architectural delights – from museums and attractions to nice restaurants. The city’s cultural scene is always bustling with gems of art, music and performance, ensuring delegates can have remarkable experiences

DMC's/PCO's

Amsterdam Marketing can connect meeting planners with its network of top DMCs and PCOs with a solid track record in successful MICE events.

Amsterdam label

Amsterdam is host to almost one million participants of citywide events per year. To provide these visitors with the best hotel accommodation at the best rate, we have created the I amsterdam® approved label. It allows you to extend an attractive offer to your delegates: 16,000 rooms in 3-, 4- and 5-star hotels are guaranteed through this programme. Reliable, affordable, high quality: that’s I amsterdam® approved.

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