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Amsterdam RAI achieves 100% waste recycling

‘Creating a great environment to meet’ is the motto of Amsterdam RAI, as the convention centre continues, together with event organisers, to realise its sustainability ambitions within the European conference and exhibition industry. Since 2007, Amsterdam RAI has been actively optimising its waste policy, with the result that the company has now achieved 100% waste recycling. At the same time, the total waste production has been reduced by 30%. For an insight into the RAI and its recently published RAI Sustainability Report, check out the video or download the sustainability report: www.rai.nl/csr.

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Save on travel expenses for international events, with AIR FRANCE & KLM

With AIR FRANCE & KLM Global Meetings, meeting participants can book flights quickly and easily at a discount of up to 15%. As an organiser, you can also earn free tickets.

This is how AIR FRANCE & KLM Global Meetings works:

  • Register your event (minimum of ten participants) on the Global Meetings website.
  • You will be sent a communication kit for posting links and logos on your event website.
  • Visitors and participants can book their flight with AIR FRANCE KLM or a partner airline (with AF/KL flight number) via the online booking tool directly.
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Canal Company: Amsterdam is best seen from the water

Canal Company believes that Amsterdam is seen in its full glory from the waterways that define the city. This winter, the capital will light up during the Amsterdam Light Festival. With Canal Company, you’ll have a front-row view of the beautifully lit bridges, houses and breath-taking works of art. Canal’s wide-ranging portfolio of programmes is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable day on the water. Whether it’s an intimate dinner with your partner, a celebration with 20 guests or a business party with 500 clients, with Canal everything is possible on and around the canals!

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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam, a luxury lifestyle venue

In the heart of Amsterdam’s famous fashion and museum district, just a stone’s throw from all the city’s delights, is the magnificent neo-gothic Conservatorium Hotel. With eight floors and 129 rooms and suites, guests can choose accommodation ranging from spacious duplex rooms to a penthouse suite. All rooms include state-of-the-art in-room technology and spacious marble bathrooms. The hotel’s six events rooms have natural daylight and are equipped with state-of-the-art high-definition technology and exquisite design to satisfy every requirement, for every occasion. The Symphony Room is the largest and can accommodate 120 guests theatre style and 100 guests for dinner.

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de Bijenkorf: a world of brands

In the Amsterdam department flagship store you can find shop-in-shops for exclusive fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Burberry, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo. Besides the highest quality, latest trends and best services, de Bijenkorf also hosts an exciting range of events, including fashion shows and the Christmas spectacle Turn on the Lights. From 14 October, the ground floor will be transformed into a concept store featuring various designer brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Gassan and MCM, focused on premium gifts for the festive season. Open daily until 20:00, Thursday and Friday until 21:00.

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Dutch Design Hotel Artemis: combining luxury and a design aesthetic

Dutch Design Hotel Artemis is a luxurious four-star hotel, ideally located between the city centre of Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and business district Zuidas. Every three months a changing art exhibition is organised in the hotel, which makes Dutch Design Hotel Artemis more than just a hotel: it’s a total experience that ensures a dynamic and delightful ambiance. Dutch Design Hotel Artemis offers you much more than just a location. Combining your personal wishes and budget with our ideas to create a personalised proposal, the possibilities are endless.

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Gassan, at the heart of the City of Diamonds

Amsterdam has been known as ‘the City of Diamonds’ for over 425 years, and in the greenest museum quarter of Amsterdam, known as De Plantage, you’ll find Gassan Diamonds. This formerly steam-driven diamond factory, originally build in 1879, is the oldest diamond factory in Amsterdam. Each day, Gassan Diamonds offers free diamond tours led by expert guides in your own language. Visitors can admire diamond polishers at work and learn about what factors determine the quality of diamonds and their related value. Gassan Diamonds can also provide special business-to-business activities for both small and large groups.

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Renovations at Hard Rock Amsterdam

Hard Rock Café Amsterdam has been undergoing major renovations in 2014, and the new Rock Shop and late-night bar-lounge area – which can cater for cocktail receptions for up to 60 persons – offer greater business facilities than ever. An eclectic mix of memorabilia in tune with the upgraded décor gives the true Hard Rock ambiance. For the night owls, the kitchen is open late, serving the famous Hard Rock until 23:30 on weekdays and 0:30 on weekends – something that’s hard to find in Amsterdam. With completion due at the end of November, Hard Rock Café Amsterdam will be able to host VIP events for up to 500 persons. 

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Plan ahead and save with Hilton Worldwide

Planning on booking your next business event? With Hilton Worldwide, it pays to think ahead. That’s because, when you book by 31 December 31 2014,* you’ll save 2% for every month you book in advance (up to a maximum saving of 20%). Hilton Amsterdam offers premium amenities for business. Whatever the occasion, Hilton Amsterdam has the expertise and range of venues to bring your event to life. Choose from 21 flexible function rooms, all equipped with high-speed wireless internet, which is complimentary throughout the public areas.

*Contact the experienced team of event planners at Hilton Amsterdam for terms & conditions.

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Add flavour to your event, with House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

A visit to House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience on Amsterdam’s Museumplein is a unique adventure and an unforgettable interactive experience of the glamorous world of cocktails and bartending. Business relations, clients, colleagues and friends will be surprised with a visit to House of Bols, a unique venue for all type of events. Custom-made events in House of Bols, where up to 120 guests can be welcomed, can be complemented with everything from unlimited cocktails complete with personalised menu to private dinners, entertainment, tastings, cocktail workshops and more.

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Create hybrid events with Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Rewarding guests with a spectacular view over the city and River IJ, the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre offers a unique location in central Amsterdam. The hotel can accommodate conferences in 12 flexible meeting rooms and offers the possibility to use a hotel application for iOS and Android in order to transform events into dynamic, interactive and collaborative environments. A successful partnership between the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam and three diverse organisations has resulted in the creation of the meeting concept ijVENUES, a unique and playful venue distinguishing itself with a broad music and cultural network as well as on-site hotel.

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Concerts in the Park, presented by the Royal Concertgebouw

Amsterdam’s most famous concert hall, the Royal Concertgebouw, and its world-renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra have long been treasures – not just of the city, but also of its people. So it was especially fitting that as both institutions celebrated their 125th anniversaries, a number of performances by big-name classical, pop and world-music artists were broadcast live and for free in public parks around the city, as Amsterdammers celebrated the milestone together. Big names including Caro Emerald and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra performed for thousands of people to mark both the anniversary and the start of the Robeco SummerNights concert season.

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Theater Amsterdam, putting your event in the spotlight

Theater Amsterdam, located on the bank of the River IJ, is a perfect setting for your business event for up to 1,100 guests. The 4,200m² hall offers unique possibilities for large sets. Thanks to its cutting-edge technology, 500m² movable screens and an advanced digital projection system, the possibilities for your business event are endless. On 8 May 2014 Theater Amsterdam opened with the world premiere of ANNE, a new play about the life of Anne Frank. ANNE is a joint project initiated by the Anne Frank Fonds Basel. For foreign visitors a multilingual translation system is available in seven languages.

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Host your event in one of Amsterdam’s best museums

Amsterdam is home to many of the world’s most famous museums, with more per square metre than any other destination. Uniting under the museum association OAM, 44 of those world-renowned museums – including the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk and the city’s canal-house museums – are now open for the meeting industry. Why not surprise your delegates with the most stunning and unique location for a dinner or reception, the perfect combination of business and pleasure? Whether you’re organising a meeting for a large or small group, OAM offers assistance in hosting an all-inclusive event in one of the city’s most beautiful locations.

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