Amsterdam: accessible and connected

Amsterdam’s connectivity is one of the major reasons why it’s the perfect location to host your meeting. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of Europe’s four major hubs, operating to more than 300 direct destinations, with exceptional public transport connections to the city – 20 minutes or less to the city centre – and a taxi fleet that is 100% electric.

Plugged into the world

Technology plays a serious role in modern events too, so whether you wish to videoconference with colleagues in Tokyo, New York and Buenos Aires, or broadcast an event to 20 million live viewers, we’ve got you covered. Amsterdam’s digital connectivity is amongst the best in the world, supported by the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), the world’s largest exchange. Throw into the mix the city’s vibrant startup community and you can reach out to a wealth of cutting-edge creative and tech specialists to find new solutions for all sorts of issues.

An iconic international destination

There’s a lot to experience for locals and visitors, too: Amsterdam is packed with cultural, historical and architectural delights – from museums and attractions to restaurants, cafés, shopping and nightlife. The city’s cultural scene is bustling, ensuring visitors can have both a memorable meeting and great experiences after business hours. And transport is straight-forward and convenient, whether it’s by taxitraintrammetrobusferry, bike or on foot, so journeys are short, pleasant and enlightening for guests from the Netherlands or beyond.

Popular conference location

Amsterdam is a historic city with a futuristic outlook that meshes business growth with sustainable initiatives. In the esteemed 2016 ICCA rankings, which examine meetings statistics around the globe, the Netherlands has been placed 7th in the world. The Union of International Associations (UIA) has also named Amsterdam as one of the top 10 international conference locations. One of the reasons for its popularity among meeting organisers is that Amsterdam has a venue for all needs, be it a 400-year-old canal-side property, an ultra-modern waterfront hotel or an event venue that can cater to 20,000 guests. You can even invite your guests to a custom event at a world-famous museum or concert hall, such as the Van Gogh Museum or the Royal Concertgebouw. The Venue and Service Finder helps you to find your pick of the crop. And as Amsterdam’s hotel market is booming across the spectrum, accommodation options are appealing, too – and, with the help of the ‘I amsterdam approved’ service, easy to organise.