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Discover Amsterdam
Meetings and Conventions
Live, Work and Study
Heemskerk Zee van tijd beach
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Best spring and summertime venues

Science museums, ships, beaches and canalside hotels – Amsterdam has them all. If you’re planning an event for spring or summer, we’ve collected a few of the locations that will delight and inspire your guests as they soak up the sun.

A Lab

Formerly a Shell laboratory located near Amsterdam Central Station and A'DAM Tower, A Lab is home to a community of 300 creative individuals. The venue is known for its curiosity and adventurous spirit, catering to a variety of events, including board meetings, conferences, hackathons, and theatre performances, with a maximum capacity of 130 people. A Lab features a cosy central outdoor area, making it an unexpected and delightful venue for events during the warmer months. The venue includes spaces like 'The Playground' (a spacious multipurpose hall), the intimate yet elegant 'The Boardroom,' and unconventional rooms like 'Kaleidoscope' and 'Colossus'. Located near the scenic IJ riverfront, delegates can enjoy ample green space in the spring or summer.

A Lab | Overhoeksplein 2

Apollo Hotel Amsterdam

Terrace of The Harbour Club at Apollo Hotel Amsterdam.
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The charming four-star Apollo Hotel Amsterdam located in the is not just another hotel. It offers five well-lit meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 300 people. With its central location, it is easily accessible via public transportation and also within walking distance of major conference centres like the World Trade Centre Amsterdam and RAI. Located at the junction of 5 canals, the Apollo has beautiful sun terraces with views of the canals that make it an ideal spot to enjoy the city’s sights, particularly in spring and summer. There is also a private parking area that provides added convenience. The Apollo Hotel is an elegant and impressive location that is sure to make your next corporate event or conference unforgettable.

Apollo Hotel Amsterdam | Apollolaan 2

EXPO Greater Amsterdam

EXPO Greater Amsterdam conference centre
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For event planners looking for an idyllic setting for their next spring or summer event, look no further than EXPO Greater Amsterdam. With its striking industrial design, this spacious venue of 24,000 square metres can host events of any kind with a maximum capacity of 5,600. EXPO is committed to sustainability and has Europe's first large solar panel roof. The surrounding nature reserve adds a touch of tranquillity, while the glass walls blur the line between indoors and outdoors. This venue's natural ambience, situated amidst the lush greenery of its natural surroundings, makes it a prime location to host outdoor events that take advantage of the warm weather and sunny skies.

NEMO Science Museum

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NEMO Science Museum is an ideal venue for event planners seeking a location with a scientific edge. As the largest science museum in the Netherlands, NEMO features interactive educational exhibits and offers a versatile event space. It boasts a variety of unique areas suitable for events ranging from small gatherings of 20 people to larger events with a maximum capacity of 2,000. Conveniently located within walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station and with easy access to public transportation, NEMO also features a rooftop terrace that provides breathtaking views of the city's harbour and historic centre, making it an excellent choice for events held during the warmer months.

NEMO Science Museum | Oosterdok 2


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If you are looking for a truly unique space, the 86-square-metre Oceandiva Original is an ideal option. These floating event spaces are perfect for intimate affairs or large-scale events with a maximum capacity of up to 1,500 guests aboard the versatile ship. The spacious and customisable spaces can accommodate a variety of occasions, from meetings to business launch events. For planners concerned about sustainability, Oceandiva is taking measures to reduce their carbon footprint by relying on biofuels, transitioning ships to be fully electric and by reducing water usage. Events planned for spring or summer can take advantage of the outdoor terraces that allow delegates to enjoy the sights while sailing through the picturesque city. 

Oceandiva | TT Vasumweg 156 


Pllek café-restaurant exterior
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Located on Amsterdam's historic NDSM wharf, Pllek offers panoramic views of the city skyline. Its industrial charm, created from repurposed shipping containers and recycled materials, sets a unique stage for any occasion. The venue can accommodate up to 175 people, making it perfect for events that want to take advantage of the warm weather and sunny skies during spring and summer. The private terrace and beach are additional options for outdoor events. Pllek also prides itself on having a “lowest impact” menu. Over 75% of its menu is vegetarian, organic, and locally sourced from local suppliers, ensuring that delegates can indulge in an environmentally responsible manner.

Pllek | TT Neveritaweg 59

UP Events

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UP Events is a venue that focuses on people and community. It aims to create memorable moments by uniting people in dynamic atmospheres. It is a unique event space with flexible meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 70 people each in intimate gatherings or 250 people for larger events. With 45,000 square metres of terrain, including a large outdoor area perfect for summertime events, UP Events is an unconventional and ideal spot for both team-building and private occasions. It was also recently awarded the Green Key Certificate, and focuses on being sustainable through reduction of food waste, and using CO2-neutral energy and eco-friendly materials. 

UP Events | Tom Schreursweg 8

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