Unique event venues
Historical buildings, museums, zoos and breweries – Amsterdam has them all. If you’re planning a meeting that demands a unique setting for a memorable event, we’ve listed a few of the locations that will delight your guests.
The Allard Pierson houses the treasures of the University of Amsterdam, from Egyptian mummies to the famous Amsterdam Blaeu atlases. With so much history and heritage, this relatively little-known museum in the heart of the old city centre of Amsterdam is also a fantastic venue. Guests can combine a meeting, lecture or dinner with a guided tour, or host a unique evening with a dinner pensant – a dinner with a theme that’s linked to the collection. Or, end your meeting with a drink and canal cruise, as Amsterdam’s highlights are right on its doorstep.
Largest room: 100 in theatre style
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
Nature, culture and heritage come together at ARTIS, one of the oldest zoos in Europe. Home to butterflies, penguins and leopards, and everything in-between, and surrounded by historical architecture dating back to its founding in 1830, ARTIS provides an inspiring and enchanting venue for meetings and events. Options vary from small rooms connected by a courtyard, to the larger Grand Entrance Hall or palatial Aquarium, with its tranquil watery backdrop, perfect for grander occasions. The nearby café-restaurant de Plantage is perfect for both a business lunch and elegant dinner.
Largest room: 600 in theatre style
Pathe Tuschinski Theater
Known as one of the world’s most beautiful cinemas thanks to its restored Art Deco interiors, Pathé Tuschinski Arthouse is often a grand backdrop for special screenings, grand parties and unique events. The theatre is located in the centre of Amsterdam, with plenty of activities and sightseeing opportunities nearby for guests before and after an event or meeting. Thanks to experience hosting premieres, photoshoots and filming, Tuschinski’s team is ready to make major events happen.
Largest room: 735
Johan Cruijff ArenA
As the home stadium of Amsterdam team AJAX and venue for world class athletics and entertainers, the Johan Cruijff ArenA is accustomed to pulling out all the stops for events, and provides a unique place for seminars, conventions, business presentations, dining and parties. Meetings can make use of two mega LED screens or an event stage next to the football pitch, as well as other business-ready locations. Catering facilities include Restaurants on Fifth by Michelin star chef Ron Blaauw.
Largest room: 2,000
Behind three 17th century canal houses lies the oldest and largest preserved clandestine church in the Netherlands. The main hall, which seats up to 450 people in theatre style , together with the five smaller chambers, makes the Rode Hoed a unique and flexible location for events, conferences, meetings and dinners. Meeting planners can benefit from in-house catering, tech equipment and production services all under one roof. And, situated within the picturesque Amsterdam canal belt, guests can arrive or leave by boat by using the Rode Hoed’s jetty.
Largest room: 450
As one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Amsterdam, the Heineken Brewery makes an exciting prospect for a meeting or event in the city. After the beer production was moved to the new plant, the Heineken Brewery, now a national monument, was completely renovated and turned into the Heineken Experience. Meeting guests can take a journey through the history of the company and the famous beer, including beer tastings and dinner options. The building has seven event rooms, each with its own unique character and state-of-the-art facilities. Book the largest meeting room with a spacious balcony offering a breathtaking view over Amsterdam.
Largest room: 185 in theatre style