Why choose Amsterdam for your event?
Organising your next meeting or convention in Amsterdam means benefitting from being in one of Europe's most innovative and sustainable cities for purpose-driven and impactful events. The city is a generous and flexible host in more ways than one offering an abundance of inspirational venues, hotels, cultural activities and local support for achieving successful and memorable experiences. Find out all our city has to offer with our top five reasons for choosing Amsterdam as your next event destination.
1. Transportation always at hand
Amsterdam is a well-connected international hub with exceptional physical connectivity. High-speed train services to London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin provide seamless connections within Europe, while Amsterdam Airport Schiphol serves over 300 direct global destinations. Upon arrival, the city centre is just 15 minutes away by public transport, and an extensive fleet of local metros, trams, buses, ferries, and bikes, ensures sustainable transport connections throughout your stay.
2. Inspiring event locations ready to wow your group
An architectural hotbed of conference, meeting and event venues, Amsterdam offers a range of over 500 unique meeting spaces ready to accommodate groups of any size. Think high-tech heritage sites, atmospheric meeting rooms along the canals and leading convention centres driving innovative solutions for a more resilient and livable city. All are easily discoverable with our Venue Finder.
3. Accommodation for every need, and every budget
Home to over 37,000 hotel rooms, Amsterdam offers an abundance of options when it comes to choosing where to stay. From over 90 eco-certified hotels to cosy stays in authentic Amsterdam neighbourhoods, event organisers benefit from a wide range of I amsterdam-approved hotels to find the best rooms at the best rates to help maximise budget and save time.
4. Endless choice of things to see and do
Thanks to the city's compact nature, conference visitors can easily access the city's world-class cultural offerings. Quick connections between venues, hotels and local sights make it easy to get around and explore the city's top attractions and trendy neighbourhoods. Unlock the best restaurants, bars, museums, hidden gems, and much more with our tips on what to see and do during your visit.
5. An entire city teaming up for your event
With a high concentration of local knowledge institutions, world-leading universities, and an extensive network of local partners and service providers, Amsterdam is ideal for shaping strong partnerships and nurturing collaborations. Cooperation between different event parties is frequent and encouraged, with short lines of communication and customised event planning support offered by the Amsterdam Convention Bureau. Whether it's smaller meetings or large-scale conferences, the city empowers connections so you can achieve successful events and inspire lasting change.