conferences & conventions

Amsterdam’s DNA is characterised by creativity, innovation and commercial spirit: three core values that also typify the city’s meetings industry. The city is an ideal conference destination, hosting many world-class conventions, congresses and (trade) fairs each year. Over the past years, the number of international events has risen steadily.

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Why Amsterdam for AIDS 2018

Find out why Amsterdam was chosen to host AIDS 2018, including its historic effort to end the HIV epidemic and its innovative research and policies.

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Amsterdam is an ideal conference destination, where many aspects of planning an event are made easier by both the small scale of the city and the wide...

Amsterdam Conference City Map

This handy, foldable map of Amsterdam includes an overview of the city's various districts, public transport options and Park + Ride locations. The co...

Conventions FAQs

Amsterdam's Conventions team get a lot of queries. Here you'll find answers to some of the most asked questions.

I amsterdam approved

Conference organisers can now receive an official ‘I amsterdam® approved’ guarantee of availability and quality of hotel rooms.

AIDS 2018 – Events

When Amsterdam hosts the 22nd International AIDS Conference in July 2018, accompanying events will pop up all over town. From photo exhibitions, perfo...


The Conventions team hosts and supports several activities and initiatives organised especially for Dutch and international meeting planners.