Amsterdam is ranked among the top 10 city destinations for organizing international conventions and congresses, according to a study by the International Congress and Convention Association. The rankings take into account the meetings regularly organized at that particular destination by international associations.
The Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions has also acknowledged that the Netherlands and its capital city Amsterdam are today facing strong competition from BRIC countries comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China. However, despite this growing competition Amsterdam continues to maintain its position as a leading player in the European conference market.
The fact that Amsterdam continues to hold sway as an ideal destination for conferences is reason enough to choose this major European city for the future meetings of your companies or organizations. Amsterdam hosts many world-class conventions, congresses, tradefairs and events throughout the year. With its superb venues, top notch facilities and easily accessible service providers, the city is preferred most by meeting planners as well as delegates. Here are some of the reasons that will prompt you to select Amsterdam as your next destination for business conference.
A city with futuristic outlook
The city of Amsterdam has a rich history. It’s a city that tends to look towards modernity and has a futuristic outlook as well. Being ranked as Europe’s fourth most influential business centre, the city makes as ideal meetings location. Apart from International Congress and Convention Association, Amsterdam has also being ranked among the top 10 international conference locations by the Union of International Associations. Moreover, Amsterdam has also gained recognition as among the world’s top 10 most important commercial centers and Europe’s fourth most influential business centre, according to MasterCard Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index. The city’s dedication to environmental innovation has also won it acclaim and helped to compete for the first-ever European Green Capital Awards.
Efficient Transport Infrastructure
Amsterdam has an excellent infrastructure and is well connected. The business visitors and tourists from foreign countries find it quite convenient and comfortable to reach anywhere in the city. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handles flights from more than 300 destinations, and is one of the four important hubs of Europe. With its efficient public transport connectivity, the city center can be reached within 20 minutes from the airport. Even the taxi fleet being operated from the airport is 100 percent electric. Whether it’s by boats, buses, metro, trams or trains, the conference venues and hotels in the city are easy to reach with the extensive public transport network.
Venues and Hotels
Amsterdam is home to venues of varied kinds to make your events/meetings successful. Whether you want an event venue with a capacity to cater up to 20,000 delegates/guests or an ultra-modern waterfront hotel or a 400-year-old canal-side property, all these and much more are available here. You can also host a small event at a popular attraction or museum, such as or Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Venues aside, there is no dearth of accommodations catering to budgets or all types. The hotel market in the city is flourishing, and you can find lower cost accommodations as well as luxury hotels, suiting your budget and requirements. World’s biggest hotel chains have their presence in the city, with more hotels being planned in the near future. Amsterdam presently offers 16,000 hotel rooms.