When it comes to choosing the best venue for conferences and exhibitions, it sometimes becomes difficult to make the perfect selection because of the endless list of venues around the world. However, one such destination is Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands. If you are looking for a venue to hold a convention or conference in the lap of nature, then Amsterdam RAI is undoubtedly the best place. It is Europe's leader in the convention and exhibition industry. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider hosting a conference, congress, convention or an exhibition.
Amsterdam RAI has gained success as one of the best convention centers in Europe because of its ideal, strategic and excellent location. This largest convention and exhibition center is only eight minutes drive away from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and the city center. It can be reached within a day from across Europe. You can also reach here by public transport or a car in few minutes from the city center. Whether you want to visit downtown Amsterdam or stay at the hotels or want to reach from the airport – all these are easily accessible from Amsterdam RAI.
Experience of hosting events for 110 years
Amsterdam RAI has immense experience of hosting events for more than a century. Here events are being organized and hosted for the past 110 years. Amsterdam RAI is in fact one of the most innovative and attractive exhibition complexes in Europe. This year-round convention center hosts 70 tradeshows, over 50 national and international congresses/conferences, and over 1,000 smaller meetings, conferences, presentations and many other gatherings annually.
This popular convention center is housed in a huge complex spanning in a vast area of 87,000 square meter or 936,460 square feet. It is fully air-conditioned, and restyled and upgraded recently. The whole complex comprises of 11 conveniently interconnected halls with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. There are 48 conference and congress rooms in the congress center with a total capacity of hosting up to 1,750 people. Apart from these, event space of up to 1,883 square meter is offered in the state-of-the-art ballroom. Whenever a need for adjusting more people is required, exhibition halls can also be made use of after being transformed into fully fledged conference halls. The multilingual staff is always available whenever required in order to make your event a great success.
Europe's greenest convention center
Amsterdam RAI is renowned worldover as Europe's greenest convention center. It has two important certificates to its credit for being a sustainable events venue. It was presented the globally renowned Silver Earth Check certificate (formerly known as Green Globe) and the Gold Green Key (Gouden Green Key) . Amsterdam RAI also received the Sustainable Initiative of the Year Award in June 2009 during the international AEO Excellence Awards presentation ceremony in recognition to its socially responsible enterprise policy. Moreover, Amsterdam RAI has also become the Netherlands' first convention center to be awarded the ISO-14001 certificate, which is considered as the globally accepted standard for environmental management systems.