Amsterdam has a lot to offer. It is one of the most iconic capitals of Europe and a magnificent setting for international conferences. It’s not a surprise that the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) has declared it one of the most innovative congress cities in the world!
What makes Amsterdam so special? It’s open minded, unique and a bit stubborn. Full of initiatives, like the many innovative startups that are established here. Moreover, the economic climate in Amsterdam is stable and the capital ranks high in the global safety index. The open, entrepreneurial and dynamic vibe of Amsterdam comes together in the core of the city: the Beurs van Berlage. The place to be when it comes to conferences and events.
Imagine the following: Narrow houses that exude history through their crooked and diverse constructions. Wandering along the romantic canals, you cross a bridge here and there, each with a different story. But you also see and feel innovation and energy. Modern districts, hip cafes and exuberant festivals. A metropolis full of history, vibrant culture and an open mind. Isn’t that the perfect setting for your conference or event?
According to the latest Time Out research, Amsterdam is ranked 5th best city in the world. Why?
“For those looking for a city where they can be themselves, look no further than Amsterdam, the easiest city in the world to express who you are (according to 89% of residents) and the second most progressive in the world. It also comes as no surprise that 100% of residents say it is easy to cycle around the city,” says Will Gleason, Time Out’s Content Director North America.
Amsterdam is surprisingly easy to reach. Did you know, for example, that the city center can be reached fifteen minutes from Schiphol Airport? There is no strict visa requirement and public transport works smoothly, both towards and from city. The extensive network of high-speed trains also provides rapid connections to, among other places, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Germany. Amsterdam is a city with character and class.