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Why Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of Europe's most iconic capitals. With over 180 different nationalities it is a very tolerant, creative, free-spirited and multicultural city. 90% of Amsterdam residents speak English and the average resident speaks two or more languages. Amsterdam has everything international conferences are looking for: great infrastructure, history, culture and multilingual population. It combines the friendliness and accessibility of a historic village with the world-class facilities and cultural attractions of a modern metropolis. 

Welcome to Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of endless options for meetings, conferences and business events.

Accessibility

  • One of the 4 biggest European hub airports: Schiphol Airport;
  • 323 direct flights;
  • Accessible within 2 hours from most European cities;
  • Less than 15 minutes travel time between the airport and the city centre;
  • Well connected to the international high-speed train network to UK, Belgium, France and Germany;
  • No strict visa requirements;
  • Excellent public transport network within Amsterdam.

Conference city

  • Amsterdam is according to ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) one of the most important and successful cities in the world;
  • Amsterdam has an impressive trackrecord of congresses;
  • Amsterdam scores an 8.2 as a business destination.

Why Amsterdam for meetings?

Amsterdam is a city of endless options for meetings, conferences and business events. From major events that cater to tens of thousands of guests to precision-planned board meetings for just 10 people, Amsterdam has the perfect venue for every occasion, with top quality accommodation to match.

  • A city where you can talk freely, think creatively and dream big;
  • Over 40,000 hotel rooms available;
  • Unrivalled accessibility by air, foot, car, public transport – and bike!
  • Excellent network of services providers;
  • Variety of venues to suit all sizes & styles;
  • It’s a place everyone wants to visit.

Read more on the I Amsterdam website and watch the promo film below.