Unique & versatile

Diverse Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a multifaceted city, full of pioneers and people who want and dare to bring about change. The drive of the city and its inhabitants has made Rotterdam into the world port city it is today. A city characterised by its drive for innovation, whether in architecture, culture or events.

City of Renewal and Progress

Rotterdam is also a city that takes its nightlife seriously. There is always something going on in the city every day of the week. The many clubs and bars are buzzing with activity and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Rotterdam also enjoys a vibrant urban and dance scene. All of this makes Rotterdam extremely attractive and, therefore, ideal to host your concert, show or sports event. With some 2.3 million visitors a year, Rotterdam Ahoy is one of the biggest crowd-pullers.

FACT# Rotterdam is known for its culture and world port. A true link in the international economy.

Vibrant World-Class City

Besides the city’s vibrant nightlife, Rotterdam is also very much a world-class city. Internationally, it is also called the 'gateway to Europe’ because the Port of Rotterdam is the hub of Europe’s largest maritime cluster. But Rotterdam is also active in other sectors, such as Clean Tech, Life Sciences & Health, Energy, Agro-food, Transport & Logistics and Finance, where the City on the Maas operates at a global level. The many recognised knowledge institutes, international business community and top-quality culture and architecture ensure great diversity. Not to mention, its strategic location means Rotterdam is literally connected to the rest of the world.

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Rotterdam, the City for your Event

The above reasons say it all: Rotterdam is the perfect city to host your event… And Rotterdam Ahoy is the most popular and diverse event location in Rotterdam. Be it a concert, show or sports event, we are happy to help you organise your event. Interested in the options? Get in touch with our team or fill in the enquiry form below.

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  • 630.000 inhabitants
  • 170 nationalities
  • Vibrant youth scene
  • Originated in 1270
  • City rights since 1340
  • Largest port in Europe 9th in the world
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