Congress city Rotterdam

Gateway to Europe

Rotterdam continues to grow as a business destination. This young, dynamic metropolis is renewing itself at a rapid pace. The impressive skyline is just one good example. Rotterdam offers many hotels of well-known chains. The large choice in restaurants and excellent public transport also show the hospitality of the city. We are sure that you and your guests will enjoy the vibe of this dynamic place.

FACT# Medical & life sciences, food, transport & logistics, maritime and cleantech are the city's economic spearheads.

Congress city

As the second largest city in the Netherlands, Rotterdam is frequently listed as a must-see-city. This certainly applies for business visitors. Its port is the hub of Europe's largest maritime cluster, but the Maasstad also operates at a world level within other strong economic sectors such as Clean Tech, Life Sciences & Health, Energy, Agro-food, Transport & Logistics and Finance. Thanks to the many internationally recognized knowledge institutes, a thriving international business community, high-quality culture and architecture, a rich leisure offer and a great diversity of residents, Rotterdam offers all in one.

Supplemented by the good international accessibility, the competitive international price-quality ratio and the city compactness,  Rotterdam forms an attractive conference destination.

Discover the city!


The range of hotels near the RACC is wide and diverse allowing your delegations to choose an  accommodation that matches each personal taste or budget.  Most of the hotels are located to the north of the complex, near the old centtr of Rotterdam and on the banks of the "Nieuwe Maas” river. The advantage of the hotels near the RACC is that these are conveniently located, close to the highways as well as tot the city centre.

Due to its central location, this conference centre is the perfect choice for those who want to combine business with pleasure while tasting the ambiance of Rotterdam’s finest culture, bars, restaurants and nightlife.

Hotel listing

Brand new RACC

Whether it is a large international conference or an intimate  business meeting; the brand new Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre (RACC) covers it all.

Why the RACC?


  • 630,000 residents
  • 170 nationalities
  • Originated in 1270
  • City rights since 1340
  • 1st port in Europe, ranking 9th in the world
  • 2nd conference city in The Netherlands


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European Arenas Associaton
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Rotterdam Partners
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