Our story

We are the place that you associate with an experience for a while, or even forever. We are event professionals with a mission: to build the conditions and services that elevate your experience & perception to the highest level. With our permanent event experts and flexible employees, we welcome 2,300,000 visitors each year.

We are also the venue known to 'the greats of the world’ since 1971. We are home to international artists, top athletes, politicians and other prominent figures. Apart from that, we are simply Rotterdammers. Proud inhabitants of a world city that is being rediscovered by everyone. A city in which we have been working together to promote activity, pleasure and happiness for almost 50 years. Rotterdam Ahoy. Built for experiences.

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We regard Rotterdam Ahoy as the stage for positive experiences, where fun, creativity, development and success are the focus. Our ultimate goal is to turn satisfied visitors and business contacts into ambassadors for our brand, thus offering real enrichment and guaranteeing continuity and sustainable growth in a world-class venue. 

Rotterdam Ahoy is in the unique position of being able to boast a rich tradition that our people have created single-handedly. By continuously innovating, we respect our heritage. We invest in people, in partnerships and in creation. In doing so, we believe in Rotterdam clarity. In perseverance. In results. We expect nothing less than excellence from ourselves and everyone working with us on the present and the future. Our ultimate goal is more than satisfied visitors & business contacts and guaranteeing continuity and sustainable growth.


We offer everyone a positive experience in as many ways as possible, because we at Rotterdam Ahoy believe that these experiences, big and small, enrich your life.

For more than 45 years, Rotterdam Ahoy has been building the perfect venue for large and small, but always one-of-a-kind, experiences that inspire, move and enrich you. With our people and our venue, we literally bring worlds together. As Rotterdammers, we stand firmly in the here and now, but we also uniquely shape the future in the events industry & the conference market. Tirelessly, we work visibly and behind the scenes to create your most beautiful memories. We look forward to welcoming you.


At Rotterdam Ahoy, we live in the here and now but are constantly thinking about the future, a sustainable future. A future in a healthy, beautiful and green city. So that our future generations can also enjoy all the beauty we have to offer. Sustainable ambitions cannot be achieved alone. Rotterdam Ahoy is building the future together with partners and stakeholders in various ways.

We are part of the EU Ruggedised project and invest in sustainable solutions for our facilities. If you want to know more about the sustainable solutions within our organisation, check out the Rotterdam Ahoy Sustainability Floorplan. Also, take a look at our Sustainability Brochure.

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Professionalism. Experience. Inspiration & creativity. And the drive to make it an unprecedented success. These are the requirements for organising an event. Small-scale or for a large audience, product presentation or new trade fair, it all starts with the idea and ends with the perfect execution. Rotterdam Ahoy offers event organisers support at every stage of event development & production.

Under the flag of Rotterdam Ahoy, our event experts organise successful events such as the ABN AMRO Open, InfraTech and Europort. In total, we organise around 20 events ourselves or in partnership. Contact us for the options for your event. Call +31 (0) 10 293 3625 or e-mail sales@ahoy.nl.

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Our values

We aim to impressWith boundless energy and uniqueness, day after day
We breathe hospitalityAn honest and excellent service, everywhere and always
We are RotterdamSober and with courage, we create unforgettable experiences
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