ROTTERDAM AHOY PRESENTS BRAND NEW CONVENTION CENTRE13 april 2016
Rotterdam Ahoy has been the proud host of a diverse range of business and sports events and entertainment for more than 45 years. The multifunctional event venue is now refurbishing its Exhibition & Event Halls and is expanding with a large international Convention Centre, named the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre (RACC).
The expansion includes the Convention Centre and the building of a brand new 250 room hotel on the premises of Ahoy. RACC consists of 35 break out rooms, an expo foyer and the largest auditorium in the Netherlands with a capacity of 2,750 seats, named RTM Stage. The auditorium is versatile in capacity; it can be scaled down to 1,750 seats and also enlarged to 7,000 people when all the stands are removed.
New vibrant area
The refurbishment of 20,000m2 Exhibition & Event Halls and the expansion form part of the urban regeneration project launched by the municipality of Rotterdam. Over the next few years the already lively area - with Zuidplein Shopping Centre, Zuidplein Theatre, restaurants and the biggest city park of the Netherlands - will be redeveloped for a sustainable and creative future.
Peter van der Veer, CEO of Rotterdam Ahoy responds enthusiastically: "After the big refurbishment of the Ahoy Arena (finished in 2011), Ahoy took a new step forward in modernising the Exhibition & Event Halls and the construction of an international state-of-the-art convention centre. What makes this project so unique is the multifunctionality of the large hall in the convention centre, where it is possible to facilitate a conference, organise an exhibition or concert, the sky is the limit!”