A City filled with Iconic Venues.

The city of Rotterdam is primarily known as the largest seaport of Europe, but beyond the docks lies a metropolis with so much more to offer. Though almost completely destroyed in the Second World War, the city was rebuilt with help from some well-known Dutch architects such as Rem Koolhaas. Today, the varied urban landscape offers modern architecture, iconic landmarks, a breathtaking skyline and the characteristic port area. Of course, such an economically and culturally bustling city has plenty to offer to create unforgettable events as well. These are some of the venues you don’t want to miss out on!


'Prime example of the International Style'

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Inspiring Backdrop for a Wide Range of Events

A prime example of the International Style, the Van Nelle Factory is an architectural masterpiece. The remarkable concrete, steel and glass structure provides a beautiful spectacle and it’s for good reason this building is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Truly an icon of Rotterdam. The Van Nelle Factory processed coffee, tea and tobacco in the 20th century. Today, over 10.000 square meters are available as an impressive and inspiring backdrop for a wide range of events. From private dinners to company parties, from climate summits to company drinks at high altitude. Every event organized at the Van Nelle Factory is guaranteed to be extraordinary.

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'Back to the Roaring Twenties'

Nostalgia celebrated in an Iconic Hotel

This former headquarters of the Holland-America line is thriving in its second life as an event venue. In bygone days, thousands of people seeking a better life in North America would pass through here to board the steamships. Today, this nostalgia is celebrated in an iconic hotel in the Rotterdam city centre, where the roaring twenties are the central theme. Food, drinks, meetings in all shapes and sizes in a wonderful ambiance; Hotel New York is certainly another location deserving to be in this list of iconic Rotterdam venues.



'Top-Class Sports Atmosphere'

Where Sports History was written

his is one for the football fans, though De Kuip (The Tub) has something to offer for everyone. Nationally known as the most atmospheric football stadium, this monument of Dutch Eredivisie club Feyenoord was built in the 1930s and history was written here throughout the decades that followed. For events, the size of this stadium means it has the incredible capacity of up to 50.000 people for large events. But other, smaller rooms, such as the player tunnel and the legendary press room, make this a versatile venue. With 17 break-out rooms and other halls in all shapes and sizes, there are endless options here for conferences, exchange fairs, team building events, parties or clinics. The perfect accessibility and the fact it’s so close to the Rotterdam city centre certainly help the logistics. Add to that the top-class sport atmosphere, and you’re sure to get the team fired up at this iconic Rotterdam venue!


'An Unparalleled View of Rotterdam'

Elevate your Meeting to Dazzling Heights

Originally 101 meters high and then extended by the Space Tower at the top, the Euromast is an incredible 185 meters high and probably the highest event venue you will ever visit. Host your walking dinner, meeting, or company drinks here and elevate your meeting to these dazzling heights. The 360-degree view of the city of Rotterdam is unparalleled, ensuring a great ambiance for a wide range of events.


'Provides Power to your Event'

Rich in Original Historic Elements

An industrial venue is essential in a list of great venues to visit in a port city like Rotterdam. The Schiecentrale fits that bill. This impressive industrial venue provided power to the cranes in the docks in bygone days. Today, this special monument is an event venue with some great possibilities. The complex is suitable from 50 to 1.000 people with a fixed setup that suits all kind of events. The balcony's emphasize the height and creates units for stands, foodstations, workshops etc. Host your conference in the impressive Turbinehal (Turbine Hall) - think of a robust, old hoisting bridge and the characteristic arches in the ceiling. All put in the spotlight with a smart lighting setup.




'Meet under the Gaze of Massive Sharks'

Leave a Lasting Impression

Are you looking for something a little different for your event? Always wanted to present the quarterly results surrounded by sharks? Look no further. Rotterdam Zoo has some fantastic possibilities for events. Receive your guests under the gaze of some formidable lions and then give a presentation in a magnificent underwater world. Behind the 8-meter high glass wall, massive sharks, barracudas, sea turtles and stingrays go about their business while you and your guests attend to yours. Rotterdam Zoo has ten event rooms, all with their own unique theme. This venue is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests, so host your event here if you really want to go all out.


'Lofty Ceilings and High Chandeliers offer a Classic Decor'

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Historic Rotterdam Icon

Right in the middle of Rotterdam’s historic shipping quarter, the World Museum is situated in a beautiful building and right along the river Meuse. Built in 1851, this historic Rotterdam icon offers a view into stately Rotterdam of days gone by. This atmosphere is tangible in the Ballroom and Salon. With their lofty ceilings and high chandeliers, they offer a classic and stylish decor for conferences. Combined with state-of-the-art audiovisual options and a magnificent view of the Meuse and Rotterdam, this is the place to be for an impressive conference. On top of that, The World Museum has various additional rooms in different styles, but all cared for down to the smallest detail. If style and history is what you’re looking for, the World Museum has it in spades.