Rotterdam Ahoy: a surprisingly versatile venue

For almost 50 years, Rotterdam Ahoy has been building the ideal venue for events large and small. Whatever their scale, they have one thing in common: they are a one-of-a-kind experience that inspires, motivates and enriches. Our staff and venue literally bring worlds together.

As Rotterdam locals, we share the city’s legendary down-to-earth mentality. But with our unique approach, we also set the pace for the future of the Events & Conferences sector. Behind the scenes and on the floor, we work tirelessly to help create the finest memories for you and your guests. We look forward to welcoming you.

Full-service and one-stop shop

We will assign you a knowledgeable project manager after you team up with Ahoy. He or she will serve as your permanent contact within our organisation and will be happy to answer any organisational questions you may have. Do you have specific catering wishes? The Ahoy Tastemakers are at your service! From a typical Dutch bitterbal to a delicious full-course dinner - our chefs raise food to new levels of quality in terms of flavours, aromas, colours and texture.

Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre in 2020

Rotterdam Ahoy is expanding. In 2020, we will be opening the brandnew Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre (RACC). This international conference centre offers 35 rooms and halls, an impressive auditorium with 2,750 seats and lovely foyers and exhibition spaces. Our conference centre is also a perfect venue for smaller gatherings. We offer a broad selection of halls and rooms, with capacities ranging between 50 and 1,000 people. The conference centre will be integrated within Ahoy’s existing structure. This means that at the same time as your conference, you can organise a trade show that aligns with the conference themes. Ahoy offers no fewer than 30,000 m² of floor area for trade events.  Check out our capacity overview.


What sets Rotterdam Ahoy apart?
  • Flexible layout (for conferences of all sizes)
  • Household name in the Netherlands for over 45 years
  • Six Trade Show & Events Halls located directly next to the Convention Centre
  • Experienced in-house catering - from a simple breakfast to sumptuous gala dinners
  • Located only 12 minutes from the city centre
New event venues at RDM Rotterdam

In addition to the option of organising a conference at Ahoy itself, you now also have the option of renting a conference space at RDM Rotterdam. Situated in the heart of Rotterdam’s historic port area, RDM - which was added to Rotterdam Ahoy’s portfolio in January 2016 - offers you a unique, raw and atmospheric setting for your event, meeting or conference. Feel free to contact us if you would like further details on the RDM Conference Centre and the RDM Submarine Wharf or check out