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Rotterdam evenementenlocaties

Unique and inspiring event venues (part 3)

In addition to the unique and inspiring event locations that we have discussed in part 1 and 2 of this series, we have recently been able to visit a number of beautiful event locations. Below you will find an overview of locations where we have been able to organize an event or would like to!

Schielandshuis RotterdamSchielandshuis
In the middle of the city center is the Schielandshuis established. De beautiful details on the outside can also be seen on the inside. More than 350 years ago, the building of the property is finished. Perfect for organizing a smaller event: during a meeting or presentation there is room for a maximum of 34 persons and for a reception there is room for a maximum of 50 persons.


De Kuip rotterdamDe Kuip
Did you know that De Kuip is not only a football stadium, but also an event location? Besides concerts and other music events, there can be organized business events. We already organized various events at De Kuip! In the Maasgebouw, there is a possibility to use the rooms as break-out sessions for inspiration sessions or workshops.


Inntel RotterdamInntel/Mainport
The Inntel has a lot of possibilities for a diversity of events. You can marry in the Inntel, but also organize business events. The unique location, in the city center and at the foot of the Erasmusbrug, makes the Inntel a suitable location. The location features enough parking facilities and public transportation nearby. In the panorama rooms on the 16th and 17th floor, with a capacity of 450 persons, you have a wonderful view over the Skyline of Rotterdam.
With the attached Mainport five-star hotel, there is enough space to allow guests to stay overnight at a -multiday event. De locations combined have a total capacity of 800 persons.

Heineken Building
The Heineken Building is the location where our office is located and where we brew our concepts. Did you know that events can also be organized here? For example, we organized the event for The Week of the Services on June 19, 2023. If you are curious, you can read the eventcase here. The meeting rooms can be used as break-out rooms and the largest room can be used as a plenary room. The national monument is a wonderful addition to your event and is centrally located in the city center.


Are you organising an event soon? VKOZ puts your goals first ánd thinks from the needs of your visitors. And finds the suitable location for your event! Contact VKOZ via 

This blog is part of a series. Check out our first blog and second blog with more unique and inspiring event venues.

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Rotterdam als congresstad

Unique and inspiring event venues in Rotterdam (part 2)

Last time we visited during our first location tour five inspiring event locations in Rotterdam: Kunsthal, Euromast, Wereldmuseum, ss Rotterdam and Hotel New York. This time we again visited five unique locations. Rotterdam has profile herself more strongly as an international congress destination and continues to rise in the world ranking of congress cities. We know why!

BlueCity in RotterdamBlueCity
BlueCity is, literally, a swimming pool full of possibilities. BlueCity is established in former Tropicana, a subtropical swimming paradise where entrepreneurs full of enthusiasm heading for an economy where one entrepreneur’s output is another’s input. In the midst of those pioneers, they offer various inspiring event spaces, workshops and tours. BlueCity is located at the Maas, near the city centre and Blaak station, with a brilliant view. With in total 12.000 square meters, BlueCity is very suitable for meetings and congresses, with separate rooms for break-out sessions. The unique view and the story make BlueCity the place for out of the box events.

bedrijfsfestival aan het waterRDM Events
With a various choice in rooms and halls, RDM Events offers an inspiring location for numerous business, cultural and other public events. In the multifunctional rooms of the RDM Congress centre and the RDM Onderzeebootloods meetings can take place, varying from 5 till 5.000 visitors. The combination of history and harbor, industry and innovation offers plenty of inspiration for various events. From workshops, meetings, fairs an congresses to festivals and exhibitions. The halls and rooms in the RDM Congress centre are provided with modern facilities without losing the authentic realm. Besides, the newly renovated RDM Onderzeebootloods has a raw and industrial character, which you can customize to your liking.

Cruise Terminal RotterdamCruise Terminal Rotterdam
The Cruise Terminal, located on the Wilhelminapier, used to serve as the arrival and departure hall of the Holland-America Line and is industrial heritage. The Cruise Terminal is still used by large passenger ships when they visit Rotterdam. Besides, it is a unique event location for parties, fairs and congresses. With a panoramic view and impressive architecture, it is the ideal Rotterdam decor for a successful event. The location is excellently reachable with all sorts of transport, is on walking distance from the bustling shoppingcenter and has two of the best Rotterdam 4-star hotels as neighbors.

evenementenlocatie Van Nelle RotterdamVan Nelle Fabriek
The Van Nelle Fabriek (1930) is seen as the most leading building from the movement ‘the New Building’. Since 1983 the factory is a national monument. In 2000, after the departure of the company Van Nelle, the complex is completely redeveloped, without losing her allure. Where before coffee, tea en tobacco were incorporated, are now businesses established who engage themselves with communication, design, architecture and media. More than 10.000 square meters is in use for business events, fairs, meetings and congresses. In total there are 12 different rooms available for events. And that makes the location suitable for meetings from 2 till 5.000 visitors.

Ahoy RotterdamRotterdam Ahoy
Rotterdam Ahoy is one of the largest indoor event halls from the Netherlands and an accommodation for fairs, events, concerts, congresses and meetings. Recently, in the end of 2020, Rotterdam Ahoy expanded with their Convention Centre. The convention centre has a unique hall, the RTM Stage, which can be used as an auditorium and concert hall. On the third and fourth flour are located 35 break out rooms, which can be used separate or together. With this convention centre, a new entrance has emerged.

Check out the beautiful promotion video from Ahoy and congress city Rotterdam:

Are you organising an event soon? VKOZ puts your goals first ánd thinks from the needs of your visitors. And finds the suitable location for your event! Contact VKOZ via 

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Evenementenlocaties in Rotterdam

Unique and inspiring event venues in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a city with a distinct character, energetic and never the same. Rotterdam and Rotterdammers do not shy away from the experiment, but rather look for it. Just as the Nieuwe Maas is a strong symbol for constant movement. A city where the Make It Happen mentality is tangible and visible. With parties that choose Rotterdam and give their own interpretation to the Rotterdam mentality and “can do” spirit. Whether you are a resident, visitor or entrepreneur: Rotterdam. Make It Happen.

As an event and conference city, Rotterdam has an enormous diversity of locations. Perhaps most striking: the large number of unconventional locations.

Kunsthal Rotterdam

The iconic building, designed by the renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, offers seven different exhibition halls, a characteristic Auditorium and an atmospheric Kunsthal café. You can go to the Auditorium for your presentation, conference, film screening, fashion show or music performance. You can go to the Kunsthal café for dinner, drinks or company parties. With art in and around the café and a spacious (roof) terrace, the Kunsthal café has its own unique atmosphere. Of course you can combine the event with a visit to the exhibitions. You can choose to offer your guests a guided tour of the exhibitions or a visit on their own. This visit can take place both inside and outside the fixed opening hours. Due to the varied exhibition offer, a visit to the Kunsthal is always surprising.

The Euromast is the icon of Rotterdam where you can eat, drink, sleep, party, abseil and of course enjoy the best view of the city! The Euromast is perfect for an inspiring meeting for any type of event from 3 to 350 people. For example, you can organise a meeting for a half day or for the whole day. And supplement this with a ride in the Euroscoop, abseil, zip wire or a tour led by a professional guide. The Euromast Brasserie has four rooms; Daybreak, Sunset, Noon and Dusk. These rooms can be hired individually or in combination. In addition, it is even possible to rent the Euromast exclusively for (company) parties of up to 350 people.

The Wereldmuseum is located in a classic and stylish building in the center of the city and is located directly on the Maas. The Wereldmuseum has several rooms, each with a unique atmosphere and appearance. The fairytale Ballroom, the intimate Van Rijckevorsel Hall and the fabulous Salon are ideal for unforgettable receptions, dinners, meetings, congresses or company parties. You can also combine your event with a visit to the museum. The Wereldmuseum is a location full of charm and an enchanting ambiance. With all facilities, every possible room layout and renowned catering the location for any event in a beautiful location on the Maas.

ss Rotterdamss Rotterdam
As a former flagship of the Holland America Line and cruise ship, the ss Rotterdam has sailed many seas. Discover the many stories of La Grande Dame and experience the authentic atmosphere during an inspiring conference, meeting, reception or company party. You can also combine your event with a tour by ship or an overnight stay in one of the 254 hotel rooms. The ss Rotterdam has 12 different authentic rooms and 29 meeting rooms for meetings. They all have their own story. Business or festive, for 10 to a maximum of 3,500 people, you can fulfill your wishes and those of your guests on the ship.


Hotel New YorkHotel New YorkHotel New York is located in the beautiful former headquarters of the Holland America Line. This is the place where thousands of emigrants used to go to North America, hoping for a better life. Nowadays, guests come here to stay, eat, drink and do business in a special atmosphere. Hotel New York is the ideal place to meet with your company, give a presentation, brainstorm or give a workshop. The high ceilings, daylight, the colorful and nostalgic design of the rooms and the location at the head of the Wilhelminapier ensure that Hotel New York is an inspiring environment for doing business.

Are you organising an event soon? VKOZ puts your goals first ánd thinks from the needs of your visitors. And finds the suitable location for your event! Contact VKOZ via 

This blog is part of a series. Check out our second blog with more unique and inspiring event venues.

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