Practical information


De Doelen International Conference Center Rotterdam is a world-famous concert hall and a state-of-the-art convention venue in the centre of Rotterdam, at only 5 minutes walk of Central Station.

The exceptional appeal of De Doelen lies in its dual function as concert hall and conference centre. This is highlighted by the design of the building: remarkable 1960’s functionalist architecture of the original concert hall beautifully contrasting with the dynamic and modern design of the conference centre.

De Doelen International Conference Center Rotterdam

Entrance Willem Burger Kwartier
Kruisplein 40

3012 CC Rotterdam

Travel from Amsterdam Schophol Airport

The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Rotterdam is by train; it takes 26 min from the airport to Rotterdam Central Station. The venue is located at a five minutes walk from Central Station.

Hotel reservations

Preferred Hotel Reservations has been appointed as the official housing agent for this event. They negotiated special rates and conditions at the selected hotels for participants of the congress.

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Rotterdam: a young, dynamic metropolis in continuous renewal of itself at a rapid rate. A city with sparkling skyscrapers, a world-class port, famous museums, awesome festivals, trendy restaurants and fabulous food markets – each the product of Rotterdammers and their celebrated “can-do” mentality.
Experience the city’s many extraordinary attractions and tours – by bike, bus, boat or on foot – and you’ll see why Rotterdam’ was voted one of the world’s top ten cities in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016.


After the bombing of the Second World War, Rotterdam reinvented itself with characteristic energy and innovation. Working under a at that time ground-breaking motto – light, air and space – it broke with the past and welcomed the new age. In this city that still embraces experimentation, anything is possible. From a rooftop city farm to a music festival in the harbour, from an exclusive rooftop bar to a brewery in a former warehouse, you’ll be enthralled by its vigour and inventiveness.


If you love architecture, Rotterdam won’t disappoint you. Its patchwork of styles combines icons of the Nieuwe Bouwen (c. 1920-1960) with buildings of the post-war reconstruction period (c. 1960-1980). These clash cheerfully with the hypermodern landmarks of recent decades Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam Central Station, De Rotterdam building, and the Timmerhuis complex. Then, of course, there’s the Markthal: In the first indoor market hall in the Netherlands. Here, alongside, nearly 100 stalls selling fresh produce you’ll find food shops and a range of restaurants that includes Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian. When you’re there, don’t forget to look up: on the ceiling is artwork in the Netherlands, Arno Coenen’s Horn of Plenty.


The Port of Rotterdam is the largest harbour of Europe and had a freight throughput of 469 million tonnes in 2019. The port of Rotterdam is an all-round port for agricultural commodities. There is a broad selection of services for the shipment and storage of agricultural products, such as corn, grains, soybeans and other oilseeds, such as rapeseed, in part meant for animals feeds. Furthermore, the Rotterdam region includes various leading companies with expertise in processing and trading agricultural commodities. The port of Rotterdam is ideally situated for the import, export and transhipment of agricultural commodities. An extensive network of short sea, inland shipping, rail and road facilities provides extensive transhipment options, for example to Germany, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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