As the facilitating party, RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre creates the ideal conditions for inspiring meetings to take place in and strong ties to develop in. As the organising party, RAI Exhibitions connects context, content and communities utilising national and international consumer and professional exhibitions.
Multifunctional exhibition location RAI Amsterdam
- We believe in the power of connecting. Since 1893, RAI Amsterdam has actively tried to create the right context for inspiring meetings to take place in and strong ties to develop in.
- As the facilitating party, RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre creates the ideal conditions for inspiring meetings to take place in and strong ties to develop in. As the organising party, RAI Exhibitions connects context, content and communities utilising national and international consumer and professional trade fairs.
Discover the Netherlands and Amsterdam
The capital of the Netherlands has been a cultural and creative centre for centuries. It is its people that have made the city unique; Amsterdam is very lively and energetic. Its inhabitants are known for their friendly, tolerant and cosmopolitan nature and it is therefore hardly surprising that most of them speak at least two languages (one of which is almost always English). Amsterdam’s inhabitants originate from 177 different cultures making the city one of the Top 3 most diverse cities in the world.
Where it started
RAI Amsterdam has a rich history. What started out in 1893 as Vereniging 'De Rijwiel-Industrie' (Association 'the Bicycle Industry) has, over slightly more than a century, developed into a leading international exhibition and conference organisation.
Over a century of experience
The RAI Amsterdam complex situated on what is commonly referred to as the southern axis (Zuidas) of Amsterdam is nowadays one of the busiest trade fair and conference centres in the world. Since its opening in 1961, it has received well over 90 million visitors. Prior to 1961, the RAI was situated in a building on the Ferdinand Bolstraat in Amsterdam (the 'Oude RAI') for forty years. During the early years up until 1922, the RAI did not have its own exhibition centre, but used the famous, now no longer extant, Paleis voor Volksvlijt (Amsterdam Exhibition Palace). The first RAI exhibition was organised there in 1895. In other words, the RAI can count on over a century of experience!
Meeting the world
While remaining firmly convinced of the value of face-to-face meetings, we are also committed to the growing importance of the virtual world. The new economic powers will be the engine for global growth.
RAI Amsterdam makes connections and adds value within high quality communities.
The formula for success
We are Europe’s best venue and organiser in an ideal location that adds value to face-to-face meetings and continues to have an impact for clients before and after the event itself.
Value creation for face-to-face meetings and impact before and after the event.
Our core values
- Stimulates business
- For everyone
- Achieves sustainable results