Global civil society activity in Netherlands

The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in Northwestern Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of the four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces; it borders Germany to the east and Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coastline to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom, Germany, and Belgium. The official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland. Dutch, English, and Papiamento are official in the Caribbean territories.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Netherlands is ranked #12 over a 20 year period,
with 6981 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Netherlands is ranked #13 in 2021, with 144 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Amsterdam-RAI Congress Centre


We believe in the power of connecting. To bring people, ideas and visions together in a world full of opportunities.

As a facilitating and organising party, Amsterdam RAI connects context, content and communities with one another. We create the right conditions in which inspiring meetings can take place. In which various languages can understand each other as one. This synergy creates the added value of a good experience and/or a business success. Amsterdam RAI links people both physically and virtually so they can inspire, surprise and enrich one another. Always with an open mind and a global perspective.

In addition to organising 25 of its own exhibition titles, Amsterdam RAI facilitates over 500 events a year, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate events and other niche events organised in the exhibition halls and conference centre.

Amsterdam RAI Exhibitions annually organises over 25 national and international consumer and trade fairs. As the organising party, we wish to act as a matchmaker between visitors and exhibitors. Our international titles have regional spin-offs in China, America, Poland, India, Mexico and Turkey. Wherever they may be held around the world, the emphasis is on generating and maintaining new and existing business for our exhibitors, visitors, sponsors and partners.

Local UIA Partner

Maastricht Convention Bureau


Maastricht Convention Bureau (MCB) offers professional, independent and objective information, advice and mediation regarding any aspect of organising business meetings: congress centres, hotels, venues for your party or dinner, transportation, organisational support, catering, social and partner programmes. Their services are entirely free of charge.

They know the possibilities of Maastricht & region like no one else and they represent more than forty different organisations which offer you their services. MCB works together with event agencies, PCOs, caterers, transport companies and suppliers of audio-visual equipment and personnel. They also represent several design and classic venues: convention centres, hotels, party and dinner locations, castles and caves. In the historical part of the city, but also in the parts with modern architecture and in the green, hilly surroundings of Maastricht.

In short: whatever you want to organise, thanks to the wide range of possibilities in Maastricht & surrounding area and our expertise, your event will never be forgotten.

Curious about Maastricht & region and the possibilities for your event? Take a look at theyr website. You will get to know Maastricht & region and you will discover which organizations can offer you their services. Using their Venue & Service Finder, you can specifically search for organizations that meet your wishes. You can also request an offer.

Local UIA Partner

Conference Compass


Making bright people brighter

At Conference Compass, we develop customizable mobile & web apps making events more inclusive, accessible, and engaging. And we serve some of the largest conferences worldwide.

Local UIA Partner



World’s First Match-making Platform for Association Events, a data-driven application that helps associations, destinations and venues find each other directly, enabling a transparent and efficient tender process. It cuts lead time, increases success rate and makes the tender process easy and fast.

Local UIA Partner

Amsterdam Convention Bureau


Known for its progressive and liberal spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal destination for your next purpose-driven meeting, conference or business event. World-class venues, exceptional connectivity, a collaborative business and knowledge network, and expert support from the Amsterdam Convention Bureau make the city ideally placed for meetings to achieve success and inspire progress towards the creation of a better future.

Join Amsterdam’s dynamic meetings industry and benefit from over 750 years of culture and innovation to inspire lasting change with your next event in our city.

Organizations based in Netherlands

World Sand Sculpting Academy - The Hague
Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield - The Hague
International Society for Sexual Medicine - Wormerveer
International Esperantist Scientific Association - Rotterdam
International Society for Agricultural Meteorology - Bruchem
Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society - Meerssen
International Society of Drug Bulletins - Utrecht
Wildlife Justice Commission - The Hague
Association internationale de dialectologie arabe - Amsterdam
Global Flooring Alliance - Dordrecht
Benelux Organization for Intellectual Property - The Hague
European Prison Education Association - Nieuwegein
Confederation of European Shipmasters' Associations - Amsterdam
European Pocket Billiard Federation - Brunssum
European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - Zeist
International Association of Independent Art and Design Schools - Enschede
European Association of Intellectual Disability Medicine - Rotterdam
Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association - The Hague
International Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Disease - Nijmegen
European Bamboo Society - Woerden
European Association of Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust - Amsterdam
International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin - Utrecht
Electrical Engineering STudents' European assoCiation - Delft
International Debate Education Association - Utrecht
International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology - Groningen

View More profiles (1316) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Netherlands

2032 World ContestWorld Ploughing Organization - Groningen

2028 CongressEuropean Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery - Amsterdam

2028 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for Medical Innovation and Technology - Rotterdam

2027 International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics - The Hague

2027 EE MeetingEntente Européenne d'Aviculture et de Cuniculture - The Hague

2026 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Rotterdam

2026 Triennial ConferenceInternational Association of Word and Image Studies - Amsterdam

2026 World Congress of Gerontology and GeriatricsInternational Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - Amsterdam

2026 Inner Ear Biology WorkshopInner Ear Biology - Utrecht

2026 European Conference of Tropical EcologySociety for Tropical Ecology - Amsterdam

2026 World Congress on Adult CapacityInternational Guardianship Network - Amsterdam

2026 Biennial MeetingEuropean Society for Immunodeficiencies - Maastricht

2025 Annual ConferenceInternational Society of Paediatric Oncology - Amsterdam

2025 European Microwave Week (EUMW)European Microwave Association - Utrecht

2025 Annual MeetingEuropean Society of Veterinary Cardiology - Maastricht

View More Future Events (84) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Netherlands

2024 3E (ECSB Entrepreneurship Education) Conference – European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Amsterdam
2024 Global Executive Summit – World Federation of Building Service Contractors - Amsterdam
2024 Biennial Congress – International Maritime Pilots' Association - Rotterdam
2024 Biosimilar Medicines Conference – Medicines for Europe - Amsterdam
2024 Conference – European Printing Ink Association - Amsterdam
2024 REC Market Meeting (RMM) – RECS International - Amsterdam
2024 Annual General Meeting – Association Montessori Internationale - Delft
2024 General Assembly – European Boating Association - Rotterdam
2024 Spring Seminar – Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe - Groningen
2024 European Thermoforming Conference – Society of Plastics Engineers - Amsterdam
2024 Tool Correspondents Meeting – European Judicial Network - The Hague
2024 Empowering Biodiversity Research – Empowering Biodiversity Research - Leiden
2024 World Workplace European Annual Conference – International Facility Management Association - Amsterdam
2024 GHI Congress on Food Safety and Security - Rotterdam
2024 World Congress – Global Harmonization Initiative - Rotterdam

View More Past Events (18064) in The International Congress Calendar

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