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 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 in the North Sea. The country's 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

Amsterdam Convention Bureau by amsterdam&partners


The Amsterdam Convention Bureau (CVB) by amsterdam&partners, is the official bureau for promoting Amsterdam as the ideal conference destination. We work independently and offer a number of free services.

How we can help

The Amsterdam CVB is your dedicated contact for organising conferences, meetings and events in Amsterdam. We help you organise impactful conferences and meetings that truly add value for delegates, local businesses and residents alike. So, you can make a difference and create a true impact.

Our services
  • Location advice: We help you make a shortlist of the most suitable venues and offer tailor-made suggestions. 

  • Bid assistance: Let us help you compile your RFP.

  • Site inspections: Have your programme for a site inspection arranged from A to Z.

  • Hotel room blocks: Convenient for you, and hassle-free for your delegates.

  • Promotional material: Use our free toolkit to support your story.

  • Local services providers and event planning support: Whatever services you need, we can connect you.

Extensive knowledge and business network 

Amsterdam has an extensive knowledge network with universities, research centres and companies. We can connect you with our partners and with the Municipality of Amsterdam. Sharing knowledge, to give your conference real impact.

Life Sciences & Health 

Amsterdam is a leader in the field of life sciences and health. The concentration and cooperation of many research institutions, hospitals, universities, companies and start-ups form an innovative and dense Life Sciences and Health hub. We can connect you to these partners. By combining and sharing your knowledge, you can make the best of your association event. And make a real impact.

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

Rotterdam Partners


Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau offers free, objective and professional advice to organisers of congresses or business meetings about the opportunities on offer in Rotterdam. They help decide on venues, leisure programmes and communication choices to ensure that a congress, fair, meeting or business trip is a success. Services include:

  • Advice and mediation: Provides advice about the choice of business venue and accommodation, and provides contacts with venues and hotels, Professional Congress Organisers (PCOs), Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and suppliers.
  • Site inspection, FAM trip & Inspiration Day: Takes care of site inspections for the local organising committee or international board at locations including hotels, congress venues and restaurants. FAM trips and Inspiration Days are eye-opening ways to get to know what's on offer in Rotterdam.
  • Production, co-financing and subsidies: Provides support in producing and in co-financing your bid book and/or presentations. Rotterdam Partners has all the latest information on subsidy rules and incentives on offer.
  • Advice on putting together a programme: Helps organise a programme of leisure activities to accompany a fair or congress.
  • Free visual aids: There are over 700 copyright-free photographs of Rotterdam in the Rotterdam Branding Toolkit which can be used free of charge to help promote an event in Rotterdam. Promotional videos are also available to be used in presentations.
  • City information: Besides their time at a congress or fair, visitors should thoroughly enjoy their stay in Rotterdam. They can make use of city information resources, including the Rotterdam App, the City Map, Dining in Rotterdam, Rotterdam Shopping City, the Rotterdam Welcome Card and Roaming Rotterdam. These will help congress and fair participants to quickly find their way around the city. Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau can for the most part provide these aids free of charge.

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Organizations based in Netherlands

World Sand Sculpting Academy - The Hague
International Association for Disability and Oral Health - Gennep
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
Europa Nostra - The Hague
European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics - Amsterdam
FEDECRAIL - European Federation of Museum and Tourist Railways - Goes
Association internationale de dialectologie arabe - Amsterdam
Fédération internationale des footballeurs professionnels - Hoofddorp
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 Agricultural and Food Ethics - Wageningen
International Association for Assyriology - Leiden
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

View More profiles (1353) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Netherlands

2032 World ContestWorld Ploughing Organization - The Hague

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

2027 EE MeetingEntente Européenne d'Aviculture et de Cuniculture - Amsterdam

2026 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Rotterdam

2026 World Congress of Gerontology and GeriatricsInternational Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - 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 World Energy CongressWorld Energy Council - Rotterdam

2025 World Leisure CongressWorld Leisure Organization - Breda,Rotterdam

2025 World Statistics CongressInternational Statistical Institute - The Hague

2025 Annual CongressLiga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis - The Hague

2025 ConferenceEuropean String Teachers Association - The Hague

2025 European Conference on Head and Neck Oncology (ECHNO)European Head and Neck Society - Amsterdam

View More Future Events (96) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Netherlands

2023 General Assembly and Conference – International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee - Rotterdam
2023 Meeting – European Light Microscopy Initiative - Noordwijkerhout
2023 European Navigation Conference (ENC) – European Group of the Institutes of Navigation - Noordwijk
2023 Annual Conference – European University Continuing Education Network - Utrecht
2023 Fire Sprinkler International Conference – European Fire Sprinkler Network - Amsterdam
2023 European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation – European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation - Rotterdam
2023 Annual Meeting – Global Research Council - The Hague
2023 Biosimilar Medicines Conference – Medicines for Europe - Amsterdam
2023 Half-Yearly Conference – International Association of Young Lawyers - The Hague
2023 European Convention of Engineering Deans – Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and ResearchSociété européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs
2023 World Recycling Convention – Bureau of International Recycling - Amsterdam
2023 European Convention – Kiwanis International - European Federation - Amsterdam
2023 From Child to Adult Disorder – World Federation of ADHD - Amsterdam
2023 Who’s got the power? – Sex and gender in energy research – Women Engage for a Common Future - Utrecht
2023 COST Action CA19102 - Language In The Human-Machine Era Conference – European Cooperation in Science and Technology - Leeuwarden

View More Past Events (17818) in The International Congress Calendar

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