Global civil society activity in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands with a population of 872,680 within the city proper, 1,380,872 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. Found within the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North", attributed by the large number of canals which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Amsterdam is ranked #13 over a 20 year period,
with 2425 meetings since 1998.

Top 25 in 2018

Amsterdam is ranked #22 in 2018, with 96 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.

Amsterdam & Partners


The Amsterdam Convention Board (ACB), part of Amsterdam Marketing, is dedicated to making your next meeting or convention in Amsterdam a success. From the initial planning steps to the finer details, our experienced team is on call to help you organise your next event.

The ACB is your partner for successful events in Amsterdam

You can rely on the ACB to:

  • Provide professional, neutral and free advice about organising meetings, incentives, conferences or events (MICE) in Amsterdam
  • Offer one-stop shopping: We can connect you to more than 100 associated hotels, convention companies and organisations in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
  • Collaborate with our partners in the Amsterdam MICE market to meet your specific convention needs, including event facilities, DMCS and PCOs
  • Arrange introductory visits to the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
  • Initiate and organise task forces to accommodate large-scale events
  • Represent Amsterdam at international business fairs

Organizations based in Amsterdam

Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Est. 1996

Women on Waves

Health Action International Est. 1981

Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation Est. 1964

European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation Est. 1989

European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Est. 1988

Association internationale de dialectologie arabe Est. 1993

International Congress and Convention Association Est. 1963

International Association of Internet Hotlines Est. 1999

International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Est. 1956

Friends of the Earth International Est. 1971

PharmAccess Foundation Est. 2001

Amsterdam Center for International Law Est. 1998

World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation

Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations Est. 1973

Confederation of European Shipmasters' Associations Est. 1995

European League of Institutes of the Arts Est. 1990

WEMOS Est. 1981

Factors Chain International Est. 1968

Benelux Phlebology Society Est. 1957

Transnationals Information Exchange Est. 1978

Reflexology in Europe Network Est. 1992

Mama Cash Est. 1983

AIDS Foundation East-West Est. 2001

International Antiviral Therapy Evaluation Center Est. 1999

View More profiles (218 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Amsterdam

2020 CongressSociety for Ultrastructural Pathology

2020 Half-Yearly MeetingHotel Electronic Distribution Network Association

2020 Global Entrepreneurship ConferenceInternational Bar Association

2020 ConferenceAdvances in Neuroblastoma Research Association

2020 International Conference on Children's Health, Environment and SafetyInternational Network on Children's Health, Environment and Safety

2020 Annual ConferenceSociety for Latin American Studies

2020 MeetingWorld Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations

View More Future Events (7 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Amsterdam

2019 Annual Conference – European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises
2019 Operations Forum Europe – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
2019 Premium Services Forum Europe – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
2019 Health, Safety and Environment Seminar – IMCA International Marine Contractors Association
2019 Gender Summit Europe – Gender Summit
2019 European Meeting – Urban Economics Association
2019 Europe Interchange Meeting – CDISC
2019 Pan European Conference – Strategic Account Management Association
2019 Annual Workshop – Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society
2018 Annual Conference – Electronics Watch
2018 Conference – European Algae Biomass Association
2018 Forum Europe – Supply Chain Finance Community
2018 Operations Forum Europe – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
2018 Premium Services Forum Europe – Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
2018 Meeting – SolarPower Europe
2018 Conference – Central Dredging Association
2018 Meeting – Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund
2018 Meeting – Rutgers
2018 World Congress – Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association
2018 Annual Conference – International Society of Geriatric Oncology
2018 European Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancers – European Society for Medical Oncology
2018 General Meeting – European Metropolitan Transport Authorities
2018 Fixed Income Leaders Summit – International Capital Market Association
2018 eSciences Conference – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2018 General Assembly – European Helicopter Association

View More Past Events (5472 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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