Conferences are black slates where you can showcase your passion and your expertise to the world. Really, what is not to love?
And Amsterdam is a great city for corporate events too. Make your guests happy and host here!
Some of Amsterdam’s most incredible auditorium venues will no longer be secrets after you’ve read this. And you can get yourself booked in with just a couple of clicks.
1) Spectacular Circular Venue to Impress
This auditorium venue is no small thing. It has a floor space of 2,500m2, which allows for up to 3,500 standing guests, and 1,100 for a seated event.
Its remarkable appearance lies in its past. Before it was renovated, it was a gas holder. Hence, the high walls, circular floor plan, and strong roof.
Its versatility is a great reason why you should host your next conference in Amsterdam here. And, of course, it’s completely awe-inspiring to boot.
2) Massive and Exemplary Event Venue in Damrak
Hendrik Petrus Berlage has outdone himself with this Amsterdam landmark. It’s funny. We bet he would never have predicted the number of wonderful events that would be hosted here in the 21st century.
Its massive main hall is a stellar example of masonry and elegance. The gantries overlook the action and only add to an overwhelming sensation of potential.
Not content with being a historical landmark, it’s optimised for corporate events with touches like the steel frame and lighting.
It’s a great auditorium venue in Amsterdam as it has 12 separate rooms for breakouts, workshops, and whatever you see fit. All this space adds up to a whopping capacity for 700 participants!
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3) Hyper Modern Auditorium Venue in Amsterdam
This is a curious venue. It’s a Russian doll of a conference venue; hyper-modern on the inside, historic on the outside.
It’s well-lit throughout, thanks to the original windows and is a genuinely bubbly place to be. The location provides all equipment necessary for your event, including furnishing and technical gear. There are catering options too, so nobody has to go hungry.
Regarding the capacity, this venue can host up to 900 people for standing events, 250 for a theatre layout and 180 for private dining.
4) Original Screening Room with Velvet Armchairs
Anyone who has a taste for Art Deco will swoon at the sight of this venue. The rows of velvet chairs are not only outrageously comfortable; they’re beautiful and take up a luxurious amount of space.
You’ll find it on the Singel canal, one of the city’s favourites. This puts you in a position to walk to any of the centre’s best attractions.
Moreover, the room comes equipped with a high-quality projector and WiFi. The location also offers a catering service to complement your events. Lastly, this space can comfortably seat up to 37 people.
5) 15th-Century Chapel for Events
The up-and-comers will tell you history is overrated. A shame for them, because they’ll miss out on this treasure. It’s a 15th-century chapel that has the decorum only age can bring. What’s more, it still has the glow of youth about it.
It’s quietly hidden between some fellow historic neighbours on the Zeedijk – as if it wasn’t iconic enough already. And it’s a logistically strong location too, being across the canal from central station.
Moreover, this versatile auditorium is suitable for hosting various events, from meeting to private dinners. The venue includes state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to make a success of every conference. The maximum capacity ranges between 180 and 520 people, depending on the set-up.
6) Exquisite 17th-Century Multipurpose Auditorium
This venue is slightly more modern, being only from the 17th-century. And it’s even equipped with a magnificent historical Bach organ. It’s a former church with a brow-raisingly high ceiling in the form of a dome that’s worth straining your neck to admire.
It’s located in the Jordaan. Although effectively in the city centre, it is still somewhat of a residential area. The Jordaan is one of Amsterdam’s oldest and iconic areas; and what was once a slum area is now more perfect than a postcard.
Its versatility compliments how striking this venue is. Plus, it’s a glorious backdrop for product launches, award shows, private dinners and much more. Conferences are very well taken care of, with the venue having state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, high-speed WiFi and more to take care of business.
Additionally, you can request an AV technician, decorator, photographer and security guard. Designed to accommodate up to 600 people, this magnificent church can host an event of a lifetime!
7) Spacious and Rustic Auditorium for Receptions and More
This spacious and rustic venue should be on top of any event organiser’s list for edgy events. Aside from its uncompromising looks, it’s located behind a railway yard, really driving home the venue’s edgy feel.
The whole space is an amalgamation of steel, concrete and iron. You’ll have use of two bars and a balcony, so it’s more than just a grunge fest; this is a genuinely well thought out event space.
It’s a huge auditorium venue in Amsterdam for companies with a big invite list. There’s over 600m2 of space with a capacity of 800 people.
8) Industrial Modern Space with a Versatile Setting
If you want a conference venue in Amsterdam that is sleek and modern, this is the one for you. It has towering floor to ceiling windows and a versatile layout. Plus, it’s built with corporate events in mind.
It’s located in Oost (East), just by Amstel Station, a major train station in the city. And on the other side of the station? Well, the lovely Amstel river of course!
The venue comes equipped with WiFi, a beamer and projection screen, an audio system with a microphone and blackout screens.
There’s also additional space available to use as a reception area to check-in guests. Regarding the capacity, this space can host up to 350 people.
9) Contemporary Chic Space Overlooking the IJ
This building was designed by the Viennese architectural firm Delugan Meissl Ass. It’s an intelligent use of Amsterdam’s limited space, with 1,200m2 of exhibition space, beautiful lighting and a simple white modern finish.
It is located in the Noord, which is over the IJ-Meer river. You can get there by ferry. The rides are every five minutes, and they’re free!
The location comes equipped with a projector, screen, sound and lighting system and internet access.
Capacity-wise, this space can host up to 90 people for cocktail receptions, 85 people in a theatre layout and 49 people for private dining.
10) Iconic 19th-Century Chapel for any Event
If you fancy a historic building that sits in one of the nicest parks in the city, we’d like to acquaint you with this 19th-century chapel.
Fall in love with the marble pillars, the murals, and the balconies. It’s a chapel with a lot of soul and character. And you can always have a little stroll around Oosterpark.
It can hold up to 650 for a standing event, 350 for a private dining event, and 180 in a theatre layout. Your amenities will include a projector, sound equipment, a flipchart, and WiFi.
11) Event Market with Robust and Raw Character
This place is very cool. And you can believe us when we tell you that, as it’s best known as a food market venue. And food markets are very cool.
It’s an industrial venue that wears its years with grace and decorum. The ceilings are such a height that it feels like an industrial cathedral or a hanger for a rocket. You’ll love the modern, gentle touches that soften the edges of its authoritative tone.
What’s more, it actually has two spaces. You can hire one or both. Why not use both for a two-part staged event?
The first space is a whopping 1,400m2 allowing for up to 1,500 guests. The second is a smaller but substantial 540m2 for up to 650 guests.
12) Elegant Auditorium for Performances and Conferences
This elegant auditorium for performances and conferences is grandeur and then some. If you have a product or a speaker you want to showcase, can you envision a more impressive venue than this?
The regal wall carvings, red velvet set, and chandelier are glam to the max. Need more convincing? The adjacent foyers can be set-up to host drinks receptions or private dining events, so your event will be the perfect all-rounder!
So there you have 12 incredible auditorium venues in Amsterdam. We could go on, but you’re busy. If you’re curious to see more, we can definitely help you out!
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