Why meet in Utrecht - Holland.com

Why meet in Utrecht

Utrecht is a great city for international meetings. The central location in the Netherlands at the junction of roads, railroads and waterways in a singular historical setting ensures this is the eminent meeting place. Continue reading and find out why you should definitely consider Utrecht as the host for your next event:

  • Utrecht is the fourth city of the Netherlands
  • Utrecht is host for many research and knowledge institutes
  • The location in the heart of Holland makes the city highly accessible

Meeting destination

Utrecht offers many special and inspiring locations for hosting congresses. The largest venue is the Jaarbeurs Congress Centre / Beatrix Theatre. It totals over 1 million square feet of exhibit space. Another large and relatively new venue is the concert hall TivoliVredenburg. Apart from concerts, congresses can be organized at this spectacular location. Check all venues in our venue finder.   

Research and knowledge institutes

Utrecht has the highest density of information services in the Netherlands. For example, Utrecht is home to one of the biggest universities in the Netherlands, with facilities situated both in the city centre and on a special campus on the east side of town, the Utrecht Science Park. The combination of knowledge and top-flight technology make the Utrecht Science Park (USP) a place of great interest for both domestic and international business. It’s an inspiring environment in which scientists and entrepreneurs enjoy optimal conditions for bundling their strengths. Also located in Utrecht are: RIVM, TNO, KNMI, SenterNovem and Universitair Medical Centre.

A vibrant city

Despite its centuries of tradition, Utrecht is a young and dynamic city. This is largely due to the 70,000 students who live in the city and attend its university and colleges. The people of Utrecht are closely involved in the vibrant life of their city; local government encourages young and creative minds to contribute to its development and lets their voices be heard. But still, Utrecht offers a unique blend of big-city life with a small-town feel. It is a welcoming place to host your next event. Contact the local Convention bureau for more information about Utrecht as a congress destination.

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