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The Netherlands

Leidschendam, The Netherlands

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

Address

Vlietweg 15

P.O. Box 458

2260 MG Leidschendam

The Netherlands

Contact

Noortje Teurlings

Marketing Consultant Meetings & Conventions

Phone

+ 31 70 370 5705

Fax

+ 31 70 320 1654

Member OfMPI, GMIC, UIA, ICCA

Description

With a surface area of 41,528 sq km / 16,034 sq miles ‑ including water ‑ the Netherlands is not exactly a big destination. However, the offering of convention centers and hotels, inclusive of all the options to mix business with pleasure, is quite large. As a result, there are a greater number of options per square kilometer while travel distances and times remain more than acceptable. Small as it is, the Netherlands is a very accommodating country. It is a hospitable destination for foreigners, with a largely English speaking population.


As a MICE destination, Holland is a land of appealing and exciting contrasts. This country became internationally renowned because of its cultural‑historic heritage of the Golden Age: beautiful merchant houses, picturesque canals with drawbridges and brilliant works of art by famous Dutch masters. The Dutch are also known for their traditional craftsmanship, both down to earth and resourceful, that created world famous products such as cheese, clogs, windmills and tulips. Naturally, the Dutch cherish this heritage, which can still be seen to a large degree and is sometimes still being practiced. Some convention venues and/or hotels are even situated directly at these inspiring locations. But besides these typically Dutch icons, Holland also offers many types of modern art, design and architecture. Landmarks such as the famous Erasmus Bridge and the still to be built super modern Market Hall in Rotterdam. Or the completely redeveloped Eastern Harbour area in Amsterdam, with the KNSM island and the eye‑catching residential tower Piraeus. And the Maastricht neighborhood Céramique, with its residential, professional and commercial buildings, the Bonnefantenmuseum and the Derlon Theatre, that has been established in an industrial monument. Artists such as Marlene Dumas, Jacob Kanbier and Herman Brood. Architects such as Rem Koolhaas and Zwarts & Jansma. Designers such as Marcel Wanders and Droog Design. Fashion designers such as Marlies Dekkers and Viktor & Rolf. Need we go on?

Convention Bureau Services

The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) is the leading destination marketing organisation for the promotion of leisure and business travel to and within Holland. Co‑financed by the Dutch government, the NBTC is an independent organization, with no commercial axe to grind.

Our many years of experience plus extensive knowledge of the Dutch meeting and convention industry enables us to give you an impartial and independent advice on all aspects of your next meeting in Holland. We are ready to help you in finding the right venues and suppliers that are suiting your wishes and requirements best. Take a closer look at www.holland.com/meetings and please don’t hesitate to contact us!