Organisers looking to run small and medium-sized events in Amsterdam, and who worry that they could rattle around in the vast spaces of the Rai, can consider the modern 4-star Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, and the adjacent venues it also sells.
These are located just east of Amsterdam Central Railway station, a short stop or two on tram 26 for those using public transport, and a few minutes in the hotel’s bookable free shuttle bus. For those driving there is a large, guarded underground car park. The hotel itself is next door to the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal and offers 408 guestrooms and suites, many with impressive views over the city or the river and including rooms on the 19th and 20th floors which give access to a well-stocked Executive Lounge area. All rooms have mini-bars, laptop safes, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, climate control, pillow menu, satellite on-demand TV and 24-hour room service. Our 19th floor room, where we enjoyed two comfortable nights had a large comfortable bath, big fluffy bath towels, a sensible shower screen that split and folded back so that we didn’t have to clamber into the bath to switch on the taps, a Nespresso machine and kettle and a mini-bar with enough spare space for some personal drink and food items one acquires in Holland.
For events of all kinds organisers have a huge and impressive choice of 47 spaces and combinations, offering capacities from 8 boardroom to 1200 theatre-style, and spread across the hotel itself as well as two concert venues and the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal, all adjacent to the Movenpick and bookable through them. More than 20 spaces will accommodate up to 50 delegates, another 20 can hold 51 to 250 and five hold 300/400/450/710/1,200 across a variety of decors and styles.
See also our review of the food at Movenpick in our February issue