written by
Marije Wendt

Meeting venues in Utrecht and The Hague

Meeting Venues 3 min read

The Netherlands has many inspiring, unique and large meeting and event venues. Think for example of the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht and The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon in The Hague. Both meeting venues have an abundance of space and both have not been sitting still in recent months.

Jaarbeurs in Utrecht

With a surface area of more than 100.000 m2 and various event locations, Jaarbeurs is the perfect venue at which to host your gathering and they can accommodate all your creative ideas. They can decorate their rooms and halls to create the perfect atmosphere: from impressive conventions to awe-inspiring shows and other unique events. Including interior design, excellent food service and audio-visual equipment. The possibilities are endless at Jaarbeurs!

Kiwa COVID-19 certification

Jaarbeurs is the first event venue in the Netherlands to receive the “preventative measures against COVID-19” certification from certification institute Kiwa. Recently, Kiwa has evaluated the measures that Jaarbeurs has taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. With this certification, Jaarbeurs can demonstrate that it organises trade shows, conventions and other events in accordance with the highest possible safety standards.

Jaarbeurs has a fully corona-proof event space where 1,050 people can gather while maintaining a safe distance of 1.5 metres. For the time being, this is the venue with the largest capacity in the Netherlands.

SCALA: the largest corona-proof theatre in the Netherlands

SCALA is offering even more opportunities to host events live (in accordance with the rules of social distancing) and online. You can do so safely from a private booth or the comfort of your own home. People book their (online) seats in advance, so your event gets the undivided attention it deserves. Your event can always go ahead as planned; either live, online or in a hybrid combination of both.

At Jaarbeurs they are not satisfied until you are. They like to think along with you about the design and execution of your event. They introdcue you to the many partners in their network and create new (growth) opportunities. In short, Jaarbeurs is far more than just another venue.

Your wish is their command 🌟:

  • Flexible possibilities
  • Hospitality and catering service
  • In-house event specialists
  • 100+ years of experience and expertise
  • Innovative facilities

Jaarbeurs is a centrally located meeting venue. It is located directly adjacent to Utrecht Central Station and just a stone's throw away from several major highways. Utrecht's lively city centre, where your guests can find everything they need, is right around the corner. Plus, in the immediate vicinity you will find several hotels!

The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon

The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon has not been idle lately. In these times in which webcasting, webinars and livestreaming are an integral part of our daily lives, they have entered into a partnership with AVEQ: a joining of forces with specialists in the field of presentation and communication.

The Hague Conference Centre has had a complete plug and play studio set up by them.

Thomas van der Zee - Commercial Director says, "In addition to being centrally located and easily accessible, with this new studio we are now able to offer clients an online experience in a cost effective manner."

The beauty of the fixed studio set up is that a webcast can be offered at lower prices.

A few fun facts:

  • The studio has plenty of light
  • Direct view of The Hague Central Station - this gives a dynamic character to each webcast
  • Professional equipment based on the latest technologies is used in the decoration of the studio
  • Every webcast will be recorded in addition to being broadcasted

It is also possible to scale up an online event to a hybrid event because of the many spacious rooms at The Hague Conference Centre. Of course when the weather allows for a safe gathering.

Conclusion

Jaarbeurs and The Hague Conference Centre have made great developments and they are ready to organize meetings and events again.

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