HOLLAND – Holland’s finest 10 creative Meeting Venues
When looking for a creative and inspiring environment for your delegates, Holland has a myriad of options that are very different from the standard meeting rooms that you can find anywhere in the world.
It is key for every meeting planner to have a shortlist with the best, most unique and authentic facilities throughout Holland. Here is the top ten list:
10. Creative Factory – Hengelo
The Creative Factory is the foremost meeting spot in the east of the country. The former Hazemeyer complex comprises eight monumental factory buildings. The impressive halls are an attractive location for events, fairs, workshops, meetings and offices. The innovative Seats2Meet meeting concept also offers workplaces and several meeting lounges in the Creative Factory in Hengelo.
9. Mary K Hotel Werfkelder – Utrecht
Underneath the Mary K Hotel on Utrecht’s canals lies a 16th-century vaulted cellar, converted into an inspiring meeting space. The spacious 50m² creative space for meetings, workshops, presentations and training sessions accommodates up to eighteen. The separate entrance at water level allows for arrivals and departures by boat.
8. Igluu – Eindhoven
Igluu was inspired by the Seats2Meet concept. Sharing knowledge, inspiring one another and pooling of resources is the core idea of this successful concept. Meetings at Igluu are different from other meetings, as you feel the creativity and inspiration of the people who work, gather, share ideas and meet at Igluu.
7. The Playing Circle – Amsterdam
Sometimes you need to get out of your routine circle. Sometimes you need some space to play. The Playing Circle provides not one but several very inspiring meeting spaces in Amsterdam for your trainings, meetings and workshops. Here you can focus on the essence of your gathering. Stepping out of your comfort zone has never been this comfortable. The Playing Circle offers homely yet stylish interiors, where people feel right at home and this breaks down barriers. Experience the unusual setting of the Old Rubber Factory, the charm of the Cristofori Concert Hall or the Vaudeville Theatre, close to the colourful flower market.
6. Ruim – Utrecht
Located in Utrecht’s former inner harbour that serviced the fruit and vegetable auction, these three former sand and gravel hoppers were completely refurbished. An inspirational and creative setting for small meetings.
5. Materia Inspiration Centre – Amsterdam
Materia is an international network of tens of thousands of architects and material developers. The Materia Inspiration Centre in Amsterdam is their worldwide meeting space, a place where more than 1,800 innovative materials can be felt, compared and experienced.
The Materia Inspiration Centre is a perfect location when you are looking for a unique and inspiring setting for your meeting or brainstorm session. Fully equipped, easily accessible and with tomorrow’s world your inspiration, with printed concrete, durable insulation of mushrooms, and applications of recycled chewing gum! These glimpses into the future will inspire your attendees and help them to really think out of the box.
4. Swingbo Eventlab – Utrecht
Swingbo is all about encouraging team play. The organization has developed various team play tools specifically for meetings. In addition, its own creative development environment – the Eventlab – is also for rent for your creative session, meeting or training. A unique, contemporary venue in the middle of the city! The location comprises the Garden Lab and the Urban Lab for max. 40 persons.
3. Het Rijk van de keizer – Amsterdam
Het Rijk van de Keizer (The Empire of the Emperor) is an inspiring meeting location in the grasslands of Amsterdam, situated in a UNESCO World Heritage area. You can have your meeting inside, in one of the historical buildings, or outside in green surroundings.
Het Rijk van de Keizer has two attractive rooms suitable for meetings, brainstorm sessions, workshops, trainings, conferences and corporate parties. The Amphitheatre is perfect for outdoor activities, and there is ample space for break-out sessions. You will be pleasantly surprised by the relaxed atmosphere and endless possibilities. The food served is fresh, honest and imaginative, as organic ingredients and seasonal products are used as much as possible.
2. In Soest – Soest
The tranquillity and intimacy of In-Soest will immediately appeal to many meeting planners. It provides a rural environment with all the space you need for creative processes. From brainstorming to philosophising about the future, and from planning your annual budget to a team training.
This former sawmill was completely transformed into a peaceful venue overlooking the meadows and cows. The best conference furniture, all necessary amenities and a very personal welcome and service complement the experience.
1. De InspiratieKamers – Arnhem
De InspiratieKamers (The InspirationRooms) in Arnhem are four special meeting locations that aim to inspire people. The bright, nicely decorated, trendy meeting locations in monumental city villas ensure that your meetings will generate positive energy. The philosophy of the InspiratieKamers is that the space should ‘feed’ and benefit the meeting.
Inspirational design with natural materials, music and art, a library, the most modern equipment and highly sophisticated catering add up to a very pleasant ambiance.