Rotterdam Ahoy (formerly known as Ahoy Rotterdam or simply as
Ahoy) is a convention centre and multi-purpose indoor arena located in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Opened originally in 1950, the current complex consists of three main venues: a fairs and event
hall, a congress and conference centre, and the Ahoy Arena.
Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre (RACC) and RTM Stage, designed
by Kraaijvanger Architects, opened in Autumn 2020 and is directly connected to the Ahoy Plaza. The
new premises, featuring a dual-purpose 7,000-capacity concert hall and 2,750-seat auditorium/theatre
(expandable to 4,000), adds an additional 35,000 square metres of floor space. On the 2nd and 3rd
floors there are 35 break out rooms, varying in capacity from 50 to 1,000, that can be used
separately or combined and a 2,300 m2 Expo Foyer which can be used for gala dinners, expos and
Rotterdam Ahoy is easily accessible by bus, metro and train. From bus and metro station Zuidplein
it's a 5 minute walk to Ahoy.
The Ahoy has been the venue for several international events during the course of 2021, such as the
Eurovision Song Contest which took place in May 2021.