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Rotterdam’s strategic location in Western Europe makes it an easily accessible city, with an excellent range of hotels to match your accommodation needs to your budget.

Wondering if you need a visa? Please check whether you need a visa to enter the Netherlands on the website of the Dutch Government here.

European attendees are highly encouraged to join us via train making use of the multiple rail connections across the region and keeping your participation as sustainable as possible.


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We understand the importance of reaching your destination hassle-free, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – shaping the future of energy. Our official airline partners Air France & KLM and Qatar Airways provide an extensive network of flights, connecting you seamlessly to destinations worldwide. 

You can choose from a wide range of flight options, tailor your travel itinerary to your needs and enjoy competitive prices. Simply follow the links below to book your flights with our trusted airline partners today.

Please note: flights arrive in Amsterdam from where you can get a direct train to Rotterdam Central Station.

Attractive discounts of up to -15% on a wide range of public fares on all Air France, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide. 

  • Event: World Energy Congress 2024
  • ID Code: 9785AF
  • Travel Valid Period: 15 April 2024 to 2 May 2024

How to book: visit the website and search for flights


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Benefit from savings on Economy and Business Class flights from any city within the expanding Qatar Airways network when you fly to Amsterdam.

  • Offer period: until 12 April 2024
  • Travel period: from 12 April to 5 May 2024
  • Offer only valid when using the promo code WEC24 and travelling to AMS

How to book: visit and insert the promo code WEC24


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Are you looking for the finest accommodation at affordable rates? The 26th World Energy Congress offers you the opportunity to book directly through our official agency, RAI Hotel Services.

You enjoy the best prices and they help you find the perfect place to stay, tailored to your needs.

Use the online reservation system to book the ideal accommodation with ease.

RAI Hotel Services is the only official World Energy Congress 2024 accommodation agency. Other agencies that contact you may be a scam.

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An increasing number of European cities provide direct flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Rotterdam The Hague Airport is easily accessible by public transport. From Rotterdam Central Station or The Hague Central Station, you can travel easily and quickly with metro line E to Rotterdam The Hague Airport. You can reach the airport on weekdays from 05:48 in the morning by metro line E and bus 33.

When travelling via NS (train), it is possible to check in and out using a contactless debit card, credit card or mobile. This method of payment only applies to travel in second class and without a discount.

From Rotterdam

With RandstadRail metro line E you can travel quickly and easily from Rotterdam Central Station to metro station Meijersplein. Here you change to RET bus 33. You can also take bus 33 directly from Rotterdam Central Station. You will be at Rotterdam The Hague Airport within 30 minutes when travelling from Rotterdam Central Station.

From The Hague

With RandstadRail metro line E you can travel from The Hague Central Station to the Meijersplein stop within 30 minutes. At Meijersplein you change to bus 33 which goes directly to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

For more information see:

Schiphol Airport is the Netherlands’ biggest international airport and handles hundreds of flights every day, welcoming thousands of travellers. From Schiphol Airport, you can easily switch to other means of transportation to travel to Rotterdam, with the train being the fastest and easiest. The Schiphol Airport train station is located directly below the airport. To get to the Ahoy from Schiphol Airport, take the train to Rotterdam Centraal. Change at Rotterdam Centraal to Rotterdam, Zuidplein. The two train journeys will take around 35 minutes. For more information see:

One of the fastest and easiest ways to get to Rotterdam is to travel by train. Intercity trains hailing from every corner of the Netherlands make a stop at Rotterdam Central Station, including the high-speed train. The fastest connection between Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam and Breda is the NS Intercity Direct. It runs twice per hour. When travelling between Schiphol and Rotterdam, you will have to pay an Intercity Direct surcharge.

When travelling from France and Belgium, you should take the Thalys (it runs ten times per day). When travelling from the United Kingdom, you will arrive direct by Eurostar.

Obviously, any true port city can be reached by boat! You can travel to Rotterdam by ferry from the United Kingdom. P&O Ferries and Stena Line offer regular ferry services between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Stena sails from Harwich, England to Hook of Holland, and it takes 30 minutes to travel from there to Rotterdam. P&O sails from Hull to Rotterdam Europoort. De Jong tours operates a shuttle service between Rotterdam Europoort and the city.

Rotterdam Ahoy is excellently accessible by metro, tram and bus. From the bus and metro station Zuidplein, it takes only 5 minutes to walk to Ahoy! For more information see:

Rotterdam Ahoy has 2,000 parking spaces. To be sure of a parking space on event days, it is possible to buy a parking ticket with a parking guarantee until 2 hours before the event. For €19,- you are ensured of a parking space next to Ahoy, without a parking guarantee you pay €16,-.

Park and Ride

Rotterdam offers several park-and-ride locations. The closest to the Ahoy is the Park and Ride Slinge, which is 1 metro stop from Zuidplein/Ahoy. Plan your route in advance here;

Other parking spaces

Alternative parking can be found at the Q-Park Zuidplein, only a 7-minute walk from the Ahoy. To book see:

If you live in Rotterdam and would prefer to travel by bike or scooter, you can park your bike or scooter in the (unattended) bike storage at the front of Ahoy. You can hire bikes and scooters from a range of local companies.


The Netherlands and Rotterdam are the perfect location for hosting the 26th World Energy Congress.



Rotterdam Ahoy is situated in the up-and-coming ‘Heart of South’ area. This venue is easily reached, whether you’re travelling by public transport, bicycle or car.

About the Venue
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"As an energy entrepreneur from Nairobi, I'm looking forward to seeing how the World Energy Congress promotes better energy for communities in Africa and to being inspired by how others are tackling the global challenge of modern energy access for all."

Charlot Magayi

Founder and CEO, Mukuru Clean Stoves

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"Three major world crisis - covid, climate and conflict - have revealed the importance and fragility of energy systems. They have reminded us that we must manage the energy trilemma of security, affordability, and sustainability to avoid new shocks and crises."

Ben Hutt

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Evergen

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"As we enter the age of the Anthropocene, our human footprint deepens, and we are changing the world as never before. I'm looking forward to conversations about energy for both people and planet at the 26th World Energy Congress, as we prepare for a fundamental shift in how we live."

Gaia Vince

Journalist, Broadcaster and Author

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"Few events can boast of bringing together such diverse energy leadership and the perspectives of so many different sectors under one roof. I look forward to reconnecting with my peers at the 26th World Energy Congress."

Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum

CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management, E.ON

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"We know that new zero is not enough and at ACCIONA we have a planet-positive strategy and the provision of renewable energy is at the heart of regeneration. It's a privilege to be part of the 26th World Energy Congress and its vision to redesign energy for people and the planet"

Rafael Mateo

Chief Executive Officer, ACCIONA EnergÍa