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.


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We’re pleased to announce our partnership with Air France & KLM to provide international attendees with discounted air fares to attend the 26th World Energy Congress. Simply follow the link below to search for flights with attractive discounts of up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all Air France, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide. (Note: flights arrive in Amsterdam from where you can get a direct train to Rotterdam Central Station).

Event: World Energy Congress 2024

ID Code: 9785AF

Travel Valid Period: April 15, 2024 to May 2, 2024

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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.

Street view in Rotterdam, Netherlands
SS Rotterdam Water Taxi

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.

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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.


RAI Hotel Services is the official housing agency for the 26th World Energy Congress. We offer an excellent range of hotels to match your accommodation needs to your budget. You can book your stay at the best available rates soon!


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.

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