Plan Your Visit
EVENT OPENING TIMES
Tuesday 12 October
Registration: 08:30 – 17:00
Exhibition: 09:30 – 17:00
Conference: 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 13 October
Registration: 08:45 – 17:50
Exhibition: 09:15 – 17:50
Conference: 09:45 – 17:50
Awards: 17:50 – 21:50
Thursday 14 October
Registration: 08:45 – 15:30
Exhibition: 09:15 – 17:00
Conference: 09:45 – 17:00
BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION
RAI Hotel Services is the official agent for the Broadband World Forum 2021, forms part of RAI Amsterdam and works closely with over 100 hotels in and around Amsterdam.
Looking for a luxury, centrally-located suite, a quiet boutique hotel or a cosy budget hostel? They will help you book your ideal accommodation with ease.
Book to attend The Broadband Awards 2021
13 October 17:50-21:50
Check out our top things to do in Amsterdam
Take a canal cruise
Created in the 17th century to keep the sea at bay, Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal belt is the quintessential picture-postcard vision of Amsterdam, and an unbelievably pretty sight by both day and night - when the bridges are lit up by fairy lights and the whole area takes on a magical feel. Floating along the canals by guided boat tour is a great way to get under the fabric of the city, and you’ll learn lots of fascinating facts along the way – such as why the tilting homes along the canals are known as ‘dancing houses’. There are many different canal cruises to choose from, from hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tours to atmospheric candlelit night time cruises with food and wine.
Get on your bike!
There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s more bikes than people! Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, made easier by the city’s unbeatable network of cycle routes and flat landscape. Amsterdam regularly comes out on top in lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, and there’s no finer way to explore the city’s streets, canals and attractions than by pedal power.
Go beer tasting under a windmill
There are eight remaining windmills in Amsterdam, the most easy to visit being de Gooyer in the Oostelijke Eilanden (Eastern Islands) neighbourhood. And this isn’t just any windmill – for under the sails of this striking landmark is Brouwerij‘t Ij; an award winning artisan microbrewery with a large outdoor drinking terrace and 30-minute guided tasting tours. The brewery produces a range of organic standard and seasonal ales that you'll find in many Amsterdam bars, though nothing tastes quite as good as beer brewed on the premises.
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Discover the park life of Amsterdam
With over 30 parks to choose from, you’ll never be short of a picnic spot in Amsterdam. More than just leafy escapes from the urban hustle, parks are at the heart of Amsterdam culture – and every time the sun rears its head you’ll see locals packing up the disposable barbecue and bunting and heading down to their nearest garden. The 47 acre Vondelpark is the largest; housing an outdoor theatre with live concerts in summer, three bars and restaurants and a range of other attractions. Other notable parks are the cultural hub of Westerpark, Sarphatipark in De Pijp and Rembrandtpark in the West – home to the oldest petting zoo in the city.
Eat your way around 30 food stalls in a former tram depot
Located in the hip Oud-West neighbourhood, De Hallen is a brand new centre for the arts, crafts, fashion and food in a recently refurbished industrial building dating from 1902. De Hallen houses a cinema, independent stores and a boutique hotel, as well as the impressive Food Hallen – a food and drink heaven where visitors can munch their way through a selection of upmarket street food from one of many vendors located around a central bar. Every other weekend, a fortnightly local goods market sets up stall in the building’s central passageway.
Visit Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam's grandest museum
The Rijksmuseum is the principal national museum in Holland. It illustrates the art and history of Holland from the Middle Ages to the present. World-famous highlights from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch and Johannes Vermeer’s TheMilkmaid, can be admired at the Rijksmuseum.
The Rijksmuseum’s world-famous collection is now presented in an entirely new way. Visitors can now travel through time and experience a sense of beauty and time. 8,000 objects in 80 rooms tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history!