New Space Opens at Amsterdam RAI Convention Facility in the Netherlands
New sustainable conference space has opened on the northern side of the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center grounds in the Netherlands. The Amtrium's ground floor has a 5,800-square-foot ballroom and a 6,480-square-foot lounge that is linked to RAI halls 4/5 and 1. Sliding walls allow the ballroom and the lounge to be combined. A new two-floor restaurant has been built on the northern side of the building. The Amtrium also features an 1,100-square-foot meeting room plus 9,882 square feet of exhibition space with views of the city.
The Amtrium was built to international sustainability standards and features a five-story vertical greenhouse that grows vegetables, herbs and edible flowers for the restaurants of the RAI. The new space has already received a four-star (excellent) New Construction Design Certificate from the Netherlands' arm of BREEAM, an environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings.
A new hotel for the convention facility is under construction. The NHow Amsterdam RAI from the NH Hotel Group will open in 2018 with 650 rooms, a TV studio on the top floor, an art gallery, a sculpture garden and a spa.
RAI has nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space in 11 halls.