Why do so many convention, meeting and event organisers choose Maastricht as their destination? It is because this oldest city of the Netherlands just simply makes your event more successful. Maastricht’s vibrant history and its situation at a crossroad of European cultures, languages and trade routes gave it a unique charm and international flavour. Foreign visitors tend to feel perfectly at home in its international atmosphere. Often referred to as a microcosm of Europe.

In recent years the Maastricht region developed into an area with an excellent knowledge infrastructure. Maastricht, as its main capital, can certainly be considered as the city of life sciences and (bio)materials and is strengthened by four Brightlands campuses (Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Brightlands Smart Services Campus, Brightlands Campus Greenport) in its direct surroundings. At these highly innovative science parks, entrepreneurship, science and R&D come perfectly together due to the support of the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+), the University of Maastricht and major international companies.

More and more associations and scientific institutions feel attracted to this flourishing ecosystem and choose Maastricht as destination for their conventions. The quality of the different venues and the characteristics of the environment contribute to the success of every conference or event.

Maastricht’s location at the heart of Europe is unique. Düsseldorf as well as Brussels are right next door. Maastricht is easy accessible by train, car and airplane. With eight airports within an hour’s drive, the city is always easy to reach. Travel to and from these airports is made possible by shuttle services and public transportation. If you fly to Brussels Zaventem or Düsseldorf Airport from outside the EU, you will enter on a Schengen visa. This will also allow you to travel conveniently to other EU member states, Europe is thus really at your doorstep.

The Maastricht Convention Bureau personally assists you with both the organizational and content related aspects of your conference or exhibition. We will analyze your needs and help you gather all the relevant information and quotations in order to find the most suitable solution. With over 70 partners in the Maastricht region and a strong connection to local governments and knowledge institutes, our convention bureau is able to offer the most optimal support and disclose a valuable network.