Amsterdam - Netherlands | Official Summit City & Venue

Amsterdam, the Dutch capital city, was one of the early adopters of the smart city concept in Europe. Following a holistic strategy to become smarter that launched in 2009, it has become one of the leading smart cities in Europe and, in 2016, was named the European Capital of Innovation by the European Commission. Government, businesses, universities & research institutions, and citizens – are key to the creation of a truly smart city.

Amsterdam realized this fact early on, adopting a bottom-up methodology based on smart growth, startups, social inclusion and quality of life. The city’s approach covers all of the relevant fields of action for a municipality, which can be summarized by the indicators smart economy, smart environment, smart government, smart living, smart mobility and smart people. Nearby Attractions - Canals, culture and the city’s best attractions & shopping.

Stay downtown in the city of canals at the 4-star superior Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam City Center. Located a stone's throw from Amsterdam's famous Canal Belt, our central hotel offers a unique base for exploring this modern metropolis with all its tangible cultural heritage. The historic buildings and monuments of Dam Square are practically on our doorstep, and the famed Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are both within walking distance. If you're traveling for business, you'll find convenient access to public transport, and the RAI Convention Center is only 4 km away.

Historical charm and modern comforts The Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam City Center merges old and new to beautiful effect. Enter through the bright, airy lobby atrium, then admire the rest of the building, which incorporates 18th-century merchant houses, a former paper mill, and a 19th-century vicarage, all linked with contemporary architecture. Choose from 252 guest rooms and suites in 2 unique design schemes.

Hotel / Accommodation Options

Accommodation options within a short walking distance of the event include:

The Radisson Blu Hotel Central Amsterdam ****

-- NH Amsterdam Centre (****)

-- Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center (***)

-- The Hoxton Amsterdam (****)

-- Hotel Estheréa (****)

-- Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam (****)

-- Boutique Hotel View (***)

-- Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw (****)

-- Hotel Mercier (****)

-- Hotel Mansion (***)

-- Hotel CC (***)

-- Hotel Clemens Amsterdam (***)

-- Hotel V Nesplein (****)

-- Hotel Sint Nicolaas (***)

-- Budget Hotel Marnix City Centre (**)