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Postillion Convention Centre WTC

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Overview 30 halls max 1200 people 1000 m2
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About Postillion Convention Centre WTC

The Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam can accommodate fairs, national and international congresses, business events, meetings, receptions and dinners. It is located right in the city centre, in Beursplein square in the Laurenskwartier area. The present Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam site is not far from where the first Merchants’ Exchange opened in 1598. It was the centre of Rotterdam trade for centuries. The present building was opened in 1941.

The oldest part of the Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam was constructed at the end of the 1930s. The building was designed by architect Jan Frederik Staal. He combined elements of the Amsterdam School and the ‘Nieuwe Zakelijkheid’ (new pragmatism) architectural styles. In 1973, his son, Arthur Staal, added an extra single-storey extension. A 97-metre-high green office block, designed by Rob van Erk and built between 1983 and 1986, towers above the exchange hall. It was at this time that Queen Beatrix gave the whole complex the name, Beurs-World Trade Center. The celebrated Mecanoo Architecten architectural practice was in charge of the restoration and renovation of the historic low-rise building. The emphasis here lies in the powerful combination of glass and steel.

Postillion Hotels has been the new owner of the Convention Centre since 1 April 2015. The Convention Centre has more than 30 different spaces that can accommodate groups of 5 to 1,200 people. It can accommodate even larger gatherings when the spaces are combined. The ceiling height in the largest space, the Rotterdam Hall, is 6.9 metres. When set up as a theatre, it can accommodate 1,200 people and, as a dining venue, 600. 

The Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam is a Green Key venue and certified 5-Hammer Congress Company. Wi-Fi coverage can be purchased. In-house catering can provide congress lunches, buffet receptions and full dinners.

The World Trade Center Rotterdam has its own car park in the building. More parking places are available in the nearby WTC-Beursplein car park. There are over 500 parking places in total. Organisers can receive exit-ticket for both car parks (on consumption) for their participants. The Convention Centre is also easily accessible by public transport, with trams and metros stopping just outside.

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Naam T C R D M2 H
Exhibition Hall excl Rotterdam Hall 2200 1500 2370 6.9
Exhibition Hall incl Rotterdam Hall 3500 2100 3370 6.9
Van Oldenbarnevelt Room 170 60 170 120 230 2.8
Penn Room I&II 130 40 165 2.7
Leeuwen Room I&II 100 38 120 2.7
Goudriaan Room I&II 100 38 120 2.7
Veder Room 30 16 55 2.7
J.F. Staal Room 64 25 90 2.7
Rotterdam Hall 1200 400 1200 600 1000 6.9
Mercurius Hall 500 400 520 6.9
Shipping Hall 600 500 650 6.9
Exchange Hall 1100 600 1200 6.9
Diamond Room I&II 250 120 350 180 280 3.5
Mees Auditorium 150 70 120 90 175 2.8
Captain’s Lounge 25 104 1.2
Zaal Staal 350 130 500 250 420 6.5
Beurs Lounge 120 80 175 2.64
Lloyd’s Lobby 250 190 465 3.3
Blue Room 64 25 90 2.7
Van Walsum Room 90 2.7
Van der Veeken 90 2.7
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