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Van Nelle Fabriek Events B.V.

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Overview 14 halls max 7000 personen 5000 m2
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About Van Nelle Fabriek Events B.V.

The former Van Nelle Factory can rightly be called one of the most important objects of Dutch industrial heritage, in recognition of which the site was World Heritage listed by UNESCO in June 2014. Built between 1927 and 1930, it is a prime example of the functionalist ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ (New Construction). In Brinkman & van der Vlugt’s ingenious design, all facilities for employees are built into the main complex and all of it stands above ground to maximise light, air and space.
It was still used by Van Nelle as a tobacco factory up until well into the 1990s. In 2000, the complex was renovated for a new purpose; it is now home to a diverse array of businesses in the field of media and design, with twelve rooms available for meetings, congresses and events.
The largest room, the Tabaksfabriek (Tobacco Factory), can seat 2,619 in a theatre configuration or 2,000 for dinner. This space is broken down into three sections: the pillar section, the central section (with lighted truss construction) and the tall third section. Ceiling height ranges from 4.6 to 9 metres. The space has no fixed configuration and only the first section has pillars. Wi-Fi is available throughout the room. The Van Nelle Factory holds Green Key certification.
The Van Nelle Factory is easy to reach by bus (line 38) from Rotterdam Central Station. Cars can park in any of the parking lots just across from the main entrance.

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Naam T C R D M2 H
Tabaksfabriek 2500 7000 2000 5000
Koffiefabriek 250 450 450 1500
Thee 2.1 125 40 150 175
Thee 2.2 125 40 150 175
Thee 2.3 125 40 150 175
Thee 2.4 125 40 150 175
Arabica 50 77
Virginia 30 54
Havana 12 38
Piggelmee 20 40
Tureluur 40 56
Tearoom 50 70 30 100
Branderij 350 300
Achter Glas 60
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