Congress festival Amsterdam

Organize your own congress festival at UP Events. This is a business conference, but in the form of a festival! Congress festival Amsterdam by UP Events is the location for your next impressive conference.

Festivals are hot. Be inspired and by our unique festival grounds and contact us for a site visit. Our location is fully equipped with everything you need. Here we organize events, activities, company parties and team outings for up to 80,000 guests throughout the year. The right atmosphere, great food, good music, fun activities and a festival location is what you will find at UP Events. We provide you with an unforgettable experience.

You receive your guests in a relaxed setting in the Gardens of West with delicious coffee & tea. In one of the beachclUPs you will kick off the day in a plenary session, after which all conference visitors can split up into the various break-out areas & hangars. Each room is fully equipped and ready for presentations. And in between we spoil you and your guests with delicious snacks and drinks. After one of the break-out rounds, it is time for a number of fun, active & creative workshops. You will end the day on a plenary basis, after which all guests will enjoy the surprising food trucks, cozy drinks and a delicious BBQ.

Example program

09:30 – 10:00 Reception: walk-in and registration
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome to plenary room (beachclUP 1 or hangar 7)
10:30 – 12:00 Breakout sessions: 3 sub rooms (beach club, hangar 4/5/6)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch / activation
13:00 – 14:30 Breakout sessions: 3 sub rooms (beach club, hangar 4/5/6)
15:00 – 16:00 Delicious drink
16:30 – 18:30 Festival food trucks (optional)
15:00 – 19:00 DJ / mood music / acoustic act / activation (optional)

Congress festival starter package

We have carefully put together a starter package to get you started. This package can be expanded with our so-called add-ons. This way you can give your own twist to your congress festival in Amsterdam. And you can put the emphasis on food, music or workshops. Together we create your perfect congress. Do you have special wishes? No problem, we will fulfill your wishes and we’ll unburden you as much as possible during the organization of this top day, that everyone will talk about for a long time.

Starter package

Duration: 6 hours
100 – 5000 persons: from € 99.95 pp excl. VAT

Are you with less than 100 people, please call us, we would like to think along with you. The versatility of our location means that we can create a special program for every budget and number of guests.

This program includes

  • Unique indoor and outdoor festival location: plenary and break out rooms, including furniture, professional AV and decoration
  • Food and drinks: coffee & tea package, fresh water in jars, healthy snacks, lunch and drink with snack platters
  • Free parking in front of the door, in Amsterdam
  • Your own event manager and catering staff

Facts about UP Events

  • More than 80,000 satisfied customers every year
  • More than 15 years of experience in memorable outings, workshops and congress festivals
  • Every day enthusiastic staff to make your congress festival a success!
  • More than 100 activities at 1 location
  • Member of Vebon (safe outdoor sports), Hiswa / Recron and TUV certified
  • Free parking in front of the door, so no parking costs!

Why a congress festival at UP Events

  • You leave happier than you arrived
  • We meet expectations, we prefer to exceed them
  • Value for money
  • We promise not just any congress festival in Amsterdam but an experience
  • Every year we offer at least one new spectacular experience to look forward to

Organize a corona proof congress

Organize a business congress safely and responsibly.

  • Our spacious location offers enough space to keep 1.5 meters away for visitors and employees
  • With the special routing and signage, we ensure a safe situation and correct flow
  • In collaboration with caterers, we offer delicious catering that meets all hygiene requirements
  • The location of 35,000 m2 has various sub-rooms and outdoor areas that are fully furnished with furniture, AV, decoration and event hosts and managers.
  • Of course we also think of: disinfection spray, ample amount of toilets, contactless registration and staggered arrival of guests
  • With our add-ons you can add inspiring and corona proof activities and create a program that suits your needs!
  • We also have a special 1.5 meter entertainment offer such as a hand wash street or 1.5 meter cop

Complete your congress day

  • Book an inspiring workshop or tembuilding activity (corona proof)
  • Add gamification to your event: inspire your guests with a Congress Game where you make customers think with questions, photo and video assignments. Seriously fun! The photos and scores are shown during drinks.
  • End your day with an extensive food concept: BBQ Smoker, Festival Food Market or a Sustainable Food Court
  • Need help with the invitation and registration? We are happy to help you and offer a registration package for this

Custom congress festival in Amsterdam

With our experience and knowledge of conference festivals and the most beautiful location in Amsterdam, your event will be a guaranteed success. Of course we take into account your exact objectives and the budget. Together with you, we tailor-make your congress festival. Are you going for one of the many themes that we already offer? Or do you have an idea yourself? Let us know. We like to think along with you.

Atmosphere & setting

View here some examples of corporate parties that we have made a success. It gives a good idea of what is possible at our location. Whether you choose a congress festival, summer company party or a winter company party.

Inspire summerfestival
G14 Knowledge Festival for 550 event profesionals
30 workshops, 15 break-out sessions

Winter wonderland company party
230 persons, winter games, company party with DJs

Tips for organizing your congress festival

Who do you invite to the congress festival

It may seem like a crazy question. Yes, the staff of course. But how about the supporters of the employees? This not only makes it a fun way to thank your staff for their efforts. It provides a connection between work and the home environment. In case the whole family comes along, a family festival is of course a very good and fun option.

Congress festival with a purpose

A congress festival doesn’t have to be just a party. It is part of the bigger picture of your company. Always consider well in advance why you are organizing the conference festival. Why do people come to work for you? Why do they choose your company? Always organize a congress festival with a purpose in mind. Provide a common thread that is clearly recognizable to the staff.

Activities at the congress festival 

In our increasingly fast-moving society, people have become very spoiled. A congress festival where a beer is drunk and a DJ plays pictures is no longer of this time. The expectations among many employees are simply high. It is often decided to offer various activities and activations. You can choose a live band, famous DJ or even both. We recommend spending a little more money on a good act than cutting back on it. The performance is often what is most talked about afterwards.

An annual congress festival

An annual congress festival is a recurring highlight for your staff. This is eagerly awaited every year. Try to free up enough budget for it to really become a highlight. It is one of the ways to show your appreciation and pride to your staff. You really don’t have to spend a fortune for a special congress festival.

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