Photo: (c) Guido Pijper
De Doelen Concert and Congress Centre
3012 CC Rotterdam
De Doelen - renowned concert hall and established congress centre
De Doelen’s special appeal lies in its dual function as international concert hall and conference centre which ideally fits the Classical:NEXT structure of an expo with conferences and nighttime showcase concerts. This is underscored by the building’s looks: the remarkable 1960’s functionalist architecture of the original concert hall contrasts beautifully with the conference centre’s more dynamic and modern design.
A concert venue with 600 concerts a year, attracting 450.000 visitors, de Doelen is home to one of Europe’s finest orchestra’s, the Rotterdam Philharmonic (chief conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin). De Doelen plays a stimulating role in the Dutch classical music world by commissioning new works, inviting international artists in residence (f.i. Colin Currie, David Lang, Brett Dean, etc.), programming the best Dutch and international ensembles, and collaborating intensively with local, national and international partners.
De Doelen International Congress Centre is an established meeting place for cultural, corporate and knowledge-based events. The building and the team offers all the facilities and expertise of a state of the art congress venue.