5 - 8 November 2019

About the exhibition

The Aquatech Amsterdam will take place at RAI Amsterdam.
The Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 will take place from 31 October - 03 November 2017.
Europaplein 8 | 1078 GZ AMSTERDAM | The Netherlands
Opening hours are:
Monday 30 Oct.
Opening Ceremony
16:00 - 18:00 hrs
Tuesday 31 Oct. 10:00 - 18:00 hrs
Wednesday 1 Nov. 10:00 - 18:00 hrs
Thursday 2 Nov. 10:00 - 18:00 hrs
Friday 3 Nov. 10:00 - 17:00 hrs

Yes, floor plans will be available at the entrances of Aquatech Amsterdam. You will also be able to find a digital floor plan on the Aquatech Amsterdam website and app. The RAI Amsterdam floor plan is available at www.rai.nl.

The Aquatech Amsterdam Innovation Award is a contest where a professional, international jury will choose the most innovative products, the winners will be announced on the opening day of Aquatech Amsterdam.You can find the complete new products list on the website.
Please view the programme at the Aquatech Amsterdam website or subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates about the programme.

Aquatech Amsterdam is only open to trade visitors. The minimum age for entry is 16 years, this also goes for accompanied minors.

The catalogue will be available at the entrances of RAI Amsterdam during the show.

Director Water
Annette Bos
+31 (0)6 117 28 787

Exhibition Manager
Marieke Leenhouts
+31 (0)20 549 23 27

Global Marketing & Communications Manager
Annelie Koomen
+31 (0)20 549 30 19 / +31 (0)6 518 15 306

Senior Sales Consultant
Thijs Jagtenberg
+31 (0)6 188 45 293

Sales Consultant
Mark Boddeke
+31 (0)20 549 23 98

Senior Sales Consultant
Daan Burghouts
+31 (0)6 188 45 293


As a professional event organizer, RAI Amsterdam stays up to date with all current societal events. Our safety & security department stays in contact the government authorities. RAI Amsterdam aims to achieve a balance between safety and hospitality, to make sure guests can enjoy their visit to Aquatech Amsterdam.

Yes, you’re able to enter the venue and enjoy the event with your mobility scooter.

Aquatech Amsterdam is accesible for people using a wheelchair. The aisles at the show floor are spacious and the surface is flat. Elevators and disability toilets are available. Visitors with an official 'disability card' can follow route 7 to P7-parking garage. With a disability card, parking costs € 18.00 per 24 hours.

It is possible to borrow a wheelchair. A reservation is needed and can be made by sending an email to frontoffice@rai.nl and provide us wih the following information:

  • name, address and city
  • date and time of your visit to Aquatech Amsterdam
A valid ID is mandatory!

Yes, wheelchairs are available during large public events as long as you make a reservation in advance. +31 (0)20 549 12 12.

No. As a result of the European tobacco legislation, RAI Amsterdam has been smoke-free since July 1, 2008. The smoking ban applies to all RAI buildings, including the catering locations and garages. Smoking is not permitted during set-up or breakdown.

For the convenience of smokers, RAI has arranged smoking areas in several outdoor locations. Outside the entrances you will find smoking columns for exhibitors and visitors.

We would like to point out that the government imposes penalties on people and companies that do not abide by the legislation. As RAI will be liable in case of violations, we will pass on any fines to the companies or individuals involved. To avoid having to resort to such measures, we will actively ensure that the law is upheld. Furthermore we count on the kind cooperation of all our guests.

RAI Amsterdam 'houses' 700 narrowcasting screens all over the building and in the exhibiting halls, a system called RAILive!. The screens show your location, halls, rooms, routes and events.

An ATM can be found at two of entrances (D and K) of the RAI building. The information desks at various entrances can give you directions to their exact locations.

Have you lost something? We place all the found items online.

See at iLost if your lost item has been found »

If your item is not on the website after one week, we have - unfortunately - not found it.

When you see your lost item on the iLost website, let us know as quickly as possible. We will ask you a few questions to make sure the item that you are claiming is indeed yours. After that it’s simple: you pick up your object or have it delivered at home.

Dogs are not allowed in RAI Amsterdam. Assistance dogs are always welcome in RAI Amsterdam.
For exeptions on this dog policy, contact corcom@rai.nl.

Yes. The Prayer Room has a washroom and two private cubicles where people of all faiths can pray or meditate in a peaceful environment. The Prayer Room is always open and accessible via Entrance D at level -1. The two private cubicles for prayer/meditation can be locked from the inside.

A wide range of cafés and restaurants are open during an exhibition or congress in RAI Amsterdam.

Free wifi is available near the entrances and in restaurants such as the Holland restaurant and the Europa Foyer.

There will be a total of 4 entrances. You can find the location of each one in the floor plan.

Yes, guests can leave their coats in the cloak room for € 1.50. The fee for a bag or suitcase is € 3.00 per piece.

No, but there is a cloakroom.
For general questions and inquiries about tickets and registration, please contact our call center by calling +31 (0)20 549 13 33 or registration@rai.nl.


With a (digital) registration code, one can register free of charge via for Aquatech Amsterdam. Without a registration code, free registration is not possible.

After pre-registration you will receive an email confirmation in which you can request an invitation letter for visa application purposes.

You can register here »

After registration you will receive an email confirmation.

As organizer of Aquatech Amsterdam we cannot refund purchased tickets as we do not control when exhibiting companies invite their relations.

No, the invitation card is not a ticket. Please validate your invitation card online at www.aquatechtrade.com/amsterdam with the code on your invitation. You will receive a confirmation and e-ticket by email.

Yes, your e-ticket can be scanned on your smartphone.

For questions about ordering tickets or registration, please contact RAI Registration via  +31 (0)20 549 13 33 or  registration@rai.nl.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 08.00 - 22.00 hours; Saturday 09.00 - 22.00 hours; Sunday 12.00 - 22.00 hours.

The Seminar programme is accessible with a valid visitor badge.

Via the exhibitor list of Aquatech Amsterdam you can register free of charge. Select an exhibitor and click the button 'register now for free entrance'.

Exhibiting companies can give out invitation cards to their relations.

Your visitor badge is valid for all the exhibition days.

If you have any questions, please contact RAI Registration,  +31 (0)20 549 13 33, opening hours: Monday - Friday 08.00 - 22.00 hours; Saturday 09.00 - 22.00 hours; Sunday 12.00 - 22.00 hours or  registration@rai.nl.

Route and accessibility

See the website for the options by car, taxi or public transport.

During registration, exhibitors of Aquatech Amsterdam can order a return railway ticket (on ONE DAY SPECIFIC) valid for 2nd class travel from any railway station in the Netherlands (Monday to Friday from 09.00 a.m and in weekends all day) to RAI Amsterdam and vice versa for € 13.00 per person.

Read the NS conditions »

​By Tram & Bus
If you arrive at Amsterdam Central Station (CS), you can take the metro 51 (travelling time: 12 minutes, exit at the Amsterdam RAI station) or tram 4 (travelling time: 30 minutes, exit at the RAI, Europaplein). If you are travelling by train to the Amstel station, you can take metro 51 to Amstelveen (travelling time: 5 minutes) or the bus (route 65), which will bring you to the RAI within 10 minutes. In this case you should get off at Scheldeplein. From Amsterdam Sloterdijk station, the best way to reach the RAI is with metro 50.

By Train
NS-station Amsterdam RAI is 300 meters from the RAI and has regular connections to all parts of the Netherlands, like Schiphol, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and is also linked to the international trainnetwork. Check the NS journey planner for your itinerary.

By air
You can reach RAI Amsterdam from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by car or public transport in less than 15 minutes. Schiphol Airport is one of Europe's biggest airports and offers passengers a high standard of service.
See Schiphol.nl for flight information, 'To & From' Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and other facilities at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport.

The RAI is ideally suited for visitors who travel by car. It is situated alongside the Amsterdam’s A10 orbital motorway (exit S109) and has its own underground car parks. This means that the RAI is easily accessible for visitors coming from the Netherlands or abroad. All the main motorways can be reached without difficulty from the orbital motorway.

Numerous signboards indicate the route to the RAI. During large exhibitions orange signs displaying ‘P RAI’ will direct you to additional parking places. From there a free shuttle bus will bring you to the RAI.

For routeplanner navigate to:
Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Please use the following address to navigate to RAI Amsterdam:
Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • By car/taxi: approx. 15 minutes (allow for considerably more time during rush hour)
  • By train: 11 minutes from RAI train station
  • By car/taxi: approx. 10 minutes (allow for considerably more time during rush hour)
  • By metro (subway): approx. 20 minutes from RAI train station
  • By tram: approx. 25 minutes
  • to Schiphol Airport approx. € 35.00
  • to the city centre approx. € 18.00
  • to the Central Station approx. € 22.00

RAI Hotel Services is happy to help you find and book a hotelroom for your stay.

More information »

It is also possible to book a hotel room online.

The parking rate at RAI Amsterdam is € 18.00 per 24 hours.

RAI Amsterdam has plenty of parking facilities at and near the exhibition centre. We also offer around 30 electric charging stations. More distant parking sites are used in the case of large-scale public events. Busses operate on a frequent and free shuttle service between these car parks and the RAI. To reach them follow the road signs and/or the police directions.

The license plate of your car will be read automatically by a camera as you enter the garage. You can pay the parking fee related to that license plate at the payment terminal immediately upon arrival, or before leaving the garage.

The RAI applies a single parking rate per 24 hours. You will not receive an exit pass. When exiting the garage, your license plate will be read by the camera and the barrier will open automatically. Receipts are available from the payment terminal.

If you pay for parking based on your license plate immediately upon arrival and then park for longer than 24 hours, the extra fee can be paid at the barrier with your PIN code or credit card.

Yes. If the RAI car parks are full, you can use a parking area outside RAI Amsterdam only minutes away, which is served by shuttle buses.

Yes. People with an official European parking card for the disabled (GPK) can use these special parking spaces, which are located close to the exit of the building. People with disabilities pay the normal RAI parking rate.

No, you cannot book a parking space for people with disabilities. The RAI has several of these spaces. Should they be occupied, a parking attendant will help you find the best possible spot.

1.90 metres (P4 2.65), drivers of cars with a height over 1.90 metres can report to a traffic officer.

No, you can only book a space via our website.

No, parking spaces cannot be booked by the hour. RAI Amsterdam only applies a daily rate.

If you booked and paid for a parking space, you can be certain of having a spot. When entering the garage or parking grounds, you will be assigned a parking space.

Payment is possible via iDEAL, VISA, MasterCard or American Express.

You can change your booking until you enter the garage by logging in with your details, which you will have received in an email after making your booking.

The conditions are simple:

  • Booking is only possible via iDEAL, VISA, MasterCard or American Express
  • Booking is only possible via parkeren.rai.nl
  • You can exit the parking garage using licence plate recognition, barcode or pin number (the latter two are indicated on your parking ticket)

Parking at the parking garage of RAI Amsterdam is at your own risk (see the Visitor conditions).

Your licence place is registered in order to calculate how long you have parked, as no parking ticket is issued when entering the garage. You can also book a parking space via parkeren.rai.nl.

Train tickets

Order your free NS trainticket between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Amsterdam when you register for your visit.

Please note that pre-registration is required to use this service.

Read more about the free rail transport ticket here »

During your registration for Aquatech Amsterdam you will get more information and also an option to order your NS trainticket.

Your e-ticket is a valid ticket for your trainjourney. As your ticket is personal, make sure you bring a valid ID with you. You will find the NS travel conditions on your e-ticket. In case you have any questions, please contact the NS customer call center +31 (0)30 751 51 55 (local rate).

If you have not received your confirmation, please contact registration@rai.nl. Your registration will be checked and you will be sent a confirmation by email.

No, after you have activated your trainticket you are not able to change the date on your ticket.

Reduced NS fares for travelling by train in the Netherlands. As a Aquatech Amsterdam visitor traveling in the Netherlands you can buy a single NS return ticket (on ONE SPECIFIC DAY) for 2nd class from any NS railwaystation in the Netherlands to RAI Amsterdam and vice versa for € 13.00. Please note that pre-registration is required to use this service.

  • Register for your visit and tick the box for a train ticket
  • You receive a link from where you can activate this train ticket
  • Together with a valid ID you travel 2nd class by train. The NS trainticket is valid Monday to Friday from 09.00 a.m and in weekends it's valid all day.

Starting from 3 months of an event, you can use the NS couponcode(s) on the NS website to confirm, download and print your NS trainticket(s) as an e-ticket.

Download the NS conditions »

For questions regarding activating or downloading a purchased ticket you can contact the NS Customer Service Desk 24/7 on +31 (0)30 751 51 55.

No, you are only able to order the free NS trainticket in combination with a registration or ticket for Aquatech Amsterdam.

After your registration you received a confirmation email, in this email you will find a link where you can change your registration. When you click on this link, you will have the possibility to order the NS trainticket.

You can activate your NS trainticket in the NS webshop. Please use the link in your confirmation and fill in your couponcode if it is not prefilled already. Please fill in your name, date of birth and traveldate. After you confirm this, your e-ticket will be emailed to you.

My profile

This is not possible. myAquatechtrade is linked to your email address. You can register one visitor per email address.

Do you want to register your colleagues? Please create a myAquatechtrade account with their personal email addresses.

Don't forget to let them know they can use their personal space to prepare their visit to the show!

No, that is not necessary. Next edition of the show you can use the same login details to access myAquatechtrade.

No, you don't have to create an account for every show. You have 1 account for all shows organized by RAI Amsterdam. You can login to your account on the different show websites.

You can use your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ accounts to login to your myAquatechtrade. This allows you to use the login of your social account so you don’t need to remember additional login details.

If you give permission to publish your data we may use your social profile photo on our website or in other Aquatech Amsterdam communication materials.

Edit your personal details in myAquatechtrade by clicking on the pencil icon, edit your details and save them. In case you register your visit through myAquatechtrade, your details will be used in your visitor registration, so you do not need to re-enter them.

If you register for another personal space, we will use the name and address details in our system.

If you already have an account, go to myAquatechtrade in the top navigation (right top corner) of the website. Login with your social account or your email address and password.

If you do not yet have an account, but would like to use myAquatechtrade, click on 'Register'.


View information on the city of Amsterdam, including tourist attractions.

There are many restaurants, shops and supermarkets in the vicinity of the RAI Amsterdam.

Information and reviews of restaurants in Amsterdam »