Terms & conditions for press accreditation

General rules on accrediting journalists for RAI Amsterdam events

Journalists requiring access to information about our events and to our company premises require accreditation. This accreditation is granted solely for the purpose of enabling journalistic coverage.

RAI Amsterdam charges no registration fee for accredited press representatives.

The following persons may receive press accreditation:

  • Holders of a valid press card/work pass from a non-industry affiliated press association (less than 1 year old).
  • Holders of a valid press card/work pass (less than one year old) from a specialist journalists’ association covering topics of the event in question.
  • People with journalistic (or photojournalistic) activities such as:
  1. Print media representatives. You may be asked to submit the originals of two by-lined articles from the past four months and a copy of the publication.
  2. Radio and TV media representatives. You may be asked to submit two recordings of reports from the past four months.
  3. Photographers. You may be asked to submit original tear sheets or photos with credits of the client company.
  4. Online media must meet the following requirements:
    • The web publication must belong to a registered media organisation, with a verifiable non-web address and telephone number.
    • The online journal must have a substantial amount of original news content, commentary or analysis on event-related issues.
    • If the website is new we possibly ask for the latest data on the site's visitors or other relevant material (press citations, etc.).
    • Applicants must have an established record of having written on event-related issues. We possibly ask for copies of recently published articles with your by-line. These samples must be unaltered clippings or media products from a recognised organisation.
  5. A member of or contributor to the permanent editorial staff. We ask for the original copy of a masthead/publishing details naming that person as an editor (no earlier than six months prior to the event in question).
  6. A person who works for student publications. You must submit proof or submit a valid request from your educational organisation.

RAI Amsterdam may conduct further investigations to establish proof of journalistic activities, even if a valid press card/work pass has been submitted. Proof of identification should be submitted in Dutch or English. In individual cases RAI Amsterdam may also request that a valid (photo) ID is submitted. There is no entitlement to accreditation and RAI Amsterdam reserves the right to restrict accreditation or to revoke it entirely.

Please note that only journalists and named members of editorial teams are eligible to receive press accreditation. Non-journalistic staff members (i.e. members of management, assistants, advertising dept. employees, etc.) do not qualify as journalists and will not receive press accreditation. RAI Amsterdam may reject requests on a case-by-case basis.