- What are the opening hours?
Gastvrij Rotterdam is open every day from 11:00 to 18:00.
- Are there lockers or a checkroom available?
Coats and any valuables can be left at the staffed checkroom. Lockers are also available.
Bringing in large and unwieldy items and especially suitcases, backpacks and bags larger than A4 size and thicker than 10 cm (including wheels, handles and front and side pockets) is not permitted. We recommend that you do not bring these.
The management is not liable for theft and/or loss of items of clothing etc.
- I lost something during Gastvrij Rotterdam. Who can I call to ask if it has been found?
Found items and confiscated items that have not been collected will be handed in and kept at the porter's lodge of Rotterdam Ahoy after the event. You can reach the porter by calling 010 - 293 3124.
- Can I smoke, e-smoke or vape?
Smoking, including e-smoking, is prohibited in Rotterdam Ahoy. Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking areas.
- How can I participate as an exhibitor?
Would you like to participate at Gastvrij Rotterdam? As a hospitality exhibition, we offer several opportunities to present your company or product at Gastvrij Rotterdam 2024. Check the possibilities here. If you have any questions you can always contact the project team.
- How can I register to visit Gastvrij Rotterdam?
Around May 2024, registration for visitors will go live at our website.
- What is the best way to reach Ahoy?
Ahoy is best reached from bus and metro station Zuidplein. It takes five minutes to walk to Ahoy. For timetables, check the websites of Dutch Railways, RET and the general public transport site: www.9292ov.nl.
Rotterdam Ahoy is easily accessible by car from Ring Rotterdam South (A15). Read more about the accessibility of Ahoy. If there are any special circumstances (e.g. road works known to Ahoy), this is indicated in the agenda on the website.
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- Is there a Kiss & Ride lane to pick up or drop off someone by car?
Next to the forecourt of Ahoy it is possible to stop briefly with your car to pick someone up or drop someone off.
- Where can I park?
The parking lot of Rotterdam Ahoy has room for 2000 cars. A parking ticket costs €19,-. If you want a parking ticket with parking guarantee, you pay €19,- as well. When exiting, the barrier opens automatically.
If you have not purchased a parking ticket with parking guarantee and the parking lot is full upon arrival, we will refer you to the covered Zuidplein parking garage (a different rate applies here). Or you can use the various P+R facilities, including at the Slinge and Capelsebrug metro stations.
- Do I get an exit ticket when entering the car park?
You will receive a parking ticket when you drive in. The system at the barrier registers your license plate number and prints it on the ticket. You can pay for your parking ticket at the pay machines at any time of the day. When exiting, the barrier opens automatically by license plate recognition.
If you have purchased a parking ticket in advance, you need to scan it when entering the car park. When exiting, the barrier opens automatically by license plate recognition.
- What can I do if the parking lot is full upon arrival?
If you have booked a parking ticket in advance, you can always park in our parking lot.
If you do not have a parking ticket with parking guarantee, we will refer you to Q-park Zuidplein (across the street from Ahoy) or possibly to P+R Slinge.
- Is it possible to charge my electric car?
Currently Rotterdam Ahoy does not have charging stations, so it is not possible to charge electric cars on the Rotterdam Ahoy parking lot. Of course we think about the future and invest in sustainable solutions.
- Is there a floor plan of the venue?
The floor plan of Gastvrij Rotterdam 2024 will be available on the website at the beginning of september 2024. Check out the floor plan of 2023 here to get an idea of all the stands in advance.
- From what age can I visit Gastvrij Rotterdam?
The minimum age for visiting Gastvrij Rotterdam is 18 years. This also means that babies and young children do not have access to the fair.
- Is Gastvrij Rotterdam accessible for disabled people?
Yes, Rotterdam Ahoy offers many facilities for disabled people. There is a cab rank, special parking spaces in the large parking lot, elevators, specially adapted toilets and more. If desired, you can borrow a wheelchair at the porter's lodge upon showing identification.