Maastricht: Where heart meets matter

Welcome to the most European city of the Netherlands! A compact and historic city with international appeal, right in the middle of Europe. Maastricht will surprise you with its medieval alleys, romantic squares, traditions, and joie de vivre. But don’t be fooled by the old, because innovation and science flourish here. It’s the only city where heart meets matter.

Discover more about what makes Maastricht unique.

Welcome to the knowledge hub

The combination of Maastricht’s innovative economy, its international location, and its inspiring living environment is what makes this region unique. It is a melting pot of research, education, and entrepreneurship. The region is known for high-quality, internationally oriented education.

Check out the video to find out more about this unique knowledge ecosystem.

Brightlands Conference Maastricht MECC

Your conference destination 

Conferences are great platforms to showcase knowledge and provide opportunities for high-quality networking and the sharing of best practices. Destinations like Maastricht are the ideal places to do just that. Combining the best of meeting infrastructure, easy access and some high-level expertise covering a wide spectrum of fields, it can create a one-of-a-kind experience for delegates and organizers alike. Isn’t this what it is all about, after all?

Conference venue 

Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Centre (MECC) is the go to venue to host your conference. This award winning venue seems big but all spaces are within less than a 1-minute walk from each other. The main conference centre consists of three flexible, multifunctional floors. The floors are interconnected, allowing visitors to flow and spark social interaction. The MECC has been recently renovated and now shines with 55 breakout rooms with daylight.

o  Total capacity of 5,000 participants
o  Up to 4 conferences can be held simultaneously
o  Over 55 breakout rooms
o  2 auditoria with up to 1,700 seats
o  Multifunctional Expo Foyer of 2,500 sqm and up to 2,000 seats
o 30,000 sqm of exhibition space divided over 3 halls which can be connected

Interested to learn more? Take a virtual tour here.

Wide variety of hotels 

With almost 6,000 hotel rooms in or around Maastricht, you can choose from a broad range of stunning places to sleep. Similar to the city’s character, these hotels mix historic charm with boutique design. Go for a hotel in the lively city center or escape the city bustle in a quiet part of town. Maastricht will make you feel at home.

You can find hotels in every price range, from an excellent price, high-quality two-star stay to an exclusive five-star hotel. With the congress centre on walking distance, you can spend more time to discover Maastricht, meet colleagues and enjoy social events in the evening.

Social venues 

Countless historical landmarks, castles, and palaces in Maastricht have been carefully repurposed as museums, restaurants, hotels, and unique meeting venues. In Maastricht you can also organize your event on the water, during a boat trip down the Meuse. Get social in places you won’t find anywhere else!

Easy access to Maastricht

Interested to meet Maastricht? Come and find out for yourself! Maastricht is located in the heart of Europe and easily accessible by train, car, and plane. We created the ‘Go to Maastricht’ booking tool so you’ll comfortably find your way to Maastricht. Check out the video to explore the best way to get to Maastricht.

  • In Maastricht everyone speaks the others person’s language
  • All city highlights are within walking distance
  • From street food to Michelin, Maastricht is well-known for gastronomy

Will your event be next?

Piqued your interest and want to learn more about what Maastricht and our state-of-the-art convention center MECC Maastricht have to offer? Please contact our experienced team.
We are happy to help you.

Maastricht Convention Bureau

Anouk Maas

Business Development Manager Associations

Mirel Kostons

Business Development Manager Medical Associations