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The Van Nelle Fabriek, a remarkable concrete, steel and glass structure. Designed for entrepreneurship, designed to innovate. An unusual event location, office complex and museum. But above all: an inspiring meeting place. For creative minds, enterprising types, conference and trade fair visitors, party goers and architecture enthusiasts from all over the world. The Van Nelle Fabriek captures the energy and spirit of the city. Welcome world, it happens here, in Rotterdam.

Inspiring meeting place

Event location, office complex and museum

Events & Meetings

From corporate reception to conference, meetings and events from 2 to 7000 people, intimate or impressive, stylish or cool, bathed in daylight or completely dark.


Offices and industrial spaces from 50 to 5000 m2. Designed to harness the power of light, air and space, the Van Nelle Fabriek stimulates productivity.

About the Van Nelle Fabriek

The Van Nelle Fabriek started as a flagship of industrial Dutch architecture. The first daylight factory in Europe. A paragon of functionalism. A structure of concrete, not brick. With columns, not load-bearing walls. With its steel and glass facade and work floor bathed in ​​natural light, the building was designed to energise. In 2002, the structure was renovated and transformed into a sustainable building. Rotterdam’s national design icon was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2014. The era of coffee, tea and tobacco may be over. But today, the Van Nelle Fabriek is a symbol of vitality and modernity – a legendary venue for events and presentations.


Events & Meetings