The EACPT 2024 will take place in the De Doelen in the centre of Rotterdam!
De Doelen is a highly-acclaimed concert hall and state-of-the-art congress centre. The history of de Doelen dates back to the seventeenth century when an orchestra of city musicians gave public concerts in ‘De Doele’ located on the Haagscheveer in Rotterdam. It was replaced by the ‘Groote Doelezaal’ on the Coolsingel road that was opened in 1844. A new Doelenzaal was opened in 1934, but it was destroyed in the bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940. The current de Doelen was not opened until 26 years later in 1966. The building is a municipal listed building and is viewed in Rotterdam as the ‘the culmination of the reconstruction’ that has huge cultural and historical value.
De Doelen is divided into Complexes, which each has their own entry. De EACPT 2024 will be organised in the Willem Burger Complex which is businesslike and light. The centre has its own entrance as well as central hall, an exhibition lobby, a beautifully-lit foyer with a rooftop terrace and ten smaller meeting rooms. At its heart is the exceptional Willem Burger Zaal, seating a maximum of 700 delegates (535 without the balcony) in a fixed-rake, amphitheatre arrangement.
De Doelen was awarded Green Key certification in 2010 and free WiFi is available throughout the building.
The congress venue is located approximately 200 metres from Rotterdam Central Station. Paid car parking is available in Schouwburgplein parking garage located next to the venue.