Rotterdam Ahoy. Built for Music

We have helped U2, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, the MTV EMA and countless other global superstars create unforgettable experiences at the Ahoy Arena.


In November 2016, The Netherlands experienced the ultimate music event of the year: the MTV EMA 2016. It was the second time in the Ahoy; in 1997, the award show also took place there. Reaching 400 billion households worldwide, it is among the largest music events in the world. 

Year : 2016

Production : MTV/Viacom International

Website : nl/mtvema.com


De Vrienden van Amstel LIVE!

In 2017, the largest Amstel Tavern of The Netherlands will open its doors for the 19th time in the Rotterdam Ahoy. In 19 years, the event has become a leading music event in The Netherlands, in which all kinds of music styles meet, with surprising artist collaborations and spectacular scenery with special effects.


Year : 1999 - present

Production : Amstel bier / Tribe Company

Website : www.vriendenvanamstel.nl

North Sea Jazz

The three days of the Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival offer a parade of the past, present and future of jazz, complemented by a generous portion of soul, blues, hip-hop, pop and funk. Because of the many musical styles that are played, everyone finds something to his/her liking.


Year : 2006 - present

Production : North Sea Jazz

Website : http://www.northseajazz.com/

The Flying Dutch

The largest open-air dance festival in The Netherlands takes place in the outdoor area of the Rotterdam Ahoy. Top DJs fly by helicopter between Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Eindhoven, and put on a huge show before an audience of 40,000 people.


Year : 2015 - present

Production : ALDA Events

Website : www.theflyingdutch.com

Nick & Simon

Since 2014, the popular singing duo Nick & Simon have annually performed special Christmas shows in the Rotterdam Ahoy. In an entirely sold out Ahoy Arena, the stage is transformed into a huge Christmas ornament.


Year : 2014 - present

Production : Volendam Music

Website : www.nickensimon.nl

Michael Bublé

The Canadian singer performed in a sold out Ahoy Arena to promote his studio album 'To Be Loved'. With this album, he reached the number 1 position in the Dutch Album Top 100, and he was awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album as well.

Year : 2014

Production : Mojo

Website : www.michaelbuble.com

Ronnie Flex

In 2016, Ronnie Flex brought his own large show to the Rotterdam Ahoy for the first time. The rapper played a home game in his native city of Rotterdam, with his rapper and DJ friends. He wrote history when he became the first Dutch rapper to sell out the Ahoy.


Year : 2016

Production : AT Bookings

Website : www.ronnieflexandfriends.nl