venue for national and international events
More than 650,000 people visit de Doelen every year. The building attracts more visitors for concerts than any venue in the Netherlands with the exception of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and is the best visited music venue in the city of Rotterdam. More than 600 concerts are held here every year.
As a conference centre, de Doelen welcomes many thousands of visitors for congresses and other events.
De Doelen is Rotterdam’s leading venue for music and its central arena for the exchange of information. For both these activities the Doelen has a national and international reputation, taking its role as engine for cultural and economic development seriously. De Doelen is a place where musicians, their audiences, conference delegates, visitors meet and mingle freely, providing people of all kinds with meaningful experiences through music, debate and dialogue.