Recommendation: a trip to a Jaarbeurs Utrecht trade fair

Recommendation: a trip to a Jaarbeurs Utrecht trade fair


Of all the great exhibition & convention centres, the Utrecht Jaarbeurs is known to be the place to be. This large 100,000 m2 trade fair complex has 11 exhibition halls, 7 conference rooms, 28 meeting rooms and a media centre with 17 rooms. Since the first trade fair in 1917, visitor numbers have risen from 150,000 to around 2.5 million a year! A brief summary is given below of some of the major trade fairs held in the Utrecht Jaarbeurs exhibition & convention centre.

Camping and Caravanning + Holidays Trade Show, 15-19 January

The Dutch have an international reputation for travelling the length and breadth of Europe in caravans, camper cars, folding trailers and tents. There is something for all camping enthusiasts at the Camping and Caravanning Trade Fair since this 2014 consumer event will again be presenting the very latest in the world of camping. The Holiday Trade Show held on the same dates puts the whole world at your fingertips by providing travel and country specific information, theatre and video presentations and a children’s pavilion. You just need to pack your bags!

VSK 2014, 3-7 February

VSK is an international trade fair for heating, sanitary systems and climate control. The fair is held every two years and each edition is crammed full of news and innovation relating to (building) installations, components and equipment for heating systems, sustainable energy, air conditioning, tools, knowledge transfer and automation. This makes VSK “the” event for specialists in the Benelux countries.

Dancefair, 15 & 16 February

Dancefair is a two day event for everyone who wants to become or wants to grow as a professional in the electronic music industry. With some 200 seminars and workshops spread over the two days, it is considered to be the largest event of its type worldwide. The event is attended by musicians, audio engineers, top-notch DJs and producers. The main purpose of the trade fair: to network, to listen to music, to be inspired and  ... to let your own music be heard by more than 70 record labels searching for new talent!

Utrecht MOTORbeurs, 20-23 February

The Utrecht MOTORbeurs is the largest motorbike trade fair in the Benelux countries and traditionally marks the start of the new (sports) motorbike season. During this 30th edition of this four-day event, the entire motorbike branch is on show: parts, clothing, helmets, accessories and much more. Vrrrroam!

Event trade fair, 26 & 27 March

A great idea: a trade fair on the organisation of trade fairs and events. The Event trade fair is the meeting point for colleagues in the events sector. With inspiring stands, intriguing visions and leading speakers from the sector.

Collectors Fair, 12-14 April

The biggest trade fair in Europe for memorabilia, antiques and second-hand items, it is a treasure trove for enthusiasts and collectors. In the five halls in which the Collectors Fair is held, some 2,000 exhibitors showcase hundreds of thousands of collectible items: from porcelain dolls to designer articles and from crockery to pocket watches. There are also various exhibitions and information stands.

Second Home, 19-21 September

Now that the economy is recovering somewhat, a visit to the Second Home trade fair is a fun day out. This international real-estate trade fair is for those wanting to buy a second home or who are looking for inspiration. It covers holiday homes and second homes for investment or owner occupiers in Europe, Mexico, South Africa and the Netherlands Antilles.

Full list of the trade fairs


Are you interested in one of the many other (trade) fairs in Utrecht? View the full trade fair list.

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