In pictures: Rotterdam Ahoy completes new expansion

Event venue Rotterdam Ahoy has almost completed an expansion featuring a new Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre (RACC) and music hall/theatre, RTM Stage.

The RACC has 35 spaces with capacities ranging from 50 to 1,000 people, while the RTM Stage can be used as a music hall for 7,800 visitors.

The opening of the new areas will take place in 2021 to commemorate the Ahoy's fiftieth anniversary.

Jolanda Jansen, general director of Rotterdam Ahoy, says: “For us, as for everyone, this year turned out completely differently from what we had envisioned. Nevertheless, we are incredibly proud of the absolutely stunning new building that will welcome our visitors from now on.

“It is finally complete after years of preparation and construction and we are thrilled. We look forward to welcoming the visitors of the many conventions, events and concerts that will be held here. After all, that is what this building is for.”

Ramon Janssen, director of construction for the project commented: “With the completion of the RACC and RTM Stage, we have reached another milestone in the area development of Hart van Zuid. We are thrilled to see these important functions added to the area.”

A selection of pictures of the expanded venue can be viewed below. Photos are credited to Stijn Poelstra.