The 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology will be held at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre is one of Europe's most important international exhibition and conference venues and hosts almost 1.5 million visitors per year.

Each year, 1000 national and international conferences are held in the Convention Centre, which is flanked by RAI Amsterdam's three exhibition complexes. The RAI Convention Centre is situated in the south of Amsterdam in one of Amsterdam's parkland areas, only 3 kilometres from the historic city centre and 13 kilometres from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. It has its own train and metro stations, nearby hotels and excellent parking facilities.

The ESPN meeting will be held in the compact Forum Centre of RAI convention centre, which houses the large Forum theatre that can accommodate more than 700 guests. Eight adjacent conference rooms will be interconnected to create meeting rooms for parallel sessions and lunch symposia. Two large lounges connect the different rooms and are suitable for stands, seating area and catering.



Europaplein 24
NL-1078 GZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 549 12 12

The congres venue is easily accessible by car and public transport and has its own railway station. Schipol airport is only 13 km away.





Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, was founded in the 13th century. During the 17th century, the city became world famous as the leading hub for trade and art (Golden Age). In the 1960s, it emerged as Europe’s magical centre.

Amsterdam has a highly individual, spirited and young-at-heart character. The locals are known for their friendly, tolerant and cosmopolitan nature; most speak at least two languages (English is almost always one of them). With inhabitants from 177 different cultures, Amsterdam is one of the top three most diverse cities in the world. The 17th century centre located around the 3 main Canals is well preserved and still echoes the grandeur of the Dutch Golden Age. The concert hall (Concertgebouw) is world famous for both its acoustics and its house orchestra. It is located near all top museums (the Rijksmuseum – Rembrandt, Dutch 17th century, the van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum of modern art), only 10 minutes from the RAI.

As Amsterdam is a surprisingly compact city with excellent public transport, traveling around is quick and easy. Amsterdam is the ideal place for planning an extra informal meeting with your colleagues! For instance, in one of the 51 museums, many of them within walking distance of the city centre, or in one of the 25 beautiful old courtyards, 1215 pavement cafés or 55 theatres. There are over 350 hotels and many opportunities for apartment rent.


The get-together will be held on September 16th at Strand Zuid, an inner city beach-resort only 5 minutes walk from the venue.



The social dinner will be held at the ”Rode Hoed”, a 17th century shelder church located on one of the famous canals in the center of Amsterdam. Attendees can book a canal cruise to the Rode Hoed venue as a supplement.

Attendees can book a boat trip to the venue as the typical Amsterdam canal boats can embark directly from the RAI. This will give you extra time to sit together having a drink and get a unique impression of Amsterdam at night from our beautiful canals. Unfortunately, the financial position of ESPN does not allow to offer the boat trip to the Rode Hoed free of charge. So please buy your cruise ticket as a supplement. For booking contact with Organisation Secretary.