Travel and Venue

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UDT will take place at Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, the home of the largest port in Europe and location of the Netherlands Marine Corps' Marine Education Centre. The venue is easily accessible by public transport and is just a 9 minutes drive to the city centre. We have put together a quick travel guide to help you plan your visit to this city driven by innovation, world-class architecture and urban design.

International Travel

International Travel

Rotterdam The Hague Airport, the city's very own international airport is located 17 minutes from the venue. The airport is served by British Airways and six other carriers including the budget-friendly Coredon and Pegasus airlines. Overall, offering direct flights to over 50 European destinations.

Other nearby airports include Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) (72 km) and Brussels Airport (BRU) (166 km), Europe's 24th busiest airport.


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Local Transport

Local Transport

The venue easily accessible by bus, metro and train. Located just off the motorway, the Zuidplein metro and bus stop are a 5-minute walk to Ahoy and Rotterdam. You can also get an OV-Chipkaart, an economic ticket for public transport across the Netherlands for as little as €20.  

Rotterdam Ahoy is also reachable from the Langenhorst (19 minutes walk) and Brielselaan (23 minutes walk) train stations.

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Where to Stay

Where to Stay

There are a wealth of accommodation options available for visitors to UDT 2022

Either choose to stay close to the venue, or choose a more central option to make the most of your visit to Rotterdam.

We have appointed BCD Meetings & Events to help you find affordable accommodation that suits your requirements.

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Visiting Rotterdam

Rotterdam, is one of the Netherlands' top destinations for innovation and tourism. With several feathers to its cap, the city has the largest port in Europe, sophisticated shopping options, breathtaking architecture, museums among other local attractions.

The city features several places of interest including Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Van Nelle Fabriek (a world heritage site), the gravity-defying Cube house, Eramus bridge and Rotterdam's market hall, just to name a few.Location of the Netherlands Marine Corps' Marine education centre, Rotterdam is a fitting host for the 2022 edition of UDT.


Important note

You may be contacted by some companies, which purport to be offering discounted hotel rates for delegates attending UDT 2022. This is spam and should be ignored!

Please be advised that we only work with selected hotels directly, and encourage you to contact us should you be approached by any third party organisations.

Attendee Feedback

  • “UDT once again proved its worth. It is a great combination of scientific papers, good quality presenters and new information. I was impressed by the volume of novel ideas."
    Captain Herman De Groot
    CO Submarine Service, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • "One of the best organized shows for underwater business. If you are in underwater business and not at this show, you are missing out for sure."
    Raffi Sahul
    Director of Business Development, Amphenol
  • “UDT is a good, well-attended show with quality leads”
    Michelle Wilson
    Marketing Manager, Analox Military Systems
  • “UDT is always a great opportunity to meet potential new clients, catch up with existing customers and socialise with competitors and colleagues.”
    Andy Buxcey
    Technical Account Manager, TP Group
  • “UDT was a great show for us - presenting a paper and having a stand meant not only was our footfall greater, but our visitors were more specific to our product category. In the lead up to the event, the EZONE was easy to navigate and communication with the organisation team was straightforward and prompt. We have booked a bigger space for 2020!”
    Alice Moore
    Marketing Coordinator, SEA Group
  • “A fantastic event. UDT provides the opportunity to learn from a huge breadth of experience across a number of key topics.”
    Lieutenant Anthony Gilroy
    Royal Navy, UK
  • "UDT is important to review new technology, new equipment and new systems. It allows clients to see what the industry is doing, and for the industry to see what the clients need in the future"
    Giovanni Corbetta
    Managing Director, JFD
  • "UDT is the only exhibition and conference in the calendar which brings together the underwater technology community. Customers are here, and that's important to us."
    Josh Goodwin
    Business Development Manager, BAE Systems


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