Venue and Accommodation

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UDT 2020 will take place at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. The venue is located in the south of the city in the Charlois neighbourhood, just 10 minutes from the city centre. Rotterdam is an easily accessible hub, with excellent local public transport. To help plan your visit, use the information below.

Air Travel

The venue is located 10km from Rotterdam The Hague airport, providing the most convenient option for European visitors. 

Nearby Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - just one hour away from the venue - can also be used for a wider array of international routes.

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Local Transport

Rotterdam Ahoy is easily accessible by bus, metro & train. From bus and metro station Zuidplein it's a 5 minute walk to Ahoy. Metro lines D and E serve this station.

For cheap and convenient use of the public transport systems, purchase an OV chip card.

Local journey planner

Where to Stay

There are a wealth of accommodation options available for visitors to UDT 2020.

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.

Find a local hotel

Visiting Rotterdam

Holland's most modern city began as a fishing village in the 13th century. Rotterdam's unique architecture brings many visitors to a truly cosmopolitan city. Old Dutch-style houses can still be found in historic Delfshaven, from where the pilgrims set sail in 1620. Cultural offerings ranging from the summer carnival to classical music can compete with those of Amsterdam.

For more tips on how you can extend your visit to UDT, check out the Rotterdam Tourist Information or TripAdvisor websites.

Important note

You may be contacted by some companies, which purport to be offering discounted hotel rates for delegates attending UDT 2020. 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.


  • “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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