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METSTRADE Event Preview

The world’s premier trade show for maritime equipment, METSTRADE, is coming to the RAI Amsterdam convention center. From November 19–21, around 26,000 industry professionals are expected to attend. Here’s all you need to know about the event—and how to make the most of your time in this great city.

METSTRADE, founded in 1988, is the world’s leading platform within the leisure marine sector. It features three distinct showcase areas – on superyachts, yards and marinas, as well as construction materials. And for more than 25 years, it’s been home to the Superyacht Forum, a program of keynotes and workshops. The trade show is wonderful space for designers, builders, senior crew, repair providers, ship brokers, and boat managers to come together, network, learn from one another, and celebrate the incredible vessels we call superyachts. We hope to see you there!

SKF Marine at METSTRADE Amsterdam

The theme at this year’s Superyacht Forum is “Building for the Next Generation.” The Forum includes a special focus on technology. It’s a fitting choice, as SKF will be at the Superyacht Pavilion with some of our own technological innovations.

Stop by booth 10.607A at the Superyacht Pavilion to learn about our fin stabilizer solutions designed to keep your yacht comfortably level, both at sea and at anchor.

Amsterdam Travel Guide

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam, and we hope you have a great time in this amazing city. Here are a few recommendations from our Dutch colleagues for things to do near METSTRADE, in case you need a little break from the convention.

Grab a bite to eat in De Pijp

De Pijp, Amsterdam’s former Latin quarter, has long been one of Amsterdam’s hippest neighborhoods. Just a few hundred meters north of RAI Amsterdam, across the Amstelkanaal, De Pijp is a great place to have a wander, drink a coffee, eat a nice meal, and get a sense for how the locals live.

Check out Albert Cuyp Market

Located in De Pijp neighborhood, Albert Cuyp Market is the largest outdoor market in Europe. The Market has it all: clothes, food, souvenirs, flowers. It’s as typical Amsterdam as you can get.

Walk through Beatrixpark

Just across the street from RAI Amsterdam, Beatrixpark was originally built in the 1930s and features a number of trails, small canals, and scenic areas. It’s perfect for a quick stroll, some fresh air, and a short break from the convention.

Spending an extra day in Amsterdam? Visit the Museum Park

From RAI Amsterdam walk one block north to Scheldestraat and take the number 5 tram in the direction of the central station. You can buy your ticket from the conductor after getting on. You’ll be at the Museum Park in 10 minutes, where you can visit the world-class Rijksmuseum, or catch one of the always-cool exhibits at the Stedelijk, Amsterdam’s museum of modern art and design.

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