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Congress Venue

Okura Hotel Amsterdam

The Okura Hotel Amsterdam will host the exhibition and lectures of BIBM2023.

Hotel Okura Amsterdam was officially opened on the 24th of September 1971 by His Royal Highness Prince Claus of the Netherlands. This remarkable event occurred after the prestigious Japanese hotel Chain had chosen Amsterdam for their first location abroad in their international expansion. The hotel was the first European hotel of the Okura hotel chain. It is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and was lat renovated in 2019.

The congress venue / hotel is located in the district De Pijp. It is located directly south of Amsterdam’s city centre and it is part of the borough Amsterdam-Zuid, in a part of the city known as the Old South (Old Zuid).

Hotel Okura  was designed by Dutch architects Bernard Bijvoet and Gerard Holt and Japanese architects Yoshiro Taniguchi and Yozo Shibata. Upon its completion/opening, Hotel Okura Amsterdam was the second tallest building in Amsterdam; only Tower Overhoeks in Amsterdam-Noord was even higher.

The Art of OKURA is a way of sharing the traditions, authenticity and craftsmanship. The whole concept reflects the spirit of “omotenashi” – the art of japanese hospitality. Learn more about the Art of OKURA and the OKURA’s philosophy.

How to get there

By Plane

The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport. You can take the intercity direct from Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam in the direction Amersfoort Schothorst. Get off at Amsterdam Zuid, where you can transit to a bus or train. The two nearest stops are Amsterdam Scheldestraat and Amsterdam, Van Hilligaertstraat

Taxi from Amsterdam Airport to Okura Hotel is approximately 33€-46€. All international credit cards are accepted.

By Train

The closest train station is Amsterdam, De Pijp, from where it’s a 10 minute walk to the congress venue. All international trains stop at “Amsterdam Centraal Station”, from where you can take the train 52 to the train station De Pjip.

By Car

With Okura’s parking arrangement you do not need to worry about parking your car. The hotel is easily accessible by car and provides ample space for you to park in Amsterdam for a reduced price.

Whether you park in the underground parking garage or on the exterior parking deck, both are secured through 24-hour camera surveillance.


  • Overnight stay in a room type of choice.
  • Valet parking.
  • Access to Nagomi Health

Become Exhibitor

Contact Exhibition:

Adrian Meindl,
Project Manager Exhibition

Congress Tickets

Contact Congress:

Andrea Greiner,
Project Manager Congress

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