Logistics & Parking

A lot is involved in the logistics surrounding a busy event. On this page you can find everything about the transport of the (stand) goods to RAI Amsterdam.

The traffic regulations can be selected per event in the menu below. When 1 month before the start, your event is not listed, the General Traffic Regulations can be used.

Parking for exhibitors

If you are coming to the RAI with one or more passenger cars, you can buy parking tickets in the Exhibitor Services Webshop.

RAI Logistics Management System (RLMS)

In 2022, RAI Amsterdam will start working with the RAI Logistics Management System. With this new system you can easily reserve a time slot for planning all freight deliveries to and from the RAI. From the end of 2021 we start working with the RAI Logistics Management System at two trade fairs, namely METSTRADE and the Aquatech 2021.

Upon arrival, the truck is scanned and sent directly to its reserved loading and unloading location. With the help of this system we can better coordinate the logistics movements in and around the RAI. By spreading the freight traffic during the day, we ensure a faster flow.

Your benefits:

  • Book the time slot that suits you best
  • No queues in and around the RAI
  • Drivers don't have to search, your truck is sent directly to the reserved loading and unloading location
  • Efficient personell planning, you know when the goods will arrive
  • Safer and more relaxed working environment
  • Faster access to your stand

Loading & Unloading

During build-up and breakdown, it can be quite busy with cars, vans and trucks. That is why it is very important to follow the instructions on the signs and from the traffic controllers.

During build-up and breakdown

Vehicle Hall 1-7 Hall 8-12
Car Up to 1,90 m P2* P1-3-4
minivan 1,90 - 2,70 m P8-9-10 P4
minivan > 2,70 m P8-9-10  P5

* Due to the extension of Hall 5, there is less space on P9 and passenger vehicles are not allowed on P8, P9 and P10.

Maximum unloading times

Vans Small trucks Trailer trucks
30 min. 45 min. 60 min.

Parking during build-up and breakdown period is free of charge during build-up and breakdown hours. Please scan the barcode on your build-up badge on departure. It is NOT possible to park and stay overnight at RAI loading dock areas.

General Terms & Conditions


Max. speed

The maximum speed permitted on the exhibition grounds of RAI Amsterdam is 10 km/h.


Service elevator

In parking facility P1, 3 & 4 is a service elevator present, these elevators bring your supplies to hall 8-12.



Every taxi company can bring you to the RAI. However we only allow TCA taxis on the premises to pick up visitors.

 Let op

Please note

  • If you bring vehicles of any kind onto the exhibition grounds of RAI Amsterdam you do so at your own risk and you must have a valid permit, access pass or build-up badge. During the event you do need a valid parking ticket to leave the parking facility.
  • Instructions by employees of RAI Amsterdam must be followed.

Towing arrangement

RAI Amsterdam reserves the right to remove vehicles which are parked illegally or when (un)loading time is expired, at the cost and risk of the person responsible for parking/stopping.



RAI Amsterdam disclaims all liability for accuracy of the information provided and reserves the right to make changes in traffic management at short notice in response to external traffic conditions.

General Traffic Regulations

Are you expecting a freight delivery at the RAI

On this page you will find our General Traffic Regulations.

Specific traffic regulations are generated for approximately 50 (big) events per year, these traffic regulations apply for all events that take place during that period. These regulations will be available 1 month prior to the beginning of the event.

When an event or time period is not mentioned in the navigation menu on the left, the general traffic regulations apply.
In these regulations you will find the best place to (un)load and the maximum time estimation for (un)loading, based on the location of the exhibition.

It is important to take in consideration that information can be changed due to external circumstances.
The changed information will be communicated by the traffic attendants on site. The directions of these traffic attendants on site are leading.

General freight traffic regulations 2022
from 1 January - 31 December 2022

RAI Amsterdam | Traffic Management | parking@rai.nl


 P  RAI parking facilities P1/2/3/4 are accessible for vehicles up until 1.90m high, without registration.
 P4  RAI parking facility P4 is accessible for vehicles up until 2.70m high, without registration.
 P5  RAI (un)loading area P5 is accessible for vehicles, after registration at the loge P5.
 P7  RAI (un)loading area P7 is accessible for vehicles, after registration at the loge P7.
 P9  RAI (un)loading area P9 is accessible for vehicles, after registration at the loge P9.

Floor plan