The facts and figures

About Rotterdam Ahoy

Rotterdam Ahoy is a convention centre and multi-purpose indoor arena located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Opened originally in 1950, the current complex consists of three main venues: a fairs and event hall, a congress and conference centre, and the Ahoy Arena. The Ahoy Arena is the largest venue, with a capacity of 16,426 and the location of mayor events like the Premier League Darts and the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.


16.000+ spectators


400+ readers


Wireless locks integration

Key objective

Future-proof and flexible access control

A team of 250 employees, partners and preferred suppliers want to enrich people’s day or life. With hundreds of events every year and thousands of people every day, Rotterdam Ahoy must have a secure and flexible system with maximum manageability. The system must be able to integrate easily with other systems like ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio.


The solution

Security for both visitors and employees

  • With AEOS, security is optimally managed for both visitors and employees – one of most the challenging parts of security at public venues
  • Future-proof functionality: flexible access control system, based on open standards so obsolete integrations can easily be replaced
  • Integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio (wireless locks) and PSIM system