Visitor registration NEDS 2021 is open. 

The NEDS is the largest business event for the Dutch defense and security sector in the Benelux and the moment to meet manufacturers, users and your network. On November 18 we would like to welcome you to the physical event in Ahoy, Rotterdam. Of course, we will follow the applicable COVID19 rules.

NEDS 2021 will take place on Thursday, November 18 from 9:00 to 17:00.


Admission policy

The NEDS is open to official delegations, guests of exhibitors, VIPs, government visitors, representatives of NIDV participants, the defense and security industry, (international) media and politics.

To attend the NEDS, please register here.   Access is only guaranteed after confirmation from the NIDV.

For information, please contact

Who is the NEDS intended for?

The NEDS is intended for representatives of the government, industry and knowledge institutions. It is not open to the public.

(International) media may attend the NEDS. For more information, please contact Mathijs Olde at

COVID-19 measures

We are looking forward to seeing you all on November 18th at the NIDV Exhibition for Defence & Security. To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, we would like to call your attention to the current situation regarding COVID-19. The NIDV will adhere to the Dutch Government’s current guidelines regarding COVID-19.

COVID Tests and IDs
All exhibitors and other attendees are required to present a valid passport or ID. They must also present one of the following three options:

  • Proof of full vaccination (For example, a valid QR-code)
  • Negative PCR Test (No older than 72 hours)
  • Official proof of recovery from COVID-19

1.5m Social Distancing
The Dutch government has decided that the degree of vaccination in the Netherlands is high enough. As such, the requirement to maintain 1.5m distance between people was lifted on September 25th and is no longer being upheld. Participants will not be required to wear masks during the exhibition.

International Visitors
Residents of EU countries can travel to the Netherlands with proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative COVID test. Fully vaccinated residents of non-EU countries are no longer required to quarantine since September 22nd. Please check the latest advice before you set off.

Disabled access

Roterdam Ahoy has many ways to accommodate those with reduced mobility. The cab stand near the main entrance may be used to drop off visitors with a physical disability and there in an abundance of disabled parking in the large parking lot near the main entrance. Furthermore, all levels of Ahoy can be reached by elevator and the bathroom facilities modified for disabled use and fitted with alarm systems. Finally, wheelchairs may be borrowed if a valid ID is presented.

For any questions or requests, please contact

How can I reach the NEDS?

Address Ahoy Rotterdam

Ahoyweg 10
3084BA Rotterdam

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Rotterdam Ahoy is conveniently situated near the highway and can be easily reached through public transport as well. It is situated near the bus and subway stop Zuidplein and only a short distance from Rotterdam The Hague airport.

With public transport it’s only a 5 minute walk from your stop to the main entrance of Ahoy. For timetables, please see the Dutch Railways website:, the RET: and the general public transport website:

Ahoy Info

NIDV Exhibition Defence and Security

18 November
Ahoy Rotterdam


T: +3170 3644807

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