With Amsterdam Affiliate Conference (AAC) just around the corner we take a look at what attendees can expect both during, and after the working day. Expert local advice is provided from the team at Advidi.
Amsterdam Affiliate Conference and iGaming Super Show
For anyone involved in the iGaming industry Amsterdam is the place to be come the 11th of July. Operators, affiliates and gaming providers alike will descend upon the Dutch capital over an action packed four days.
Will you be making the trip this year? Whether an old, new or potential future partner make sure to schedule a meeting with us!
What’s On at AAC
The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference (AAC) is just one of eight events which make up this years iGaming Super Show. Obviously we’re concentrating on AAC but if you’re in town you can also attend a Payment Solutions Summit, iGaming Executive Conference and lots more.
Over the course of 2 days AAC will host 100 speakers across 40 different sessions. With topics ranging from SEO to Data Protection and everything in between you are sure to find something of use to you and your company.
We are most looking forward to The Future of Seo where a panel of experts will provide their outlook on the SEO landscape. Including the challenges and opportunities that operators and affiliates will face in the coming years.
There are sure to be loads of actionable takeaways from these seminars.
Networking at AAC
Of course the primary purpose for many attending AAC is networking. Whether on the conference floor or the hotel bar thousands of new relationships will be formed over the course of the 4 days.
We’re looking forward to meeting some old friends and getting to know some new ones. Things kick off with the infamous welcome drinks at Strandzuid – the city beach of Amsterdam. We’ll be there enjoying a local beer and (hopefully) some Summer sunshine. Fancy joining us? Get in touch to arrange and we’ll have a cold one waiting for you!
Amsterdam Like A Local
1. On Your Bike!
Amsterdam is a biking city, so make plans to rent a bike (“fiets” in Dutch). There are clearly defined biking paths everywhere in the city, making it safe and convenient for everyone.
Your hotel may offer bike rentals at a reduced cost, so check that first. Once you have your bike, consider cycling over to A’dam Tower, our newest tourist attraction, for a great view over the city. (You’ll also get to enjoy the free ferry and see the North of Amsterdam, which most people miss out on!)
2. Explore De Pijp
The conference will be held at Amsterdam RAI, a large conference venue in the South of the city. If you’re looking to hold a meeting or grab a drink, De Pijp is the place to go. It’s a short bike (or tram) ride away and features plenty of local “bruin bars” (traditional Dutch cafés), along with hotspots for late-night partying.
We especially recommend Calle Ocho, The Butcher and Hesp.
3. Get Your Caffeine Hit
Can’t stand conference coffee? No problem. Check out Coffee & Coconuts – it’s a few minutes away from RAI by bike.
Scandinavian Embassy and De Wasserette are great alternatives if C&C is full. If you’re willing to take a short trip, check out Lot Sixty One and White Label Coffee for some of the finest quality the city has to offer.
The Dutch drink massive amounts of the uplifting liquid, so don’t worry about a shortage anywhere… but do note that drip coffee is uncommon. Espresso (usually pulled longer) and cappuccinos are much more popular.
4. Eat Like a Local
For dinner, check out Loetje for steak… Izakaya for Asian cuisine… Harbor Club for seafood… Cannibale Royale for a quick bite near RAI… De Foodhallen for a modern take on street food… Bakers and Roasters for breakfast (beware long wait times)… and Librije’s Zusje for a 2-Michelin-star experience (he’s the most famous Dutch chef).
And don’t forget to try bitterballen at the local bruin café!
5. Preparing to Party?
We hate to break it to you, but the infamous Red Light District is not very interesting for partying – it’s a good experience, but you will only need to walk through once to get the idea. Leidseplein, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein are much more popular areas for party-goers.
And remember: much of the city’s charm lies in its hidden gems and surprisingly cozy (“gezellig”) bars that can get quite exciting as the night goes on. Don’t be afraid to pop into the local haunt and see what’s happening!
No matter what, you’re virtually guaranteed to have a great time in Amsterdam. Be sure to visit the Advidi website for more information and to set up a meeting with them, too!