METS Trade 2019, information to prepare the equipment exhibition for yachting

METS Trade, the international exhibition of equipment for water sports and pleasure boating

METS Trade 2019, the world's largest trade fair for suppliers to the boating and leisure industry, will take place in Amsterdam from 18 to 21 November. Here are some practical information to prepare the event: layout of the halls, exhibition themes, location, ticketing, opening hours.

The world's largest professional boating event

METS Trade, the annual meeting place for the yachting industry, is held in Amsterdam. The largest international trade show reserved for professionals in the nautical and yachting industry, it brings together all the equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the sector over a period of 3 days. Exhibitors showcase their products to managers and technicians from the builders, repairers and operators of pleasure boats and port infrastructures from all over the world. BoatIndustry tells you in a few lines the essential elements of the 2019 edition.

METS Exhibitor Allocations

Equipment manufacturers and suppliers to the boating industry are positioned within the 12 halls according to their field of activity and country of origin.

Large yachts, materials and equipment for marinas benefit from dedicated areas :

  • SuperYacht Pavilion
  • Construction & Material Pavilion
  • Marina & Yard Pavilion

Exhibitors often choose to group together by nationality, with the main countries represented ranging from France to New Zealand and Australia, as well as the United States, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Canada, China and Turkey.

Date and place of METS Trade 2019

The 2019 edition of METS Trade will take place from 18 to 21 November. It will be held at the RAI Amsterdam exhibition centre in the Dutch capital.


Admission to the show is free for professionals, provided they have registered online before 11 November 2019 or have an invitation, to be requested from your exhibiting suppliers.

Beyond that, buying a ticket online after 12 November costs 70 euros. The entrance fee is 200 euros.


The lounge is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on November 19 and 20 and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 21.


The exhibition is easily accessible from Amsterdam Central Station with Tramway No. 4 or Metro 52, stop Europaplein and RAI Amsterdam.

The 10-minute train ride from Schipol International Airport is free of charge upon presentation of pre-check-in at the lounge.

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