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Organize your event at a unique location with endless possibilities


From small to large

Are you looking for a unique place for an event or training? You can always rely on the World Food Center. From small to large. Indoor, outdoor or both. Or view which festivals, conferences and meetings are taking place.

  • From 10 to 1,000 people
  • Events, presentations, exhibitions, training courses etc
  • Multiple locations. Large halls with sub spaces
  • Indoor, outdoor or both
  • Optimally accessible by car, train or bus

Het silicon valley van de agrifood
in the heart of the Netherlands


Events, conferences and meetings take place regularly

Date/Time Event
Entire day
World Food Day

The location for your event

The World Food Center is the food meeting place in the Netherlands. There are numerous locations around the site for seminars, congresses, festivals and small gatherings. Make use of professional indoor event locations or opt for an ‘unplugged’ outdoor experience.

Indoor locations

We have several unique indoor locations with extra outdoor options

1. The Stinger Sphere

A unique inspiring room full of possibilities

One of the most striking buildings on the World Food Center site is the Stinger Sphere. This mysterious spherical building once served as a training center for anti-aircraft missiles and is one of a kind.

Everything is possible. Exhibitions, meetings, presentations, debates. Activities/shows are organized at the intersection of science, entertainment and education.

  • Indoor & outdoor options
  • For smaller groups between 25 and 90 people
  • A unique room with history
  • 1 room with alternative options to the outside
  • Ideal for exhibitions, presentations or debates

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2. Akoesticum

A cultural experience for your food event

Akoesticum is the production and presentation place for music, dance and theater companies in the cultural heart of the central Netherlands. With a beautiful location in the historic Friso barracks, next to the Veluwe, there are fifteen rooms that can be divided flexibly, overnight accommodation and our own catering facilities serving local products. Akoesticum is the perfect location for (multi-day) training courses, meetings and events with a cultural touch.

Everything is possible. Exhibitions, meetings, presentations, debates. Activities/shows are organized at the intersection of science, entertainment and education.

  • Indoor & outdoor options
  • Groups between 50 and 1,000 people
  • Suitable for cultural and corporate events
  • 15 rooms, flexibly arranged
  • Large and smaller rooms (20 to 250 people)

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3. The Maurits Barracks

Atmospheric industrial conference location for events

The Maurits barracks were built between 1904 and 1906 in neo-Renaissance style. The stately entrance, high ceilings and large arched windows give this location a unique appearance. The location not only has an inspiring past, but a story for the future as well.

What you eat and drink here comes from local farmers, bakers and food producers. Tasty, fair, sustainable and future-proof.

  • Indoor & outdoor options
  • For groups of 25 to 250 people
  • With large hall (max 250 people)
  • 12 flexible breakout rooms
  • Modern technical facilities

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The Veluwe literally flows in to the World Food Center! The beautiful green area is a frequently used location for successful food events such as FoodUnplugged, Störrig and Eten op Rolletjes.

3. smook & smaak

Where food and Veluwe meet

Book your complete BBQ package now. At the Stormbaan, food joy is combined with outdoor living, relaxation, experience and enjoyment of pure and honest. Smook & Smaak is adventurous, connecting and relaxed.

BBQ, eten, drinken, kampvuurtje. Wat wil je nog meer? 

After a nature walk with a guide, you and your group of friends will work on your meal while enjoying a drink. A nice crackling fire is burning in the outdoor stoves and the atmosphere is relaxed. You enjoy one another’s company and to top it all off, you get to enjoy your own home-cooked meal together!

  • Indoor & outdoor
  • From 10 to 50 people
  • Large attractive site with many possibilities

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Outdoor locations

There are various outdoor locations on the beautiful green grounds for a great event.

The stormbaan

The obstacle course is a unique place for small-scale sustainable events (up to 750 people), where the old obstacle course elements are still in the wooded landscape.

The appèlplaats

The old roll call area between the barracks is a nice place to hold small events until ??? organize people within sight of the barracks.

The Frisopark

A beautiful location is available in front of the barracks in the Frisopark to organize larger events (up to 700 people) within sight of the barracks.

Would you like to know more?

We are happy to give you a tour and then tell you all about the possibilities

Questions? Or would you like a guided tour?

Come take a look!

We would be happy to give you a tour and then tell you all about the establishment options .

    Or call directly to: +316-5475 4488 / +316-52385418

    Contacts : Louis de Boer / Sander van de Pol


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