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First Accession: 24/12/1932 - 26/10/1944
Second Accession: 06/01/1951

The Netherlands has participated in Expos since the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. In 1928, the country signed the Convention of Paris, becoming a founding Member State of the BIE.

Over the years, the Netherlands has actively participated in both World and Specialised Expos, with pavilions being awarded at World Expo 2005 Aichi, Specialised Expo 2008 Zaragoza, and World Expo 2020 Dubai.

In 1960, the city of Rotterdam hosted the first Horticultural Expo recognised by the BIE. Since then, the Netherlands has hosted an additional six Horticultural Expos under the name “Floriade”, with the most recent edition – Floriade Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere – organized under the theme “Growing Green Cities”.

Host country

Participation in Expos

Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Uniting water, energy and food
Architect(s)
V8 architects
Size (m2)
2,170
Location
Sustainability
Award
Gold – Architecture & Landscape – pavilions between 1,750m2 and 2,500m2
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Theme
Low Land, High Energy
Size (m2)
555.60
National Day
22/06/2017
Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Share, Grow, Live
Architect(s)
Totems
Size (m2)
2,369
Theme
Sustainable Dutch Deltas
Size (m2)
568
Location
Atlantic Ocean Cluster
National Day
18/06/2012
Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Our Cities: Harmony in Diversity
Architect(s)
Mr John Kormeling
Size (m2)
4,800
Location
Zone C
National Day
18/05/2010
Theme
The Struggle of a Country Outlined by Water
Size (m2)
583
Location
Edificio Viento
Award
Bronze - "Thematic aspect of the pavilion" Category - pavillons between 500 and 750 m2
National Day
25/06/2008
Theme
Land of Water
Size (m2)
324
Location
Global Common 4
Award
Gold - "Content" Category - pavilions smaller than 324 m2
National Day
19/04/2005
Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Holland creates Space
Architect(s)
MRDV architects, Roterdam
Size (m2)
9,015
Location
Pavilion Est
National Day
06/09/2000

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