Hond2018: the event for dog lovers
On the 14th, 15th and 16th of December the biggest dog event of the Netherlands takes place in Amsterdam: Hond2018! It promises to be a weekend full of fun and interactive workshops, educational demonstrations, exciting contests and not to forget a lot of dogs. During the three days you are being introduced to an incredible number of breeds and in the educational program you see dogs in action in many ways. Do you love dogs? Then come to the largest dog event in the Netherlands in the Amsterdam RAI!

Book your stand for Hond2018 and meet (new) international dog lovers
At Hond2018 we have various possibilities for companies who want to offer their products or inform the visitors of the event. Please download the Exhibitor information below to see all trade stand possibilities. When you have any questions, contact us at stands@hond-event.nl or 0031 – (0)135 091 666.

Visit and download exhibitor information here.

In the Amsterdam RAI gather on 14, 15 and 16 December about 10.000 dogs with about 25.000 owners and visitors from all over the world. Hond2018 offers a wide variety of fun activities for dog and family. As a visitor you can become acquainted with agility, dog frisbee, flyball, dog dance and rescue dogs and guide dogs. There are also opportunities to engage in fun workshops together with your dog friend and there is a daily presentation of purebred dogs where you learn interesting facts about these dogs. In the Dog Village associations present their favourite breed and provide information on the purchase, breed typical behaviour and care. In the versatile promo village you can find the newest and finest dog products and you can go shopping for your favourite pet.

Holland Cup & Amsterdam Winner Show
The extensive demonstration program together with the exterior inspection of the Holland Cup on Friday and the Amsterdam Winner Show on Saturday and Sunday are a fun day out for the whole family.

Opening hours
Hond2018 is open daily from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm.

Entrance fees

At the cash register:
Adults: € 15,-
Children 4-9 years, 65+, disabled or students*: € 10,-
Passe partout adults: € 27,50
Family ticket: two adults with up to 3 children: € 32,50
Dogs from visitors**: € 5,-

* please note: at the ticket check you have to show your identity card, student pass and/or our disabled card when asked.
** there is a limit of one dog per visitor, dogs younger than 16 weeks are not allowed to the event. When asked, you have to prove your dogs in sufficiently vaccinated/protected by means of the European dog passport.

Visitor dog
Dogs – on the leash – are welcome at the event. You have to buy a separate ticket for your dog. Together with your dog you can take part in different workshops. Any damage by – or to – the dog are never the responsibility of the organization. The owner/supervisor of the dog is liable. There is a limit of one dog per adult visitor, dog younger than 16 weeks are not allowed at the event.

Visiting dogs must be vaccinated and proof of this can be asked for, so bring the European Pet Passport. By entering the event, the supervisor of the dog declares that the dog has the necessary vaccinations, by (regular) vaccinations whose validity has been demonstrably (or titer determination, registered by a practicing veterinarian in the European Pet Passport with completion date). Coming from abroad, the dog must have a valid rabies vaccination. Further the owner/supervisor explains that the dog brought by him, as far as he knows, hasn’t been in circumstances where there was any risk of infection with canine distemper or any other infectious disease to be feared.

Hond2018 will be held at:
RAI Exhibition Centre
1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands