De Doelen is a concert venue and convention center in
Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was originally built in 1934 but then destroyed in
1940 during the German bombardment of Rotterdam in May 1940 at the outset of
World War II. It was rebuilt in 1966, originally with one hall to which two
more were added in the 1990s.
It has a variety of facilities, including the Grote Zaal
(Grand Hall), a 2,200-seat concert hall, two smaller halls which each seat
about 700 people, and convention rooms. In 2015 it was classified as a national
Although mainly known as a venue for classical music, de
Doelen is also a stage for jazz, world music and as the main box office for the
International Film Festival Rotterdam. It is also the home of the Rotterdam
SRS's Dutch partner Podiumtechniek.nl provided this venue with series400 dimmer packs mounted in a solid case for fixed installations.