MICE in Hungary: Debrecen, a city to discover

Welcome to Debrecen, one of the great cities for MICE in Hungary!

In recent years, Debrecen has become an exclusive international conference destination, with excellent venues and features available to satisfy all kinds of demands, from events for a few people to series of events for several days with thousands of participants.







The city hosts several hundred conferences every year, including business, scientific, professional, cultural, religious and civil society events. The city’s capacity for tourism provides opportunities for organising conferences of international significance or international sports events attracting several thousand visitors. The four and five-star hotels in Debrecen offer visitors a pleasant stay with special gastronomic experiences and services to satisfy at the highest levels. (Source: Why Debrecen 2020_invest.debrecen.hu)

How to get there?

Accessibility by car As a result of being connected to one of Europe’s international highways, Debrecen is ony 2 hours away from Budapest. The city can be reached from Budapest via the M3 and M35/E79 motorways. Transfer time by car: 2h.


There is plenty of choice. Hotel room capacity* in Debrecen: 681 rooms 149 hotel rooms in 5* and non-rated category and 187 hotel rooms in 4* category 65 hotel rooms in 3* category 901 hotel rooms non-classified.


Beside the numerous conference hotels, the city offers a congress venue as well, that is Kölcsey Központ.

KÖLCSEY KÖZPONT Plenary room up to 1,500 people 13,000 sqm exhibition space 17 meeting rooms Next to Hotel Lycium**** with 87 bedrooms

Exciting opportunities near Debrecen

a) Hajdúszoboszló – 22 km from Debrecen by car Watery adventures at the Hungarospa, Europe’s largest bath complex Farm visit and a traditional Hungarian dish in Tuba Tanya Hortobágy – 23.5 km from Debrecen by car Horse-and-carriage ride with a horsemen show Ride by the Hortobágy Fishponds Narrow-Gauge Railway Guided birdwatching tour Guided stargazing tou

b) Tisza-tó – 74,5 km from Debrecen by car Boat trip Guided birdwatching tour Bike trip around Lake Tisza Visit at the Lake Tisza Eco Center, Europe’s largest fresh-water aquarium system Nyíregyháza – 50 km from Debrecen by car Visit at the Sóstó Zoo, Hungary’s biggest zoo outside Budapest Guided sightseeing tour in the city center Visit at the Village Museum Pálinka tasting at the Zsindelyes Pálinka Distillary.




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This article is written by

Tijn Kramer