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Dear modelling friends, participants of our ESM

News August 31, 2022:

As of 1 September, tickets for the ESM 2022 can be purchased via this site. See the image below for how this can be done: if you move your mouse over “Home/News” and via the link in the block “ESM 2022”.

Again: also IPMS-members must order a ticket.

News August 10, 2022:

Now that the holidays for the first parts of the Netherlands are over, it is time for an update of ESM 2022.

  • We are going to directly approach traders and clubs who want to participate. But also some Regions and SIG’s of our own IPMS have not yet registered.
  • The ticket module has already been tested. After consultation with the supplier, some minor adjustments will be made so that it will be very easy to obtain an entry ticket. These adjustments will be ready soon and will be tested again by a few people.
  • After these tests, the whole system will be ready to go online on September 1.
  • Everyone, including IPMS members must order a ticket: however, for members the entrance is free. It is self-explanatory.
  • Meanwhile, the contest rules are available on the website in three languages. Here too, tests have been made with the registrations and it all works fine. The competition committee is going to approach the prospective judges this period.
  • There is still some work to be done, but the contest committee does not foresee any problems.
  • Registration for the competition will start on October 1, contrary to what was previously communicated.
  • The volunteers who have signed up will be approached in the coming period, but this should not stop you from signing up as a volunteer. Many hands make light work and if there are many, the time we need you is not so long. In short: For modellers, by modellers.

Once again, we would like to draw your attention to the rules set by the fire brigade: these are not from Expo Houten and certainly not from the ESM team:
In connection with fire service requirements the following: 

– No cords may be taped in the walkways.

– Extension cords are not allowed in the aisles.

– Coffee machines and the like are prohibited.


News July 14, 2022:

  • Now that the holidays have really started for everyone, it is time for an update. The number of registrations for our event is rising steadily: so far, 36 traders, 28 individuals, 26 modelling clubs, 15 Regions and SIGs and 7 show tables have registered. The decent turnout at the Euro Model Expo in Velthoven is also hopeful, so we are counting on more registrations!
  • The development of the functionality to order tickets via the site as of September 1 is almost finished: we will soon enter the test phase.
  • Registration for the contest also starts at September 1.


News April 24, 2022:

From the operator of the Expo Houten we received the following message:

We are happy that we can largely put the pandemic behind us and that we see the enthusiasm among all fair organizers and fair visitors to meet live again. We must also unfortunately experience that we have had to deal with huge price increases. These increases are in personnel costs, fuel prices, materials, raw materials and a large increase in energy costs.

Unfortunately, this has forced us to implement a number of price increases mid-year, however unpleasant this may be for us. Of course we want to limit this and we have carefully looked at where the costs will rise to such an extent that an increase must be implemented by 1 July 2022.

  • Due to the high energy prices, all power outlets in the exhibition halls have been turned off as of August 1. This means that there is no more power on these outlets.
  • If you want to use the general outlets on the columns we charge a fixed fee of € 30.-. This only applies to public exhibitions and only to table holders. Commercial stands pay the regular rate.
  • If there is not an outlet nearby and it has to be installed, the costs are € 87.55 per connection.
  • In connection with fire requirements the following:
    – No cords may be taped in the aisles.
    – Extension cords are not allowed in the aisles.
    – Coffee makers, etc. are prohibited.

News April 15, 2022:

  • Registrations are coming in steadily. See in the menu under “Participants”.
  • We are developing the functionality to purchase tickets through this site. That functionality will be available by September 1, 2022.


News April 2, 2022: Registration has been open since yesterday for dealers, model clubs, show tables, SIGs and Regions and private sales. The first participants have applied!


After two years of disappointment, we can announce that we intend to go ahead with the ESM 2022. Of course this is still dependent on the current situation in the world.

Registrations for traders, model clubs, show tables, SIGs and Regions and private sales are possible from April 1, 2022.
Registration for the competition is possible from September 1, 2022.
Ticket sales will also start September 1, 2022.

We would like to see each other at Euro Scale Modelling on 26 November 2022!

Stay healthy and see you there,

Best regards,

Henk Hirs

President IPMS Nederland                                     The ESM-team

Plastic Modelling is the nicest, most creative and finest hobby for young and old that you can imagine. At the ESM you will find just about everything: kits, paints, glue, tools and everything further that you may need to enjoy Plastic Modelling. Furthermore, there will be a traditional model competition in a number of categories.

There will not only be traders present, but also individual members who offer kits and books from their own collection for sale. And there will be model builders who will demonstrate their techniques and show their finest models. There is ample opportunity for inspiration and for buying new (or old!) kits.



The Scale Models For Vets Foundation facilitates building events in the afternoon or evening for veterans. Kits are made available for those veterans who have to manage with little or no budget.

The site of Scale Model World in Telford, which will take place November 12 and 13, 2022.


Wonderful prizes can be won at the Tombola at the ESM. Tickets are only 50 Eurocents, available at the IPMS Netherlands promotional booth.


IPMS Netherlands

Euro Scale Modelling is being organized by IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society) Netherlands. The event is hosted in the large halls of the Expo Houten. The ESM extends to an area of more than 9000 sq.m. That is 2.2 acres! There is ample catering available so you may sit and chat with other visitors and make new acquaintances while enjoying a nice snack.


All information about the IPMS Netherlands and the ESM is available at the IPMS information booth. The review models featured in the 2019 issues of our magazine Modelbouw In Plastic, MIP for short, will be displayed at the IPMS information booth.