Enter ESM 2020

21 november 2020

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Unfortunately, the ESM 2020 edition does NOT have a competition

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Euro Scale Modelling 2020

Euro Scale Modeling 2020

The ESM 2019 was again a great success. Thanks to all traders, associations, IPMS members, visitors, not to mention the volunteers.

The Corona is turning the whole world upside down, but thanks to taking good precautions we can also organize a beautiful and safe ESM 2020 for everyone on November 21, 2020. You can still register, we have a (limited) number of places left.

The reservations we must make include a possible ban on events from the government or the closure of the location.

These are the measures that have been taken to achieve a safe ESM 2020:

  • ESM is in all four halls of the EXPO Houten
  • Opening hours are from 9am to 6pm
  • access for visitors in time slots
  • only access with tickets purchased online in advance ( available from October 1st) , there are no cash registers
  • that applies to both members and nonmembers
  • Non-members pay € 8, =   ,online payment only
  • members get 1 time slot for free,  exclusively through online registration
  • from October 1st, tickets are only available through the ESM website
  • before entering the halls you have to disinfect your hands, in the halls there are various disinfection stations
  • You can only enter the timeslot you have purchased
  • your entrance card will be scanned at the entrance, make sure you have it with you
  • by limiting the number of visitors per time slot and the distance rules so that the exhibition tables and the aisles are more spacious, you have more space to enjoy the ESM in a relaxed way
  • the visitor entrance and exit are separated pay attention to the walking routes and the directions
  • registration as an exhibitor is possible until 1 October, although more access passes are possible on the registration form, the MAXIMUM of 1 only applies per registered table
  • Restaurant and toilets are opened in accordance with the rules and hygiene measures
  • the instructions on this website are leading, check possible changes no later than the day before you visit the ESM

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.



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.