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Administratiezaal

The Administratiezaal is the original meeting room for the Vereeniging Voor den Effectenhandel, one of four exchanges that used to house in the Beurs van Berlage. These days too, the Administratiezaal is used for gatherings. This page tells you more about the history of the stock exchange and the Administratiezaal. 

Merchants’ trade exchange

The Beurs van Berlage was designed more than a century ago as a merchants’ trade exchange by Hendrik Petrus Berlage, one of the most prominent architects from the Netherlands. The merchants’ trade exchange was opened by Queen Wilhelmina on 27 May 1903. 

360 degrees Administratiezaal

Google Street View allows you to wander through the Beurs van Berlage online. The 360-degree photos of the Administratiezaal can be found at the bottom of this page.

Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam Administratiezaal

History

In 1903, the stock exchange started using the Effectenbeurszaal and Administratiezaal. From then on, these rooms were used daily for meetings about stocks and bonds that were traded.

In 1912, the stock exchange got its own premises at Beursplein 5, next to the Beurs van Berlage. Since then, the Administratiezaal has been used for various trade fairs and meetings.

In 2010, the Netherlands Chamber Choir moved into the Administratiezaal in order to make it easier to work with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (NedPhO). They used it for nearly 10 years, until they both moved to the Majella church in Amsterdam East in 2012. Since then, the Administratiezaal has been fully available for meetings again.

Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam Administratiezaal

Décor

The Administratiezaal is located in the east wing of the Beurs van Berlage and looks out over Beursstraat. It is decorated with columns and round arches that give the room a graceful appearance.

The right side is covered with yellow tiles that depict the red logo of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange Association from 1903. 

The blue and yellow also appear in the ceiling beams, as do the round coins that can be seen on the walls of the stock exchange.

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