René Leemans


Beurs van Berlage

The Beurs van Berlage is a hotspot that cannot be missed during your visit to Amsterdam. It is the vibrant meeting point in the heart of the city. One thing is certain, there is always something to do in the unique historical building! Have a bite to eat in one of our restaurants, visit the Tony's Chocolonely shop for the tastiest chocolate, order the most delicious fish dishes in The Seafood Bar, rent a bicycle or use one of the lockers in the Bike Rental and discover the secrets of Sherlocked. Check out events and the expositions in our calendar.

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René Leemans is professor and head of department at Amsterdam UMC and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the field of Ear, Nose, Throat and Head and Neck Oncology. Over the past decades, he has made a sustainable and internationally recognized contribution to cancer care and research in the field of head and neck oncology. For example, he is the creator and current leader of the impactful European Make Sense Awareness Campaign in the field of head and neck cancer. He is also co-founder and past president of the multi-disciplinary European Head and Neck Society (EHNS).

In March 2025, he will organize the 11th European Conference on Head and Neck Oncology (ECHNO) at the Beurs van Berlage, a prestigious conference in the field of cancer in the head and neck area: Where tradition meets the present and prepares for the future!


Hotspot since 1903

Since the year 1903 the Beurs van Berlage has been a charming international hotspot. A building with grandeur and the place to be in the soul of Amsterdam where special things happen every day. Events, fairs, exhibitions and prestigious conferences.

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