This monument of trade from 1903 is a venue where history can be felt in every detail. It is distinguished by its high level of hospitality, service and quality for its guests. A total surface area of 5,500 m2, 25 halls, ample parking space and many hotel rooms in the area make Amsterdam Conference Center Beurs van Berlage the most attractive location for events and conferences of up to 1,300 people. Find your virtual tour below.
The Grote Zaal (“great hall”) originally housed the Commodity Exchange, one of the four exchanges that were housed in the Beurs van Berlage. The Commodity Exchange was the trading place where goods were traded such as pepper, coffee, cocoa, sugar and oil. The Commodity Exchange departed and was replaced by the Insurance Exchange where insurance policies were sold until 1982. Today, the Grote Zaal serves as a unique event venue for conferences and events.
Corn Traders traded large quantities of corn that was imported from far away. To be able to sell this in the Netherlands, they needed a fair where they could negotiate: the Graanbeurszaal (Corn Exchange Hall). After World War II, with the arrival of telex and telephones, the grain traders no longer needed the Exchange for their transactions. The Food Fair with its canned vegetables was therefore added to the Graanbeurszaal until 1960. The Graanbeurszaal housed a permanent exhibition for industrial design until 1976, after which the first options exchange in the world was established here. From 1987 to 2014, the Graanbeurszaal was used for rehearsals of the Chamber Orchestra of the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1903, the Stock Market took the Effectenbeurszaal (Stock market hall) in use. From that moment on, stocks and bonds were traded here daily. Until 1912, when the Exchange received its own building next to the Beurs van Berlage at Beursplein 5. After the departure of the Stock Exchange, the Effectenbeurszaal served as currency exchange and transfer office in Amsterdam. In 1985 the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra (NedPhO) started using both the Graanbeurszaal and the Effectenbeurszaal. The Effectenbeurszaal was converted into a concert hall and acoustically improved to an excellent concert experience. In 2012 NedPhO moved to Majella Church in Amsterdam East. The stage was removed, but the hall retained its improved acoustics.
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