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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! Are you going to a beautiful exhibition, fancy a tasteful lunch in between shopping or rather check out something adventurous? You will find it all at the Beurs van Berlage.

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The Beurs van Berlage is a national monument located in the historic centre of Amsterdam, with a total area of ​​16,000m2. This beautiful building holds a broad spectrum of different offices, it’s the hotspot where the most desirable and prestigious conferences, events and exhibitions are organised, two restaurants are located at the Beursplein and the Damrak, MeetBerlage facilitates the small meetings and there are even three escape rooms, a bicycle parking space and a Tony’s Chocolonely super store. The Beurs van Berlage is at the top of the market.

Beurs van Hendrick de Keyser

The first stock exchange in the Netherlands was set up by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1602. They came up with the idea of issuing shares in order to finance their maritime activities. They did need a stock exchange building however, in order to be able to trade the shares.

Amsterdam city council decided to build a separate stock exchange building and hired Hendrick de Keyser to design one. In 1611, his stock exchange was completed and it became the venue for the trading of VOC shares and, from 1621, also those of the Dutch West India Company (WIC).
As such, the Beurs van Hendrick de Keyser was referred to as the oldest stock exchange in the world. The building, located at Rokin, was demolished in 1835 due to subsidence and was replaced by the Beurs van Zocher.


 
Michiel Lindenbergh
Commercial Director
T: 020 531 33 55
Jet Broertjes
Assistant Director of Sales
T: 020 531 33 61
Bart Antonissen
Sales Manager
T: 020 531 33 64
Willemijn de Vet
Marketing Manager
T: 020 531 33 57
Els Höften
Content Marketeer
T: 020 531 33 36
Liza Franken
Conference Services Executive
T: 020 531 33 60
Evelien van Kessel
Director of Sales
T: 020 531 33 58
Elise Nijenhuis
Sales Manager
T: 020 531 33 39
Jean Butler
Business Market Analyst
T: 020 531 33 59
Fannie Fuijkschot
Marketing Executive
T: 020 531 33 66
Sabine Bakker
Conference Services Executive
T: 020 531 33 37

Hotspot since 1903

At the end of the 19th century, Amsterdam was doing well. Trade was flourishing and a growing number of people decided to move to the city. In 1896, the Amsterdam administration therefore decided to allow the construction of the new stock exchange to go ahead after all. The honour of developing this new building went to architect and urban designer Hendrik Petrus Berlage.

Berlage designed a completely new building, its bell tower carrying the ‘Beursbengel’ (exchange bell) being the most prominent element. Berlage, being a staunch socialist, believed the stock exchange trade had a short lease of life. Yet he found a smart and creative solution for this dilemma: inspired by the Italian Palazzo Pubblicos, he decided to design the new stock exchange building in such a way that it could serve as a grand communal home, a public palace, after socialism had triumphed. He therefore built a sort of symbolic city hall, a ‘public palace’ that could temporarily serve as a stock exchange.

What makes the Beurs van Berlage so successful?

Our vision

In an increasingly faster "digital" world, personal encounters become increasingly valuable, especially when they take place in a special place, in a special environment.

Our mission

The best conference and event centre at 5-star level. Each of our employees is personally ready to make every meeting at de Beurs van Berlage unforgettable!

Our core values

An authentic environment with authentic stories, of historical architecture and entrepreneurial spirit. 5-star quality and service. Personal hospitality. We exceed the expectations of customer, guest and visitor.

5-star level

5-Stars says that everything we offer within the Beurs van Berlage is of the highest level, of the highest quality.


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