Beurs van Berlage

Can I still organise my conference safely?


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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This time calls for creativity and adaptability. Can your conference still be organised safely during this time and the period that follows? Yes, you can.

The Beurs van Berlage is fully engaged in these creative adjustments, which means that there are still many possibilities for your conference.

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Blog Can I still organise my conference safely in the (post) corona time?

9 November 2021

The corona crisis has disrupted society. The medical world has had to perform at peak performance for months to cope with the influx of patients. There is a big difference in other sectors. Some are busier than ever, while other sectors have virtually come to a standstill. What all sectors have in common is that this situation requires a great deal of creativity and adaptability.

Knowledge exchange about safety at conferences

A lot of new knowledge is needed to deal with the new situation. As a result, almost everyone has a great need to exchange experiences and knowledge. This concerns knowledge about how to deal with the current situation surrounding the corona crisis, but certainly also knowledge exchange that is essential to stay up-to-date in one's own field. Conferences have always been an important time to network and transfer knowledge. But is it still possible to organise these safely?

An important consideration for this is the safety of passenger transport. Now that the lockdown measures have been scaled down, the traffic on the roads is slowly increasing again. In addition, the NS timetable is also being scaled up again. This also increasingly applies to international train traffic. Event locations also facilitate parking and alternative transport options, such as bicycle rental and taxi services. It is therefore again possible for visitors to travel safely to event locations.

Virtual or hybrid events

The event industry, like many other industries, has recently been busy looking for opportunities to allow personal meetings to take place safely. One of the most striking possibilities is the increased possibility of hosting virtual or hybrid events. Many event locations have the technical capabilities in-house to offer both speakers and event attendees the option to only attend the event online. For speakers there is sometimes even the option of presenting by means of a hologram.

Adjust routing in building

In addition, many event locations have adapted the routing in the building. As a result, visitors no longer walk past each other. Instead, pedestrian traffic from hall to hall becomes one-way. Because visitors no longer walk past each other, the risk of contamination is considerably reduced and visitors have enough space to move through the building in a safe way and to keep sufficient distance from each other.

Are you curious about how event locations give substance to safe gatherings in practice? Take a look at the possibilities in the Beurs van Berlage and download the info sheet on the right. We offer various innovative solutions to allow your conference to take place in a safe manner.

Download the info sheet about the possibilities in the Beurs van Berlage

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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Are you interested and would you like to further discuss the possibilities for your conference or event? We are ready for you!