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BITTER Chocolate Stories

Surround yourself with the monumental portraits of the children who harvest the cocoa for the chocolate you like. Let them tell their story while watching them in the eyes. Discover how we are tempted by advertising for a product with a bitter taste: child labor in West Africa is still increasing. 

Bitter Chocolate Stories is an exhibition that stimulates all senses. Do not just fly over the cocoa plantations in West Africa but also touch real cocoa beans. Faced with the hard reality of the children working on the plantations. And watch the dreams they have portrayed in their drawings. 

Visit this exhibition and discover what you can do to stop child labor. 

13 October 2017 - 10:00 to 22 November 2017 - 18:00

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Legendary Trunks The Exhibition

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Legendary Trunks the Exhibition is an interactive, immersive experience exploring the luggage of iconic designer Louis Vuitton, and the Golden Age of Travel they symbolize. This unique exhibition transports guests to the Golden Age of Travel beginning over 150 years ago and continuing through the 20th century, when ground-breaking innovations in transportation opened new frontiers for exploration, and Louis Vuitton trunks created a new paradigm for transporting one’s possessions.

Through Vuitton’s remarkably crafted objects, captivating stories are told: stories of unprecedented adventure and elegance; of formidable personalities, and of a modernity that was exhilarating in its newness, complexity and speed.

6 December 2017 - 10:00 to 18 February 2018 - 18:00

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IGNITE Conference 2017 'Rebuilding Futures'


SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict affected societies into prosperity.

Rebuilding Futures

Empowering youth and entrepreneurs in fragile states.

This year, the 5th edition of the IGNITE conference, will focus on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship and promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions. Hear from refugees, entrepreneurs, education experts, private sector, government and NGO representatives from across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Share knowledge on how to rebuild economies and societies.

7 December 2017 - 08:30 to 18:00

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Flows of Food

“Flows of Food” is the first conference on Food Policy. December 7, 2017 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. 

A unique program with first class key-notes and ample opportunity to meet with top dogs and pioneers in the food scene. Don’t miss our key-note Wayne Roberts, one of the first and powerfull thinkers on Food Policy. Roberts incorporates 20 years of profound practical experience and knowledge in developing food councils. His body of thoughts have spread from New York to Milan.

7 December 2017 - 08:30 to 17:30

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Amsterdams Opera Koor brengt hoogtepunten uit Lucia di Lammermoor en Mosè

Amsterdams Opera Koor zingt Lucia en Mosè

On Sunday 17 December 2017, the Amsterdams Opera Koor (Opera Choir of Amsterdam), a choir founded in 1950,  will sing highlights from two operas full of passion in the Effectenbeurszaal of the famous Beurs van Berlage: Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti and Mosè by Gioacchini Rossini.

In the belcanto opera Lucia di Lammermoor the titular heroine is forced into a marriage which brings her to despair, with fatal consequences. Her famous madness aria is not likely to leave any listener unmoved. The libretto is based upon a novel by Sir Walter Scott, which relates an allegedly historical family tragedy.

17 December 2017 - 14:00

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This Art Fair 2017

This Art Fair is an Amsterdam based art fair offering a platform for talented artists to show and sell their works – with or without gallery. Over 120 artists will present their works, in media ranging from painting and performance to video and photography. Showcasing unseen and up-and-coming talents as well as well-known artists, we demonstrate the diversity of the visual arts to a broad audience.

Through This Art Fair, our workshops for participants, and the This Master pilot, we contribute to the economic independence of artists, and enhance cultural entrepreneurship and expertise.

We are overwhelmed by the amount of applications by individidual artists, duo’s and galleries and can't wait for the opening!

27 December 2017 - 18:00 to 30 December 2017 - 19:00

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Hearthstone® Championship Tour

The Hearthstone® Championship Tour (HCT) will come to a star-studded conclusion in Amsterdam as HCT 2017 finishes its journey in the Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre.

This monumental venue once housed the Dutch stock exchange, and has witnessed royal marriages. Now, one of the Netherlands’ most famous buildings will host the HCT World Championship.

At the HCT World Championship, attendees will be able to meet, greet, and challenge their favorite Hearthstone personalities in friendly matches. There will also be on-site tournaments—open to all ticket-holders—that will award special swag. Attendees can expect to mingle with players from all around the world, as the Hearthstone community unites to send off the Hearthstone Championship Tour in style.

18 January 2018 - 09:00 to 21 January 2018 - 17:00

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