Beurs van Berlage

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Beurs van Berlage

Do you want to organize a congress or event that will be remembered for a long time? In that case, the Beurs van Berlage is the perfect place! Because of our long-time experience with events and congresses, we know how to achieve the highest quality. Time after time and in the middle of the characteristic historical centre of Amsterdam. Would you like to see what the rooms look like, or rather have some to-the-point information about the capacity of the rooms? Click below to discover de Beurs van Berlage.

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The government's reporting on the prohibition of certain gatherings of more than 50 people, or a notification requirement for other gatherings of more than 50 people, raises questions about what this means for events in the Beurs van Berlage.

The gatherings mentioned do not include the events that usually take place in a conference centre such as the Beurs van Berlage.

Corona update: Events in the Beurs van Berlage after the press conference and reporting about Corona on September 18th, 2020

The government's reporting on the prohibition of certain gatherings of more than 50 people, or a notification requirement for other gatherings of more than 50 people, raises questions about what this means for events in the Beurs van Berlage.

The gatherings mentioned do not include the events that usually take place in a conference centre such as the Beurs van Berlage.

We have taken a large number of measures to ensure that an event can take place safely and in accordance with the RIVM measures. The one and a half meter standard can be guaranteed thanks to adapted room set ups and the available space. Meetings such as congresses, meetings, presentations with more than 50 people can take place in the Beurs van Berlage as usual.

According to the latest information we receive from the municipality, there is a duty to report, but of course we will take care of this in consultation with our customer.

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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!

In the months of July and August, for example, we have “Zomer in de Beurs” – a summer programme with a varied line-up; from children’s shows to classical music, from guided tours through the Beurs to dining in the Grote Zaal.
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The international game community continues to feel the need to meet in real life, now and in the future. Why is Amsterdam the place to be for Game Events? You can read it in this blog.

Blog Amsterdam is the place where everything is possible

The need to meet is strong in the game community. They are unique as a group, since they are virtually the only group worldwide that first met each other online and only later offline. Online gaming is of course still possible during the corona crisis, and it is also possible to organize online competitions. However, events offer the game community the unique opportunity to see star players in real life, meet other gamers, and the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere of their favourite game.

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Obviously, the security requirements surrounding events have greatly increased due to the corona crisis. It is therefore even more important that events are organized safely and professionally. The events sector is strongly represented in the city of Amsterdam. Various partnerships ensure that a lot of knowledge is exchanged. Event locations, DMCs and event agencies have therefore strongly focused on innovative techniques for organizing hybrid events. In addition, various scenarios have been drawn up that make it possible to safely organize events in the various event locations in the city.

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Game Events are often far ahead in terms of technical developments. We always look at the latest technological developments and creative ways to apply. This means that the location where such an event takes place must offer excellent technical and internet facilities. Also, internet connections need to be optimally secured. The city of Amsterdam is a modern city that focuses on education and innovation, which means that the city is technically at the forefront. In addition, there are many event locations with state-of-the-art internet connections.

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Game events attract a young, creative and open-minded audience. An audience that is naturally attracted to the tolerant, innovative and free-spirited character of the city of Amsterdam. The images of the Amsterdam canals and canal houses are known worldwide, and international events such as ADE and the many festivals and concerts in the city have for years given the city an enormous appeal towards younger audiences. Amsterdam has a lively historic city centre, a vibrant nightlife, good public transport, and affordable hotel rooms. The city of Amsterdam is therefore, in short, ready to host gamers from all over the world.

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Focuses on innovative Safe Meeting concepts

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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 events industry has faced major challenges recently. From one day to the next, the doors of nearly all event venues in the country were closed. 

Press release Amsterdam Conference Center Beurs van Berlage focuses on innovative Safe Meeting concepts

The events industry has faced major challenges recently. From one day to the next, the doors of nearly all event venues in the country were closed. This also applied to the Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage, situated in the historic city centre of Amsterdam. For more than two months it was deafeningly silent in the monumental halls of the normally bustling and lively event location. To be able to host safe events again, the event location focuses on innovation by means of various Safe Meeting concepts.

Just like the entire industry, the Beurs van Berlage has also fully responded to the developments surrounding the corona virus. Although it was quiet in our halls, we and our partners worked hard on new guidelines and technological developments. Together we remain committed to organising events with the same luxurious appearance as before. We remain convinced that we will continue to make an important contribution to facilitating personal meetings in the city of Amsterdam.

Most importantly, these meetings must take place safely and responsibly. Keeping sufficient distance is paramount. The space we can offer at the Beurs van Berlage is unique in the centre of the capital. For example, our Grote Zaal is the largest in terms of area in the city centre and a total of 16.000 m2 of hall space is available in the Beurs van Berlage. This makes it possible to safely receive larger groups for Safe Meetings and Safe Dinners.

The ability to facilitate meetings in a safe way is further supported by a new app we are developing. This app will inform guests about the best route to the Beurs, which entrance to take at what time, where to have lunch, which places in the Beurs to avoid if it gets too busy, how to safely go from one session to the next, and even provide the ability to virtually participate in an event when a session is too full.

With the new concept Beurs van Berlage Virtual Live Events we also offer the possibility to expand live events with a virtual experience. During this hybrid event, guests will virtually visit the Beurs, designed by master architect Berlage. During his virtual visit, every guest will of course also receive the 5-star service for which the Beurs van Berlage is known.

Although the corona crisis has hit the events sector hard, this crisis also shows that the sector is innovative and is responding quickly to rapidly changing measures and guidelines.

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Al sinds het jaar 1903 is de Beurs van Berlage een internationale hotspot met charme. Een gebouw met grandeur. Maar ook ‘the place to be’ in de ziel van Amsterdam waar elke dag bijzondere dingen gebeuren. Evenementen, beurzen, exposities en congressen van wereldformaat.

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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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Events.nl spoke to our Managing Director Marcel Schonenberg. They talked about the future of the events business and the ways in which the Beurs van Berlage anticipates on the current changes and possibilities.

News Interview with Managing Director Marcel Schonenberg of the Beurs van Berlage.

Managing Director Marcel Schonenberg spoke with Events.nl about the impact of the coronacrisis on the events business. He also tells about the changes the Beurs van Berlage made in its strategy and the ways in which the business has anticipated on the current changes and the new possibilities it is investigating and creating.

Do you want to read the full interview? You can find it here on the website of events.nl (the interview is in Dutch).

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Al sinds het jaar 1903 is de Beurs van Berlage een internationale hotspot met charme. Een gebouw met grandeur. Maar ook ‘the place to be’ in de ziel van Amsterdam waar elke dag bijzondere dingen gebeuren. Evenementen, beurzen, exposities en congressen van wereldformaat.

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Safe meetings in the Beurs

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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!

In the months of July and August, for example, we have “Zomer in de Beurs” – a summer programme with a varied line-up; from children’s shows to classical music, from guided tours through the Beurs to dining in the Grote Zaal.
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The Beurs van Berlage greatly values your safety. In recent weeks, global measures have been drawn up by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local measures have been drawn up by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) that will help combat the spread of the Corona virus and protect vulnerable groups.

Infosheet | Safe meetings in the Beurs

In this infosheet we explain in detail how we will ensure a safe environment for your guest and our employees during the different phases of your event: organization, preparations and the event itself.

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The corona crisis in Amsterdam

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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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We spoke to Benedikt van Loo. He is a nurse anaesthetist and sedation practice specialist in the AMC and ambassador for the Beurs van Berlage. He talks about how he experiences the current situation, both at work and at home.

Blog How an Amsterdam healthcare worker experiences the corona crisis

The Netherlands is in the grip of the corona crisis. It has an impact on almost every aspect of daily life. We can no longer meet each other in person and social interaction is limited to online messages and meetings. The situation creates a lot of uncertainty and at the same time it shows just how much we are prepared to care for one another. This solidarity is reflected in statements of support. There is a lot of gratitude for everyone who has to continue working. Those who keep on doing the work that needs to be done and those who experience the consequences of the disease. Healthcare workers are struggling, and many people and organizations are trying to help. We spoke to Benedikt van Loo. He is a nurse anaesthetist and sedation practice specialist in the AMC and ambassador for the Beurs van Berlage. He talks about how he experiences the current situation, both at work and at home.

Benedikt van Loo: “As an anaesthesia assistant and sedation practice specialist, I normally work in operating rooms and other locations in the hospital where anaesthesia and sedation are administered. Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Care all categorised as Critical Care Units. As a result of the corona crisis, a large number of COVID-19 patients were expected, and adjustments were needed. Changes had to be made on critical care units such as the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Care (SEH). The Emergency Room had to be prepared to make sure we could provide safe care to corona patients, both safe for patients and caregivers. Extra beds were needed at the ICU to accommodate the patients. Therefore, the normal operation program had to be scaled down.

These changes happened very quickly. All healthcare workers were aware of the need to realise the adjustments as soon as possible. There was great unanimity among health care providers to achieve this. That cooperation was the greatest strength to get this done quickly. I do not remember exactly when the crisis started in Brabant / the Netherlands, but I do remember that the Prime Minister gave the first major press conference about the coronavirus on Thursday March 12. The following Sunday I was on duty again and the necessary units were already equipped to receive COVID-19 patients. That the units could be prepared so quickly was also because the developments of the epidemic had been anticipated. I myself was not involved in the organization of the preparation, but I noticed that plans that had already been prepared in the months prior to the press conference were put into practice within two weeks.

An important part of these preparations was the retraining of staff members. Anaesthesiologists were, for example, trained to obtain specific knowledge about the care that is given to patients on the Intensive Care Units. We are therefore fully deployed at the ICU to assist colleagues. In addition to the regular Intensive Care Unit there are also Mobile Intensive Care Units. I am working on those units myself. Together with an anaesthetist, I pick up (Corona) patients in hospitals in Brabant and together we transfer them to hospitals with more IC capacity. At the ICU we take care of the patient together with our ICU colleagues. The advantage of this is that it allows you to get to know and appreciate each other's specific work fields better. Anaesthesia learns a lot from the ICU and vice versa. We complement each other.

Since I do not work in the regular wards, I have no experience with long-term care for patients, but I do know that nurses in the ward do everything they can to provide the best possible care and to ease the feelings of loneliness that many patients have. However, this is a task that should not be underestimated. The ordinary care for these people is already complicated and difficult. What is typical of COVID-19 cases is that in half an hour, the condition of someone with respiratory distress can worsen to someone who can die any minute if they are not put on a ventilator. It is horrifying to see that happening before your eyes. In addition, due to the shortage of personnel, the caregivers are under a lot of workload and experience high time pressure. It is therefore difficult to give all patients the attention you want to give them. To be honest, that's impossible, and that's something that really upsets many nurses.

As colleagues, we support each other in dealing with difficult situations when necessary. In addition, there is also a project called “Care 4 our own”. This is a group of colleagues who are trained to help colleagues who have had a traumatic experience in the workplace. I have very recently experienced how valuable such support can be. I came home from a difficult evening shift and received a text from one of those colleagues. They had heard what had happened and inquired whether I was doing well. Gestures like that are much appreciated.

Of course, we also read many statements of support. In the AMC location there is a glass connecting corridor between the parking garage and the hospital. It is full of cards, letters and drawings. That is heart-warming and is highly appreciated by us. I recently left the hospital after my shift, and someone stood there giving us a bouquet of flowers for our hard work, and a shop manager was handing out boxes of fruit to us. Those are beautiful and sweet gestures. I sincerely hope that this appreciation will remain after this crisis and that we will not continue to see videos of ambulance nurses or other healthcare personnel who are attacked while trying to help someone as soon as possible. Because in the end we are currently not doing anything different than usual; our job.

My wife has exactly the same profession as me. In that respect I am a privileged person because we only need a few words to understand each other (that is professionally, other subjects are often a bit trickier ;-)). We know that pressure is always present in our profession and notice it immediately if one of us has experienced a difficult situation. Our 12-year-old daughter is now taking school lessons via the internet, which I think is going wonderfully well. What I especially miss is meeting my friends in person. On these beautiful spring days we would normally enjoy each other's company and drink a glass of wine together. I really hope that such encounters will soon be possible again.”

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Loading and unloading takes place via the special entrances on the Beursstraat. To get to the Beursstraat, first drive towards the “Bijenkorf parking garage”. Drive to the entrance of the parking garage and then turn left into Beursstraat.

Beursstraat

We would like to point out that it is forbidden to drive into the Beursstraat with lorries larger than seven tons. You can request an exemption for this. It is not possible to leave Beursstraat with trucks longer than 12 meters, reversing backwards is the only way.

The loading and unloading areas in the Beursstraat are not only of the Beurs van Berlage, but of all companies located in this street. A permit can be requested from the municipality, whereby the loading and unloading areas are insured. Parking is not permitted in the loading and unloading areas. Beurs van Berlage is not liable for any fines.

With a lot of loading and unloading, you will receive a loading and unloading schedule through our event manager. During loading and unloading, a doorman will always be available to operate the lift.

Your event manager will tell you where to load and unload for your event.

 

Loading and unloading

Approach routes

Due to the many activities in the city centre, the approach routes to the Beurs van Berlage are constantly changing.

For current information on routes for freight traffic, please refer to the Amsterdam Municipality website.

Please also refer to this website for further information about parking trucks as there is no parking around the Beurs van Berlage for trucks or vans.

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Thanks to our digital signage, it is possible to properly welcome your guests. During your event you can refer your guests to the appropriate room or breakout session, at any time of the day.

Digital signage

The digital signage starts outside our beautiful monument with two LED screens, inside our reception area there are two TV screens and thoughout the building you can find fully integrated screens, which are located at every crossing in Berlage’s monument. Finally, there are small screens outside each break-out room where the programme that takes place in that particular room, can be displayed.

Does the presentation take longer then anticipated? Has the session moved to another break-out room? Thanks to the internet application, the WiFi-controlled screens can be adjusted by your Event Manager at any time.

 

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Signage in the Beurs

In addition to digital signage in and around the Beurs, we also offer various other options for dressing up your event. Think for example about window stickers, floor stickers, banners, digital lectern, backdrops, foam letters etc.

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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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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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Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage is located in the centre of Amsterdam, on the Damrak, Oude Brugsteeg and Beursstraat, directly facing Amsterdam Central Station, at a short distance of highways and Schiphol airport. The Damrak forms part of a route that gives a visitor to the city a first impression, after leaving the central station. This route, which is called 'the Red Carpet', goes from the Central Station along the Rokin, the Muntplein, the Vijzelstraat/-gracht to the Weteringcircuit.

Public transportation

From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you can reach Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage by train or taxi. If you are travelling by train, you can buy a ticket to Amsterdam Centraal Station in the Arrivals Hall of Schiphol. The trains leave four times every hour and the journey takes about fifteen minutes. If you take a taxi, you can state “Beurs van Berlage” as your destination. The address is: Damrak 243. The drive takes about twenty-five minutes.

When you arrive at Amsterdam Centraal Station by train or by tram, Beurs van Berlage is 300 metres away, about a five minute walk. You can see Beurs van Berlage on the Damrak in front of you when you leave the Central Station along the Stationsplein (Station square) and head out towards the Dam from there.

When you decide to take the tram or bus, several tram and bus stops can be found within 5 minutes walking distance, on the Dam (Bijenkorf or Magnaplaza) and Dam/Raadhuisstraat.

Check the GVB website for the current timetable via the button below.

 

Current timetable

Taxi

If you do not want to drive into the city yourself, you can also use our partner TCA Taxi by booking directly through their website or downloading the TCA Taxi App.

 

TCA Taxi app

Private transportation

In the immediate surroundings of Beurs van Berlage, there are a large number of carparks. In the event of a conference or event, it is possible to order various types of exit tickets for your guests, in the Q-park carpark in the Bijenkorf and the Oosterdok carpark. Five days before the start of your event at the latest, you can notify us of the number of exit tickets you wish to order.

 

Parking Centrum Oosterdok
Parking garage Q-Park Bijenkorf

Road works

Because of the many road works in the city center, the approach routes to the Beurs van Berlage by car change continuously. We recommend that you use the website of the municipality of Amsterdam when you travel by car.

 

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Hotspot since 1903

Al sinds het jaar 1903 is de Beurs van Berlage een internationale hotspot met charme. Een gebouw met grandeur. Maar ook ‘the place to be’ in de ziel van Amsterdam waar elke dag bijzondere dingen gebeuren. Evenementen, beurzen, exposities en congressen van wereldformaat.

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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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We recognise the importance of event promotion. We therefor offer our support with your marketing and promotional needs. Together we can reach a wide audience to make sure your event will become successful.

Our website

On our website we publish a calendar, on which we can announce your event. This page is easily found from the homepage.

For your event, we will make:

  • a dedicated landing page
  • complete event information
  • relevant links to your company website
  • when available, we can also embed a YouTube video

We will take the information from your event website. If you would like to adapt the information, you can send the information you would like to see on our website to marketing@beursvanberlage.com.

 

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Social media

You can reach your audience via our social media channels. You can send the messages that you would like to share to our marketing department. We will ensure you that your message will be posted at a time that the message will receive many views.

You can also tag Beurs van Berlage or use our name in a hashtag (#). We will then share your message within 24 hours in our own network. We use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for our social media communication. You can also share your (after) movie which we can place on our YourTube channel.

 

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Beurs van Berlage has many followers on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. So using the name @BeursvanBerlage in your messages is worth your while.

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We would like to keep informed about your event so that we can share your knowledge and keep our network up to date. Share your press release with us and we will ensure that the content gets sent to our press contacts.

 

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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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