The developments around the coronavirus are creating surreal scenes. The streets of Amsterdam are empty, and there’s hardly a soul to be seen on the Damrak. The same goes for the conference halls, break-out rooms, offices and kitchens in the Beurs van Berlage. In the Beurs, normally a bustling venue, hotspot and meeting place in the heart of Amsterdam, things suddenly went quiet from one day to the next. This is a situation that stands in stark contrast to our hospitality nature.
The measures taken by the government to control the effects of the coronavirus are rigorous, but necessary. They give us hope that as few people as possible will get sick, until such times as a vaccine against the virus is found, and the sun literally shines again. Until then, every industry, like the events industry, will be at the mercy of the unpredictable developments surrounding the coronavirus.
Unfortunately, we have seen some events cancelled due to the current developments, but many more have been moved to a later date. We are grateful for that, since it ensures that we can look forward to the future with confidence. If you have any questions about reservations, events, contracts or availability, please contact us. You can call or email your regular contact. We can also be reached on our office number: +31 (0)20 – 531 3355 (on weekdays between 09:00 and 18:00 hrs).
These are surreal times, in every way. We are speaking from a distance at the moment, but we hope to meet you again soon.
For more information and developments surrounding the Corona Virus in Amsterdam, please check the RIVM website.
On behalf of the Beurs van Berlage team, take care of each other and of yourself!
Marcel C.B. Schonenberg
Beurs van Berlage