up to 1.600 visitors

Grote Zaal


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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The Grote Zaal, which translates as the Grand Hall, is not only the largest hall of the Beurs van Berlage, but also that of entire city centre of Amsterdam. The room is ideal for organizing meetings such as conferences, dinners, symposia, product presentations, exclusive fairs or fantastic parties. The Grand hall was used for the royal wedding of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.

Versatility and space

With an area of 1,570 square meters, the Grote Zaal (Great Hall) lives up to its name. This spacious venue has hosted a wide variety of events in the past. Dinners, panel discussions, lectures, product presentations, parties, eSports, anniversary ceremonies, film premieres, product launches, classical concerts – no setup is unthinkable in this space, even with the current measures.

Naturally, this room is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, so that your presentation is always of the best quality. Even for a total light show, we don't turn our backs.


Specifications Grote Zaal

Hall specifications
Dimensions in m: 45 m x 37 m x 26 m
Dimensions in ft: 121 ft 5in x 147 ft 8in x 85 ft 4 in
Total capacity: 1,570 m² / 16,900 ft²

Setting – No of persons
Theatre: 1,300
Cabaret: 600
School: 600
Square: 200
U-shape: 170
Reception & party: 1,600
Dinner: 1,100

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In 1903, trade in products such as pepper, coffee, cocoa, sugar and oil took place in the large Commodity Exchange Hall (now called the Grote Zaal).

From five to nine, when the 'Beursbengel' struck to open the stock exchange, it was allowed to buy and sell. Until at half past two the bell rang again to close the trading day. At that time, the 'Till' determined the price of the products and the trading day officially came to an end.


Photo gallery

Curious how we dress up the historic Grote zaal? Take a look through this Photo gallery and the virtual tour below!

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Top-level services

Bike rental

To make renting a bike as easy as possible, the Beurs van Berlage has partnered with Yellow Bike, a partner ready to serve all visitors to the Beurs with light and well-maintained bikes.

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Internet infrastructure

Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage has an internet infrastructure that can be used for events for guests. The future of IT already available today: new, reliable and fully implemented with 105 WiFi 6 Access points with MultiGig connections on the event floor.

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Fresh air and good ventilation is very important to stay sharp during a meeting, especially in the current Corona era. In the Beurs van Berlage we ensure that all our rooms are amply supplied with fresh air.

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We realize that tasty and good food is an important part of your event, a meeting will be much more fun and effective when you can enjoy good drinks and good food. Our chef is aware of this and knows better than anyone how food can make a positive contribution to your event

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Conference and hotel service

Our hotel service ensures that during your congress sufficient hotel rooms are available for your guests, within walking distance of the Beurs van Berlage. We can even develop a website for you, where guests can book a room directly online from a selection of hotels.

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Audiovisual and technological support

The innovative audiovisual solutions of our in-house technology specialists ensure an unforgettable event. If your wishes in the field of technology are very specific, we will work with Faber Audiovisuals and Ampco Flashlight Rental.

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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!