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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! Have a bite to eat in one of our restaurants, visit the Tony's Chocolonely shop for the tastiest chocolate, 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: 37 m x 45 m
Dimensions in ft: 121 ft 5in x 147 ft 8in
Total capacity: 1,570 m² / 16,900 ft²

Technical specifications
Projector: Panasonic PT DZ21K
Resolution: 1,920 x 1,200
Ansi Lumen: 20,000
Ratio: 16:9
Projection screen: 800 x 450 cm / 315 x 177 in
Sound: MAIN PA: 6 x Meyer Sound
Mina loudspeaker (per side)
Delay: 4 x Meyer Sound Mina loudspeaker (per side)
Processor: Meyer Sound Galileo
PA Mixer: Allen & Heath QU16
Light: 24 x Robe LED Wash 300+
6 x Robe LED DL4S moving head
32 x flat LED par RGBW
4 x LED zoom profile spot RGBW
HES Road Hog 4

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


 

History

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

Internet infrastructure

Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage has an internet infrastructure that can be used for events for guests. More than 100 managed WiFi 6 access points provide the wireless network within the Beurs van Berlage. These MultiGig are connected in all event rooms, which means that each Access points can process at least 2.5 Gbit/s of data.

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Ventilation

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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Beurs van Berlage App

The Beurs van Berlage values your safety. We have developed the Beurs van Berlage App to ensure that all visitors to the Beurs van Berlage have the right information at the right time and can safely visit the Beurs van Berlage.

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Hybrid events

We believe in the power of coming together physically. But we realise the growing need for a virtual addition to your event. Thanks to our collaboration with our partners, we can now also welcome you to a virtual Beurs, thanks to Beurs van Berlage Virtual Live Events platform.

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Catering

Our chef has provided many events and dinners with delicious culinary delights that always exceed expectations. Besides exceptional flavor combinations, he excels in his specialty in the field of healthy and sustainable food

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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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