Organising a symposium
You plan to organise a symposium in Amsterdam and are looking for a suitable venue: somewhere with outstanding facilities that can inspire your delegates. The Beurs van Berlage is an excellent option in that case. Our beautiful building, dating from 1903, a highlight in the works of H. P. Berlage, is actually a high-end conference centre equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, the many historic halls and rooms with their impressive atmosphere create a stimulating backdrop for academic conferences and symposia. We can also provide additional facilities, including catering, décor and technology, right down to the finest detail. You need not worry about such side issues and can concentrate on the business that matters: your guests and the content. But you don’t have to take our word for it: you can also base your decision on the organisers of the twenty major, often international, symposia that we host every year.
Organising a symposium for 70 to 1,300 guests
We understand that no symposium is like any other and every conference calls for a bespoke approach. The good news is that our building dating from 1903 has several inspirational halls and rooms that can host both small and large symposia. If you plan to organise a symposium for up to 70 people, MeetBerlage is the ideal venue, a hall with a stunning view over Amsterdam Central Station. For symposia for 200 to 500 people, you have a choice of two options, the: North concept, with space for four parallel sessions, and the South concept, which enables even more lectures to be scheduled simultaneously. If you are expecting up to 1,300 delegates, virtually the entire building can be used, with the Effectenbeurszaal serving as the plenary hall. Of course, we will be happy to discuss the design of your symposium and advise you on the options.
Organising a symposium the way you want it
International symposia on specific subjects often attract some of the same speakers and delegates. There is a real risk that a symposium in Amsterdam ends up being very similar to a symposium in Tokyo. The last thing you want is to be just the same as the rest. But at the Beurs van Berlage, there are no hard-and-fast rules and you can organise your symposium to be just the way you want it. Of course, we will be happy simply to facilitate the organisation of your academic conference or symposium, but we will be truly enthusiastic if you allow us to work with you in organising it. Do you have an original idea or concept? Working with our regular partners, we will do everything in our power to achieve your plans. Feel free to enquire about the possibilities.
Symposium in Amsterdam: why Beurs van Berlage?
You probably already have quite a good idea why many organisers opt for the Beurs van Berlage every single year. But here are the most important advantages listed again in brief:
- Location – at the heart of Amsterdam’s historic centre;
- Accessibility – located opposite Amsterdam Central Station at the corner of Dam Square;
- Expertise – years of experience in hosting large conferences;
- Full service – you have a standard all-in package, with Beurs van Berlage catering for any extras required;
- Outstanding hotel service – guaranteed lowest prices and best conditions;
- Ample parking within walking distance;
- Extraordinary architecture – typical Amsterdam style, ensuring a genuine Amsterdam experience.
Have you been inspired? If so, please contact one of our sales managers without obligation. They have ample knowledge and experience in organising national and international conferences and can provide you with all the advice you need. They will also explain the cost of hiring our conference venue and help you to decide which conference halls and rooms best suit your symposium.
Our sales managers can be contacted by telephone between 09.00 and 17.00 on working days by calling +31 (0)20 - 531 33 55. You can also use the form on this page to send an e-mail or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.