Beurs van Berlage

Conference Dealing with Drugs


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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Together with many cities in the world, the city of Amsterdam struggles with the effects of drug-related crime. Therefore, as mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema organised the international conference ‘Dealing with Drugs – Cities and the quest for regulation’. 

Exploring the past, present and future of drug regulation

The objective of this conference was to explore how -and not if- further regulation of the drug market can provide a solution, and which steps can be taken towards a more realistic approach of drug policy.

A short film was made to look back at this inspiring event.



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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