Sustainability and CSR


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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At the Beurs van Berlage it is all about making an impact. We make an impact in different ways; With our monumental location, with the events that take place there, we make a lasting impact on the social front and as an attractive employer. What is especially important is that we make an impact by minimizing the impact of all our activities on the environment.

Making an impact

The Beurs van Berlage is the central meeting place in a national monument in the center of Amsterdam. We are committed to playing a leading role in sustainability within the events industry. Our sustainability strategy is designed to minimize our impact on the environment while maximizing our social and economic contribution. By working with conference organizers and other partners, we can create events that are not only valuable to participants, but also have a positive and lasting impact on the world around us.
We invite you to join our sustainability journey and work together for a better future.

With this brochure we hope to give you a clear picture of our commitment and plans in the field of sustainability. Your contribution and cooperation are essential to achieving our shared goals.

Together we can make a positive impact!

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Sustainable catering

Given that we have to provide large numbers of guests with a meal within a short period of time, we are always looking for methods or even formulas to create less food waste. This includes preparing and presenting smaller batches, preparation on site and “on demand”. We also want to get a good idea of ​​the numbers and exact profiles of our guests prior to an event, so that we are better able to offer the right offer in the right quantities. The seasons and availability of products from our suppliers determine the final ingredients of our dishes and packages. In addition, we look for options to process uneaten food in the best possible way or to give it an alternative destination, without having to dispose of it as waste.

We want to reduce the amount of waste where possible, based on the idea that what does not enter the building does not have to be removed. This means that we will encourage suppliers, customers and other relevant parties to always supply quantities of goods that are in line with the expected actual use. We also try to keep the use of packaging materials to a minimum. We also want to optimally separate waste within our walls, to give as much waste as possible a second (or third) life. Not only do we want to reduce the amount of waste, but we also want to improve the “quality” of the waste and somewhat limit the number of logistical movements to and from the Beurs.

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Net Zero Carbon Events

Taking into account the best available scientific knowledge on the impacts of climate change, we recognize that there is an urgent need to accelerate the transition to net zero global emissions, and that the events industry must play its part to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and ensure a just transition.

We recognize that the events industry is made up of a complex and fragmented set of stakeholders from around the world. While individual companies and organizations may take specific steps to minimize their carbon footprint, a comprehensive systems-level approach is also needed to make meaningful progress.

In this context, my organization is committed to supporting the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in line with global efforts under the Paris Agreement, to limit warming to 1.5°C and reduce total global greenhouse gas emissions by to be reduced by 50% by 2030. We will actively promote and encourage efforts across the value chain.

That's why we signed the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge for the Events Industry.

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Green Globe™ certified

We are Green Globe™ certified. Green Globe™ is a global certification program for sustainable travel and tourism. We are inspected annually to ensure compliance with the requirements by an independent inspector. Green Globe™ offers Beurs van Berlage a framework with which we can manage, monitor and improve sustainability processes.

Future plans
Green Label Service, an expert in the field of sustainability, guided us in obtaining the Green Globe™ certificate. Together we look annually at the possibilities for further sustainability.


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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Want to know more?

Are you interested and would you like to further discuss the possibilities for your conference or event? We are ready for you!