Beurs van Berlage

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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, 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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Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage is the central meeting place in the centre of Amsterdam in a national monument. Because of its function, the activities differ almost every day and the monument is used by many users and stakeholders. In our business operations, we want to take our stakeholders into account as much as possible and conduct all our activities in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.

CSR policy

The core values of the Beurs van Berlage are authenticity, respect and sincerity. These core values arise from our hospitality, which we value considerably and which form the basis of who the Beurs and its employees are. But they also arise from the identity of the building itself; a national monument from 1903 with a place on the UNESCO list of most important buildings worldwide.

In addition to these core values, the Beurs van Berlage distinguishes itself with personal contact, connection, inspiration, experience, transparency and integrity.

By means of a sound CSR policy, the Beurs van Berlage wants to work towards a social circular business operations and contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), guided by our core values.


 
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Sustainable and socially responsible

We want to conduct our activities in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.

  • Lighting (including theater lighting) is now largely LED
  • We use ecologically responsible cleaning products and hand soap
  • We have many organic and local products in our catering range, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. We also have Fairtrade & organic tea in biodegradable bags
  • Where possible, we separate our waste, including plastic and food leftovers
  • We use as many local partners and suppliers as possible. This stimulates the local economy & keeps CO2 emissions from transport as low as possible
  • We host, at least once a year, an event for a good cause
  • We have green electricity. As a result, there is less consumption of limited available fossil fuels

 

Will you help us?

You can also contribute during a trade fair or event by using as little packaging materials as possible and by separating waste in the appropriate waste bins (e.g. residual waste, paper, glass or plastic). You can also use energy-efficient equipment and, if possible, opt for a paperless event. Think of digital communication screens. By consciously choosing tables without linen and napkins and not using disposable cups or plastic bottles, you contribute to a better environment.

Green Globe™ Certified

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

Future plans
Green Label Service, an expert in the field of sustainability, guided us in achieving the Green Globe™ certificate. Every year we look at the possibilities for further sustainability. These are some examples of our objectives for the coming years:

  • Offer CO2 compensation for events
  • A more sustainable alternative to paper coffee cups, these contain a plastic layer
  • Collect coffee grounds for growing mushrooms
  • Renovation of various public toilet areas for, among other things, more water and energy savings
  • Sustainability training for our employees, for more involvement and awareness

 

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!

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