Beurs van Berlage

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Amsterdam Conference Centre

Beurs van Berlage

Do you want to organize a congress or event that will be remembered for a long time? In that case, the Beurs van Berlage is the perfect place! Because of our long-time experience with events and congresses, we know how to achieve the highest quality. Time after time and in the middle of the characteristic historical centre of Amsterdam. Would you like to see what the rooms look like, or rather have some to-the-point information about the capacity of the rooms? Click below to discover de Beurs van Berlage.

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Much has been written about Amsterdam’s canals. Spend some quality time here in summer, and you’ll see their softer side.

Blog Canals in "The Venice of the North"

Much has been written about Amsterdam’s 165 historic canals. We read about the virtues of these scenic Dutch waterways: they remove water. Increase transportation. Provide irrigation…

No doubt about it: just as in Venice, canals are hard evidence of smart urban planning.

But what about the romance of the canal?

Spend some quality time here in summer, and you’ll see the softer side of canals: antique canal bridges, backlit by red sunsets. Close families in rowboats, floating along, waving, chattering. Diners on restaurant boats, sunning themselves, clinking glasses, and laughing.

Another use for canals: swimming! In 2011, some friends got together to create a sort of swim-a-thon. Their aim was to support a sick friend, Weert-Jan Weerts, who was suffering from the disease ALS. The canal swimmers raised money for ALS research.

Tragically, Weert-Jan died of ALS in 2013. But his friends, the creators of Amsterdam City Swim, are keeping his memory alive. Using Amsterdam’s canals to honor a dear, departed friend: it’s romantic, for sure, and practical, too, raising awareness of a fatal disease. The City Swim is being held every year in September

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