The Beurs van Berlage is a building on the Damrak, in the centre of Amsterdam. It was designed as a commodity exchange by architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage and constructed between 1896 and 1903. It influenced many modernist architects, in particular functionalists and the Amsterdam School. It is now used as a venue for concerts, exhibitions and conferences.
The building is constructed of red brick, with an iron and glass roof and stone piers, lintels and corbels. Its entrance is under a 40m high clock tower, while inside lie three large multi-storey halls formerly used as trading floors, with offices and communal facilities grouped around them. The aim of the architect was to modify the styles of the past by emphasizing sweeping planes and open plan interiors. It has stylistic similarities with some earlier buildings, for instance St Pancras station and the work of H. H. Richardson in America, or the Castell dels Tres Dragons, Barcelona, by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour
This private walking tour shows you some of Amsterdam’s highlights from a local’s perspective. With a knowledgeable private guide by your side, learn about the city’s traditional houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum, see the Van Gogh Museum in the famous Museum District, enjoy typical Dutch snacks, and wander Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. You’ll also see the Anne Frank House and Vondelpark. Choose a half-day or full-day tour, depending on your preferred pace. You’ll be picked up from your Amsterdam hotel or Dam Square at your pre-determined time and taken to the tour starting point. Choose the half-day tour or enjoy a slower pace on the full-day tour, which includes two extra snacks and a beer or soft drink.
Entry to the tower is now by guided tour only (reservation needed).
This is run by a company called Artifex every Saturday at 1030 and costs €14.50.
Tour guides speak both Dutch and English.
The tour including coffee or tea. Reservations are essential – contact Beurs van Berlage on +31(0)20 530 4141. up to central station.
Note also the large glass roof of the Berlage building which provides good natural lighting inside the exhibition hall.
The walk-in tower admission which was only €3.50 has been discontinued.
Beurs van Berlage is an exhibition and concert hall, and it might be difficult to visit it only for its architecture.
Nevertheless, the café located in the building, is open every day to the public.
For the schedule of exhibitions and concerts check the Beurs website and the Amsterdam newspapers.
The admission price for each event varies.
The Beurs van Berlage is 20 minutes awayfrom the A10 Ring road. For directions go to the route planner, on the right ofthis page. For parking information click on the ‘Parking’ tab.
There are several large car parks in the immediate vicinity of the Beurs van Berlage:
TIP: Oosterdok car park
1,700 spaces (9 minute walk)
Rate: 20 minutes: € 1.50 , 5 to 24 hours: € 10.00
De Bijenkorf car park
400 spaces (next door to the Beurs van Berlage)
Rate: 21 minutes: € 2.00, Maximum daily rate: € 52.00
P1 Central Station car park
465 spaces (5 minute walk)
Rate: Per hour: € 5.00, Maximum daily rate: € 55.00
Nieuwezijds Kolk car park
400 spaces (5 minute walk)
Rate: 21 minutes: € 2.00, Maximum daily rate: € 52.00
Walking from the Dam square (3 minutes), just behind the Bijenkorf departement store, in a direct proximity of the Centraal Station (5 minutes walk).
Most of the Beurs van Berlage has disabled access even though the entire ground floor of the Beurs van Berlage is 175 cm above the level of the pavement.
The main entrance on the Damrak has a lift. Via the main entrance you can access the Grote Zaal, the Beursfoyer, the Effectenbeurszaal and the Graanbeurs Zaal. The rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor around the Big Hall (Berlage Room and the meeting rooms) can also be reached using the lift.
Unfortunately the Beurs van Berlage does not have disabled parking spaces. The Bijenkorf multi-storey car park is located next to the Beurs van Berlage.
The entrance to Beursplein 1-3 is only accessible via stairs. The Beurs van Berlage Café and the Safe Deposit are only accessible via stairs, there is no lift. There is no lift in the Tower.
If the entrance to the meeting you are attending is Beursplein 1 please contact us in advance on 020 – 530 41 41 and we will assist you in using a different entrance.
Beurs van Berlage Café
The Beurs van Berlage Cafe is located in the former entrance of the Beurs van Berlage. The bar is designed by Marc Ruigrok and forms a beautiful contrast with the modern monumental architecture and tile panels by Jan Toorop to the walls. From behind the glass doors you have a view at the current stock exchange and the Bijenkorf. In summer it is pleasant to sit on the large terrace on Beursplein.
The Beurs van Berlage Café is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday till Wednesday: 10.00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10.00 a.m. – 9 p.m
Friday, the 11th of April 2014, signed the Beurs van Berlage and the New York Film Academy, an agreement for the former Schippers café in the Beurs van Berlage on the Damrak. In a few months the New York Film Academy Café will be opened.
The New York Film Academy Café combines the historic authentic atmosphere of the Beurs van Berlage with the energy and dynamics of New York. The New York Film Academy not only takes its name to Amsterdam. In the café there will be art exhibitions, presentations by guest speakers from the film industry and workshops will be organized.
For opening hours for all events, concerts and exhibitions, please see the events calendar.
Reception (Damrak 243)
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Beurs van Berlage Café (Beursplein 3)
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Ticket sales: (from two hours before the event)
To order concert tickets, please see the event sales information in the events calendar.
Office (Damrak 243)
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibition (Beursplein 1)
Van Gogh, The Ultimate Collection
Daily from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.