The Beurs van Berlage was built as Amsterdam's Stock and Commodities Exchange at the beginning of the 20th century after designs of the Dutch architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage. Part of the building is a 40 m tall clock tower.
Since 1998 the Beurs van Berlage is used as a multipurpose hall for concerts, exhibitions or conferences.
The Beurs van Berlage is located right in the heart of Amsterdam's touristy city centre. It can be found on the Damrak street just between the Central Railway Station and the Dam square.
Address: Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam
Website: http:// www.beursvanberlage.nl/
The Beurs van Berlage is the old Stock Exchange of the city of Amsterdam. It was designed and built around the start of the 20th century by Hendrik Petrus Berlage. It's no longer used as a stock exchange but instead it's a venue for concerts and occasional exhibitions - unfortunately this means you can't usually get in to see the interior, which I'm informed has some interesting ironwork and an arched main hall. You can however stop for a coffee at the cafe on the Beurssplein side of the building.
The huge and block red brick building that you will pass by in Damrak on your left coming from the main train station is the Beurs van Berlage. It was built as a commodity exchange around the 1900. It serves as a conference venue.
Funny cuz I thought it's a beer factory - beurs, beers, can you blame me?
Reason why am sharing the brief info for some other people as dumb as I am --- if there's one, or am I the only one? C'mon seriously...
The Beurs van Berlage is a building on the Damrak, in the center 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 conference venue.
The building is constructed of red brick, with an iron and glass roof and stone piers, lintels and corbels. Its entrance is under a large clock tower, while inside lie three large multi-story halls formerly used as trading floors, with offices and communal facilities grouped around them.
The aim of the architect was to reject the styles of the past. To the modern eye, the design may still appear a little fussy, but at the time, most apparent were its sweeping planes and open plan interiors. It has stylistic similarities with some earlier buildings, for instance St Pancras station, but there the functional train shed was disguised by a neo-Gothic facade.
On 2 February 2002 the civil ceremony of the wedding of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta took place in the Beurs van Berlage.
This long red-bricked building to the left of the Damrak used to be the Stock Exchange. It was built between 1898 and 1903, and named after its architect, a pupil of Cuypers.
This imposing building is considered a milestone in modern Dutch architecture.
The Beurs van Berlage is a building on the Damrak. It was designed as a commodity exchange constructed at the end of 19th Century. It is now used as a conference venue and as an exhibition centre. The building is constructed of red brick, with an iron and glass roof and stone piers, lintels and corbels. Its entrance is under a large clock tower, while inside lie three large multi-story halls formerly used as trading floors, with offices and communal facilities grouped around them. In fact the building looks like a church outside. Don't you think so?
El Beurs van Berlange es un edificio en el Damrak. Se diseñó como una Bolsa de Valores construida a finales del siglo XIX. Ahora se utiliza como una sala de conferencias y un centro de exposiciones. El edificio se construyó en ladrillo rojo, con un techo de metal y cristal, así como piedra en pilares, dinteles y ménsulas. Su entrada está bajo una gran torre con reloj, mientras que dentro hay halls distribuídos en tres plantas antiguamente usados como salas de negociación, con oficinas y servicios comunes en torno a ellas. En realidad el edificio parece por fuera una iglesia. ¿No lo crees?
For E22.50 for a ticket we saw the controversial Bodies Exhibition at Beurs van Berlage. We hadn't planned to see it and didn't even know it was on but we were in the area and the queue outside seemed to disappear quite quickly so we thought we would have a look.
The bodies are real but due to the various preservation techniques used, they have a bright pink, plasticised appearance... I found it very difficult to accept that they were in fact once real living human beings (99% Chinese males in fact) but they are. There is also a section on human embryos, which comes with a warning and can be easily avoided as it is in a separate area.
The museum is open from 10am to 6pm and on Thursday to Saturday they are open until 10pm. There are lots of assistants around to answer any questions you may have about the exhibition.
Photography is strictly forbidden.
There is a very good and surprisingly reasonably priced cafe here that you can visit without paying an entry to the museum. We had soup and Tortilla and guacamole dip for a few Euro.
This former stock exchange building, the beurs van berlage, was constructed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage in 1903 and was in such use until 1984. It is made of red brick stones and an outstanding example for the arhcitecture of the early 20th century. Today , it houses a small permanent exhibition about the history of the building as well as events and other temporal expositions.
Beurs van Berlage has become the unofficial but common name for this building, and just that name shows what an enormous impact this design had on Netherlands' architecture. This former commodities exchange by architect H.P. Berlage is one of the most famous and important buildings, if not the most important, in Dutch 20th century architecture. It was built from 1898 until 1903, but was used in its original function only for a few years. It did turn out to be a major influence for many architects because its style was totally new, not a shadow of the past. Ironically, the architect of this monument of capitalism was a socialist. The building nowadays is used for various cultural and social occassions.
Dancing in a very nice place has always been a part of the pleasure of dancing tango.
And when it is in a historical place, it is a must!!!The wooden dance floor was very good and very large...but a bit to slippery for the best ones. It was so great to be able to turn and turn again and make big steps!!!
The acoustic was also very good (we had live music from the Juan José Mosalini’s Grand Orchestra).
This Stock Exchange from 1903 is designed by Hendrik Berlage in somewhat austere style. Due to lack of space the trading in stocks was moved to Beursplein 5 (the current Stock Exchange building) already in 1912.
The last traders - those in agricultural futures - left in 1998. However, since 1987, the building has been used for exhibitions, concerts, congresses and other events and houses the Beurs van Berlage Café and a museum.
The Royal Wedding of Prins Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta (the civil marriage ceremony) took place in this building on 02-02-2002.The ceremony was performed by the Mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen.
The "Beurs van Berlage" is quite a modern building, but houses a historical stock-exchange. As the Amsterdam stock-market was the first in it's kind in the world. The VOC (United East-Indie-Company) was the first to be financed by stocks and had seven main offices in The Netherlands. Amsterdam became the most important one of them and benifited the most of the wellfare that the VOC brought from far oversea domains and trade empirium.
In present day the burs holds now a museum and is used for special occasions. It was here that our crown-prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima Zorreguieta said "yes" for the state and got married. Around the corner they married for the church and on the palace balcony ... well, that you can read in other must see tips.
The “Beurs van Berlage” (Trade hall, Burs, Stock exchange of Berlage) is now-a-days seen as one of the first buildings in modern styles. The “Amsterdam School” became one of the architectural groups from here. This large building on the Damrak is built between 1898 and 1903 under leadership of H.P. Berlage . The use of brick stones is very Dutch and the natural warmth of the material does have a positive effect on the strict lines of the building. Classical is the similarity with the medieval Toscan (Italy) cityhalls.
The building was originally devided in four trade halls. The one for products in general (“goederen beurs”), the smaller shipping, the granes burses and the stock exchange. This last one housed here until 2002, when the crazyness of shouting stock-traders got silent, as it now all is done per computer.
In Damrak you’ll find Beurs van Verlage – the former Stock Exchange building. This late 19th / early 20th century building was conceived by Hendrik Berlage and nowadays it is a Museum (Stock Exchange history) and houses temporary exhibitions. You’ll also find a cafe inside, and will be able to attend some concerts as this building it’s also headquarter of the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra.
Unfortunately, Beurs van Berlage exhibitions are closed since September 2003 and will open again in summer 2004.
As we visited the beurs, there was the Baobab travel fair; Baobab is a Dutch travel agency who organize great trips al over the world.
In the past they organized 3 of my trips: 4 weeks of camping safari in Southern Africa, Central Asia Silk Road trip and recently Ecuador/Galapagos trip.
This travel-fair was a nice occasion to see the Beurs from the inside.