E-AHPBA 2019
Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 243

1012 ZJ Amsterdam

Beurs van Berlage has a rich history of being the third stock exchange building of Amsterdam and being the host of the marriage of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. In addition, the architecture of the Beurs van Berlage has a story of it's own. 

At the end of the 19th century, Amsterdam was doing well. Trade was flourishing and a growing number of people decided to move to the city. In 1896, the Amsterdam administration therefore decided to allow the construction of the new stock exchange to go ahead after all. The honour of developing this new building went to architect and urban designer Hendrik Petrus Berlage.

Berlage designed a completely new building, its bell tower carrying the ‘Beursbengel’ (exchange bell) being the most prominent element. Berlage, being a staunch socialist, believed the stock exchange trade had a short lease of life. Yet he found a smart and creative solution for this dilemma: inspired by the Italian Palazzo Pubblicos, he decided to design the new stock exchange building in such a way that it could serve as a grand communal home, a public palace, after socialism had triumphed. He therefore built a sort of symbolic city hall, a ‘public palace’ that could temporarily serve as a stock exchange.

Please use the entrance at Damrak 243 ​for easy access to the conference location.
Address: Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
For directions to the venue go to the tab "Directions" under venue.

Access to the Beurs van Berlage for people with disabilities
The venue Beurs van Berlage is largely accessible for people with disabilities. Unfortunately, Beurs van Berlage has no special parking for disabled people. However, there is a parking garage right next to Beurs van Berlage: Q-Park Amsterdam Bijenkorf, Beursplein 15, Amsterdam.
When arriving by taxi, the destination address for the Beurs van Berlage is Oudebrugsteeg 15, 1012 JN, Amsterdam – just around the corner of the venue – because taxis are not allowed to stop in front of the main entrance of the building. The main entrance can be reached within a minute walking.
The main entrance – at Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam – has an elevator that is hidden in the stairs on the left. When the use of the elevator is needed, our security employees are available to assist.
The Beurs van Berlage has toilets for disabled guests situated at level -1, which can be reached by using the elevator behind the reception desk.