The Beurs van Berlage (stock exchange of Berlage) is a milestone in the history of modern architecture. It is build in the same period as Amsterdam’s Centraal Station and the State Museum, but what is really special about the Beurs, however, is that 80% of it is authentic. The Beurs van Berlage was built by Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856-1934) for the Municipality of Amsterdam to accommodate all forms of stock trading. Construction started in 1898 and was completed in 1903. It was Berlage’s first really large commission – and it would make him world famous. The building was constructed on a reclaimed tract of land alongside the Amstel river, where trading ships used to moor.
Cafe opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10-18h.
Tel: 00 31 (0)20-530 41 41, Beurs van Berlage Café: 00 31 (0)20-638 39 14. In the Main Hall of the Beurs van Berlage exhibitions are hosted on a regular basis. For an overview of current and coming exhibitions see their website.
How to get there?
Take a train, tram or bus to Amsterdam Centraal Station. Follow the signs to the ‘Centrum’ exit and walk towards Dam Square. (southern direction). On your lefthandside you can already see the Beurs van Berlage, a large orange-brick building with several towers etc.