Beurs van Berlage

Damrak 243
The Netherlands


Located on the Damrak, in the historic center of Amsterdam, the Beurs van Berlage was designed as a commodity exchange by architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage. Berlage designed the building with an emphasis on sweeping planes and open plan interiors to modify the styles of the past. Constructed between 1896 and 1903, the building is made of red brick, with an iron and glass roof. The Beurs van Berlage influenced many modernist architects, in particular functionalists and the Amsterdam School.

Today the building is regarded as a leading design for the 20th century, and Berlage as the father of Dutch modern architecture. 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. The Beurs van Berlage is a true “gesamtkunstwerk”, in which architecture is combined with the art of painting, sculpture and poetry.


ICPS attendees can take advantage of special room rates at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station.


NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

ICPS programs will also be held at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. Located a 5 minute walk from the Beurs van Berlage.

The hotel building dates back to 1855 and features a historic Winter Garden Conservatory made of glass and cast iron.

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Dam 9
1012 JS, AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands
+31 20 554 9111

Directions to the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel
1. Turn left out of the main entrance to the Beurs van Berlage onto Damrak.
2. Turn left onto Dam, walk past the National Monument to the NH Grand Krasnapolsky hotel.