Amsterdam Sights

Beurs van Berlage

former stock exchange building near Dam Square

The Beurs van Berlage is a milestone in the history of modern architecture. It influenced many modernist architects, in particular functionalists and the Amsterdam School.

The Beurs van Berlage was built in the same period (1896-1903) as Amsterdam's Central Station and Stedelijk Museum, but what is really special about the Beurs, however, is that 80% of it is authentic.

Guided tour

If you visit the Beurs, you will be guided through former offices, archival spaces and a meeting hall, and then to the top of the bell tower with its 'exchange bell' (beursbengel). This tour will give you a clear idea of the beauty and history of the Beurs van Berlage.

Beurs van Berlage The Beurs van Berlage with its characteristic bell tower.

Exhibitions and other events

In the newly built expo foyer of the Beurs van Berlage exhibitions on architecture, design and applied arts are hosted on a regular basis.
See all upcoming activities .

Beurs van Berlage Fashion show at the Beurs van Berlage

How to get there?

Beurs van Berlage is located right in the city center between Dam Square and Central Station, and at walking distance from the Royal Palace.
By tram: 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25 stop Dam.
By car: Nearest car park de Bijenkorf

Beurs van Berlage, back view from the Beursstraat Berlage Zaal
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Beurs van Berlage

Damrak 243
Amsterdam (Centrum)

official website

Opening hours

Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Entrance fee

€ 14.50
one hour guided tour with a climb up to the top of the bell tower, including cup of tea/coffee

Amsterdam School

Visit Museum Het Schip for highlights of Amsterdam School architecture