Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam
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N 52° 22.478 E 004° 53.765
31U E 629071 N 5804398
Quick Description: The Beurs van Berlage was built during 1896-1903 and designed by H.P. Berlage.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 4/20/2015 7:28:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQMM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie
Views: 2

Long Description:
"The Beurs van Berlage is a building on the Damrak, in the centre 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 venue for concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

The building is constructed of red brick, with an iron and glass roof and stone piers, lintels and corbels. Its entrance is under a 40m high clock tower, while inside lie three large multi-storey halls formerly used as trading floors, with offices and communal facilities grouped around them.

The aim of the architect was to modify the styles of the past by emphasizing sweeping planes and open plan interiors. It has stylistic similarities with some earlier buildings, for instance St Pancras station and the work of H. H. Richardson in America, or the Castell dels Tres Dragons, Barcelona, by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. True to its nineteenth-century roots, it maintains the use of ornament in a civic structure.

On 2 February 2002 the civil ceremony of the wedding of King Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta took place in the Beurs van Berlage.

The Beurs van Berlage has a café located on the Beursplein side and the tower is also open to the public."

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Monument Number: 437

Address of this Rijksmonument:
Beursplein 1 1012 JW Amsterdam The Netherlands


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Is This Rijksmonument open to the public ?: yes

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