he European Technical Coatings Congress will be held in the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Beurs van Berlage is the former Amsterdam Stock Exchange. This beautiful building dating from 1903 is a highlight in the works of H.P. Berlage and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. In addition the many historic halls and rooms with their impressive atmosphere will create a stimulating backdrop for the congress.
In the Golden Age Amsterdam was the first place in the world to create a fixed location for the trade in stocks and shares (1611). The shares of the very first limited liability company in the world to be traded were those of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, abbreviated to VOC). Three hundred years later the famous architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage built the third Amsterdam Stock Exchange (1903); a building that generated a lot of controversy and, today, is considered the beginning of modern Dutch architecture.
Beurs van Berlage
1012 ZJ Amsterdam