Dear Bistro Berlage guest

I hope that this message finds you in good health. We’re living in a surreal situation right now. The developments surrounding the coronavirus are creating unprecedented scenes. The streets of Amsterdam are empty, and there’s hardly a soul to be seen on the Damrak.

The Beurs van Berlage also closed its doors from last Monday. Every public event in the Beurs has been cancelled or moved to hopefully better times, and Bistro Berlage will be closed at least until 6 April, as well as the Micro Art Amsterdam exhibition. Tony’s Chocolonely Super Store is closed, as is Sherlocked. In the Beurs, normally a bustling venue, hotspot and meeting place in the heart of Amsterdam, everything fell suddenly quiet from one day to the next. This is a situation that stands in stark contrast to our hospitality nature.

The measures taken by the government to control the effects of the coronavirus are rigorous, but necessary. They give us hope that as few people as possible will get sick, until such times as a vaccine against the virus is found, and the sun literally shines again.

With the current developments, no doubt you have also had to cancel your visit to the Beurs. We hope that you will be able to move your appointment, dinner or visit to the Beurs to a later date, so that we will see you after this bizarre period.

If you have any questions, or need information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached on weekdays between 09:00 and 18:00 hrs on telephone number: +31 (0)20 – 530 4141.

For more information and developments surrounding the Corona Virus in Amsterdam, please check the RIVM website.

Finally, I wish you all the strength necessary to get through this, and above all good health, in the hope that we will meet again soon – after all, the Beurs is not the Beurs if we can’t meet in person.

On behalf of the Beurs van Berlage team,

Marcel C.B. Schonenberg
Managing Director
Beurs van Berlage