During the last days of Amsterdam’s festive year of 2013, Art in Redlight is scheduled to have its ninth edition (AIR9) in the monumental space of the Beurs van Berlage. This year AIR9 aims to present the arts in a broader perspective: it offers not only a selling and exhibition platform but a discussion and event platform as well. AIR9 will feature a wide range of events, such as music and art performances, lectures and discussions, conversation dinners, creative workshops and much more. AIR9 will be drawing the outside in, building a dynamic city within the walls of the Beurs van Berlage.
There is a number of large multi-storey car parks in the immediate vicinity of the Beurs van Berlage:
It is virtually impossible to park anywhere on the road near the Beurs van Berlage.
Unfortunately the Beurs van Berlage does not have special disabled parking spaces. We suggest using the Bijenkorf multi-storey car park located right next to the Beurs van Berlage.
The Beurs van Berlage is easily accessible by public transport. The Central Station is located a mere 300 m away. Upon leaving Central Station you can already see our building in the distance in front of you, along the main street called Damrak, leading into the citycenter.
The Dam/De Bijenkorf stop is the nearest tram stop. The following trams stop here: 4, 9, 16, 24, 25. For further information: www.gvb.nl
There are taxi stands directly in front of the Beurs van Berlage, at the Damrak. Call Taxi Centrale Amsterdam to order a cab, +31 20 777 77 77
Coming from Schiphol Airport, your can reach Beurs van Berlage by train or by taxi.
The Beurs van Berlage is 300 m from Centraal Station, Amsterdam which is 20 minutes away from the A10 Ring road.
Most of the Beurs van Berlage has disabled access even though the entire ground floor of the Beurs van Berlage is 175 cm above the level of the pavement.
The main entrance on the Damrak has a lift. Via the main entrance you can access the Big Hall, the Beurs foyer, the Yakult Room and the Graanbeurs hall. The rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor around the Big Hall (Berlage Room and the meeting rooms) can also be reached using the lift.
Unfortunately the Beurs van Berlage does not have disabled parking spaces. The Bijenkorf multi-storey car park is located next to the Beurs van Berlage.
The entrance to Beursplein 1-3 is only accessible via stairs. The Beurs van Berlage Café and the Safe Deposit are only accessible via stairs, there is no lift. There is no lift in the Tower.
If the entrance to the event you are attending is Beursplein 1 please contact us in advance on 020 - 530 41 41 and we will assist you in using a different entrance.
The art fair, hosted in the great hall, presents a multitude of disciplines: painting, sculpture, video art, drawing, ceramics, design, photography and jewellery. Several established and up-and-coming galleries from Amsterdam present recent work, most of it exhibited for the first time. The fair combines its well-known curatorial excellence with a great choice for 'first time art buyers'.
The heart of the Beurs building will function as the meeting point and it will feature an exciting art installation. We will also have two sponsoring stands in this area.
In the Berlage concert hall, AIR9 is to present an ongoing festival programme, ranging from lectures and music to video screenings and dance performances. Events include workshops on art and diversity by art critics; Socratic Conversations; dance performances; video screenings, and much more. This space will also host a number of events related to the current social, political and economic landscape, some of the central questions being ‘who owns the art’?, ‘how can we share the arts?’ and ‘which is the right direction for the art world?’ Possible activities include: a crash course in contemporary art; a conversation dinner; a writing workshop; and discussion on today’s art world.
This space will be open to new ideas and artistic innovation. This area will also feature a platform with hourly performances and events.
The Art in Redlight (AIR) Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam. AIR organises an annual, innovative, and multidisciplinary art selling platform, in Amsterdam’s famous Redlight District. This platform gives both established and up-and-coming artists the opportunity to show their work to a broad public in the unique setting of Amsterdam’s Redlight District. This concept has proven very successful, given the enthusiastic response to all previous editions. AIR is an important forerunner in the city’s aim to bring more culture to Amsterdam’s oldest neighbourhood. Moreover, AIR currently develops into a broader organisation covering other disciplines as well. This year we team up with a number of young and innovative partners in the arts, organising the entire event from co-creation.