De Bazel, the source of our inspiration

De Bazel, located on Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam is certainly one of the city’s most characteristic buildings. With an especially striking exterior, its interior also features unrivalled architectural beauty. The Amsterdam Municipal Archives (Stadsarchief) is proudly among the parties housed today in this monumental building that dates back to the 1920s. The conference centre includes eight halls, once the chic meeting and working areas for the management boards of the illustrious Netherlands Trading Society (Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij or NHM), the ABN AMRO bank’s legal predecessor. The Dutch architect Karel de Bazel also designed the building’s imposing interior: beautiful parquet floors with inlays, stylish stucco ceilings with chandeliers, attractive fireplaces, eye-catching stained glass windows and Art Deco fittings, fixtures and furniture. All of these elements contribute towards an inspiring experience and successful event. You offer your team and/or guests an especially pleasurable experience in completely different settings. The grandeur of yesteryear, with all the mod cons of today’s world!

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Art Nouveau office building

The office building of the former General Diamond Workers’ Union of the Netherlands (Algemene Nederlandsche Diamantbewerkers Bond or ANDB) serves as one of the crowning achievements of the acclaimed Dutch architect H.P. Berlage. The monumental architecture – complete with a tower, battlements, stairwell and courtyard – was inspired by the Italian townhouses of the Renaissance.

Theater Tuschinski

Known throughout the Netherlands, the illustrious Theater Tuschinski requires little introduction. The richly decorated building reflects different styles of architecture, including the Amsterdam School and combining Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) and Art Deco. Visitors enter an illusionary world that unleashes their imagination.

De Duif

This building, reflecting the neoclassical style, was used as a church up until the end of the 19th century. With its perfect location on one of Amsterdam’s beautiful canals, the building features a neo-baroque facade and is still used today as a popular venue for events. The immense interior features a floating acoustic ceiling, offering an ideal setting for medium-sized events.

Amstelkerk (Amsterdam)

This beautiful wooden church was built in the years between 1668 and 1670 as an emergency church for residents of the Amsterdam canals during the second urban expansion of the city. In 1840, the interior was given a neo-gothic makeover. The building serves as a distinctive setting for lectures, symposiums, dinners and receptions.

Monumental Canal House Herengracht

This truly magnificent building dating from 1663/1665 once housed prominent merchants and bankers during Amsterdam’s Golden Age. The lavishly styled halls, most of which look out onto the enchanting inner garden, lend themselves perfectly to stylish events. International visitors are also attracted to the charm of this characteristic venue.

Monumental Canal House Keizersgracht

Designed by architect Adriaen Dortsman, this amazing residential property was once home to one of Rembrandt’s students, Ferdinand Bol. Its captivating interior holds visitors spellbound. The garden houses an impressive coach house that can similarly be used for meetings and events.


The Zuiderkerk (Southern Church) was built in the years between 1603 and 1611 in line with the design set out by the legendary Amsterdam city architect Hendrick de Keyser, who was also buried there. The Zuiderkerk was used for church services until 1929, followed by a series of different functions thereafter. It last served as a municipal information centre for public space, construction and housing in Amsterdam. Nowadays, the beautifully restored Zuiderkerk serves as an appealing rental location for events, including receptions, conferences and lavish dinners.