Marnixbordes / Gijsbrechtbordes
On either side of the building, at the top of the two stairwells, are the Gijsbrechtbordes with the mosaic wall and Marnixbordes with the tall large windows. These landings are located on the second floor, on either side of the Royal Foyer.
WHAT MAKES THE MARNIXBORDES AND THE GIJSBRECHTBORDES SO SPECIAL
- Historic feel with lavishly decorated walls and beautiful paintings.
- Ideal for (book) presentations or break-out sessions from the hall.
- Mobile bar possible in this space.
- M2 9 x 8 meter
- Theater 40 persons
- Sitdown diner/lunch 30 persons
- Meeting U-form 20 persons
- School set-up 16 persons
- Reception 75 persons
The Stadsschouwburg (City theatre) was a class-based theatre. Everything was aimed at keeping the different classes in society apart. That is why there were separate entrances and stairwells, with the stairs at the Marnixbordes leading to the second balcony.
The Gijsbrechtbordes bears this name because of the mosaic that shows images from a special play. Joost van den Vondel wrote the Gysbrecht van Aemstel especially for the opening of the first Amsterdam City Theatre on the Keizersgracht in 1638. From then on, that performance was the traditional opening performance of the new year.
€ 176 for one half day