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Amsterdam’s red-brick former stock exchange was built in 1903 by Hendrik Berlage and is now an occasional concert venue . This monumental building was one of the precursors of the Amsterdam School and is exceptional for its use of patterned brickwork and clean lines, which broke away from the fancy Dutch Revivalist styles of the time (as seen at the Stedelijk Museum and Centraal Station). A frieze decorates the facade of the building showing man’s (questionable) evolution from Adam to 20th-century stockbroker. It’s rarely open, so you’ll have to content yourself with looking from the outside.