News of: Saturday, January 21 2006,

Amsterdam Trade Unions Museum (de Burcht) saved

The Labour Union Museum ('De Burcht') will receive extra money to keep it open.

The museum is located in a building made by the architect Berlage, and is also named 'de Burcht' (the Fortress). This is the name it will carry in the future.

The museum was set up in 1990 by a group of trade unions. After years of a limited number of visitors its funds were depleted. Employer organizations have decided to help, and because of this the name will be changed to 'Centrum voor arbeidsverhoudingen' (Centre for labour relationships).

The extra money found (E 1.25 million) means the museum can at least be kept open for the next 5 years.