Conference venue

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

In 1926, after eleven years of building, the monumental building of KIT | Meetings & Events was completed. It is situated at Oosterpark and designed in neo-renaissance style by father and son Johannes Jacobus and Marie Adrianus van Nieukerken, upon instruction from the Colonial Institute that was founded in 1910 by private individuals and authorities. This is one of the first collaborations between private individuals and the public sector. From here, research was conducted in the area of trade, anthropology and health care in the former Dutch colonies.
The entire building was richly decorates with symbolic elements that refer to the various cultures of the world and the colonial history of the Netherlands. More than ten artists worked endlessly on sculptures, woodcarving and wrought iron to portray the trade, industry, foreign affairs, founders of the institute and the work done by it. The Marble Hall is the centre piece; the reception hall with its amazing twelve types of marble.

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam
the Netherlands
+31(0) 20 568 87 11

Route description & parking

By car
Leave the highway A10 via the exit Watergraafsmeer/ Diemen (S113) and follow the direction to Centrum/ Watergraafsmeer. This street is called ‘Middenweg’ and will change into ‘Linnaeusstraat’. KIT is located at the end of this street, at the corner with the Mauritskade.

By public transport
Tram stop Alexanderplein is located in front of KIT. This tram stop can be reached as follows:
From Amsterdam Central Station: tram 14 - Stop Alexanderplein
From Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station: tram 19 - Stop Alexanderplein
From Amsterdam city center: tram 19 - Stop Linnaeusstraat 1e van Swindenstraat

Taxi rank
At 100 meters of KIT is a taxi rank, which is situated at the Linnaeusstraat, in front of the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel.
Taxicentrale Amsterdam: +31 (0)20  777 77 77

KIT has 50 parking spaces on its own property at the Linnaeusstraat. These places must be reserved in advance and are available
for a small amount. In the area of KIT | Meetings & Events are also enough on-street parking places available.
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In the area of KIT | Meetings & Events are also enough on-street parking places available.

Other parking spaces (about 7 minutes walk):
ARTIS - Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam >>
Qpark Oostpoort - Polderweg 92, Amsterdam >>

Venue Monday evening Dinner Experience
Grand Café DE TROPEN
Entrance next to the Tropen Hotel.
Go behind the barrier!

Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam

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