Good for events, events for good
A former regent’s seat to chair your meeting. A majestic room to host the most tasteful dinner. Marble surroundings for a beautiful event. Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen offers the versatile location for classic and modern events alike. The building has always been impressive, from the moment it opened its doors in 1926 until today. After almost a century, the unique structure is still considered as one of the icons of Amsterdam.
At the department Conferences & Events we are responsible for all gatherings that are held at our venue. From an intimate conversation between two people up to a spectacular party for 900 guests; we organise the entire story. But there is more. Are you organising an event with us? Not only are you assured a memorable day in a fabulous location, you are taking steps to support social entrepreneurship. How exactly? Our profits go towards the benefit of KIT’s knowledge projects, aimed at creating a sustainable future worldwide.
At our venue, the meeting options are as diverse as the rooms on offer. We love diversity and welcome symposiums, congresses, conferences, meetings, events and parties. Whatever your angle, every speaker – and guest – is inspired.
Classic or ultramodern — we love diversity. Our colourful conference centre is full of Amsterdam’s history, and has a delightful contemporary character and large conference facilities
Canapés in front of the cozy fireplace, stylish dining where royalty also dined, or a world class high tea; everything is possible.
A meeting with the elegance of Amsterdam’s Golden Age, or a stylish break under the vaulted ceiling; meetings at KIT are always held with class.
The possibilities for organising events in our venue are endless. We are an official wedding location, the grandeur of our impressive Marble Hall offers the perfect décor for that one special day.
Receive your guests in the Marble Hall, inspire in the Queen Máxima Hall, organise a barbecue in our enchanting courtyard or book the entire venue exclusively for up to 900 people.
The grandeur of our conference location is nowhere as tangible as in the Marble Hall. The hall – also the entrance of the building – lies central to all other meeting rooms.
An imposing ceiling, a historical mural and state of the art technology. The Queen Máxima Hall is perfect for plenary sessions, knowledge exchange and conferences.
Whether you choose this hall for a seminar or meeting, the characteristic Amsterdam view on the canals is guaranteed.
In the Boardroom you have symbolic company. The fireplace is decorated with the fundamental principles of KIT: Ganesha for ethnology, Hermes for trading and the angels for hygiene.
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Frequently asked questions How to get there by car?
Take the Watergraafsmeer/Diemen (s113) exit from the A10 ring road. At the end of the road choose the exit heading to Centrum/Watergraafsmeer. Continue through via the Middenweg that turns into the Linnaeusstraat. Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen is located at the end of this street on the corner of Mauritskade.
Where is the nearest parking garage?
Q-Park Oostpoort Polderweg 92 1093 KP Amsterdam
From this parking garage you can take tram 19 and you will arrive to our building in two stops.
How do I get there using public transport?
The Tram stops Alexanderplein and Linnaeusstraat are both right in front of our building and are easy and quickly available:
From Amsterdam Central Station: tram 14 – tram stop Alexanderplein
From Amsterdam Sloterdijk: tram 19 – tram stop Alexanderplein
From Diemen: tram 19 – tram stop Linnaeusstraat 1e van Swindenstraat
We are full service
Our Hospitality department goes beyond Conferences & Events. We have a cafe with a gorgeous terrace overlooking Oosterpark and our Amsterdam Tropen Hotel is located right across the courtyard.