Catering from our own kitchen
At Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen we have our own team of culinary experts. From exclusive dinners to informal meals: our kitchen team knows what to do. Either way, our catering is held to a high standard.
Meet the Chef
Our Executive Chef Hans Ribbens is a master in the kitchen. Together with his team, he effortlessly switches from composing a walking dinner for 600 people to preparing a tasty barbecue al fresco or cooking a lunch for a small group. And he does this with passion and style. Hans favours preparing meals that are honest and have a multicultural twist. Sometimes spicy, often surprising, but always delicious.
Worldly, yet local
And that sustainable touch we are so proud of, is also present in the kitchen. We use seasonal produce from local suppliers in our dishes; we like to keep it in the neighbourhood and from the neighbourhood. In our menus we skillfully translate the international and multicultural character of KIT to aromas, tastes and a true culinary experience. We offer top quality gastronomy, from finger food to a good beef tenderloin or marinated sea bass fillet. Naturally, we know how to implement specific dietary wishes – anything from organic to vegetarian or gluten free.
We try to reduce our foodprint and ensure maximum recycling. Besides, we carefully select our suppliers because we think it is important that they share our vision. For example, we serve
Earth Water and our fairchain Moyee Coffee comes with cookies from the Koeckebackers. Tastes good, feels good.
We happily arrange the catering for your event with our expertise and love for food, but also have partnerships with three external catering companies.
Famous Flavours stands for extensive experience, culinary expertise and a passionate attitude.
“We add flavour to your event!”
Food, Jazz and Djs
An all-round experience, that’s what events are all about according to Food Jazz & DJs. This is not accomplished by simply serving culinary masterpieces, but to surprise people on top of that. "Dare to eat different"
Maison van den Boer
Maison van den Boer stands for high-end catering with ultimate perfection and the highest level of quality and hospitality. They arrange for luxury with historical class and eye for detail.
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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