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Catering from our own kitchen

At KIT Royal Tropical Institute 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.

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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.

Seriously Sustainable 

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.

External catering

We happily arrange the catering for your event with our expertise and love for food, but also have partnerships with three external catering companies.

  • Food Favors

    FoodFavors provides catering at events and provides compliments. This is confirmation that we are doing our job well. Because we understand how our catering contributes to the success of your event.

  • Famous Flavours

    Famous Flavours stands for extensive experience, culinary expertise and a passionate attitude. “We add flavour to your event!”

Our F&B team

Do you want to know more?

Vivien Rutgers
Commercial Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I park my car?

    Due to ongoing renovation work on the KIT Hotel, the paid parking service operated by MobyPark has closed as of the  1st of October 2021.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to suggest alternative parking options in the vicinity:

    • Parking on the public road in the Dapperbuurt/Oosterparkbuurt, the rate in this zone is € 6.00 per hour.
    • The parking garage at the OLVG, ‘s Gravesandeplein 120, rate is € 6.00 per hour.
    • Q-Park Oostpoort parking garage, Polderweg 92, rate € 3.33 per hour.
    • Parking garage Park Bee Ingenieur Jakoba Mulderplein, rate € 3.50 per hour.
    • Mobihub P+R Oostpoort, Polderweg 92, free parking spaces in combination with a rental bicycle.
    • There are various P+R locations around the city, which can be combined with public transport (under certain conditions) at a discount. KIT can be reached by tram 7, 14 and 19
  • 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

  • Is there a mooring spot for a canal boat

    There is a mooring spot in front of Mauritskade 63.

  • Is there a taxi stand?

    There’s a taxi stand in front of our building. It is located at the Linnaeusstraat, right outside the KIT Hotel.

  • 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.