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A majestic room to host the most tasteful dinner. Marble surroundings for a beautiful event. KIT Events 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 KIT 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.

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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.

  • All possibilities

    See all the endless possibilities available at our location

  • Conferences

    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

  • Online Conferences & Meetings

    Would you like to broadcast a live talk show, video conference or webinar from one of the most beautiful locations in The Netherlands? Now you can!

  • Dining

    Canapés in front of the cozy fireplace, stylish dining where royalty also dined, or a world class high tea; everything is possible.

  • Meetings

    A meeting in a stylish room and a break under the vaulted ceiling; meetings at KIT Royal Tropical Institute are always held with class.

  • Parties

    Our international vibe is the perfect base for spectacular events. Parties, whether they be classic or modern, are realised to their fullest potential at KIT Royal Tropical Institute.


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.

  • All rooms

    Have a look at every room available in our monumental venue

  • Marble Hall

    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.

  • Queen Máxima Hall

    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.

  • Maurits Room

    Whether you choose this hall for a seminar or meeting, the characteristic Amsterdam view on the canals is guaranteed.

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.