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KIT Hotel

Our hotel located next to the Oosterpark is being completely renovated. The new KIT Hotel, which is designed by WAA, will become one of the most sustainable hotels in Amsterdam. The hotel will have a new restaurant and a roof garden with a terrace. During the renovation the KIT Hotel is closed and is expected to open in 2025.

The hotel – a concrete tower from 1967 located on the grounds of the KIT (Royal Tropical Institute) at Oosterpark – is undergoing complete renovation, both inside and out, according to a design by Wiel Arets Architects. Several elements characteristic of the current building will be retained in the new design.

The hotel will feature 80 rooms, a new restaurant on the ground floor, and a rooftop garden with a bar on the first floor, providing views of Oosterpark and the KIT’s inner courtyard.

Sustainability

With the renovation, the KIT Hotel will become one of the most sustainable hotels in Amsterdam. The building will be entirely gas-free. To achieve this, a heat-cold storage (WKO) system will be installed, which will also serve the monumental main building of the KIT. This aligns perfectly with the KIT’s mission to contribute to a fairer and more sustainable world, and to develop the location as a knowledge center, hospitality venue, and workplace for sustainability.

Architect Wiel Arets sees the hotel as “a jewel in Oosterpark”. “The KIT Hotel with its restaurant, rooftop garden, and terrace promises to become an important green space in Amsterdam East. The building will have a crystalline façade that manifests the connection between the park and the hotel,” says the architect, who received the award for the Best Building in the Netherlands in 2021 for his design of the Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam Zuidas.

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