In 1926, after eleven years of building, the monumental building of KIT | Meetings & Events was completed. It is situated at Oosterpark and designed in neo-renaissance style by father and son Johannes Jacobus and Marie Adrianus van Nieukerken, upon instruction from the Colonial Institute that was founded in 1910 by private individuals and authorities. This is one of the first collaborations between private individuals and the public sector. From here, research was conducted in the area of trade, anthropology and health care in the former Dutch colonies.
The entire building was richly decorates with symbolic elements that refer to the various cultures of the world and the colonial history of the Netherlands. More than ten artists worked endlessly on sculptures, woodcarving and wrought iron to portray the trade, industry, foreign affairs, founders of the institute and the work done by it. The Marble Hall is the centre piece; the reception hall with its amazing twelve types of marble
ROUTE DESCRIPTION & PARKING
Leave the highway A10 via the exit Watergraafsmeer/ Diemen (S113) and follow the direction to Centrum/ Watergraafsmeer. This street is called ‘Middenweg’ and will change into ‘Linnaeusstraat’. KIT | Meetings & Events is located at the end of this street, at the corner with the Mauritskade.
By public transport
Tram stop Alexanderplein is located in front of KIT | Meetings & Events. This tram stop can be reached as follows:
From Amsterdam Central Station: tram 9; stop Alexanderplein From Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station: tram 3 or 7; stop Linnaeusstraat
From Amsterdam city center: tram 10 or 14; stop Alexanderplein
At 100 meters of KIT | Meetings & Events is a taxi rank, which is situated at the Linnaeusstraat, in front of the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel.
KIT | Meetings & Events has 50 parking spaces on its own property at the Linnaeusstraat. These places must be reserved in advance and are available for a small amount. In the area of KIT | Meetings & Events are also enough on-street parking places available.
KIT | Meetings & Events
1092 AD Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 (0) 20 568 8504