Luchtfoto Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen
Aerial photo of Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam. (Source: KIT Royal Tropical Institute)

Location description

The event will take place at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from June 17-21, 2024. The KIT is conveniently located in Amsterdam Oost, right next to a large park (Oosterpark). Two different tram lines connect the location with the city centre (about 10-15 min by tram) and with Schiphol airport (about 30 min by train to Muiderpoort station). Schiphol airport is one of the major airports in Europe and is easily reached from all over the world.

We recommend spending some extra time before or after the conference in Amsterdam, as it is a fantastic city. Visit one of the many famous museums such as the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum, see the typical, centuries-old canal houses and don’t forget to try one of the local specialties such as “stroopwafels” or “bitterballen”.

Address KIT

Mauritskade 63
1092 AD, Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Public Transport Car Parking

The tram stops Alexanderplein, 1e v. Swindenstraat, and Linnaeusstraat are right next to the KIT and are easily accessible:

From Amsterdam Central Station: tram 14 – Alexanderplein stop

From Amsterdam Sloterdijk: tram 19 – Alexanderplein stop

(Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Central Station can both directly be reached by train from Schiphol Airport)

From Diemen: tram 19 – Linnaeusstraat or 1e van Swindenstraat stop


Cars entering Amsterdam via one of the major highways (A1, A2, A4, A7 etc.) will merge onto the A10 ring road:

  • From the A10 ring road, take the Watergraafsmeer/Diemen exit (S113)
  • At the end of the road, choose the exit heading to Centrum/Watergraafsmeer
  • Continue through via Middenweg, that turns into Linnaeusstraat (3 km). The Royal Tropical Institute is located at the end of this street on the corner with the Mauritskade

Street parking in the Dapperbuurt/Ooster-
parkbuurt available (
6.00/h). There are also several parking garages around, including:

  • OLGV, 's-Gravesandeplein 120 (€6.00/h)
  • Q-Park Centrum Oost, Tweede Boerhaavestraat 20 (€6.00/h)
  • Q-Park Oostpoort, Polderweg 92 (€3.33/h)
  • MobiHub P+R Oostpoort, Polderweg 92 (free in combination with rental bicycle)
  • ParkBee, Ingenieur Jakoba Mulderplein 78 (€3.50/h)