Travel and lodging

Hotel information

Amsterdam is a popular destination in autumn, so we advise you to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible, as prices will rise over the summer. The Amsterdam area has more than 350 hotels, so you’re sure to find something in a convenient location that fits your budget. Many hotels in Amsterdam meet the highest standards for sustainability. Look for the Green Key logo to identify hotels dedicated to environmental responsibility. We suggest several accommodations close to the conference venue.

Venue Hotel
Right in the garden of the conference venue (the KIT Royal Tropical Institute) you find the 3* Amsterdam Tropen Hotel. We have arranged a group rate for reservation from 12-15 October. Fill in the reservation form below and send it to to book your stay.

Group rate for 12-14 October 2017: Standard room single/double use: €185,- / €200,-

All rooms need to be booked by 12 September 2017. After this date, rooms will be released periodically and are therefore subject to availability.

Download the reservation form of the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel: 121017ELA

Additional suggestions

The Student Hotel Amsterdam West is where the needs of the demanding 21st century student and the design-savvy traveller of today meet in dynamic harmony.

Down the street from the KIT Royal Tropical Institute you find the Generator Hostel, which includes a range of room types from shared to private bedrooms.

The Stay Okay Amsterdam Zeeburg is a modern hostel that is housed in an old trade school. It shares the building with a cinema and a theatre. The bedrooms all have their own shower and toilet.

The Botel is a modern floating 3 star hotel in Amsterdam. Botel is moored at the NSDM-Pier, on the northern bank of the river IJ. It is seen from Amsterdam Central Station to the left and connected by a free ferry service.


The visiting address of the KIT Royal Tropical Institute is

Mauritskade 64
1092 AD Amsterdam

When using the public transportation of Amsterdam, including traveling to the city from Schiphol Airport, the Amsterdam Travel Ticket provides unlimited travel on the train (NS railway), the Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 197) and Niteliner N97 (of Connexxion) between Schiphol and Amsterdam and unlimited travel for all GVB trams, day buses, night buses and metros within the city. So, you can arrange all of your travel needs in one go.

All public transportation from your location can be planned using the 9292 application, or on the 9292 website.

Coming from Amsterdam Central station:
Take tram number 9 (destination Diemen) to the Alexanderplein
Head east towards the Alexanderkade
Cross the bridge to the left and you will find the venue entrance on your right.

Coming from Amsterdam Muiderpoort station:
Take tram number 9 (destination Zoutkeetgracht) to the Linnaeusstraat/ Wijttenbachstraat
Follow the Linnaeusstraat in a northwestern direction
Take a  left on the Mauritskade and you will find the entrance on Mauritskade 64.

By car: 

The Institute has its own private parking next to the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel. You can reserve a parking space here (€20/day). Paid parking is also possible in the area.

By bike:

The best way to get around the city of Amsterdam is as the locals do: by bicycle. Biking in Amsterdam is safe and easy, thanks to the flat landscape and wide bike lanes. You will find bike rental shops all throughout the city. Just be sure to always properly lock your bike!


The weather in the Netherlands in notorious for being consistently inconsistent at any time during the year and October is no exception. The day can start out sunny, only to quickly give way to showers and occasional gusty storms. On average you can expect lots of grey days, some sunny days, and some rain. Guidebooks and websites can not seem to agree whether or not October is the wettest month, but you’ll want to use an umbrella on a regular basis.

The average high temperature is 13° Celsius (55.4° Fahrenheit), and the average night-time low is 4° Celsius (39.2° Fahrenheit) — while the average median temperature is 10.4° (50.72° Fahrenheit).

Nearby attractions

For more information about what there is to do in Amsterdam, visit the official website of Amsterdam city.

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