Royal Tropical Institute | Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam 

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is an independent center of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation, founded in 1910 as the ‘Colonial Institute’. It was set up to study the tropics and to promote trade and industry in the (at that time) colonial territories of the Netherlands.

Since 1926, KIT has been housed in a historic building at the edge of the Oosterpark. The building is richly adorned with decorative features and symbols referring to different cultures of the world and the colonial history of the Netherlands. As a knowledge institute with expertise in the field of sustainable cacao, KIT is looking forward to participating. “We’re pleased to contribute our expertise to this event, which draws attention to sustainable cacao,” said Anna Laven, senior advisor at KIT. The impressive octagonal Marble Hall – the entrance of the building – is central to the other rooms where the presentations will be held.


Route description & parking

By public transport
From Amsterdam Central Station: tram 9, bus 22
From Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station: tram 3 or 7
From Dam square: tram 9 or 14
From Leidseplein: tram 7 or 10
From Museumplein: tram 3

By car 
Leave the ring road A10 via the exit Watergraafsmeer/ Diemen (S113): follow the Middenweg (direction Centrum/ Watergraafsmeer), which turns into the Linnaeusstraat. KIT is at the corner of the Linnaeusstraat and the Mauritskade. There are paid parking facilities in the vicinity.

There are enough on-street parking area’ s near the venue. Please note that all parking in the centre of Amsterdam is metered from Monday through Saturday, 09.00 to 19.00. For rates and other parking information, please visit  http://www.bereikbaaramsterdam.nl. Parking meters take coins and Chipknip smart cards.

Many paid parking places (paid Monday to Saturday 09.00h – 21.00h) are available close to the KIT. You can reserve a parking spot here.

Taxi rank
In front of Central Station
KIT: just outside KIT premises on the Linnaeusstraat
(tel. 020 – 3 623 820 or 020 – 6 777 777)



Are you looking for a nice hotel in the area? We recommend the Lloyd Hotel. There is a special present awaiting you if you book via the website using the comment “Origin Chocolate”. Please note that the same weekend as the Origin Chocolate Event, there is also a large dance event in the city (Amsterdam Dance Event). Therefore rooms will be more expensive than usual and availability will be lower!

Get in Touch

Origin Chocolate Event
For general questions you can contact us via info@originchocolate.eu, or send us a message through social media.
For enquiries about exhibiting or participating otherwise in the event you can email us at event@originchocolate.eu.

Royal Tropical Institute
Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam
Tel: 020 56 88 711