KIT Royal Tropical Institute is an independent centre of expertise, education, intercultural cooperation and hospitality dedicated to sustainable development. Based on a national heritage site in Amsterdam, KIT focuses on key areas where it can make a difference: healthcare, gender issues and sustainable economic development.
KIT’s mission is to enhance the positive impact of agencies, governments and corporations on sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries.
Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a general framework for action, we translate practice into global knowledge and bring global knowledge to inform best practices. The knowledge we generate is disseminated through advisory services, research, teaching, training, dialogue and discussion. Our landmark, historic premises in Amsterdam serve as a hub for the exchange of knowledge and intercultural cooperation.
Conferences & Events
Looking for the ideal conference location in Amsterdam? KIT's elegant meeting rooms radiate a sober, neo-renaissance elegance that makes them attractive for different types of events. Profits go towards benefiting the Knowledge Institute. By organizing an event in one of the KIT venues, you are supporting the SDGs.
De Tropen café and restaurant
The café is situated in the monumental building Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen and offers a wide variety of food inspired by world cultures and tastes, using ingredients that are locally sourced. Profits are reinvested in the Knowledge Institute, so by eating or drinking in De Tropen customers are also contributing to sustainable development.
Amsterdam Tropen Hotel
The hotel is located on the grounds of KIT with artefacts, multicultural staff and guests from all corners of the world that express KIT's core values. The hotel’s profits go to the benefit of the Knowledge Institute.