Hotel information

We have secured two hotel room blocks for IMC attendees close to the IMC venue (the KIT Royal Tropical Institute). Information about the two hotels and instructions on how to make use of the block prices is listed below.

Note that Amsterdam has ample accommodation available in all budget classes, so in case you wish to book something else, we recommend that you use one of the popular booking sites. We provide information about a good budget option for students (especially those that want to share rooms) at the bottom of this page.

Equally, there is ample accommodation available through sites such as AirBNB, although we do caution that like many European cities, Amsterdam is cracking down on overuse of AirBNB properties so do consult your host to make sure your booking is guaranteed.

Note: the week of IMC is the same week as the autumn school holiday for primary and secondary education in The Netherlands and some neighbouring European countries, so we recommend that you book your accommodation on time, as there may be many last-minute bookings in this week.

IMC Hotel Blocks

Hotel Arena

The Hotel Arena is located 350m (4 minutes walking) west of the IMC venue. The hotel is located in a set of beautiful historical buildings from the year 1886 that originally housed an orphanage. The hotel borders on the Oosterpark, a large green space and it is possible to walk through the park to the IMC venue.

The hotel block in Hotel Arena has expired, but you can still check availability through the regular booking site for Hotel Arena.

Hotel Arena
’s Gravesandestraat 55
1092 AA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

NH Hotel Tropen

The NH Hotel Tropen is affiliated with the KIT Royal Tropical Institute and right next to the venue on the edge of the Oosterpark green space. The NH Hotel Tropen offers “rooms with a view” across the beautiful Oosterpark and toward the historic KIT building.

The hotel has a room block reserved for IMC that is guaranteed at the price listed below until October 1 (after this date you can use the regular reservation system).


To book NH Hotel Tropen, you will need to complete the reservation form and send the form to

NH Hotel Tropen
Linnaeusstraat 2C
1092 CK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Budget Option for Students

There is a recently opened (2018) hostel-style hotel in Amsterdam called the Hotel Meininger, that is about 15 minutes away from the IMC venue by public transport. It offers modern rooms with anywhere from 2 to 6 beds, and is ideal for room sharing. The hotel is located right next to Amsterdam Amstel train station with bus, metro and train connections.

While we have not negotiated any specific deal with this hotel, prices are generally very reasonable, especially when sharing rooms.

Below are useful links for those that wish to explore this accommodation:

Travelling to the venue from the Meininger

You can easily get to the venue from the Meininger in about 15 minutes. All you need is a valid public transport chip card (if you do not have the free IMC card, you can purchase tickets from the “GVB” machines in the station). The easiest way to do this, is to go to Amsterdam Amstel railway station (right next to the hotel). For your convenience, step-by-step instructions are provided below: