NIAS accommodation in Amsterdam is spread across three locations. The main building with offices is located in the Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, in the historical city center of Amsterdam. NIAS also offers accommodation on top locations against subsidized rates.
The main building houses the Fellows’ and staff offices, lecture rooms, meeting rooms, the NIAS library, common room and lunch room. This building forms the west wing of the East India House and is just 15 mins walk from Central Station, 2 mins from the Royal Academy-KNAW and across the road from the Meertens and Huygens-ING institutes in the Spinhuis (KNAW’s Humanities Cluster).
NIAS offices are located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the main building. Fellows are each allotted an office with a Personal Computer (Windows) connected to the NIAS network and network printers and a telephone (VOIP). There is a desk, set of drawers, an office chair, a white board, and a book case.
Fellows House: Studio Apartments
The studio apartments for residential fellows are in the historic building of the Fellows House, Kloveniersburgwal 23, a two-minute walk from NIAS’ main building. Fellows, usually those from abroad, are allotted one of the twelve studio apartments. Each studio has a unique layout and styling. Some studio’s have a separate bedroom (with a double bed).
All studios (about 80 m2) have a private bathroom with a separate toilet and a fully equipped kitchenette. Fellows can also use the larger communal kitchen, lounge and a laundry room with two washing machines and two dryers. The inventory includes a double bed, one or two armchairs (depending on the studio), a dining table with chairs and a wardrobe. Each studio also has a TV, telephone and internet connection (both CAT-cable and WiFi). The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, microwave, small electric cooking stove and a Nespresso machine. Each kitchenette is stocked with a selection of plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery, kitchen utensils and pans. As the kitchenette does not contain a dish washer, a dishpan and drainer are provided for doing the dishes by hand. The communal kitchen does have a dishwasher which you can use. Bed linen and towels are provided for.
Studios are for fellows who come alone or with their partner. The subsidized rate for studio accommodation is €750 per month.
The larger family apartments are a tram ride and short walk away in the popular Stadionplein residential area in the south of Amsterdam. Trams leave regularly from the Stadionplein apartment block to the tram stop Rokin, a 5 minutes’ walk to NIAS.
These fully furnished apartments are near all amenities. The apartments have two bedrooms, a private bathroom with a separate toilet, a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony. The inventory includes a double bed, a sofa and chairs, a dining table with chairs and wardrobes. Each apartment also has a TV, telephone and internet connection (both CAT-cable and WiFi). The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave, cooking stove and dishwasher, and is stocked with a selection of plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery, kitchen utensils and pans. Bed linen and towels are provided for.
The family apartments are primarily for fellows who bring their children with them. The subsidized rate for apartments is €750 per month.
The demand for both the studios and family apartments often exceeds the availability. Under certain circumstances, NIAS may ask prospective fellows whether they would be willing to share a family apartment. NIAS also sometimes rents temporary accommodation elsewhere in the city. NIAS does its utmost best to provide fellowships to as many fellows as possible.