NIAS accommodation in Amsterdam is spread across three locations. The main building is located in the Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, in the historical city center of Amsterdam. The studio apartments for residential fellows are in the Fellows House, Kloveniersburgwal 23, a two-minute walk from NIAS’ main building. The larger family apartments are a tram ride and short walk away in the popular Stadionplein area in the south of Amsterdam.
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, usually those from abroad, are allotted one of the twelve studio apartments located in the historic building at Kloveniersburgwal 23 near the KNAW. Each studio has a unique layout and styling.
The 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.
NIAS also has larger apartments for fellows with families in the popular Stadionplein residential area of Amsterdam. Trams leave regularly from the Stadionplein apartment block (tram stop Olympisch Stadion) 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 and a fully equipped kitchen. 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.