Raadzaal at Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam




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  • Meetings
  • Training
  • Weddings
  • Presentations
  • Private lunch or dinner




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The Raadzaal is a classic red welcoming meeting room, also partially thanks to the authentic open fireplace with monumental chimney. The Council Chamber overlooks the interior garden of the building.

It is easy to connect the Raadzaal with the Bestuurskamer and the Regentenkamer. These rooms are connected to one another and when the connecting doors are opened, you have a particularly spacious and welcoming room with room for all your guests (100 seats).

Monumental chimney breast

The chimney breast around the open fireplace in the Raadzaal is made of oak and marble. The sculptured embossing in oak consists of three panels with an image. Every symbol represents one of the three sections of the former Colonial Institute. The medical department Tropical Hygiene on the left panel shows angels in the rain with a microscope. The Ethnology section on the centre panel was depicted by Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom. He sits on a cushion of lotus flowers and is surrounded by angels. The Tropical Products section on the right panel shows a Hermes figure, as symbol of the trade. Around this, the angels are busy with a lifting crane and with loading and off-loading tropical products. It also includes the image of a ship and the phrase "Niet al voor de wind", which refers to a delay during the construction of the institute.

Painted ceiling

The ceiling of the Raadzaal is painted with motifs showing European flowers and Indian fruit. The artist was J.C. van de Ven.

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