NIAS has moved to Amsterdam


In August 2016, NIAS has moved from Wassenaar to the heart of Amsterdam. The Institute is now located in the elegant St Jorishof building situated in an enclosed garden just off the famous Kloveniersburgwal. The building, which was built in 1747 as a residential home for the Burghers of Amsterdam, provides at least thirty offices for scholars from the Netherlands and abroad to work on their research project for one or two semesters. Fellows from abroad are offered accommodation in Amsterdam: either a studio apartment in Kloveniersburgwal 23, a historic building just a minutes’ walk away, or a larger apartment a tram-ride away for those bringing their families.


Connecting Scholars

NIAS is committed to providing researchers, from a variety of disciplines, with the time and space for reflection and the development of new research directions. By moving to central Amsterdam, within easy access to academic institutions, scholars and sources, NIAS hopes to stimulate the exchange of ideas, improve access to knowledge and encourage the formation of new research networks.


The move to Amsterdam fits with the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences’ (KNAW) aim to intensify interaction between its own institutes and to forge closer links with universities. As part of this endeavour a number of the KNAW’s humanities institutes will be housed together in one campus. The Meertens Institute, Huygens ING and the International Institute of Social History (IISG) together will form the KNAW’s Humanities-cluster. NIAS will work closely with these institutes while maintaining its international reputation as an Institute for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences and Humanities in the Netherlands.


New Contact Details

Visiting Address: Korte Spinhuissteeg 3 | 1012 CG | Amsterdam | The Netherlands

Postal Address: PO Box 10855 | 1001 EW | Amsterdam | The Netherlands | | +31 20 224 67 00