Practical Information


The Smell Culture Fair will take place at the historical Trippenhuis built for the brothers Louys (1605–1684) and Hendrick Trip (1607–1666) on Amsterdam’s Kloveniersburgwal canal and the former home of Rembrandt’s Nightwatch. Today the Trippehuis serves as the headquarters of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

August Jernberg, Visitors in front of Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' at the Trippenhuis (1885)
August Jernberg, Visitors in front of Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ at the Trippenhuis (1885)

The Trippenhuis complex is located in Amsterdam city centre, close to several public transport connections. We advise you to travel to the location by public transport, on foot or bicycle.

Getting to the Trippenhuis:

Please visit this page for detailed information on getting to the Trippenhuis (Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam).

Map of the Trippenhuis:

This brochure (PDF) offers maps of the interior and descriptions of the different rooms at the Trippenhuis.


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What’s going on in Amsterdam?

If you have some extra time before or after the event why not go on a local smell tour? Last year, we launched City Sniffers, a self-guided smell tour of Amsterdam’s eco history. Using a free phone application developed by the Odeuropa team, participants walk around smelling and exploring stories connected to the history of Amsterdam. The tour includes an illustrated Rub’n’Sniff card with a map with five emblematic aromas. We will have free cards to share during the Smell Culture Fair but you can also pick one up during business hours at the reception of the KNAW Humanities Cluster, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam (< 5 min walk from the Trippenhuis).

For other ideas, visit to learn what else there is to see and do during your visit to Amsterdam. The site offers useful tips and information on restaurants, hotels, concerts, train tickets etc.


If you have any questions about the Smell Culture Fair or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our event coordinator (Thomas Goris).

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