The Scalp Conference will take place at the West-Indisch Huis in Amsterdam. With its closed inner court and large fine meeting rooms the House provides a prestigious setting for this conference.

This stately house from 1617 lies in the heart of Amsterdam on Haarlemmerstraat, the nicest street of The Netherlands. A short walk from many of the city attractions and is only a 20 minute drive from Schiphol Airport

The West India House owes its name to the West India Company, which was headquartered here between 1623 and 1647. In one of the four rooms the Lords Nineteen took the decision to build the city of New Amsterdam, which would grow into today’s New York. The statue of Peter Stuyvesant, governor-general of this post, still graces the courtyard of the building to this day.


West-Indisch Huis (West India House)

Herenmarkt 99
1013 EC Amsterdam

The Worlds’ first Scalp Conference 2015 will take place in one of the most beautiful cities in The Netherlands and even of Europe:

Amsterdam

What makes Amsterdam so attractive is the 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creating a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that visitors find unique.

The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch. Other well known places of interest in Amsterdam are the Palace on the Dam, the Artis Zoo, Jewish Historical Museum and the Rembrandt House.

Take a canal tour of Amsterdam and discover the historical canal district which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011. The best way to get around Amsterdam is on a bike. You won’t become any more local than by cycling around Amsterdam.

Accomodation

There are no hotel rooms in the West India House but there are a lot of hotels in the immediate vicinity obtainable:

NH City Centre ***
Spuistraat  288-292
1012 VX Amsterdam

+31 (0) 20 420 4545

4 minute walk

http://www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-city-centre-amsterdam?action=search&nhagentid=42046&nhsubagentid=420465320058

NH Barbizon palace *****

Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
1012 AD Amsterdam

+31 (0) 20 556 4564

10 minute walk

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Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel ****
Kattengat 1
1012 SZ Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 621 2223

4 minute walk

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Double Tree by Hilton Hotel ****
Oosterdoksstraat 4
1011 DK, Amsterdam

+31(0)20 530 0800

10 minute walk

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The Times Hotel Amsterdam ***
Herengracht 135 – 137
1015 BG Amsterdam

+31 20 330 6030

6 minute walk

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Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Centre ***
STATIONSPLEIN 49
1012 AB – AMSTERDAM

+31(0)20 721 9172

8 minute walk

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Look for other hotels at www.booking.com or www.expedia.com.

Tourist attractions

POSTHOORNKERK – CHURCH
Haarlemmerstraat 124-126
1013 EX AMSTERDAM

AMSTERDAM TULIP MUSEUM
Prinsengracht 116
1015 EA AMSTERDAM

DE NIEUWE KERK
Dam
1012 JS AMSTERDAM

MULTATULI MUSEUM
Korsjespoortsteeg 20
1015 AR, AMSTERDAM

ANNE FRANK HOUSE
Prinsengracht 267
1016 GV, AMSTERDAM

DE MENGFORMULE
Rozengracht 42
1016 ND, AMSTERDAM

PIANOLA MUSEUM
Westerstraat 106
1015 MN, AMSTERDAM

THEO THIJSSEN MUSEUM
Eerste Leliedwarsstraat 16
1015 TA, AMSTERDAM

AMSTERDAM CHEESE MUSEUM
Prinsengracht 112
1015 EA AMSTERDAM

KONINKLIJK PALEIS (ROYAL PALACE)
Dam
1012 JS AMSTERDAM

For more information: www.iamsterdam.com/en

Directions for het West-Indisch Huis

Route from the Central Station / P1-Parking:

  • After leaving the Central Station or the parking cross the road and turn right (Prins Hendrikkade).
  • Before the first canal (Singel) turn left and directly right, crossing the water. Walk straight forward into the Haarlemmerstraat.
  • The third street on your left is the Herenmarkt, where you will find the gate-entrance to Het West-Indisch Huis on your right.

By car

From Utrecht:

  • A 2 direction Amsterdam, turn off to the A 10 direction RAI
  • Stay on the A 10, direction ZAANDAM
  • Turn off at exit S 103 Haarlem, turn right towards CENTRUM
  • * Keep following the signs towards CENTRUM (Haarlemmerweg)
  • At the Haarlemmerplein turn left and directly right, following the railway.
  • Right before the Central Station on your left you will find the P1 -Parking ‘Amsterdam Centraal’
  • From here follow the route from the Central Station / P1-Parking.

Inform P1 parking site www.P1.nl for special parking-deals.

From Den Haag/ Rotterdam:

  • E 19 direction Amsterdam, turn off to the A 10 direction ZAANDAM
  • Turn off at exit S 103 Haarlem, turn right towards CENTRUM
  • Follow the route description above, starting at *

From Amersfoort/ Hilversum/ Almere:

  • A1 direction Amsterdam. Turn off at exit A 9 Gaasperdammerweg.
  • Turn off at exit Bijlmermeer, turn right into the Gooiseweg.
  • Follow the Gooiseweg up to the Amstelstation.
  • At the roundabout take the first right into the Wibaut¬straat, follow direction CENTRUM
  • Follow the Wibautstraat up to the Mr. Visserplein, turn right into the Valkenburgerstraat
  • In front of the IJ-tunnel turn left, the Prins Hendrikkade.
  • Follow direction CENTRAAL STATION, just after the CENTRAAL STATION on your right you will find the P1-Parking ‘Amsterdam Centraal’
  • From here follow the route from the Central Station / P1-Parking.

By public transport

Train/ subway:

Get off at Amsterdam Centraal Station, from here follow the route from the Central Station / P1-Parking:

Tram:

Tram 1,2 & 5 direction Centraal Station, get off at stop Martelaarsgracht (Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal). Cross the street in west direction and walk into the Nieuwendijk. After crossing the water (Singel) this street becomes Haarlemmerstraat. The 3rd street on your left is the Herenmarkt.
Tram 3 direction Zoutkeetsgracht, get off at stop Haarlemmerplein. Walk into the Haarlemmerstraat, the 7th street on your left is the Herenmarkt. All other trams direction Centraal Station. Get off at Amsterdam Centraal Station, from here follow the route from the Central Station / P1-Parking.
Due to the excellent location of our venue, it is also possible to reach our location by boat or water taxi. If requested, we can also provide a valet parking service.