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The venue

57th annual conference of Association Typographique Internationale, October 9–13, 2013 at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky hotel in Amsterdam is located in the very heart of the city, right on the central Dam square.

Situated in a historical building that dates back to 1866, the hotel combines a traditional feel with the comfort and style of modern conveniences. Numerous Amsterdam tourist attractions are within easy walking distance of the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, including the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh museum, red-light district, and Heineken Brewery.

If you arrive by car, the hotel has a parking attendant at your service and a secure paid garage. Excellent public transportation connections take you all around Amsterdam, with bus and tram stops right outside the hotel. The central train station is only five minutes away and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is just a 25 minute taxi or car ride.

The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky hotel houses the monumental Winter Garden, where you can enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast each morning. In the a-la-carte restaurant Reflet, you can taste the varied selection of French style cuisine in a "Belle Époque" atmosphere. The hotel is also home to the Wynand Fockink Distillery, dating back to 1679, where you can taste and buy the best gins and liqueurs. Grand Café Mathilde offers the best selection of coffee and tea specialties, liqueurs and an exceptional view of Dam Square. The Golden Palm Bar offers a large variety of the best cocktails. In the summer months, the Summer Garden welcomes you.

The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is considered the largest conference hotel in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Some history

The original owner of the hotel, Adolph Wilhelm Krasnapolsky, purchased the building in 1865 and turned it into a popular restaurant. He also bought the adjacent buildings and in 1879/1880 added rooms. During the same period he also built a chic conservatory with palm trees and cupola, designed by architect G.B. Salm. At that time, the use of glass and steel was a novelty and use of electric lighting was very modern for its time.

To mark the exhibition of 1883 he built the business into a hotel with 125 rooms. In the late 19th century it was the only hotel in Amsterdam with hot water and telephones in each room.

After World War I more buildings were purchased and the hotel was extended to Pijlsteeg.

In 1971, the hotel was sold and in 1974 it became the Hotel Krasnapolsky.


NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tel.                +31.20.5549111
Reservations: +34 913 984 661