The Ancient Greeks had the Agora and the Romans the Forum. Here in Amsterdam, we have De Rode Hoed which stands in a 400-year-old tradition of facilitating an influx of ideas. Built in the seventeenth century, this former clandestine church is the largest and oldest of its kind. De Rode Hoed continues to build on its past as a safe haven: the oldest hidden church in Amsterdam has offered Remonstrants freedom of thought since the 17th century. In the 21st century, De Rode Hoed, free from political or religious colour, continues to provide shelter for free thinking. Its unique location along the Keizersgracht, exclusive ambiance and capacity, combined with its traditional and yet innovative spirit, makes the Oosterhuiszaal a fabulous place for the Reshaping Work 2022 Conference.
Unique assets of the grand Oosterhuiszaal are its two balconies with a magnificent view of the stage. The characteristic atmosphere of this hall is reinforced by authentic elements like the original pulpit and the restored organ. The vaulted ceilings account for the outstanding acoustics. The venue is known for implementing the latest technological innovations and facilities while maintaining its traditional style. This creates the perfect amalgamation for inspiring conversation and shaping a future that is rooted in its past.
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De Rode Hoed is in the centre of Amsterdam, a 12-minute walk from Central Station. Due to its central location, the venue is easily accessible by public transport: the second tram stop from Central Station, Nieuwezijds Kolk stop, offers access via tram 1,2,5,13 and 17. Tram 13 and 17 also stop at Westermarkt.
If you are coming from Schiphol Airport, the quickest would be to get a train (NS Sprinter or Intercity) to Amsterdam Centraal (Central Station). From there, you can walk or take a 2-stop tram to Nieuwezijds Kolk stop.
Walking route from Central Station to De Rode Hoed here.