The lecture hall (C1.04) is at the waterfront of the open city campus of the university. The campus is located on the former Roeterseiland, named after the regent and city administrator Hendrik Roeters who lived in the 17th century. The island was part of a pre-industrial business area within the city walls. The canal belt was constructed in the 17th century for the large influx of affluent immigrants. Because there was enough space along the canals, large companies such as brandy distilleries, glassworks, iron foundries, diamond industries and the city nursery were established.
Plenty accommodations of all kind are available in Amsterdam and can best be booked online via any agency of your own preference. For students, PhD’s or those aiming at low budget locations, there is, among others, a Generator hostel nearby or a Stayokay hostel in the famous Vondel Park.