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General info

The address is: Lombokstraat 42, 1094AL Amsterdam.

The house is the residence of Marijke (1st floor) and Alex (2nd floor). Marijke is the co-director of the IIRE and Alex the librarian. The guest room is located on second floor, next to the kitchenette. Users of the guest room share the kitchenette and the bathroom with Alex.

See also How to get here

Please see the interactive map here to see the location of the IIRE. On the map you can also see the nearest ATM's post office, supermarket, public transportation, exchange bureau, swimming pool.

Inside the house

Towels, duvets, sheets etc. are available in the guest room.

There is no hired cleaning personnel, so please leave the rooms tidy and clean. You are also more than welcome to water the plant (if it is not already dead).


The wifi from the IIRE reaches the house. The networks are "Ambon", "Flores" and "Lombok". Password for all networks is 'indonesia'.


Use the radiators. If it does not work properly, kindly ask Alex or Marijke to have a look at it.


Please take your garbage with you. Ordinary garbage is disposed in the containers, to the right of the entrance. Paper and glass have to be sorted, and can be deposed on the other side of Borneostraat (the street where the tram runs).


Javastraat has plenty of reasonably priced greengrocers, butchers, bakers etc. The nearest supermarkets are the Albert Heijn branches on Molukkenstraat and Javastraat (See map. All shops in this area are closed on Sundays, but most in the city centre will be open.

The local Dappermarkt (here) is reasonably priced and has a good selection of both food and non-food.


The nearest ATM is at Sumatrastraat, just before Javastraat. Turn right from the IIRE front door, right again when you reach Borneostraat (where the tram rails run) and the first to your left is Sumatrastraat.

Getting around

See also How to get here

Public transportation

- Tickets can be bought when boarding the bus or tram.

- Busses, trams and metro runs from 06.00 to 00.30. In the night there is a less regular service of night busses

- Tram 14 runs from Timorplein to the city centre (Waterlooplein, Dam, Jordaan)

- Bus 22 runs from Javaplein to the Central Station

- Tram 3 runs from Muiderpoort to Albert Cuypstraat and Museumplein.

- The Amsterdam Muiderpoort station can be handy for trains connecting to the airport, the central station and other destinations. There is a journey planner hereand here

- See English language information on public transportation in Amsterdam

- See Information on trains in the Netherlands for schedules and fares. At most train stations tickets can only be bought at the vending machine, which usually accepts neither bills nor foreign cards. You should therefore make sure to have sufficient coins with you.

Bike rental

It is possible to rent bikes from StayOkay.


There is no laundry facilities available for visitors. It is possible to do laundry at StayOkay, tokens can be bought from the reception.


The IIRE has a folder with information about Amsterdam. The StayOkay reception is equally helpful, and they sell tickets to museums, canal cruises etc.


The Studio K art cinema located in the same complex offers reduced price (5,50 / 6,00 euro) for holders of IIRE and StayOkay keycards. All foreign language movies are subtitled into Dutch.

Other Sources

The I Amsterdam website has lots of up to date information on what is happening in Amsterdam.

When leaving

Please leave the place clean and tidy. If you leave in ordinary office hours, please drop by the IIRE office with your used beddings and the key. If nobody is around, please leave beddings and the keys visible in the room.