General Information


Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House 

Deadline to register is Friday, 15 May 2021

Registration is currently closed due to the rescheduling of the conference to 2021. Please subscribe to our newsletter if you want to be in the know of any updates.

Member discount for Iconic Houses Members and Friends                                                 

We encourage you to join ICONIC HOUSES as a Member or recurring Friend to qualify for the discounted 'Members and Friends' registration fee. For information about the Iconic Houses membership or becoming a Friend of Iconic Houses, please visit For Friends, the discount applies from a recurring contribution of €150 / $175 or more per year and per person.


Registration Fees                                    Early Bird  / January 2020

IH-Members / IH-Friends / Students  

Pre-Conference House Tours Wednesday 2 June      € 250            € 300

Thursday 3 & Friday 4 June                                   € 600            € 700

Post-Conference Tour Paris Sat 5-Mon 7 June          € 350            € 450 [SOLD OUT]


Non IH-Members

Pre-Conference House Tours Wednesday 2 June      € 300            € 350

Thursday 3 & Friday 4 June                                   € 650            € 750 


NOTE: Members and Friends of Iconic Houses receive the reduced member price for one person. 


Registration fees

Full event registration will include conference materials, coffee/tea breaks, refreshments and box lunches on Thursday 3 June and Friday 4 June 2020, entry fee lecture program, transportation and site admissions for the house tours on Thursday 3 June and Friday 4 June. 

* Expert Meetings.

* Students must e-mail their ID card prior to registration to

* A Post-conference Tour to Brussels, Lille and Paris is open to a maximum of 30 Iconic Houses Members and recurring Friends of Iconic Houses. [This tour is SOLD OUT there is a waiting list]


Transportation is provided for all House Tours. Transportation is not provided to Het Nieuwe Instituut  from any of the hotels. But the hotels recommended are all within a 5-8 minute walking distance to Het Nieuwe Instituut.


Coffee breaks

Coffee and refreshments are provided in breaks between the Expert Meetings and in breaks between conference sessions.  



A box lunch and beverage will be provided to all attendees registered for the Wednesday Pre-Conference Tour, and to all conference  and house tours attendees on Thursday 3 June and Friday 4 June, and on the Saturday-Monday Post-Conference House Tours. For those who attend the Expert Meetings on Tuesday 1 June, lunch is by individual arrangement and not included in the conference fee. 



Wednesday welcome reception, Thursday reception in Amsterdam and Closing cocktail in Rotterdam  will all include catering and sufficient snacks to replace dinner.


What to Wear

Average temperatures in the Netherlands area in June time range from 18-25ºC (65-77ºF). Casual dress with light layers is recommended for tours. All tours are rain or shine. Please check the forecast before you travel and bring an umbrella and waterproof jacket if rain is in the forecast. The evening events are casual.



At the tours, comfortable flat-soled walking shoes are advised (at some houses even required); those in heels, please bring flat shoes or socks to wear in the houses. Also, please be advised that some sites have uneven, sloping or gravel terrain, and walking is required for short distances. Shoe covers will be provided and required at several sites.



While we strive to make our tours accessible to all, please be advised that tour sites may not be able to accommodate all visitors.


Photo Policy

Exterior photography is permitted at all tour sites unless otherwise stated during the tour, provided it does not interfere with the tour schedule and is for private, non-commercial use only. Staff will advise when interior photography is permitted. Failure to abide by these policies may affect future access to private sites and the Iconic Houses Foundation's ability to interact productively with the owners. Thank you for your cooperation.



Conference sessions may be age-appropriate for high school students and above. Iconic Houses tours cannot accommodate children under the age of 16. No pets are allowed at any of the conference sessions, afternoon tours or evening events. No smoking is allowed on tours or at evening events.



Please be aware that each conference session, tour and event will start at its scheduled time. Sessions, buses, tours and events will not be delayed waiting for latecomers. Please respect your fellow conference attendees by arriving on time for bus departures, and by following the instructions of bus staff and tour docents who must maintain a strict schedule.



All house tours depart from Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI). Vans will transport attendees from HNI to the tour locations on Wednesday the 3rd, Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th of June and back. No private vehicles are allowed at the house locations; those attending must use the vans. Guests who choose to stay at alternate locations will be responsible for securing their own transportation to HNI. Parking for participants of the conference is possible opposite HNI in Parking Garage, Museumpark 32.



Close to HNI is Witte de Withstraat, brimming with life with its hip bars and eateries. You can expect many great restaurants. Eatery Bazar, specializing in exotic affordable meals, is perhaps the most lively restaurant in Rotterdam including its comfortable terrace. Vietnamese eatery Vivu is for connoisseurs, while you’ll have great Italian food at Oliva. Café De Witte Aap was mentioned as the best bar in the world by Lonely Planet, so take a look inside at least in this tiny but entertaining bar. On the other side of the street you’ll find the trendy Nieuw Rotterdams Cafe, established in a stately building which belonged to the former newspaper NRC. You’ll also find many art galleries and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, an international art center where exhibitions of modern and contemporary art take place. Café De Unie (Mauritsweg 35) is a remake of a building designed by architect J.J.P. Oud from 1925 (exterior only). Dudok Rotterdam is housed in a former bank building from 1945, designed by the famous architect Willem Marinus Dudok. The restaurant is spacious, light and atmospheric, centrally located in the city (Meent 88) and functions as a lively meeting place.


Liability Waiver

In consideration of my admission to the properties toured through the Iconic Houses Foundation (IHF), I agree to waive, release and hold harmless IHF and the owners, operators, members, students, officers, directors, trustees, agents, successors and assigns, of each and every house and entity included in the conference, including any announced changes, from any and all claims, injuries, causes of action, demands, costs, liability and/or harm of any kind that I may have or may acquire against each of them as a result of my participation in this event. This release shall not be effective if the claim or injury is the result of the sole negligence of the named entity.


Cancellation Policy

Call +31 622 69 07 11 and email by January 1, 2021 for a refund minus $25 cancellation costs. Cancellations between January 1 and April 1 2021 will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations after April 1 2021 will not receive a refund. 'No shows' (due to all causes including natural disasters) are non-refundable and registrants are liable for the full registration fee. Our conference program is subject to change at any point before or during the conference itself. We are unable to accept responsibility for changes made which are outside of our control.



All questions regarding registration and payment can be addressed to the Iconic Houses Network in Amsterdam by mail, to, or through a WhatsApp/FacetTime call to our cell phone +31 622 69 07 11 (during office hours, 9am-6pm Central European Time/CET).

For interviews with our speakers and the latest information on the conference program, please consult our website:


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