Social Program

Symposium Dinner

Price: € 95,-

Location:
Strand Zuid, The Boat House
Europaplein 22
1078 GZ Amsterdam

Your dinner ticket includes a boat tour, to have a beautiful experience of Amsterdam. The boat will leave after the sessions from the hotel, attendees can walk back after the dinner (dinner location is at walking distance from Okura Hotel).

Boat Tour towards the Symposium Dinner

The boat tour will bring us past some of the most beautiful places in Amsterdam.

From the hotel we will leave toward the Amstel where we will see the Magere brug, Carré and the Amstel hotel.

After this the boat will bring us through the cannels, past the Leidseplein towards Strand Zuid.

Along the journey a guide will give us some information regarding the highlights we pass and you will be able to get to know Amsterdam from it’s best.

 

On the right you can see how the boat will bring us from the hotel towards Strand Zuid.

Partner program

Due to COVID-19-related circumstances, we no longer are able to offer a special social program for an accompanying person(s), but we have included suggestions of must-see places to visit during your stay.

There are endless things to do in Amsterdam, and many of the most rewarding experiences lie beyond the tourist paths of the city center. To lead you through the wealth of wonders, we’ve narrowed down the selection to this essential guide.

To facilitate accompanying partners, we will set up a meeting point at the symposium venue. There, accompanying persons can get informed about touristic possibilities, both individual or as a group.

Cycle to hidden gems

There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam; that’s more bikes than people!

Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, made easier by the city’s unbeatable network of cycle routes and flat landscape. Amsterdam is on the top of the lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, so hop on your bike and head to Sloterplas for a dip in the sprawling lake, or cycle over to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel to explore a 12th-century village idyll packed with historic sights. Many of Amsterdam’s best-kept secrets can be discovered just by riding a bike around the city.

For more information and special discounts, visit IamAmsterdam‘s website.

If you would like to buy tickets to specific tours, please visit:
Tours & Tickets
Opening times:  Everyday between 10:15 and 17:00
Telephone:  +31(0)20-4204000
Online reservation:  Amsterdam Walking & Bike tours

Museums & Majestic Buildings in Museumplein

Home to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and The Royal Concertgebouw, Museumplein is the cultural beating heart of Amsterdam. Recently renovated to a world-class standard, the leafy and architecturally astounding 19th-century district of Oud-Zuid is an art lover’s utopia. The open square between the buildings pulses with activity all day, with open-air exhibitions, markets and a large paddling pool to dip your toes into on warmer days. In the winter months, the square transforms with a vast outdoor ice rink.

For more information and special discounts, visit I amAmsterdam‘s website.  You can also get free entry to the museums with the I amsterdam City Card.

If you would like to buy tickets to specific tours, please visit:
Tours & Tickets
Opening times:  Everyday between 10:15 and 17:00
Telephone:  +31(0)20-4204000
Online reservation:  Museums and Galleries

Try Traditional Dutch Food & Snacks

From mini pancakes to croquettes from a vending machine, Amsterdam offers plenty of unique culinary experiences. Don’t go home without trying at least one of these traditional Dutch foods.

Stroopwafel

Poffertjes

Apple pie

Pannekoeken (Dutch pancakes)

Tompouce

Bitterballen

Raw herring

Croquettes from a vending machine

and so many, many more!

 

For more information and special discounts, visit I amAmsterdam‘s website.  You can also get free entry to the museums with the I amsterdam City Card.

If you would like to enjoy specific food-related tours, please visit:
Secret Food Tours Amsterdam
Email:  amsterdam@secrettours.com
Online reservation:  Secret Food Tours

Withlocals
Online reservation:  Amsterdam for Foodies

See windmills, Countryside and Beaches

If you’re in town for more than a few days, then plan a day trip to explore the diverse attractions of the surrounding area. Just a short hop from Amsterdam lies a rich landscape of gorgeous countryside, beaches, windmills and historic towns – all easily reachable from the city centre. Just 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central by train, the picturesque city of Haarlem overflows with history and culture, plus a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. And if lying on a beach is more your thing, then the beautiful golden stretches at Bloemendaal aan Zee and Zandvoort aan Zee will be happy to oblige with golden sands, dunes and plenty of watersports. Looking for picture-perfect views of windmills, rolling grassland and winding canals? Set your sights on the Zaanse Schans, a pastoral paradise that’s so photogenic it is basically why Instagram was invented.

For more information and special discounts, visit I amAmsterdam‘s website.  You can also get free entry to the museums with the I amsterdam City Card.