Social Program

Welcome reception

Monday, June 29th 2020
Included in your registration fee.

Location:
Okura Hotel
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072 LH Amsterdam

Symposium Diner

Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 6.30 pm – 11.00 pm
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).

Partner program

A special program, of 3 excursions, for an accompanying person. You can choose per day one excursion.

Ticket price: € 125,- (fixed fee)
Please note if you choose not to attend one of the excursions, a refund is not possible.

Monday June 29th, 2020

City walk of Amsterdam

Minimum: 15 persons required
Duration: 4 hours

Your local guide will take you through the most picturesque neighborhood of Amsterdam, which is called “the Jordaan”. The neighborhood with its narrow streets and small canals was built in the 17 th century. The higher classes lived along the big canals, the lower classes and craftsmen in the Jordaan.

Nowadays the area is the center for art, musicians and antiques. The word is distracted from the French word jardin which means garden. The names of the streets all represent names of flowers or bushes, the real inner gardens however are hidden behind the facades of beautiful small gables. This neighborhood offers great antique shops and other particular stores Right on the edge of the Jordaan next to the beautiful landmark of Westerkerk you will find the Anne Frank House where Anne Frank was hiding during the German occupation.

Amsterdam Garden tour with a touch of sustainability

Minimum: 15 persons required
Duration: 4 hours

Start of with a walking tour to the famous and most picturesque neighborhood of Amsterdam, called “Jordaan”. This historical neighborhood which offers 47 courtyards The courtyards were built at the time with a special function for a specific type of resident and nowadays this is still the case for some courtyards. Visit this hidden courtyards together with the guide who knows exactly where to find them.

One of the courtyards you will visit is The Begijnhof the most peaceful place in the busy city center It is a lovely courtyard with a small church, a chapel and gorgeous houses. The Beguines were widows and unmarried women who led an austere and devout life, dedicated to nursing and caring for the poor.

As the name of the tour indicates, the tour contains a touch of sustainability. A visit will be made to The Conscious Club, a club where you can follow kickbox and yoga lessons but they also give workshops and enjoy vegetarian or vegan food. The club is fully focused on sustainability and located in a former chocolate fabric which is rebuild with a super high tech sustainable climate system. The Conscious Club is the first public neutral canal house in Amsterdam.

Tuesday June 30th, 2020

Hidden museums and churches of Amsterdam

Minimum: 15 persons required
Duration: 4 hours

A tour through Amsterdam, passing the main highlights of the city. Visit the Museum de Amstelkring. This 17 the century canal house, offers a surprising museum. On the upper floors you’ll be amazed at the sight of a perfectly preserved catholic attic church, built in 1661. The protestant city council, though very tolerant, permitted Catholics to build churches in private houses in the condition that they were invisible from the outside.

Proceed with the tour and possibly stop by the floating flower market, continue along the canals to the Museum van Loon. This unique stylish building dates from 1671 and was designed by the famous architect Adriaen Dortsman. Nowadays the house has been turned into a private museum, which shows unique pieces of art, family portraits and furniture Walk around the museum.

Culinary tour and cheese tasting

Minimum: 15 persons required
Duration: 4 hours

A walking tour through Amsterdam where your guide accompanies you through a maze of Amsterdam’s many food stalls.

We go to various shops and markets and learn how local delicacies are made. Your guide will advise on items that you might enjoy. During the tour we visit some secret eateries that are off the map so that you get to experience the sounds and smell of Amsterdam’s best dining experiences.

Visit the Reypenaer cheese tasting. The historic ripening process of the Reypenaer cheeses is unique in the Netherlands. In the 100 year old warehouse on the Oude Rijn river in Woerden the Reypenaer cheeses are matured in an entirely natural way Over time, this process leads to the distinctive and complex taste with its exceptional aroma that characterizes these artisan cheeses. In the Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms in the center of old Amsterdam, you can personally test and evaluate the flavor, the aroma and the qualities of the Reypenaer cheeses, all under the guidance of an expert cheese taster.

Wednesday July 1st, 2020

The Zaanse Schans and Edam

Minimum: 15 persons required
Duration: 4 hours

We will start this tour with a small drive to the windmill village of the Zaanse Schans a characteristic living and working area on the River Zaan with wooden houses and windmills dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth century. In museums, workshops and windmills you can experience something of how the Zaan siders lived and worked.

The Zaanse Schans is a fully inhabited, open air conservation area and museum located 9 miles north of Amsterdam. Original buildings vividly depict Dutch life in the 17 th and 18 th centuries The authentic houses, the historic shipyard, the clog making demonstrations and, above all, the windmills, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year Before returning to Amsterdam, we will visit the medieval town of Edam.

Trendy Amsterdam & Dutch beer

Minimum: 15 persons required
Duration: 4 hours

Have a guided tour through one of the trendiest parts of Amsterdam Different types of restaurants, bars, exotic shops and of course all special places of this typical Dutch neighborhood, will be shown to you by our local guide.

Walk the streets of Amsterdam while learning about the brewing industry. From a place where nuns used to brew ales, the original Heineken building see, and taste, the Netherlands strong brewing history. See where Amsterdam’s original Heineken building first stood and learn how local beer flavors have been shaped over the centuries. Go beyond the iconic Heineken, Grolsch and Amstel brands and delve deeper into the fascinating world of Dutch beer on this walking tour that incorporates great cafes and drink stops!

One of the bars is situated along the famous Albert Cuypmarket. You will have free time to walk along the Albert Cuypmarket.