39th International Academic Conference, Amsterdam

Conference Tours

Free for conference participants.

The aim of our conference tours is to provide opportunity for informal networking, possibly creating partnership among the conference participants.

First conference tour: Marken, Volendam and Zaanse Schans
Wednesday, June 20

The bus leaves at 9.00 from the conference hotel.

Our first stop is Marken, a picturesque fishing village on an island. It is interesting for its characteristic coloured wooden houses. This small town is a relic of the traditional native culture. Our next stop is Volendam, another nice fishing village.
You will have time for lunch in Volendam.

We then continue to Zaanse Schans, where you can admire well-preserved historic windmills from the 16th century. You can enter one of them to see, how it works.

Lunch and entrance fees are not included.

We will be back at around 4PM. The time of return is approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

Participants who registered for this conference tour will receive a tour voucher at the registration desk. 

Children under six years are not allowed on the tour.

Second conference tour: Delft 
Friday, June 22

The bus leaves at 9.00 from the conference hotel.

Delft is famous for its historic centre with canals and for Delft pottery. It was Delft from where in 1572 William of Orange lead the rebelion against the Spanish and where he founded the Netherlands as a parliamentary state.

Discover Delft’s artistic heritage and visit to the Royal Delft, the last remaining Delftware factory from the 17th-century, that still produces the world famous Delft blue-and-white pottery. This is truly a unique experience - you can see a master painter at work and a collection of beautiful hand-painted treasures.   

Amble along Delft’s picturesque streets to the Old Town where you find the Old Church (Oude Kerk).  Visit also the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk), constructed in the 14th century, with the tomb of William of Orange.
Then walk to the Market Square and admire the Town Hall. Also the historical "Waag" building (Weigh house) and the stunning East Gate, the only surviving city gate, are of interest.

Lunch and entrance fees are not included.

We will be back between 4PM and 5PM. The time of return is approximate and cannot be guaranteed.

Participants who registered for this conference tour will receive a tour voucher at the registration desk. 

Children under six years are not allowed on the tour.

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