Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Social Programme



Wednesday 25th June 2014

The conference dinner will take place at the Dutch National Maritime Museum, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, on Wednesday 25th June 2014, from 18:30 – 11:00.


Het Scheepvaartmuseum
Kattenburgerplein 1
1018 KK Amsterdam


About the Museum

Het Scheepvaart Museum shows how Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea and allows visitors to explore 500 years of maritime history.  It’s most recent exhibition, The Atlases, includes top pieces from the museum’s extensive collection of maps and atlases, allowing visitors to get acquainted with the four pioneers of cartography: Ptolemy, Mercator, Claesz, and Blaeu.

Evening Programme:

18:30 – 20:00:  Reception and Museum Visit

The evening will kick off at 18:30 with a drinks reception, during which conference participants will have the chance to explore Het Scheepvaartmuseum’s main exhibition halls.  Two members of staff will be on hand in the exhibition halls to answer any questions you may have on the exhibits.   

20:00 – 23:00:  Dinner

The 3 course conference dinner will take place in the newly renovated Atrium, the museum’s main courtyard, which now boasts a complex glass roof - a highlight of the museum in itself. 

Further Information

For further information on Het Scheepvaartmuseum and it’s exhibitions, please visit the museum website.


Wednesday 25th June 2014

The organisers of Astroparticle Physics 2014 are delighted to offer a limited number of participants a tour of the RV Pelagia, flagship vessel of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, which will be docked at Het Scheepvaartmuseum during the week of the conference.

The tour will take place on the same evening as the conference dinner, 25th June 2014, at 18:45.

About the RV Pelagia

The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) operates the RV Pelagia. This research vessel, built in 1991 and overhauled in 2010, is the flagship of NIOZ. With a total length of 66 m, this versatile and stable vessel is suited for research on both coastal seas and open oceans. The Pelagia has two dry labs and a wet lab and may host up to 9 interchangeable (laboratory) containers. The ship offers berths for up to 14 scientists and her 11-member crew is highly skilled in the hauling of equipment and moorings. It has recently been used extensively in test deployments of optical modules for KM3NeT. There will be a possibility to tour the Pelagia and see the KM3NeT Launching vehicle of Optical Modules (LOM) on deck, including an explanation of this innovative method of PMT deployment.

Registration for the tour

Participants can register for the tour when picking up their conference packs and badges during onsite registration, on the morning of Monday 23rd June 2014 (08:00).

Due to the vessel’s narrow gangways, it will only be possible to take a limited number of visitors on board.  Registration will therefore be on a first come, first serve basis and we urge participants to register early to avoid disappointment. 

Further Information

For further information on the RV Pelagia, please visit the NIOZ website.


Unscheduled Activity

A tour on board one of Amsterdam’s many canal boats is arguably the best way to take in the city’s famous canal belt and learn about it’s rich and fruitful history. 

Conference participants will each receive 1 voucher for a free boat tour in their conference packs.  This voucher can be redeemed at your leisure at the following tour operator:

Holland International Canal Cruises

For further information and the tour schedule, please visit the website.


Those of you who are hoping to fit in some sightseeing around the conference’s busy scientific programme may want to visit the following websites:

IAmsterdam – Amsterdam’s main tourist information portal

Amsterdam – Holland.com


Main Attractions:

The Rijksmuseum

The Anne Frank House

The Stedelijkmuseum

The Van Gogh Museum