Jul 9 – 15, 2017
Victor J. Koningsberger building
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Social Programme

Welcome reception
All participants are cordially invited to the welcome reception on Monday, 10 July 2017. We are very thankful for the generous support by the City of Utrecht.

Conference dinner
All participants and accompanying persons are cordially invited to the conference dinner, which will take place in the Railway Museum in Utrecht on Thursday, 13 July 2017. Please book your dinner ticket(s) at registration (30€).

Het Spoorwegmuseum
Maliebaanstation 1
3581 XW Utrecht
Phone: 030 230 62 06


The excursions are optional and will be on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. They will start after lunch at around 14.00 until approximately 18.00. The excursions can be booked directly by the registration and are included in the conference fee.

Please note: Due to booking arrangements changing of booked excursions might not be possible.

Option 1: Cultural
The cultural tour will visit the Kröger-Möller-Museum, which boasts the 2nd largest Van Gogh collection worldwide. Furthermore, you will also find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan.

In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you can enjoy both sculptures and nature. Distributed throughout the garden are over 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, from Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe. The museum is embedded in the National Park Hoge Veluwe, where you can take a walk or bike, and relax in a unique landscape. This tour will be a bus tour.


Option 2: Historical tour
This tour will show you Utrecht as one of the most populous cities in The Netherlands. Although there is some evidence of earlier settlement in the region of Utrecht, dating back to the Stone Age (app. 1800-800 BCE), the founding date of the city is usually related to the construction of a Roman fortification, probably built around 50 CE.  Utrecht´s ancient city centre features many buildings and structures several dating as far back as the High Middle Ages. It has been the religious centre of The Netherlands since the 8th century and hosts today the largest university of the country. This tour will be a combined boat and walking tour.


Option 3: H2O tour
Be careful, this tour could be wet! We will explore Utrecht by canoe. Via the “Biltse Grift”, a guide will show us hidden places and history of the city. You will follow small brooks, where you can only come by boat and will experience a unique silence in the midst of the city.