On Wednesday 31st of August we offer 3 excursions in the afternoon:

  •  Visit Delft Pottery and Delft canal tour (Delft)
  •  Visit Mauritshuis museum The Hague and city walk through The Hague (The Hague)
  •  Boat tour through the 'Green Heart' of Holland (Leiden)

Please make your choice upon your arrival at the conference site on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.

Delft Pottery and Delft canal tour

Royal Delft is the last remaining earthenware factory from the 17th century. Here the renowned Delft Blue is still entirely hand painted according to centuries-old tradition. At the Royal Delft Experience you will discover the complete history and production process of Royal Delftware. Here, you can feel the painters’ passion during a painting demonstration, admire the museum collection and wander through the factory where craftsmen are busy producing the products. For more information, please visit The Royal Delft website.








After this visit to the factoy you will take part in a tile workshop, which is a true classic and is as popular as ever. The tile that you will paint during this workshop is 13 x 13 cm. Possible decoration themes include animals, sport, a classic Delft design or a zodiac sign. Of course, if you prefer you could create your own design. After the workshop you can visit the Royal Delft showroom and buy your Delft blue souvenirs.

The Royal Delft earthenware factory is located near the Delft canals. After the workshop and your visit to the showroom the canal boat picks you up and sails to the historic city centre of Delft.

Mauritshuis and city walk The Hague

The Mauritshuis museum is home to the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate museum rooms of this seventeenth-century monument. For more information, please visit the webite of Mauritshuis The Hague.










The museum is situated in the heart of The Hague. After your visit to the museum we will have a guided tour through the beautiful royal city centre of The Hague.







Boat tour through the 'Green heart' of Holland

We will take you on a mini cruise through the 'green heart' of Holland. This tour will show you the most characteristic side of Holland: polders, cows, windmills and lakes! From the ship you will have wide views in the Dutch landscape and its scenic villages. Our trip goes via the beautiful lake 'Kagerplassen', the canal around the Haarlemmermeerpolder, the village of Oude Wetering and the 'Braassemermeer', a Dutch landscape of astonishing beauty.


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