On July the 11th, the afternoon will be free from lectures to be able to explore the city of Amsterdam and surroundings. You are of course free to spend the afternoon as you like, but we can offer you some activities and pre-organise some tickets for you. The conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening, the 12th of July. You will have to indicate your preferences (if any) at registration, and you will be charged accordingly.
The conference dinner will be held in the ‘West Indisch Huis’, at walking distance from the Beurs van Berlage and Amsterdam Central Station. http://www.taste.nl/locaties/#hetwestindischHuis
We can arrange tickets for you to visit the Rijksmuseum. We do not have a guided tour organised specially. The Rijksmuseum has different audio tours available via an app on your mobile phone. https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/
We will organize city tours (by foot) through Amsterdam, incl. the Red Light District. The tour will start and finish at the Beurs van Berlage. The guided tour will take approximately 2 hours and includes some local drinks and snacks.
The city of Amsterdam offers a canal tour by boat for free. The exact timings of the tour will be communicated closer to date. Please indicate if you would be willing to participate so we can organize the right number of boats.
If you want to explore the Netherlands and get out of Amsterdam for an afternoon or day, we suggest you book a tour at Lindbergh, which is located opposite the Beurs van Berlage. https://www.lindbergh.nl/nl/holland-tours/
The City of Amsterdam also has a Hop-on-Hop-off bus, which gets you to all Amsterdam highlights. https://www.citysightseeingamsterdam.nl/