Social programme

Conference dinner 

Thursday

€ 50,00

The conference dinner will take place at the conference venue. Drinks are included in the price.

Meal of the day

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

€ 20,00

For everyone who would like to have one or more (simple) dinners together with other participants at the end of the conference day we sell tickets. This is a great opportunity to continue exchange with your symposium participants without the hassle of finding a restaurant in town. The dinner will take place at the conference venue between 7 and 9 pm. 

€ 19,00

City walk

Sunday | Wednesday

This stroll will take you through the past, present and the future of the so-called “City of Saint Martin”. 

 

You will enjoy the stories of the Tower of Saint Martin, the Big Market and the Town Hall.  Your guide will show you the beautifully restored “Goudkantoor” (Office of Gold), the historical Grain Exchange at the Fish Market, the “former city harbours”, where the sailing fleet used to have its moorings.  Of course you will get a chance to visit the famous buildings of the University of Groningen, built in prominent neo-renaissance style.

€ 29,00

Bike tour

Sunday | Wednesday

Discovering Groningen by bike is very special because 60% of all traffic activity in the city is by bicycles. There are bike paths everywhere, separated from vehicle lanes. You can discover this very typical way of travel and transport in this beautiful city with our experienced tour guides.

 

The bike tour will pass through the historical center of the city, alongside the beautiful buildings, canals and parks.

€ 0,00

Morning run 

Tuesday | Thursday

Start the day with a healthy run in the city park.

€ 25,00

SUP Yoga

Monday | Wednesday

Yoga postures on a wobbling board and balancing on the water. SUP yoga may sound challenging for your balance, but it is also very relaxing, fun and an unique experience. With ‘suppen’ you already get into a flow and because you are on the water and outside in the beautifull nature this will be an unforgettable experience.

max 20 pax per evening

  • Start Sunday: 14:00

  • Start Wednesday: 19:30

  • Time estimate: 1,5h

  • Start Sunday: 11:00

  • Start Wednesday: 19:30

  • Time estimate: 2h

  • Start: 7.30 pm

  • Time estimate: 1,5h

  • Start: tbd

  • Time estimate: tbd 

Grass Routes - the world behind the Dutch cannabis coffeeshops

Sunday | Wednesday

€ 20,00

The Netherlands is well known for their liberal approach towards the recreational use of (soft)drugs. The Dutch were the first to regulate the selling of cannabis in the so called "coffeeshops". But how does this policy of acquiescence work in daily practice? How is it embedded in the legal system , and.....is it really legal? The answers to these questions are quite surprising. In this lecture, that will be followed by a visit to a "growshop", you will get an answer to all your questions on the subject of coffeeshops and cannabis use.  The tone of the lecture will be light, but the subject matter is serious. And don't worry, we'll be keeping it legal!

About the presenter of this tour, Robert de Jong:
I've  worked as a general manager at the oldest coffeeshop in Groningen  " De Vliegende Hollander",  for 8 years . Following that period , I've have assisted in opening up a brand new coffeeshop in Groningen called "De Schavuit", which I also managed for 2 years. During that time, I often got asked to give small lectures about cannabis related subjects, to groups of foreign students. Something i always really enjoyed doing. Also because I think it is important to inform people about the Dutch system of coffeeshops and cannabis use in general.

  • Start Sunday: 12:00 & 14:30

  • Start Wednesday: 19:30

  • Time estimate: 2h

Mudflat hike

Saturday

€ 149,00

The unique Wadden Sea islands are marked by dunes and wide, sandy beaches towards the North Sea and a low, tidal coast towards the Wadden Sea. Twice a day, during the period of low water, large parts of the Wadden Sea dry up. With the aid of a tide table, it is possible to walk and wade on the watershed of the mudflats, a spectacular and unforgettable experience. 

We will leave Groningen using a luxurious coach. Under the supervision of a professional tourist guide we will arrive in Lauwersoog-harbour one hour later. Then you get the opportunity to discover the Wadden Sea by vessel. We are going to navigate alongside the island of Schiermonnikoog and hopefully you will be astounded by the beauty of both sea and land. No doubt we will encounter seals, who are usually sunbathing on one of the many sandbanks of the Wadden Sea. 
On board you can enjoy coffee, tea and, if desired, an alcoholic beverage. 

Please mention shoe size during registration! 

  • Start: 09:30

  • Time estimate: 6,5

Way home tour

Saturday

€ 159,00

On your way home, a special tour through Holland.

 

Timetable and itinerary:

  • 10:00: departure from Groningen to Volendam, via Afsluitdijk

  • 11:15 – 12.00: stop at the Afsluitdijk

  • 12.00 – 12.45: continue to Volendam

  • 12.45 – 13.45: lunch at Volendam

  • 13.45 – 15.00: walking tour Volendam

  • 15.00 – 15.45: transfer to the Zaanse Schans

  • 15.45 – 17.00: walking through the Zaanse Schans

  • 17.00 – 18.00 : transfer to Schiphol Airport (or stop in Amsterdam)

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