Wednesday June 28 (afternoon)
- Excursion to the largest storm barrier in the world and the city of Middelburg: We will leave Delft at 12.30pm to reach the province of Zeeland, having lunch on the bus. Around 2.00pm we will arrive at the largest storm surge barrier in the world, which protects the hinterland against floods. First we will have a short boat tour in the natural world of the Eastern Scheldt: sometimes seals and harbor porpoises are spotted. Then we will hear the “extreme-value story” behind this immense and impressive structure and we will visit it from inside. Finally we drive to the old city of Middelburg, the small but beautiful capital of Zeeland, where we will have a guided city tour. We will see among others the Abbey complex and the market square with the Gothic town hall. After a dinner in Middelburg until about 8.00 pm, we will be back in Delft around 9.30pm. Costs 35 euro, dinner not included.
Excursion to Amsterdam: As an alternative it is easy to visit Amsterdam on your own (we can also help in forming groups). With more than 800 years of history to discover, Amsterdam is a city that is rich in tourist attractions. From ancient churches to magnificent museums (including the world-renowned Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum), from secret courtyards to quaint cobbled streets, and, of course, the city's world-famous canal houses, waterways and bridges, there is a lot to see and to experience in Amsterdam.
Thursday June 29
The 4-course dinner at “De Schaapskooi” will begin at 6.30 pm and costs €50, drinks included.
Program for accompanying persons
Delft, Tuesday 27 June, 2.30-5.00pm.
Medieval prison, city walk, and Museum Prinsenhof
We gather in front of the historic city hall, the location of the welcome reception on Monday (address: Markt 87, Delft).
We first visit with a guide the medieval prison near the city hall. You will see and hear about punishments, torturing, criminals and law, from the 13th to the 17th century. Then we will have a short guided city walk into the direction of Museum Prinsenhof, where we will have ample time to visit. Museum Prinsenhof Delft is a unique historical building and former court of William of Orange. At this museum, you can pleasantly discover the Dutch history. Learn more about the meaning of the Father of the Nation for the Netherlands. Discover how the famous Delftware became the global brand it is today and how Delft and its residents played an important role in the history of the Netherlands.
The excursion is limited to 20 persons. The cost is 20 euros, including the entrance fees.
This can only be paid in CASH and should be paid on the spot. If you want to join, please contact us before Monday June 26, 5.00pm local time.
You can also send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will be on a first come first serve basis.