XXI International Conference on Chemical Reactors
September 22-25, 2014, Delft, The Netherlands

Cultural program

The Organizing Committee will suggest an entertaining program and excursions to the participants and accompanying persons. The city-tour (Guide Walking Excursion around Delft) is included in the package of the registration fee. Other excursions are offered to the participants optionally. We offer a wide range of excursions, on your choice.

September 22, Monday, 7.00 p.m. Welcome Reception
September 23, Tuesday, 6.30 p.m. Walking excursion around Delft
September 24, Tuesday, 7.30 p.m. Conference Dinner/Banquet (85 Euro)
September 25, Thursday, 6.00 p.m. Excursion to The Hague (48 Euro)
September 26, Friday, 9.00 a.m. Excursion to Rotterdam and Leiden, full day (75 Euro)
September 27, Saturday, 9.00 a.m. Excursion to Amsterdam, full day (75 Euro)



Walking excursion around Delft

Dutch themselves consider it the most beautiful city of the Netherlands. We’ll walk through the sights of this beautiful city and will learn about its history since its justification to the present day. In Delft we will see "Prinsenhof" - a place where the "father of the nation" William of Orange lived and worked during the war with Spain. We’ll walk through the old city center and other notable streets. You will see the "entrance gate" to the city, the only survived in Delft to the present day. Who has ever visited Delft will never forget it!


Conference Dinner

Stadsherberg de Mol,
September 24, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.

You are welcome to Medieval Holland, fairy-tale building with antique and mysterious spirit. You will feel that you are suddenly 4 centuries back in time. On arrival you will be served a Medieval Welcome Drink.

You will find Stadsherberg de Mol in the heart of the old city of Delft, between historical buildings and ancient towers. The history of the building goes back to 1563.

You can even dress up in medieval clothes. We believe that you will enjoy the unique atmosphere, unusual food and beautiful music!



Excursion to The Hague

 September 25, Thursday, 6.00 p.m.

The Hague is the administrative capital of the Netherlands, home to its court and government, though Amsterdam is the official capital.

Due to the fact that The Hague has been a central location for the residences of monarchs over the years, a number of beautiful palaces are located in the city. Among the numerous landmarks of The Hague is the Binnenhof, which grew out of the 13th-century palace and houses both chambers of the legislature; the Binnenhof contains the 13th-century Hall of Knights (Dutch Ridderzaal), where many historic meetings have been held. The Mauritshuis, a 17th-century structure built as a private residence for John Maurice of Nassau, is an art museum and contains several of the greatest works of Rembrandt and Vermeer.

The Peace Palace (Dutch Vredespaleis), which was financed by Andrew Carnegie and opened in 1913, houses the Permanent Court of Arbitration and, since 1945, the International Court of Justice. Among the other notable buildings are the former royal palace; the Groote Kerk, a Gothic church (15th-16th cent.); the Nieuwe Kerk, containing Spinoza's tomb; the 16th-century town hall; and the Netherlands Conference Center (1969). Northwest of the city is Scheveningen, a popular North Sea resort and a fishing port.


Excursion to Rotterdam and Leiden

September 26, Friday, 9.00 a.m.

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Starting as a dam constructed in 1270 on the Rotte River, Rotterdam has grown into a major international commercial centre. Its strategic location at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea and at the heart of a massive rail, road, air and inland waterway distribution system extending throughout Europe is the reason that Rotterdam is often called the "Gateway" to Europe.
Rotterdam is known in the Netherlands and abroad as a city of great architecture, featuring many examples of innovative construction. The impressive skyline can be seen from afar, enhancing the city’s imposing appearance characterized by such landmarks as the Euromast observation tower and the swan-like curve of the Erasmus Bridge.
Rotterdam is also famous for its Kubuswoningen or cube houses built by architect Piet Blom in 1984. In addition to that there are many international well known architects based in Rotterdam like O.M.A (Rem Koolhaas), MVRDV, Neutelings & Riedijk and Erick van Egeraat.

Leiden is famous for its almshouses, university, museums and glorious history. The spirit of the Golden Age lives on here, a place where Rembrandt was born and inspired so many other influential painters. But even after this era Leiden continued to attract scientists, artists and industry. The canals, the historical buildings, the alleyways, the treasuries of knowledge, culture and science: Leiden is definitely worth seeing. This historic city will captivate you with its charm, its elegance, its friendliness and its hidden treasures. The town is intersected by numerous small canals with tree-bordered quays. Nowadays, the restored historic city center is an especially pleasant place to live. With all of its monuments, museums, ancient alleyways, canals and moats, Leiden also continues to attract by its charm.



Excursion to Amsterdam

September 27, Saturday, 9.00 a.m.

Amsterdam is the largest city and capital of the Netherlands. A major European center of commerce and culture, Amsterdam is a lively combination of old and new, with picturesque canals, beautiful 17th century architecture, world-renowned museums, and an international harbor and airport. Its strong international heritage is due to its role as a major seaport for explorers and merchants. Today, the city’s cosmopolitan nature is represented in its arts, music, social life, and open and tolerant atmosphere. A traditional center for education and the arts, Amsterdam has inspired talents such as Rembrandt and van Gogh. What makes Amsterdam so attractive is the 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creating a friendly and relaxed environment. The small scale of the buildings and the intimacy of the streets, canals and squares create an atmosphere that visitors find unique.

The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch. Other well known places of interest in Amsterdam are the Palace on the Dam, the Artis Zoo, Jewish Historical Museum and the Rembrandt House. Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From its canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe.