Social Program

Social Program


Thursday May 23, 18.15 – 20.30 hours

Location: ALL excursions will start at 18:15h (at World Forum) and will end at 20.30h at World Forum.
Ticket Price: between € 40,- and € 50,- (see excursion)
Buy ticket: You can buy your/guest ticket for an excursion on-site at the Symposium.

We will depart from the World Forum Congress building for a panoramic city tour through The Hague, the governmental capital of the Netherlands and home of Queen Beatrix, by driving along the Royal Palace, Peace Palace and the Government buildings in the city centre.

In the city you will enter a cruise which will take you along canals, dating back to the 14th century. During the cruise you can enjoy stories on the old city of The Hague.

End of the excursion back at the World Forum Congress building.

Price per person € 50,-.

• Private coach service from and to World Forum
• Hostess service for departure and arrival
• Private cruise

We will meet the local guide at the World Forum Congress building and start walking towards the city centre, you will go through the park and pass the Peace Palace. In the historic centre we will be passing the many gems The Hague has to offer, such as almshouses and other historic and cultural buildings.

Included is a visit to the famous Mauritshuis. The museum reopened after being renovated in summer 2014 and is home to the very best of Dutch Golden Age painting. The compact, yet world-renowned collection is situated in the heart of The Hague, right next to the government centre. The famous Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ has been on a world tour for 2 years and returned with the Mauritshuis reopening on 27 June 2014. Masterpieces such as Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius (now a bestseller by Donna Tart) and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate rooms of this seventeenth-century monument. More than two hundred top paintings from Dutch and Flemish masters are on display in this historic interior, with silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers and monumental painted ceilings.

The walk to Mauritshuis from the World Forum Congress building is about 40 min, beautiful and passing the Peace Palace.

Price per person € 40,-.

• Local guide service
• Entrance fees Mauritshuis
• Private coach service back to World Forum Congress building

Symposium dinner

PlaceBeachclub Doen!
Date: Friday May 24
Price delegates: EUR 80
Price accompanying persons: EUR 90

Beachclub Doen!
Strandweg 9
2586 JK Scheveningen

Lovely weather in May, so let’s go to the beach! This time ISDF’s symposium dinner will take place on the beach, at the Beachclub Doen! in Scheveningen (The Hague).

The beachclub can be reached from the conference venue within 10 minutes travel time by tram or taxi. If you choose to walk you may need approximately 30 minutes. Of course you will receive detailed instructions closer to date. Please contact the organizers if you need further assistance.

Beachclub Doen! is virtually located on the sand of the beach. It is an informal setting, with wooden paths and floors with, here and there, the beach sand. The Conference Dinner is of barbeque type. Therefore we strongly recommend casual clothing and shoes. Though we have ordered dry weather, if this does not work out you may have to walk a short distance in rain, from the tram or taxi stop to the beach club and/or back.

We have also decided to organize a bus shuttle service, as an extra service for conference dinner participants.
The first bus will leave at 18.15, so you will have some time to stroll on the beach. The 2nd bus will leave at 19.00. Dress code: casual. Since the club is actually on the beach, don’t forget to bring a coat or sweater.

Please note that the restaurants along the Scheveningen Boulevard, such as the Beachclub Doen!, cannot be found by a street number. Beachclub Doen! is located at the height of the lighthouse, the needle and the endstop of tram 11.