Royal Delft – Tile workshop (40,00 Euro)
Tuesday morning, September 19th
Thousands of people have already taken part in this tile workshop, which is a true classic and is as popular as ever. The tile that you will paint during this workshop is 13 x 13 cm. Possible decoration themes include animals, sport, a classic Delft design or a zodiac sign. Of course, if you prefer you could create your own design.
Including coffee/thee and ‘appelgebak’.
Only 5 minutes walking from the conference venue
Guided Tour Mauritshuis (30 euro, the ticket price is not included)
Wednesday afternoon, September 20th
(Deadline is closed, still place for 2 persons, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
The Mauritshuis is home to the Best of Dutch painting from the Golden Age. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague, right next to the government centre. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate rooms of this seventeenth-century monument.
More than two hundred top works from Dutch and Flemish masters are on display in the historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall covering, sparkling chandeliers and monumental painted ceilings. Genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte and portraits by Rubens offer a rich and varied representation of the best of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting.
The price does include the guide and transport but does not include the ticket (12,50 / 14,00 Euro) which must be paid individually in the museum.
On September 19th The Haque celebrates ‘Prinsjesdag’
“Prinsjesdag” is the day on which the reigning monarch of the Netherlands (currently King Willem-Alexander) addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives in the Hall of Knights (Dutch: Ridderzaal) in The Hague. This speech from the throne (Dutch: Troonrede) sets out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary year. The monarch travels accompanied by other members of the royal house to Hall of Knights in the Glass Coach escorted by court dignitaries and a military escort of honour, greeting the crowds along the way. After the speech the escort of honour again forms and the king returns to Noordeinde Palace where he and the members of the royal house traditionally salute the gathered crowd from the balcony.
The Hague can be reached from Delft by public transportation within 30 minutes.
General Market in Delft
Unexpected bargains are waiting for you on the lively general market. Every Thursday wedged in between the town hall and the New Church. Every Saturday there is a general market on the Brabantse Turfmarkt and the Burgwal.
The Markthal, which is the first covered market in the Netherlands, is a place where good food and unique housing are harmoniously combined in a spectacular arch. This iconic fresh market opened for business on 1 October 2014, after five years of construction.
Rotterdam can be reached from Delft by public transportation within 30 minutes.