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A sightseeing tour will be offered each day for partners of Sections Congress (SC2014) attendees.

The partner tours are currently sold out. E-mail SC2014 registration to be added to the waiting list.


Saturday: City Sightseeing Tour of Amsterdam

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CET

Euro €85 per person (including VAT)
US$117 per person (including VAT)

This tour includes an extensive drive through the center and the modern suburbs and gives an overview of the most interesting sights and monuments Amsterdam has to offer.

  • Private coach for 6 hours
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee for Rijksmuseum, the national museum of Amsterdam, which is world famous and contains the largest collection of paintings by the Dutch old masters Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Rembrandt (the nightwatch painting)
    • As an alternative to Rijksmuseum, tour can visit the famous Van Gogh Museum
  • Stop at a diamond factory (if requested)
  • Lunch in Restaurant Haesje Claes, including two soft drinks and coffee/tea
    • Informal Dutch restaurant in the city centre of Amsterdam, well known for steak dinners, traditional cuisine, and friendly ambiance. This restaurant is named after Lady Haesje Claes, born in 1520 into a prosperous merchant family. She was founder and patron of the Public Orphanage, now the Amsterdam Historical Museum. The spirit and period atmosphere linger throughout the old Dutch chambers where typical Dutch dishes are now being served.

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Sunday: Royal Amsterdam Tour

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CET

Euro €85.50 per person (including VAT)
US$118 per person (including VAT)

This tour visits the Royal Palace Amsterdam and Nieuwe Kerk and includes a two-hour canal cruise with lunch.

  • Tour starts at Amsterdam RAI
  • One-way transfer with private coach from Amsterdam RAI to city center
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Royal Palace Amsterdam tour with two specialized guides. This is one of three palaces used by the Dutch Monarch, notably for state visits, award ceremonies, New Year's receptions, and other official functions. The building plays a role in royal marriages and in the abdication and investiture of the Monarch. When the palace is not in use by the Royal House, the Amsterdam Royal Palace Foundation opens the building to the public (since 1979).
  • Nieuwe Kerk - characteristic church, very special for royal family
  • Private two-hour canal cruise, starting in the city center and ending at Amsterdam RAI, including a three-course lunch and soft drinks. Glide through the old center of the city and into its harbor; see merchant’s mansions, churches, and warehouses dating from the 17th century; Lunch Mediterraneo consists of as many as three courses, prepared by the head chef of caterer Buon Vino, inspired by the regional Italian cuisine and using only fresh ingredients and traditional products.

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