SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Optional programme for participants and partners

Join the social activities and discover The Hague on foot, by bicycle or by boat. Read all about the social activities that can be booked by ECHA participants and their partners. There is also an activity exclusively for partners: the Rotterdam excursion.

 

Participants of ECHA, who have already registered, can register for the social activities by email. If you have not registered for the conference yet, you can add the activities to your online registration.

 

Partners can fill out the online partner registration form to sign up for the partner programme, as well as for the social activities and the social functions at the conference (welcome reception and gala diner @ the beach).

Thursday 1 September 2022

Social Programme

City walk: highlights of The Hague

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City walk: architecture of The Hague

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Boat tour through The Hague

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A walk through The Hague accompanied by an experienced English-speaking guide.

  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00 hrs. CEST
  • Duration of the walk: 1,5 – 2 hours
  • Optional: the cost of any drink on route are for your own expense
  • Minimum number of participants: 10*
  • Maximum number of participants: 20**

A walk through The Hague accompanied by an experienced English-speaking guide.

  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00 hrs. CEST
  • Duration of the walk:  1,5 – 2 hours
  • Optional: the cost of any drink on route are for your own expense
  • Minimum number of participants: 10*
  • Maximum number of participants: 20**

A boat tour through the city center of The Hague accompanied by an experienced English-speaking guide.

  • Time: 18:00 – 19:30 hrs. CEST
  • Duration of the tour: 90 minutes
  • Tour with an open boat (no beverage sales on board, you can bring your own beverage)
  • Start & finish: Bierkade 18b, The Hague (less than 20 minutes by public transport)
  • Minimum number of participants: 20*
  • Maximum number of participants: 30**

Highlights of The Hague

During this walk through the city of The Hague the guide will show you the highlights: the famous places and buildings. You will hear about the history, current affairs and the architecture of The Hague. The guide will also tell you about people who lived and worked in The Hague and about their influence on Dutch history. You will hear what has happened in The Hague over the centuries and what is happening today.

Architecture of The Hague

The guide will take you along the great variety of buildings that can be found in the city center of The Hague. You will enjoy a selection of styles: Gothic, Renaissance, Dutch Classicism, Baroque, Rococo, 19th-century neo-styles, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and contemporary architecture. The guide will tell you about the origin of the buildings, what they are intended for and about the architects.

Boat tour through The Hague

This 90 minutes boat tour will take you through the city centre of The Hague. By an experienced English-speaking guide, a resident of The Hague, who knows the city like the back of their hand.

 

Please be aware that some bridges require you to bend down deep as  the bridges in the city are very low.

Price per person: € 12,00

Price per person: € 12,00

Price per person: € 19,00

Thursday 1 September 2022

Partner Programme

Partner programme: Discover Rotterdam and its harbour! 

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Will your partner be joining you on your trip to The Hague? Your partner is welcome to discover Rotterdam on the special activity for partners during ECHA 2022.

The partner programme
We travel together by metro from The Hague to Rotterdam. Were we first take a boat tour of 75-minute through the port of Rotterdam. Which will be followed with a delicious lunch on shore. In the afternoon you are free to discover more of Rotterdam on your own.

Harbour boat tour
In the middle of the busy traffic of inland and seagoing vessels, you will experience a special tour through one of the largest seaports in the world. You will see the impressive skyline with imposing buildings glide past you.

Afternoon free to discover more of Rotterdam
The story of the city – the bombing and reconstruction – and the drive of locals to innovate, make Rotterdam a fascinating place to visit. Rotterdam is a must-see city with lots of attractions, monuments and architectural highlights. For example visit one of the great museums like the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen or the Kunsthal Rotterdam.

 

Click here for more information about Rotterdam.

Preliminary itinerary

09:45 hrs.

Gather at Metro station The Hague Central

09:57 hrs.

Departure by metro from Metro station The Hague Central

10:34 hrs.

Arrival at Metro station Leuvehaven, Rotterdam

7 minutes walk to boat

10:41 hrs.

Arrival at boat departure Spido; boarding

11:00 hrs.

Departure boat

12:15 hrs.

Return boat

10 minutes walk to restaurant

12:30 hrs.

Lunch

13:30 hrs.

Discover Rotterdam on own

Return to The Hague by metro at your convenience

Number of participants

*Minimum number of participants is 15
**Maximum number of participants is 40

Price per person: € 65,00

Included
Boat tour, lunch and public transportation (metro) from The Hague to Rotterdam (also tram and/or metro use in Rotterdam in the afternoon is included).

Optional
The cost of any drink during the boat tour and any spendings in the afternoon are for your own expense.

Friday 2 September 2022

Gala dinner at the Beach

Gala dinner at the Beach: enjoy a delicious dinner in great company  with a wonderful view of the sun set in the Noordzee! 

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Imagine yourself on the nicest beach of the Netherlands for the ECHA gala dinner at Boomerang Beach Club which is exclusively booked for this evening.

Start with a warm welcome with a festive drink and tasty snacks including the famous Dutch ‘bitterbal’. Enjoy the Yummy barbecue with many different dishes to choose from. At the end of the dinner, various delightful desserts are served. The chef works with fresh, sustainable and organic ingredients. The food includes vegetarian choices and special diet wishes can be requested in advance. Tap beer, wine, various soft drinks, water, coffee and tea are included during the entire evening.

During the dinner there is plenty of opportunity to talk with each other in a relax atmosphere. After dinner the music may even tempt you to dance while the sun is setting in the North Sea.

This will be a wonderful evening; one that you will cherish for a long time.

Scheveningen is part of The Hague and is the most popular seaside resort in the Netherlands. Scheveningen is a wonderful location with its kilometers of beaches. The entire ‘Zwarte Pad’, from the boulevard to the north side of the parking lot, houses about 12 beach clubs. One of them is the much-loved Boomerang Beach Club, where the ECHA gala dinner takes place. The “Zwarte Pad’ has a large parking lot and is the terminus of a number of trams and buses.

Date: Friday 2 September 2022
Time: 19:30 – 00:00 hrs. CEST

 

Price per person: € 115,00

Included
Exclusive dinner at the beach club with festive welcome drink, tasty snacks, yummy barbecue, delightful desserts, drinks all evening, music and a chance on a gorgeous sunset.

Sign up on time

You are very welcome at the Boomerang Beach Club for the ECHA gala dinner, if your partner joins you on your trip, he/she/they is very welcome to sign up as well. Please sign up before Tuesday 16 August 2022.

You can add the gala diner when you register online. If you have already registered, please send an email to have the diner added to your registration. Partners can fill out the online partner registration form to sign up for the diner.

Saturday 3 September 2022

Social Programme

Boat tour outside The Hague

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City walk: The Hague greenery

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Bicycle tour

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Boat tour outside The Hague accompanied by an experienced English-speaking guide.

  • Time: 15:00 – 16:30 hrs. CEST
  • Duration of the tour: 90 minutes
  • Tour with closed boat (no beverage sales on board, you can bring your own beverage)
  • Start & finish: Bierkade 18b, The Hague (less than 20 minutes by public transportation)
  • Minimum number of participants: 15*
  • Maximum number of participants: 34**

A walk through The Hague’s greenery and parks accompanied by an experienced English-speaking guide.

  • Time: 14:00 – 16:00 hrs. CEST
  • Duration of the walk: 2 hours
  • Optional: the cost of any drink on route are for your own expense
  • Minimum number of participants is 10*
  • Maximum number of participants is 20**

Bike tour to Scheveningen boulevard, the harbor and the dunes accompanied by an experienced English-speaking guide.

  • Time: 14:00 – 16:30 hrs. CEST
  • Duration of the tour: 2,5 hours
  • Bicycle rental is included
  • Optional: the cost of any drink on route are for your own expense
  • Minimum number of participants: 10*
  • Maximum number of participants: 15**

‘Trekschuit’ (tow barge) route 

For lovers of beautiful Dutch landscapes, this boat route is a real must! You will see historic farms, beautiful houses and parks along the water. You will pass through harbours, past windmills and picturesque places.

The Hague green and parks

During this walk through the Willemspark in The Hague the guide will show you the beautiful avenues, streets, buildings and monuments. You will take a look at the courtyards and go back to the end of the 19th century. The guide will tell you all about the history and architecture of this special part of The Hague and will tell you about the people who left their mark here.

The Hague, Scheveningen and the dunes 

During this bike tour through The Hague, Scheveningen and the dunes the guide will show you beautiful and interesting places and buildings. You will hear all about the history, the architecture and about the people who lived and worked in The Hague and Scheveningen. And you will experience, just like the inhabitants, what a beautiful, green city The Hague is.

Price per person: € 19,00

Price per person: € 14,00

Price per person: € 26,00

register before Tuesday 16 August

On site booking is only possible in case spots are available. We strongly recommend to make your reservation before Tuesday 16 August 2022.

* With less than the minimum number of participants, the activity cannot take place.

** When the maximum number of participants has been reached, you can request to be put on the waiting list by email. Please specify for which activity you want to be put on the waiting list.

For the walking tours an extra group will be added if there are at least 10 registrations for the waiting list.

If you already registered for the conference, you can submit your reservation for the activities by email. If you have not registered for the conference yet, you can add the activities to your online registration.