Social programme

Tuesday 8th September | Welcome reception

The welcome reception will take place at the Maastricht City Hall on Tuesday 8 September 2015. 

In the seventeenth century, the City Hall was built on the market square. Its location, in the middle of the square, enclosed by the façades of the surrounding houses, symbolized the central position of the government authority. The exterior of the Maastricht City Hall is extraordinary, but the interior is also famous, owing to the beautiful ceiling paintings, tapestries and gold leather wallpaper. After the reception you are free to have dinner or return back to your hotel. 

Address: Market 78, Maastricht
Time: 19.00
Price: Free of charge but registration is required

Wednesday 9th September | Congress diner

In the magnificent Jekerdal valley, just on the Belgian border, is Château Neercanne, the only terraced castle in the Benelux. The beautiful Baroque gardens of the 17th century castle are divided over four levels, all of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The highest terrace offers a wonderful view over of the gardens and the magnificent valley. Château Neercanne has a rich cultural and culinary tradition. The congress dinner will take place in the l'Auberge, the former Chapel and oldest part of Neercanne. Transport will be arranged from the hotels to Château Neercanne (vice versa).

Address: Château Neercanne
Time: 19.45 - 23.30 hrs. 

Price: Free of charge but registration is required

Disco night

The social event of this evening including walking dinner will take place at Thiessen Wijnkoopers - Thiessen Winery in the city of Maastricht. At Thiessen the marvelous and fully restored wine cellars at the historic premises in the heart of Maastricht are many centuries old. They have been used for storing wine since the early 18th century. Traditional methods are highly valued. Many wines are matured in oak casks and bottled when ready. The extended cellars are unique in the Netherlands. Anyone who visits them feels the history and experiences the mystique. Just a five minute walk from the Market and the Vrijthof.

Time: 19.30 - 23.30 hrs. 

Price: Free of charge but registration is required
Address details:
 Thiessen Wijnkoopers
, Grote Gracht 18
, 6211 SW Maastricht

: Your conference badge offers you free use of the city bus to visit the city in the evening and for your daily transportation between your hotel and the congress venue.