updated: Social tours

Post-conference social tours on Saturday, 17 September 2016, to the beautiful cities of Amsterdam and Münster (Germany) will be organized. Both tours will be coach-based day trips, with a cultural program in both cities being offered. Below details are provided.

If you are interested in joining one of the tours, you can register through ConfTool. The registration deadline is Sunday, 4 September 2016, 0:00, and is binding. We will collect the money during your registration at the conference venue in Enschede.


Reducing Amsterdam to the “City of Canals” would not do this fascinating city justice, and we want to offer the GEOBIA delegates an opportunity to experience and explore this fascinating place. The following is included in the price:

  • travel to and from Amsterdam by coach
  • 8:00 departure from Enschede amsterdam_canals
  • it is possible to bring your luggage with you and go straight to Amsterdam Schiphol airport in case you are flying out that evening
  • 10:00: arrival in Amsterdam
  • 10:30: 1-hour guided boats tour on the famous canals
  • 12:00: lunch (restaurant “de Kroonprins”, Prins Hendrikkade 56)
  • free afternoon
  • 20:00: departure from Amsterdam
  • ca. 22:00: arrival back in Enschede

Cost: 65 Euro per person*

  • Optional: for those interested in visiting the world-famous Rijksmuseum that was recently reopened after lengthy and extensive renovation we will pre-arrange tickets (otherwise you are facing very long queues), which cost 18.00 Eur extra per person (total of 83 Eur)

* for this price to apply we need at least 25 people to join the tour. We reserve the right to adjust the cost slightly in case of fewer participants.

Münster (Germany)

Visiting Münster is a rather different experience compared to seeing Amsterdam. It only has about a third of the population (ca. 300,000) of the Dutch metropolis, but it’s about 500 years older (founded in 793). It has a fascinating history, most significantly it hosted the signing of the Treaty of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. This was done in Münster’s Peace Hall in gothic town hall that we will visit. Münster is nearer to Enschede, hence it is a shorter trip that includes the following:

  • travel to and from Münster by coach
  • 8:00: departure from Enschede
  • 9:30: arrival in MünsterMünster, Prinzipalmarkt
  • ca. 9:45: 2-hour guided walking tour through the city, including a visit to the Peace Hall
  • from 11:45: free time
  • as we will be very central, there will be a famous food market just nearby, and because of many great food options and restaurants around, everyone if free to pick their own lunch place
  • 17:00: departure from Münster
  • ca. 18:00: arrival back in Enschede

Cost: 45 Euro per person*

* for this price to apply we need at least 15 people to join the tour