Sunday 3 July: Canal Tour

The Amsterdam Canals are the highlight of the Dutch capital. Most were created during the 17th ‘Golden’ century. They served to protect Amsterdam and were crucial during the 80-year Dutch independence war (The Dutch becoming independent from Spain)

The Amsterdam highlights such as the Red Light district, the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend are all located on the canals.

The most beautiful canals of Amsterdam - find our top tips here -  Holland.com

The bridges crossing the canals are low as can be seen in the pictures which is why big boats cannot enter Amsterdam. That’s why the conference canal tour will use low boats as shown in the picture.

The canal tour is included in the conference fee (250/270 euro), but for those not attending the conference tickets can be purchased at 80 euro.

Drinks and snacks will be made available, but no full meal is provided so we recommend that you have taken your breakfast at your hotel.

Canals of Amsterdam - Wikipedia

In the red-light district the canals become even narrower!

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – 20 SEPTEMBER, 2019: The Red Light District seen from one of the brothel offices in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on the 20th of September 2019. The Red Light District, with its sex workers in red lit windows is one of the big tourist attractions of Amsterdam. CREDIT: Ilvy Njiokiktjien for Time Magazine

The canal tour is an afternoon activity ending the official activities of this conference but surely the start of an exciting night in the beautiful center of Amsterdam!