Excursion: HaarlemShake

07 Nov 2017

Excursion: HaarlemShake

A bus will pick you up at the PTA in Amsterdam and take you to one of the most classic Dutch cities HAARLEM. It is only 25 minutes by bus to Haarlem. We plan to shake up your World Congress experience and take you to an innovative, environmental company visits, have lunch in a Windmill, a guided tour and end up having a Haarlem special drink before taken you back to Amsterdam. You will need walking shoes as we plan to show you around through the cobbled streets, historic buildings, grand churches and along the canals.

The group of visitors will be split in two groups, as one will start with the company visit in the morning at the distribution center of PostNl, a premier provider of postal and parcel services in the Netherlands. In response to increasing online sales, PostNL Parcels has focused on developing best-in-class B2C parcel delivery networks and sustainable solutions. The other company visit will be held at NEDtrain. NEDtrain a technical maintenance company for trains which has been improving trains for the last 165 years. This company visit will highlight the innovations that are made for the trains to provide more sustainable solutions.

The lunch will be served in one of Haarlem’s most distinctive sights the Adriaan windmill. It is located on the banks of the river Spaarne, it is a quintessentially Dutch landmark. From the top of the mill, you have a fantastic view of the city centre, along the banks of the river and beyond.

For the guided tour the group will be split again in two.The guided tour will be taking you through the historic hart of the city the Grote markt (Big Market) is the central market square of Haarlem – and has been so for centuries. The square is also the centre-piece for many of Haarlem’s famous buildings, including the City Hall, The Vleeshal, Hoofwacht and Saint Bavo Cathedral. After the tour we will finish in one of Haarlems Breweries the Jopenkerk were we will provide you a drink.

Is a full day activity experiencing the highlights of Haarlem at Tuesday 7 November 9:00 AM-1700 PM at a cost of €50.