Sunday Tour - Zaanse Schans

Date: Sunday 20th October, 2019

Time: 13:15 from outside the hotel

Itinerary: The full iteneray will be made available soon. 

Attendees will enjoy a day trip to the Dutch city of Zaanse Schans. A residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life! The city includes clog making factory, cheese factory, pewter foundry, barns, wooden houses and windmills.



13:15 - All participants will leave from the hotel, with a short 7 minute walk to board the boat.

13:30 - Board the boat and sail to the Zaan 

14:00 - Arrive at Zaanse Schans 

- Visit clog carving workshop, cheese farm and Paintmill “The Kat"

16:30 - Boarding and sailing on the Zaan back to the hotel 

17:00 - Arrive at the hotel 


Sunday Evening Welcome - Inntel Hotel Zaandam

Date: Sunday 20th October, 2019

Location: Room Grote Fabriek (Big Factory), on the ground floor of the hotel

Time: 19:30 - 22:30


Join us for an informal welcome social with food and drinks at the Hotel!



Monday Dinner - West Indisch House

Date: Monday 21st October, 2019

Location: Herenmarkt 99, 1013 EC Amsterdam, Netherlands

Time: 18:30 - 22:30

Access: Coach transfer to West Indisch House, approx. 20 minutes


The long, rich history of this building, located in the centre of Amsterdam, starts in 1617. Until 1623 the ground floor was used as a meat market, with rooms above forthe ‘De Schutterij’, who were watching over the safety of Amsterdam. The Houseowes its name to the period between 1623 and 1647, when the ‘Heren Negentien’wielded the scepter over the Dutch West-India Trading Company (‘West IndischeCompagnie’) from here. In the Compagnieszaal the decision was made to build the fort ‘New Amsterdam’ on the island of Manhattan.

Peter Stuyvesant, whose statue nowadays ornaments the courtyard of Het West- Indisch Huis, was appointed to governor-general of the fort, the fortress that developed to the metropolis New York through the ages. The privateering of Spanish ships, executed by order of the West-Indische Compagnie, gathered in great loots in the same period. The biggest blow was the conquest of a fully loaded silver fleet by Admiral Piet Heijn. These treasures were stored in the basement of Het West-IndischHuis, nowadays the ‘Piet Heijn kelder’.