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64th IFLA General Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 16 - August 21, 1998
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Accompanying Persons Programme
Sunday, August 16Jewish Amsterdam (1/2 day)
We will start this walking tour at the Jewish Historical Museum, an assembly of four Amsterdam synagogues. We will walk to the beautifully restored Portuguese Israelite synagogue, which we will visit if possible. A not to be missed part of this tour is a visit to a diamond factory.
Monday, August 17Enkhuizen (Full day)
We will bring you to the Zuyderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. The construction of the barrier dam, the Afsluitdijk, in 1932 turned the open Zuyderzee into an enclosed lake. This led to major changes in the every-day life of people in Enkhuizen. The Zuyderzee Museum consists of an indoor and outdoor museum of which the latter is most fascinating. Unlike many museums, its concept is not of architectural history or folklore, but rather socio-historical in nature. The museum gives an impression of the small fishing villages and the daily life and work around the Zuyderzee during the period 1880 - 1930. A complete setting has been created, including gardens, streets, windmill, polders, farms, etc. The museum contains a total of some one hundred and thirty houses and work places.
Tuesday, August 18Flower Auction Aalsmeer and The Amsterdam Historic Museum (1/2 day)
The Aalsmeer Auction is one of the world’s largest flower auctions. Apart from showing you more flowers than you have ever seen together, this visit will also introduce you to the course of business of a flower auction. After the visit to the auction the excursion will head for the Amsterdam Historic Museum, located in the city’s former orphanage.
Wednesday, August 19Delft and The Hague (1/2 day)
A reconnaissance tour of the city, comprising a guided walk along historic sites, modern buildings and the buildings of the Dutch parliament, and a visit to the ‘Panorama Mesdag’, an enormous painted panoramic view of Scheveningen encircling the visitors. The tour will go on with a guided walk through the centre of one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Delft, known for its famous pottery. The tour will be concluded with a visit to a factory of Delft Blue porcelain.
Saturday, August 22Sightseeing Tours
Participants and accompanying persons can choose one of the following sightseeing tours on Saturday, August 22, 1998. Please indicate your choice on the enclosed registration form.
Company visit to Swets and boat tour (full day)
City Sightseeing Amsterdam (1/2 day)
Bicycle Tour Through Amsterdam (1/2 day)
Half Day Excursion To Marken And Volendam (1/2 day)
Gouda and Schoonhoven (Full day)
Zaanse Schans, Edam & Monnickendam (1/2 day)
Kröller Müller Museum And The Loo Palace (Full day)
After the Kröller Müller, we visit ‘The Loo Palace’. ‘The Loo Palace’, in the woodland setting of Apeldoorn in the heart of The Netherlands, was built around 1690 for Prince Willem III and Queen Mary, who were also the King and Queen of England. Since 1984 the Palace has served as a museum after a spectacular restoration of the building and the gardens, returning them to their original 17th century state.
Pre- and Post Conference ToursPre- and Post Conference Tours of more than one day are available to interested delegates and accompanying persons in The Netherlands and Belgium. Please tick the appropriate box on the registration form and further information will be forwarded to you.