The Spouses’ Lounge will offer a place for spouses, significant others, travel companions, and family members to meet, gather and make plans to do fun things in and around the conference site. All guests accompanying conference attendees are welcome to join the spouses lounge activities. Come to the Spouses’ Lounge (in the Hive Room of Delft University Library ) to make new friends, renew acquaintances and make the most of your visit to Delft by joining in the activities.
This event will be organized this year by Linda Morecroft and Monique van der Toorn-Fennema. Planned activities include a guided tour of the historic center of The Hague (including lunch and free time for shopping in the afternoon) and a guided tour of the Storm Surge barrier. Other possible excursions include a guided tour of historic Delft (including church visits) and a visit to the Vermeer Centre. Linda and Monique look forward to welcoming you to the Spouses’ Lounge!
March 25 to July 17 2016
Vermeer is coming home | The Little Street returns to Delft
Are you arriving before the start of the conference? If so you may want to visit the Museum Prinsenhof Delft by July 17th before the end of the exhibition Vermeer is coming home | The Little Street returns to Delft which describes the long search to identify the place that inspired Vermeer to paint his masterpiece.
For more information please check the Museum website.
Overview of the Spouses’ Lounge schedule
(please see below for more details including costs.)
Monday, July 18th:
From 9:00: gathering at Spouses Lounge
10.00: bus leaves for The Hague
11.00: guided tour of The Hague
12.30: Lunch at ‘t Goude Hooft in The Hague
From 14.00 PM: rest of the day to be spent in The Hague as one pleases. One can take public transport back to Delft.
Tuesday, July 19th:
10.30 AM – 12.30 PM: Vermeer walk Delft city centre (starting point: Meet in the Market Square at the front of the City Hall (centre of Delft))
15.00: Gathering Aula
15.15: bus leaves for Storm Surge Barrier
16.00: start excursion Storm Surge Barrier
17.45: meet for bus to Beachclub Royal
18.00: bus leaves from Storm Surge Barrier for Beachclub Royal
22.00: bus leaves from Beachclub Royal for Delft
Spouses’ Lounge activities – ISDC Conference 2016 – Delft
All guests accompanying conference attendees are welcome to join the spouses lounge activities.
Monday 18 July
|9:00 – 10:00||Coffee/tea and cake in spouses’ lounge.||Get to know each other.
Venue: the Hive room of Delft University Library (next door to conference venue).
Sign-up and pay for events on Monday and Tuesday.
|10.00 prompt||Leave for The Hague||Transport by private coach. Cost is € 25 -30 to include coach, guided tour and lunch.||Essential you have cash and the correct money to pay for the trip before we leave. No reduction for children.|
|11.00||Guided tour by the Hague Dutch Guild for 1½ hours. The walk is a combination of the Residence and Orange Walks.||Comfortable shoes essential!|
|12.30||Lunch at restaurant
‘t Goude Hooft.
|Situated in the centre of the city the inn is reputed to be The Hague’s oldest.|
|14.00||Time to shop or visit museums: Mauritshuis, Escher Museum, Panorama Mesdag.||Public transport back to Delft. You will need extra cash to pay for the train or tram.|
Tuesday 19 July
|10:30 prompt||Vermeer Walk and visit to Vermeer Centre.
Meet in the Market Square at the front of the City Hall (centre of Delft).
|Cost € 7 to be paid for in advance on Monday.||
|Visit Vermeer Centre|
|15.00||Meet in the Hive Room.||Visit to the Maeslantkering Storm Surge Barrier.
Note: Due to transport logistics this visit is only for spouses who are going to the conference banquet in the evening.
|15.15||Prompt departure for the Maeslantkering Storm Surge Barrier by private coach.||Cost approx. € 15 to be paid for in advance on Monday.|
|18.00||Departure to Conference Banquet||Conference Banquet at Beachclub Royal in Hoek van Holland.||Tickets via conference registration or Spouse/Partner’s registration.|