Excursions, Wednesday June 28 (afternoon)
- Excursion to the largest storm barrier in the world and the city of Middelburg: We will leave Delft at 12.30pm to the province of Zeeland, taking the lunch in the bus. Around 2.00pm we will arrive at the largest storm surge barrier in the world, which protects the hinterland against floods. We will hear the extreme-value story behind this immense and impressive structure and we will visit it from inside. Afterwards we will have a short boat tour in the natural world of the Eastern Scheldt. Sometimes seals and harbor porpoises are spotted. Finally we drive to the old city of Middelburg, the small but beautiful capital of Zeeland, where we will have a guided city tour. We will see among others the abbey complex and the market square with the Gothic town hall. After a dinner in Middelburg until about 8.00 pm, we will be back in Delft around 9.30pm. Costs 35 euro, dinner not included.
Excursion to Amsterdam: As an alternative it is easy to visit Amsterdam on your own (or we can have you sign in to form groups). With more than 800 years of history to discover, Amsterdam is a city that is rich in tourist attractions. From ancient churches to magnificent museums (including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum), secret courtyards to quaint cobbled streets, and, of course, the city's world-famous canal houses, waterways and bridges, there is a lot to see and to experience in Amsterdam.
Social Dinner, Thursday 29 (evening)
The 4-course dinner at “De Schaapskooi” will begin at 6.30 pm and costs €50, drinks included.