SPE Conference guest tours

Society of Petroleum Engineers Optional Guest Tours

Welcome to the booking page of the excursions offered during the SPE conference in Amsterdam. Tours operate on different days and timings. select the tour of your choice and pay on line

Excursions will operate when the minimum of 20 passangers is reached.

It is recommended that you dress appropriately for autumn in the Netherlands and that you wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Panoramic Sightseeingtour incl. Boat Tour (26 & 27 October)

    The tour will go through some of the most panoramic and historic areas of Amsterdam. The tour will start by passing along the Amstel River with the wooden skinny bridge, the Munt Tower and the floating flower market, before making its way through Dam Square, the Royal Palace, New Church, the Amsterdam Central Station the museum and the antique quarters; as well as passing through the oldest part of Amsterdam called “the Jordaen” with its quaint little streets.

    You will also get to see Amsterdam from the water during a one hour canal cruise. The cruise will glide through the old centre of the city and into its harbour, where you will see merchants’ mansions, churches and warehouses dating from the 17th century.

    € 47,00 + € 2,00 credit card fee
     




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  • SOLD OUT - City Sightseeing of Amsterdam incl. Rijksmuseum (28 October)

    The tour will include an extensive drive through the centre of Amsterdam and the modern suburbs and will feature some of Amsterdam’s most interesting monuments. You will then visit the National Museum of Amsterdam, “the Rijksmuseum”, which has just re-opened after a 10 year renovation. The museum is world famous and holds the largest collection of paintings by the old Dutch masters. Work from Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Rembrandt (the nightwatch painting) are all assembled here.

    € 49,50 + € 2,00 credit card fee
     




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  • Amsterdam Home and Garden Tour (27 & 29 October)

    Discover the hidden treasures behind the facades of Amsterdam’s most impressive houses. We start in a beautiful 17th century canal house with the magnificent neo- louis XVI ballroom, dining room and 18th century garden room and kitchen. We also visit the formal French garden at the back of the house with the box 'parterres de broderie'.  The tour will also include visits to a range of gardens and coach houses in 'the Golden Bend ' the most exclusive part of the Herengracht. Coffee with a syrup waffle will be served in the kitchen of the Geelvinck Hinlopen private home.

    € 59,00 + € 2,50 credit card fee




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  • Zaanse Schans and Edam Tour (26 October)

    The tour will start with a small drive to the windmill village of the Zaanse Schans, a characteristic living  and  working  area  on  the  River  Zaan,  with  wooden  houses  and  windmills  dating  from  the seventeenth  and  eighteenth  century. The original buildings vividly depict Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Zaanse Schans is a fully inhabited, open-air conservation area and is located nine miles north of Amsterdam. Before returning to Amsterdam, you will visit the medieval town of Edam. Edam is a town rich with history. Shipbuilding played an important role in its growth during the 17th century. Edam once had 33 ship-yards and one of the more famous ships built in Edam is the ‘Halve Maan’, the ship that the Henry Hudson sailed in 1609 when attempting to discover a northern route to the East Indies. A futile attempt in fact, because he ended up on the island of Manhattan. The most obvious association with the name ‘Edam’ is its cheese. For centuries the well-known round Edam cheeses have been sent from the town to all corners of the world. The cheese market, once again restored to its place of honour, is enacted weekly during the summer months. And nearby cheese warehouses keep alive the memory of a colourful past.

    € 36,50 + € 1,50 credit card fee
     




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  • SOLD OUT - Amsterdam Citytour incl. Anne Frank and Diamond Factory (26 & 29 October )

    Anne Frank House, the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War Two. The original of the diary is on display as part of the Anne Frank House's permanent exhibition. Visiting the house has been a moving experience for millions of people from all over the world. When the tour leaves you will proceed with a panoramic drive through the oldest parts of Amsterdam called  “de Jordaen” with its quaint narrow streets, bridges and inner courtyards.

    The tour will then visit the Gassan Diamond factory. Gassan Diamonds are housed in the former home of the Boas diamond polishing factory, built in 1879. The factory is a very impressive building, and you will get to see how the diamond polishers turn a rough stone into a precious gem.

    € 45,00 + € 2,00 credit card fee
     




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  • Flower Auction and Delft Tour (28 October)

    The first stop on this tour is the Aalsmeer, the centre of flower culture in the Netherlands. There you will visit a flower auction. The tour will then depart Amsterdam and head to Delft, the home of Johannes Vermeer who painted the Girl with the Pearl Earring. You will walk  at  leisure through  the  beautiful  old  town  along  the  canals  and many “almshouses”  and visit The Royal Dutch Delftware factory De Porceleyne Fles. The factory was established in 1653 and is the last remaining Delftware factory from the 17th century. The world famous Royal Delftware is still entirely hand-painted. During the tour you will get an insight in to the process of making Delftware and you will see the talented artists at work.

    € 56,00 + € 2,50 credit card fee
     




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Terms & conditions

Terms & Conditions

These Terms & Conditions apply to the hotel reservations specially made for the SPE 2014 convention held in the city of Amsterdam from 27th till 29th of October.

Minimum number of participants:

For all tours, a minimum number of participants is required (20). If we do not reach this number and the tour has to be cancelled, you will be informed via email 3 weeks in advance. Full refunds will be available for tours that do not take place.

Payment

To secure your space for the excursions, secured online payment will be required upon completing of your booking.

Online payment service ICEPAY

The secured online payment is handled by a third party called ICEPAY.  The name ICEPAY BV / Stichting Escrow ICEPAY will figure on your statement reflecting the payment of your booking.

Cancellation fee:

Confirmed and paid bookings can be cancelled until 26th September, in writing to ITBholland. An administration fee of  € 10,00 will be charged. In case confirmed and paid bookings are cancelled after 26th September no refunds will be made. In case of no-show, no refunds will apply. No refund is possible for services you didn't use but were included in the tour. Lost or unused tickets cannot be refunded.

Changes:

For changes in confirmed reservations, an administration fee of € 15,00 per change applies.

Contact

ITB booking office has been the appointed as the official excursion provider for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. You can reach us by mail at reservations@bookingbydesign.com or by phone under +31-20-3051367.

Legal & address details

ITB booking office is a trade name of  ITB Amsterdam bv, registered at the chamber of commerce Amsterdam under number 33172965. Vat number: NL 006410807B01.

Address: Arena Boulevard 61 - 75 • 1101 DL Amsterdam • The Netherlands

ITB booking office is a trade name of ITB Amsterdam bv, registered at the chamber of commerce Amsterdam under number 33172965.
Vat number: NL 006410807B01. Address: Arena Boulevard 61 - 75 • 1101 DL Amsterdam • The Netherlands
E-mail: reservations@bookingbydesign.com • Telephone number: +31 (0)20 3051369