HSS Excursions

Welcome to the booking page of the excursions offfered during the History of Science Society Conference held in the city of Utrecht from July 23rd - 27th, 2019.

All excursions will take place on July 23rd 2019. The excursions by coach will start and at the Janskerkhof in Utrecht. The city walks will start at the Janskerkhof and will end at either Sonnenborgh or the Botanical Gardens.

Excursions will only operate when the minimum of 20 guests is reached.

If you have questions or in case of any changes please contact:customer.service@bookingbydesign.com

 

 

 

 

  • City walk incl. Sonnenborgh Museum & Observatory

    Start this tour by exploring the city on foot, together with a local guide. There's plenty to discover in the city centre of Utrecht. Turn into a random side street and you'll forget for a moment that you're in the middle of the city. You'll find yourself suddenly in a hidden courtyard, a beautiful garden or a narrow alleyway with a special story. These are Utrecht's forgotten places where time seems to have stood still.

    The walk will lead us to the Sonnenborgh museum and observatory. At the historic 19th century observatory, Buys Ballot pioneered meteorology. Later, Minnaert and his students investigated the composition of the sun. Today, Sonnenborgh is a museum and public observatory. Learn all about the unique building, the stars overhead and the weather, or take a virtual journey through the universe in the planetarium. The Sonnenborgh was built on a monumental 16th century city wall bastion, one of the best-preserved in Northern Europe.

     




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  • City walk incl. Utrecht Botanic Gardens

    Start this tour by exploring the city on foot, together with a local guide. There's plenty to discover in the city centre of Utrecht. Turn into a random side street and you'll forget for a moment that you're in the middle of the city. You'll find yourself suddenly in a hidden courtyard, a beautiful garden or a narrow alleyway with a special story. These are Utrecht's forgotten places where time seems to have stood still.

    The walk will lead us to the ‘Oude Hortus, the old Botanical Gardens, a green oasis located behind the University Museum. The history of the Utrecht botanical garden goes back to 1636; the orangery dates from 1724. The greenhouses, which were built in 1906-08, hold a great selection of plants and flowers, like the impressive Victoria Longwood. The 250-year old Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest known specimens outside of Japan.

     

     




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  • Excursion to the Rijksmuseum

    We will depart by private coach to the National museum of Amsterdam, “the Rijksmuseum”, which houses the largest collection of paintings by Dutch masters in the world, including masterpieces by Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Jan Steen and of course Rembrandt, including his Night Watch. 

    This excursion includes a visit to workshops of the ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts 1500-1950 project, www.artechne.nl. This project integrates methodologies typical for the humanities and historical disciplines with laboratory work, experimentally reconstructing historical recipes to understand how technique in the visual and decorative arts was transmitted. It connects research in history of science and technology with the expertise in conservation, restoration and technical art history.

    Small lunch packages included.

     




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  • Excursion to Huygens’ Hofwijck house and Boerhaave Museum

    We will depart by private coach to Huygens’ Hofwijck house in Voorburg, where Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) lived and worked for the last seven years of his life, and wrote his famous Kosmotheoros. The house, one of the most beautifully preserved monuments from the Dutch Golden Age, was designed by his father Constantijn. Some of Christiaan’s original instruments are on display.

    After this visit, we will depart by private coach to the Museum Boerhaave, the national museum for the history of science and medicine in Leiden. The museum hosts a unique collection of historical scientific instruments from all disciplines, including original instruments of Huygens and Van Leeuwenhoek as well as the apparatus with which Heike Kamerlingh Onnes first liquefied helium in 1908. The museum is located in a historic building: originally a convent, it became the first academic hospital in Northern Europe as St Caecilia’s Hospital. Some three hundred years ago, Herman Boerhaave instructed his students here at his patients’ bedside.

    At Boerhaave, you will be received by one of the senior curators of the museum.

    Small lunch packages included.

     




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  • Excursion to Teylers Museum

    We will depart by private coach to the Teylers Museum in Haarlem. Established in 1778, Teylers Museum is a uniquely preserved 18th-century public knowledge institution for the arts and sciences. It has been open to the public since 1784, welcoming all those who are eager to look at objects of interest in the visual arts and the sciences. It is the only authentic 18th-century museum interior in the world. The 19th-century rooms have preserved the spirit of that age: time appears to have stood still here.

    Teylers museum combines art, natural history, and science museum. Its holdings include fossils, minerals, scientific instruments, medals, coins, and paintings. The heart of the museum is the neoclassical Oval Room (1784). One of its many marvels is a giant electrostatic generator from 1784.The museum was founded by Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702–1778), a wealthy cloth merchant and banker of Scottish descent, who bequeathed his fortune for the advancement of religion, art, and science.

    You will be received by one of the senior curators of the museum.

    Small lunch packages included.

     

     




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Terms & conditions

Terms & Conditions

These Terms & Conditions apply to the tour bookings specially made for the History of Science Society Conference held in the city of Utrecht from July 23rd - 27th, 2019.

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:

For online bookings: To secure your tour booking, secured online payment will be required upon completing of your online booking.

Online payment service ICEPAY

The secured online payment is handled by a third party called ICEPAY in a fully transparent matter for participant. The name ICEPAY BV / Stichting Escrow ICEPAY will figure on your statement reflecting the payment of your booking. Data will always be processes in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, including from 25 May 2018 the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Cancellation fee:

Confirmed and paid online bookings can be cancelled until 8 July 2019 by contacting the  HSA Tours Team by email at  customer.service@bookingbydesign.com. In case of no-show, no refunds will apply. No refund is possible for unused services that were included in the tour. Unused tickets cannot be refunded.

HSA Tours Team:

ITB booking office has been the appointed as the official tour provider for the History of Science Society Conference.
You can reach the HSA Tours Team by mail at  customer.service@bookingbydesign.com or by phone under +31 (0)20 305 1350.

Legal 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: customer.service@bookingbydesign.com