Please join us on Saturday 14 October for a one day bus trip to one of EUR’s most international institutes: the International
Institute for Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. And more, of course: besides a quick visit to the ISS itself and a photo shoot sitting on a ‘social sofa’ that connects campus The Hague with campus Woudestein in Rotterdam, we will walk with you through Royal The Hague. See for yourself where the Royal Horses are kept that pull the Glass Carriage on ‘Prinsjesdag’ (you did watch this on TV on September 19th, right?), where our King works, walk in the Palace Garden… And last stop in our tour before returning to Rotterdam: see the wonderful beach, the appealing rough North Sea, the Pier in Scheveningen!
You, and your relatives are very welcome to join. If you plan to take your children along, please accept that we hope that they understand and speak English, and are over 12 years old. The walking tour can be too demanding for young children.
All this is on offer for the very reduced price of just EUR 7,50 per person.
It covers the transport by touring car from Rotterdam-The Hague-Scheveningen and vice versa + ISS visit + Royal walking tour + coffee and cake included.
Other costs, such as lunch, musea, shopping etc are to be borne by yourself.
How and where to obtain tickets?
Please go to the Ground Floor of the E-building on weekdays between 9.30 and 16.00, and draw a number (choice “7: for events”) for one of the desks. You will be asked to register with your name, email address (and please leave your mobile number for emergencies as well), plus the number of tickets you wish to acquire. Payment by pin only, cash is not accepted.
Sold tickets cannot be returned, for obvious logistic reasons. You may find another buyer, but please inform us about different contact details, or we will panic if you don’t show up….
The provisional programme is as follows:
|9.00||Gather at Woudestein, next to Security Building / entrance Plaza Parking at Burg. Oudlaan; check of participants + tickets|
|9.15||On the dot: departure of bus to The Hague|
|10.00||Arrival at Hilton/ISS Kortenaerkade; short tour o the occasion of 65th lustrumyear ISS|
|10.30||Coffee + cake|
|11.00||Start Royal Walking Tour|
|If you prefer NOT to join the walking tour, please feel free to enter musea, or go shopping, or have lunch yourself. But make sure to be on time at 14.15|
|14.30||Be back at ISS to hop on bus to beach Scheveningen|
|15.00||Free time to walk at the beach and visit Pier|
|16.45||On the dot: departure of bus back to Rotterdam Woudestein|
|17.30||End of tour|
In general: we will send you on tour accompanied with a guide. So if you plan, at any moment, to deviate from the programme, please make sure to first discuss that with the tour guide or we will report you as lost…
Do not forget to take a good sense of community-building, great enthusiasm, and an umbrella with you. We hope you will have a wonderful day!