Welcome Event and Gala Dinner

Wednesday 4 November

19:30 Cocktail Reception at The Koepelkerk

Koepelkerk AmsterdamThe Koepelkerk is connected with the Renaissance hotel.

The Koepelkerk (Domed Church) is a 17th century domed monument with an unique 17th century Bach organ, the largest still actively played organ in The Netherlands. The capabilities of this beautiful Church – built in 1668 – with its connection to the hotel are unprecedented.


Gala Dinner

Thursday 5 November

17.00 Transfer by boat from The Renaissance Hotel

18.00 Welcome at The Rijksmuseum (Dress Code: dark suit / black tie, if preferred)

RijksmuseumRijksmuseum is THE museum of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day. After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the Rijksmuseum has opened its doors again. For the first time in history the museum underwent a complete transformation of both its building and the presentation of its collection. You will probably never forget the experience of The Rijksmuseum.

18.00  Welcome and drinks 
18.30  Guided tours of the 15th and 17th century
20.00 Gala dinner in The Gallery of Honour
22.30 Closing and departure by boat to The Renaissance Hotel

The Gallery of Honour is an extended corridor directed towards a clear focal point: the Night Watch Gallery. On view in the side alcoves are masterpieces by the great artists of the seventeenth century. Framing the alcoves are cast iron beams inscribed with the names of the famous painters of the age. Semi-circular wall sections above display the coats of arms of the eleven provinces of the Netherlands and their respective capital cities. In the original building, the side alcoves were screened off with heavy curtains that served – akin to a church – to draw visitors towards the ‘high altar’ of The Night Watch at the end.

For an impression see here

Rijksmuseum on YouTube

1, 30 minute – impression