Euro Fed Lipid


Social Programme

Welcome Reception and Poster Session 

Sunday, 18 September 2011, 17:30
at the congress Center de Doelen
Registration is required (free of charge)

Boattrip through the Harbour with Dinner

Monday, 19 September 2011, 18:00 - 22:30

kindly sponsored by

MVO  Dutch Product Board for Margarine, Fats and Oils, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

18.00 hours embark the ship James Cook at the Spido, Willemskade 85

(see here for a map with directions)

18.30 hours sailing


22.30 hours arrival at the Willemskade and disembarkation.

During the  3 - 4 hour boattrip you can watch Rotterdam's impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by and get a unique view of the harbours shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers and 'De Rotterdam'. You will be able to see several company's with oils and fats as a core business like UnileverVopak, Koole, Cargill and Maasrefinery /Maasttank.  
While crusing the harbour dinner is served. Dietary requirements should be specified beforehand.

Registration is required
Price: 50 Euro

Congress Dinner

kindly sponsored by
Port of Rotterdam  Port of Rotterdam
Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 19:30
At the Cruiseterminal Rotterdam (Wilhelminakade 699)

(see here for a map with directions)

Registration is required
Price: 70 Euro

Guest Tours:

Sunday, 18 September 2011: Rotterdam city tour (guided tour by bus/ boat)
Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands has Europe's biggest harbor. The origins of Rotterdam may date back to the 13th century but since World War II the city has been rebuilt in a surprisingly futuristic style. One of the attractions of the city is the way that the old and the new meet.  Delftshaven, founded in the 14th century as the port of Delft has remained intact. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers left for America from here, reaching Cape Cod on November 4th. We will see the port of Rotterdam during a harbour trip of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is quite an experience to see the wharfs, quays, docks and silos and such close quarters and to participate  in the busy sea and river traffic.

Price: 35 Euro
Departure: 11:00 from De Doelen 
Return: 15:00 to De Doelen
Photo: Wikipedia: Author Torero

Photo: Wikipedia, Author Lucas Hirschegger
Monday, 19 September 2011: Windmills of Kinderdijk 

The Netherlands is famous for its windmills. Today there are still more than 1.000 mills. Nowhere in the world you will find as many windmills as near (the Dutch village) Kinderdijk. Around 1740 no less than 19 sturdy mills were built here. They have been well preserved to the present day.
The mills drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders - which are situated below sea-level - after which the water is sluiced into the river Lek.
The powerful mill sails serve to transmit the force of the wind on to large paddle-wheels which scoop up the water. Nowadays power-driven pumping engines do the job, including one of the largest water screw pumping-station in Europe.
The foundation "Wereld Erfgoed Kinderdijk" maintains and preserves the windmills in Kinderdijk. The preservation is not limited to the windmills themselves, but also covers the area in which the windmills are situated. The foundation makes use of funds from the government and the members of the foundation each contribute to the cost of maintenance. Additional sponsoring should take care of reducing the backlog of repairs. In 1997 the mills of Kinderdijk were put on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Price: 40 Euro
Departure: 09:00 from De Doelen
Return: 13:00 to De Doelen

Tuesday, 20 September 2011: A visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (guided walk)

A visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a journey through the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces provide a comprehensive survey of art from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century, from Bosch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Dalí and Christo.

Art collection
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. In 1849 the lawyer Boijmans left his art collection to the city of Rotterdam. With the acquisition of the Van Beuningen collection in 1958 the museum got the second part of its name. The museum houses a unique collection of paintings, sculptures and everyday objects.
BoijmansThe collection of prints and drawings is one of the best in the world. The museum also organises a diverse programme of spectacular temporary exhibitions throughout the year. 

Old and modern masters 
Marvel at the beautiful works by Bruegel the Elder and Rembrandt. Follow the development of
Impressionism and Modernism in the paintings of Monet, Van Gogh and Mondriaan. Lose yourself in the dream world of the Surrealists Dalí and Magritte. And the art is not only inside: the museum has a wonderful view of the sculpture garden. 

Contemporary art and design
The museum shows how everyday objects have changed over the last eight hundred years, from medieval jugs and glassware from Holland's Golden Age to Rietveld 
furniture and contemporary Dutch design. A young generation of visual artists such as Eliasson and Cattelan bring the museum's art collection up to date.

Stately beacon
The museum's monumental building opened in 1935. It was designed by the municipal architect Van der Steur specially to house the collection. The stately redbrick building contains both large galleries where art can be viewed in daylight and more intimate spaces. The building survived the bombing of the city in 1940 and has been extended several times over the years. To this day the building's tower remains a beacon in the city. 

11.00: Museum Tour Guide Picks up the group at De Doelen
11.15: Tour Guide starts the tour in the Museum - steady collection (tour through the history of Art from the Tower of Babel through Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Dali)
12.15: Tour Guide takes the group to the exhibition space where they can walk around themselves -tour guide stays with them in the same space.
12.45: Tour Guide takes the group to the restaurant for lunch (beautiful statue garden view).
13.00-14.00: Lunch in the Restaurant. The lunch contains: Salad, Soup of the day, biological sandwiches, Fruits salad, Coffee, Tea

Price: 35 Euro (includes entrance fee and lunch)

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