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Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

The Welcome Reception will take place at the Exhibition area in the Congress venue. It will be the perfect opportunity to renew old friendships and build new ones, and to meet with the exhibitors.

  • Time: 18:30 - 19:30 hrs.
  • Cost: Free of charge for registered delegates and their accompanying persons. Pre-registration required.
  • Location: Jaarbeurs – Exhibition area

Congress Dinner Party: Dutch Evening

Friday, 2 September 2022

This evening will be sure to be a memorable event not to be missed! You will experience some of Holland’s traditions, together with the best food. Prepare to be surprised! And don’t forget your dancing shoes, so you can dance the night away after dinner!

The Dutch Evening will be held in the Winkel van Sinkel, the perfect venue for the Congress Dinner Party! Set in the very heart of Utrecht along the Oudegracht canal, this 19th centrury monumental building combines culture with Dutch hospitality.

The Winkel van Sinkel was the first department store in the Netherlands. In 1837 Anton Sinkel converted this grand canal house into a ‘shopping palace’ where you could buy almost everything, from “baskets with figs, hair pomade, bottles of orangeade, hats and caps and lady’s corsets, licorice and pills…. “. The store was famous throughout the Netherlands and lasted more than fifty years. In 1898 a bank took up residence for over a century. Nowadays Winkel van Sinkel is a grand café and restaurant during the day and transforms into a club at night.

  • Time: 19.30 - 23.30 hrs.
  • Cost: 65 euro; tickets can be purchased via the online registration form
  • Location: Winkel van Sinkel, Oudegracht 158
Winkel van Sinkel, Oudegracht 158

Photo Jurjen Drenth / Utrecht Marketing