24 - 26 October 2007
The Hague, The Netherlands

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Social Programme

The Social Programme has long been an integral part of the eChallenges Conference Series. The goal is to maximise networking and community building both during and after the conference, while ensuring that partners accompanying delegates enjoy their stay in The Hague and feel part of the eChallenges community.

Networking Reception

The Organising Committee are pleased to announce that a Networking Cocktail Reception, sponsored by the Municipality of The Hague will be held in the Exhibition area on Wednesday 24 October from 6pm.

Gala Dinner

The Organising Committee are pleased to announce that a Gala Dinner, sponsored by Ministry of Economic Affairs will be held on Thursday 25 October.

It is necessary for all delegates and Accompanying persons to confirm participation at both social events as part of online registration.

Tours in The Hague

If you wish to take an organised city tour, there are plenty of cycling and walking tours available. There is also a guided city coach tour and a boat trip.

Royal Tour

Den Haag Marketing & Events organise this city sightseeing tour, which is partly by coach and partly on foot. You are introduced to both the modern beach resort and the old fishing village of Scheveningen.

The Royal Tour also passes by the palaces of The Hague, including Noordeinde, Lange Voorhout and Kneuterdijk. You will visit Knights' Hall and one of the city's museums. The tour includes a complimentary cup of coffee in a fitting location.

This tour takes place on Thursday and Saturday at 11am and 2pm. It costs €27.50 per person. It is necessary to book the tour in advance with The Hague Marketing & Events, Department Days Trips, Tel: (+31) (0)70 338 58 16, Fax: (+31) (0)70 361 54 59, E-mail: dagtochten@denhaag.com

Boat Trip

De Ooievaart organises Canel tours in The Hague on an Open Boat from May to October. The round trip takes you to Het Lint, China Town and Schilderswijk, the Royal Stables, the Hugendstil houses in Buurtschap 2005 and The Hague Nieuw Centrum, the new centre with its Ministries and exceptional architecture. The Canal Tours run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, last 1.5 - 2 hours and cost €9.50 per person. It is necessary to buy the tickets in advance from The Hague Tourist Information Office on Hofweg 1 (opposite Binnenhof).

Royal Kilometres

'Royal Kilometres', a walking and cycling tour, will acquaint you with many royal sites in The Hague and Wassenaar. The walk takes you past the Knights' Hall, the gardens of Palace Noordeinde, and the former Palace Lange Voorhout. The cycle tour takes you past De Horsten, the home of the Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima Zorreguieta.

Shopping in The Hague

The Hague offers a wide range of shopping options, ranging from chains and department stores, to fashion boutiques, specialist shops, antique stores and art galleries.

For Haute Couture, exclusive jewellery and shoe shops, look no further than De Passage, Hoogstraat, Molenstraat and De Plaats, whether to indulge your shopping fantasies or simply enjoy window shopping. De Passage, for example, is a glass-roofed mall, which is over 115 years old.

The shopping streets of Fahrenheitstraat, Thomsonlaan and Thomsonplein showcase over one hundred shops in the area called Segbroek. There are also many shops in the nearby seaside district of Scheveningen, which is a direct tram ride from the hotels beside the Conference Venue.

Visit Delft

Take the Tram No. 1 in the opposite direction from the stop beside the World Forum Convention Centre and in twenty minutes you will find yourself in Delft, another historial town offering its own special shopping and cultural experiences. Delft is the home of Royal Delft and the famous painter, Vermeer.

Delft has a number of beautiful and historial places for you to visit inclusing Nieuwe Kert (the burial place of William of Orange), Oude Kerk (old church dating from 1246), Legermuseum (Army museum), Museum "Het Prinsenhof", Museum Lambert Van Meerten, Technology Museum Delft, Botanical Gardens of Delft University of Technology and the newly opened Vermeer Centrum.