The participation to ICNSC2011 in Delft offers a good opportunity to discover the Netherlands. On the 13th of April a visit to the famous Keukenhof (see picture above) will be organized. A special fee has been arranged of € 25,00 to take you there with a bus. If there are enough participants, wanting to leave straight from the Keukenhof to the Schiphol airport, the transport will be provided for.
Furthermore, we recommend visiting Museum Prinsenhof and The Royal Delft Pottery during your stay in Delft. Vouchers (entrance fee reduced) will be provided for the Prinsenhof and the Royal Delft Pottery which you can visit in your free time.
Museum Het Prinsenhof tells the story of William of Orange and his role in the creation of the Dutch Republic. You meet the most important figures of the Netherlands Revolt (80 Years War) and gain more information concerning the major events of this turbulent period. By way of a collection of 17th century art and handicrafts you can discover the typically Dutch city Delft in the Golden Age.
Royal Delft Pottery “De Porceleyne Fles”
The Koninklijke Delftsche Aardewerkfabriek [Royal Delft Pottery] “De Porceleyne Fles Anno 1653″ N.V. is the leading producer of authentic Delft Blue ornamental earthenware and modern earthenware. The company is not only active as a knowledge centre for ceramics but also receives over 140,000 visitors annually from all over the world who come to view the traditional production process of Delft earthenware.
Getting to Delft by plane / by train
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 45 minutes (€8) away by train. For Delft you have to change the train at Leiden Centraal or Den Haag Hollands Spoor.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is only a few kilometres away from Delft but has poor public transport connections.
Should you plan your trip by public transportation choose e.g. Schiphol Airport as a departure station and the Central Station Delft as a final destination
There are building works in progress around the Central Station in Delft as a new train tunnel is being built through the city. This is a large project, severely affecting the flow of traffic and parking. Because of this the bus station and taxis are now at the back of the train station and there is some discomfort around the station building.
For more information about traveling from and to Schiphol see: http://www.schiphol.nl/Travellers/ToFromSchiphol.htm.
The Dutch climate is temperate, with warm summers and soft winters that occasionally allow ice-skating on the country’s many lakes, rivers and canals. Also under the influence of climate change this however occurs less frequently. The transitional seasons can be both tempestuous and calm, producing the characteristic sky scapes that inspired the famous Dutch painters.
Daytime temperature varies between zero and ten degrees Centigrade in winter, between five and twenty degrees in the spring and autumn, and between fifteen and thirty degrees during the summer. The weather in April is usually rainy and mild. The average temperature is around 8 – 12 °C and average precipitation is 53 mm.
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The Netherlands is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
Currency & Banking
The currency in The Netherlands is the euro (€). Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops.
Standard power supply in The Netherlands is 220V/50Hz (two-pin power outlet).
Picture credits: Siebe