INTERNATIONAL METROPOLIS CONFERENCE 2017

18 SEPTEMBER - 22 SEPTEMBER 2017, WORLD FORUM, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

Social Evening Programs


The Municipality of The Hague invites you to a unique and inspiring evening program. From Monday until Thursday evening, after the day program, a special program for the Metropolis delegates is created. The evening programs are free of charge and included in your conference ticket.


Please note that:

Registration for the programs is necessary.
Access is only provided by showing your conference badge with registration for the social evening program.
Drinks and dinner are included in all the social evening programs.

Monday September 18, 2017

 

Metropolis Welcome Drinks

The Deputy Mayor of The Hague cordially invites you to attend the Metropolis Welcome Drinks at a unique building: The Hague’s City Hall. We invite you to the start the conference with an inspiring meet up, informal drinks and walking dinner.

19.00 Welcome and registration*)
19.30 Welcome speech by Howard Duncan and alderman Rabin Baldewsingh
19.45 Drinks and food stations
21.00 End

*) Please make sure you have your e-ticket for the conference with you, for access and registration.

Practical information
Dresscode:      No special dresscode
Address:          City Hall, Spui 70, The Hague

Directions: You can reach the City Hall by own transport.
Nearly all trams stop at  ‘Spui-Stadhuis’ ‘Centrum’ or ‘Kalvermarkt’.



Tuesday September 19, 2017

After Tuesday’s conference program we offer you two inspiring evening programs.

 

The discovery of Mondrian at the Gemeentemuseum

You will have the opportunity to visit the Gemeentemuseum (literal translation: The Municipality Museum). The Gemeentemuseum is a modern palace of the arts. Step inside this enchanting building of architect H.P. Berlage (1863-1934) and enjoy a cultural evening. Drinks and dinner will be served from 18.00 hours. Meanwhile, you may visit the museum itself until 20.00 hours and discover Mondrian. Guides will be available to answer any questions you may have.

The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag takes you on an extensive tour of the life and work of Piet Mondrian. The journey will lead you to Amsterdam, Paris, London and New York – the great world cities where Mondrian could give free rein to his genius and make the discoveries that enabled him to revolutionize art. With the biggest and best collection of Mondrians anywhere in the world, the Gemeentemuseum is in a position to illustrate every stage of the artist’s amazing career in spectacular fashion. This grand tribute to the pioneering artist is part of the year-long Mondrian to Dutch design. 100 years of De Stijl event.

Practical information
Dresscode: No special dresscode
Address: Gemeentemuseum, Stadhouderslaan 41, The
Hague

Directions: You can reach the Gemeentemuseum by foot in a few minutes; hosts will be at the conference venue World Forum, to guide you. Afterwards, buses will be ready to bring you back to central locations in the city centre of The Hague.

Starts: 18.00 h
Ends: 20.30 h

Note: Large bags can not be stored at the cloakroom of the Gemeentemuseum. Lockers are available by submitting a
1 euro coin.

 

 

Celebrate Prince’s Day with the Residentie Orkest and Boris Giltburg (Limited tickets available)

Every third Tuesday in September is Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day), the opening of Dutch parliament.
To celebrate this, The Residentie orkest (literal translation, The Residence Orchestra; also known as The Hague Philharmonic) invited star pianist Boris Giltburg to be the artist in residence.
Boris will play Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, one of the most famous in the genre. You’ll also hear Stravinsky’s classic Petrushka as well as an opening work for brass instruments, written by Oscar van Hemel in 1954 for the States General. It’s a unique way of celebrating this festive day.

Before the concert starts we invite you to have dinner in the Zuiderstrandtheater, the home base of the Residentie Orkest. During the break in between the two parts of the concert, we offer you another drink.

Practical information
Dresscode: No special dresscode
Address: Zuiderstrandtheater, Houtrustweg 505, The Hague

Starts: 18.00 h
Concert: 20.15 h
Ends: 22:00 h

Directions: Buses will be ready at the conference venue World Forum to bring you to the theatre, after the workshop program. After the concert buses bring you back to central locations in the city centre of The Hague.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Comedy night at Theater Diligentia

The doors of Theatre Diligentia will open at 18.15h for dinner before the comedy nights starts. Diligentia is located at one of the most beautiful lanes of The Hague with impressive buildings and monuments, The Lange Voorhout. After enjoying the meal you can sit down, relax and enjoy a great comedy show.

Special line up this evening:
Adam Fields - Amsterdam based British comedian Adam Fields is an international funny man who has charmed audiences in numerous countries from Norway to South Africa, and from Britain to Indonesia.
Bob MacLaren - Born in New Zealand and settled in Amsterdam, Bob MacLaren conquered every corner of the world with his indifferent and surprising comedy.
Nigel Williams - Belgium’s ‘No punches held, no holds barred’ comedian. If you like your comedy a bit rough around the edges, you’ll love Nigel Williams.

After the show we offer you a drink before going back to your hotel.

Practical information
Dresscode: No special dresscode
Address: Theater Diligentia, Lange Voorhout 5, The Hague

Directions: Buses will be ready at the conference venue World Forum to bring you to the theatre, after the workshop program. After the show buses bring you back to central locations in the city centre of The Hague.

 

Thursday September 20, 2017


Closing dinner at the Grote Kerk

On the last evening of the Metropolis program, Thursday evening, we invite you to have dinner at a remarkably spectacular location, the Grote Kerk (literal translation: Great Church). This church is one of the oldest buildings in The Hague and nowadays a venue for cultural activities.
We invite you to a tasteful dinner with a good glass of wine in a historic and informal atmosphere. An entertaining evening where we hope you will be part of.

Practical information
Dresscode: No special dresscode

Address: Grote Kerk, Rond de Grote Kerk 12, The Hague
Start: 18.15 h
Dinner: 19.00 h
Ends: 22.00 / 23.00 h

Directions: Buses will be ready at the conference venue World Forum to bring you after the workshop program to the Grote Kerk and afterwards bring you back to your hotel / central location in the city centre.

 

* All times mentioned may be subject to change.