Meeting point: Thursday, 28.09., 18:20 Hotel Okura Reception Area
Dress code: Business attire
Transportation: Bus Shuttle service
About Rosarium Amsterdam:
The ROSARIUM, situated between Amstelparks hedge labyrinth and the orangery, is one of the most delightful locations to spend a pleasant evening in Amsterdam.
Take part in the gala dinner on September 28 and experience a delicious menu in a romantic location, nestling between the flowers of ROSARIUM and the tranquil waters of the canal.
Feel free to close the evening with a glass of wine on the wide terrace after dinner.
Enjoy the garden ambience and the view into the greenery of Amstelpark.
Price per ticket for both conference delegates and accompanying guests:
Early bird until June 31, 2023: 119€
Standard until September 28, 2023: 139€
- Friday, 29 September 2023: 14:50 - 17:00
- Saturday, 30 September 2023: 9:50 - 12:00
Meeting Point: 10:00 Okura pier next to main hotel entrance
Discover the lovely city of Amsterdam by boat, this is a perfect opportunity!
In this 2 hours boat tour through the Grachten, the famous town canals of Amsterdam, the English speaking guide will give you a briefing of the history and background of the Netherlands and the city of Amsterdam.
We will start right in front of the congress venue, at Hotel Okura’s private pier.
After a short drive on the Amstel, the river the town owns it‘s name to, we will pass the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands dedicated to Dutch arts and history, with its grand collection of masterpieces by Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer.
We will cross the city centre of the Venice of the North.
After this, ADAM and EVE are waiting to see us and we will have a short look at the modern architecture of the EYE Fimmuseum. Entering the harbor, we will pass by the ship formed NEMO Science Museum.
On our way back to the Amstel canal we will greet the De magere brug, the skinny bridge, and the Hermitage.
Enjoy the boat view at the charming fassades of Amsterdam on various canals such as the Singel, Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht!
The tour will end at the private pier of Hotel Okura and includes the entrance ticket to the boat (please be punctual for the departure times), English speaking guide and 1 bottle of water per person.
Price per ticket: 69€
- Friday, 29 September 2023: 10:30 - 12:00
Start at venue: 11:00
Meeting Point: Main hotel entrance
Your Champagne DIAMOND SURPRISE – will you be the lucky one?
With nearly 200 years of experience, the team of Royal Coster Diamonds consists of experts in diamond cutting.
Royal Coster Diamonds, located on the Museumplein next to the famous Rijksmuseum, created jewelry for Prince Napoleon, for Empress Sisi and in 1852, the craftsmen of Royal Coster were chosen by Queen Victoria to re-polish the largest diamond in the world; the Koh-I-Noor.
In BIBM Congress 2023s diamond tour, you will be collected at the Hotel Okura. After a short bus shuttle you will enter the Manufactory of Royal Coster Diamonds.
Here you will have a tour through different areas and your Champagne DIAMOND SURPRISE:
Every guest receives a glass of champagne. In each glass, the Royal Coster team has placed a real diamond or a cubic zircon – an imitation diamond.
Nobody can see the difference between a real diamond and the zirconia.
That‘s why Royal Coster has one of their master polishers with a diamond loupe to check each stone.
While the diamond polisher checks the diamond, the master explains a bit about the
process of recognizing a real or a fake diamond. If you have questions about your own jewelry, they will be answered in a discreet and fun manner.
Only one of the stones is a real diamond – will you be the lucky one?
If not, you can also keep the zirconia as a beautiful memento of the entire tour.
Price per ticket: 69€
Thursday, 28 September 2023: 14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Point: Room Griffioen (2nd floor)
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, ori means folding and kami means paper.
The goal is to transform a single sheet of square paper into a sculpture, by solely using folding techniques without any cutting and gluing.
With origami, you’re only limited by your imagination. There are countless different origami models, such as a heart, a lotus flower or what about a fortune teller?
As a beginner it may seem difficult but the team of Hotel Okura will teach you how to fold origami step by step.
An aim to reach in the future: the 323 origami cranes, folded one by one and flying in the staircase in the lobby area of the hotel to give you granted happiness and eternal good luck.
Price per ticket: 29€