Conference Dinner

Conference dinner


The conference dinner is a true highlight in the social programme of WALS 2019 and provides an opportunity for all participants to relax and enjoy meeting each other outside the regular programme.
The conference dinner will be hosted at the wonderful Tolhuistuin. The Tolhuistuin is housed in a number of a former business premises of Royal / Shell Laboratory Amsterdam; characteristic buildings designed by architect Staal. Heart of the Tolhuistuin is the Garden, an oasis of peace in the middle of the city.


The Tolhuistuin derives its name from this pristine, historic park with an old grand plane tree in the middle. The garden used to be the garden of the adjacent Tolhuis. This Tolhuistuin grew in the late 19th century into a pleasure garden for the well-to-do citizenry in Amsterdam, where music performances regularly took place.


Since 2009, with the departure of Shell, the Garden has been reopened to the public for festivals, concerts, workshops, theatre performances, weddings, get-togethers and presentations. The old trees, winding paths, lawns and the Garden House together make this location a fantastic and must-visit place in Amsterdam.


The menu of the conference dinner is based on the sharing-dinner-concept, consisting of several courses of small dishes from all corners of the world that invite to share. You are invited to make a wonderful culinary voyage of discovery.

Conference Party


The evening will continue after the dinner with a great party for all participants at no additional fee. Drinks are on own costs and great company and music is guaranteed!

Start: 21.30 hrs.


Your conference badge is your entrance ticket.

Love to see you at the Tolhuis!

The conference dinner is not included in the conference fees and can be booked as a supplementary option. The dinner costs € 65.00, which covers a delicious culinary voyage with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes as well as drinks during dinner. Special dietary needs can be filled out in the registration form.

Please note that the number of places for this event is limited.


Date: Wednesday 4 September 2019
Admission: from 19.00 hrs.

Start dinner: 19.30 hrs.
Location: Tolhuistuin
Price: € 65.00


Getting there


With public transportation from Amsterdam Central station

Take the ferry (Buiksloterwegveer) at the back of Central Station. You can use the ferry 24/7 for free. It takes 3 minutes to reach the other side. You’ll find the entrance of Tolhuistuin (IJ-ingang) about 50 metres from the ferry (left).


By car

Parking is possible in the parking garage of the A’DAM Tower (Overhoeksplein 3). From here it is about 150m walk to the main building of the Tolhuistuin. You can also park at the centre side of the city at Parking Centrum (Oosterdokstraat 150). You only have to take the ferry to Buiksloterweg on the North side of Amsterdam Central Station.