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Wednesday 20 September 2017
Thursday 21 September 2017
Friday 22 September 2017

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Welcome reception at the City Hall
(19h00-..........)

Address: City hall Bruges, Burg 12, Bruges

Bruges Town Hall dates from 1376 and is one of the oldest in the Low Countries. The Gothic Chamber with its magnificent 19th century frescos and its polychrome vault is a work of art in its own right. The painted figures illustrate the city’s glorious past. However, the Town Hall is also the place from which Bruges has been governed for more than 700 years
During this reception, everybody will have the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.

Included in the registration fees for delegates and registered accompanying persons


Thursday 21 September 2017

Social Program in Bruges
(15h30-18h00)

Do you want to explore Bruges? Do you want to know the secrets of beer or chocolates?
We have four tours organised around a specific theme. Make your choice!

  • Guided walk: A fascinating guided tour of Bruges, the Venice of the North: Hump-backed bridges, span romantic canals, near little cobbled streets lead past richly decorated Patrician Mansions and all around the enveloping atmosphere of a Medieval city – the Church of our Lady, the Burg Square, Chapel of the Holy Blood are just waiting to be discovered. 

  • Boat trip on the picturesque canals of Bruges: A visit to Bruges isn’t complete without a boat trip on its canals. Go aboard and discover the most noteworthy delights of the city from a completely different angle. 

  • The beer experience: At the Bruges Beer Museum you discover the most fascination aspects of beer in a fun and innovative way. You learn about the history of beer, beer types and brewing processes. You can taste, smell and feel every beer ingredient. Which of their properties are beneficial to our health? You interactively learn what role women played in the world of beer, how to combine a gastronomic dish with the right beer and what the history of beer is in your country. After the museum visit you get to taste the different beer types and styles.
  • Choco-Story - the chocolate museum: Cacao has been tickling our taste buds for centuries: from the spicy drink in the Maya and Aztec civilizations to the popular sweet chocolate milk in Europe. Knowing that more than three people out of four love chocolate, it’s hardly surprising that there is an enormous fascination for this exquisite treat.

    Frequently asked questions include ‘Where did chocolate originally come from?’, ‘How did it conquer Europe?’, ‘What’s the secret of great chocolate?’, ‘What role did the Industrial Revolution play in popularising chocolate?’, ‘Why was chocolate once used as a medicine?

    Choco-Story | The Chocolate Museum aims to answer these and other questions while bringing to life the 4000-year-old history of chocolate in words, pictures and flavours. The museum submerges you in the exciting world of chocolate and takes you on a journey of the senses through time. In the demonstration centre you will uncover the secret of beautiful silky chocolate and get the opportunity to taste the chocolate products made in the museum.

Included in the registration fees for delegates and registered accompanying persons.


Friday 22 September 2017

Dinner and party at B-IN Lounge
Address: Zonnekemeers - Oud Sint-Jan (Old St. John) Site

Lounge bar, party place, dinner establishment! B-In is many things. Above all, it’s a great spot where you will enjoy an aperitif with a view of the canals, exquisite standing buffet and dance your heart out at the IDSD2017 party!

Included in the registration fees for delegates and registered accompanying persons.


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