CLIMA Social program


CLIMA 2022 is a great place to meet peers, socialize and discover new parts of the world. We have arranged an exciting social program which will give you a full experience of everything Rotterdam has to offer. You can join us on an arranged tour past some of the Netherlands’ famous deltaworks, or experience Rotterdam in one of our other social events.

All social activities are organized in close proximity to the congress location. For further information about the addresses and locations of the activities, check out the social program overview.

Deltaworks excursion

Enjoy an afternoon of culture and history during the excursion of the Dutch deltaworks on May 22nd, before the CLIMA opening event. The excursion by bus will pick you up at the NHow hotel and take you past the ‘Topshuis’, the operating house of the world-famous Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier. After a short presentation on the storm surge barrier and the mechanics involved, we will continue our excursion to the Watersnoodmuseum. This museum is all about the extraordinary stories of ordinary people about their experiences with water. Stories about the disaster in ’53, stories about rebuilding, stories about the Delta Works. Here you will listen to a short introduction by the museum staff, after which you can view an informative video and freely explore the museum. At the end of the excursion the bus will transfer you back to the starting point of the excursion.

Program excursion Sunday May 22nd:

09.00: Departure by bus from the NHow hotel
10.15: Arrival at Topshuis, coffee and tour
11.00: Departure by bus towards the Watersnoodmuseum
11.30: Arrival at Watersnoodmuseum
14.00: Departure towards the NHow hotel
15.00: Arrival at the NHow hotel

Early morning run

Start your day right with an energizing 6 kilometer run through the vibrant city of Rotterdam, without the risk of getting lost or being late to one of our great workshops. In our guided group-run, you will be led along Rotterdam’s amazing attractions and hidden gems. On this run you will see popular icons such as Rotterdam’s first skyscraper, the Erasmus bridge and, of course, the Euromast. Naturally, our guide is happy to tell you all about the sights you will see during this healthy start of the day. The group-run can be joined freely and takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday before the congress. The starting point of the run is the bar Prachtig at the north side of the Erasmusbridge.

Curious to see what routes you will run? Check out the routes for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spido Rotterdam

Board the Spido Rotterdam for a wonderful tour along the worlds smartest harbour! Among the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, this trip is a special journey through one of the largest harbours in the world. You can see Rotterdam’s impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by, and then get a unique view of the harbours shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. Last but not least the tour will end with a view of the steamship ‘Rotterdam’, the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line. An exciting 75 minutes with clear descriptions of everything you see.

The Spido leaves port every day at 10.15 and 11.00 AM. These are regular tours, meaning you can plan the tour yourself according to your own schedule, and purchase your own ticket on site.

Concert Halton Ärräpää Orchestra

Decompress with a fun night out filled with music and dancing! On Monday evening you can freely enjoy the spicy hot Blues/Roots/Rock sound of the Halton Ärräpää Orchestra. The concert takes place on May 23rd from 22.00 – 00.00 at BIRD in Rotterdam. The venue opens at 21.00 and you can enjoy the music and drinks free of charge. Don’t miss out on this chance to hear the band of one of our theme sponsors!

Congress dinner

For an extra special experience during CLIMA 2022, reserve your seat at the congress dinner on Tuesday May 24th. This dinner is hosted in one of the most atmospheric establishments in Rotterdam: the Rotterdam World Museum. This venue is located directly by the river Maas in the heart of the historic centre of Rotterdam.

Social program overview

For further information about Rotterdam, other important locations around the congress center and public transportation, please visit our page about the congress location via the button down below.

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