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Conference dinner

We invite you to meet your international colleagues during an inspiring and festive dinner on the historic paddle steamer ‘De Majesteit’. Once aboard you will enjoy the nostalgic ambiance and have a spectacular view of the Rotterdam Skyline and harbor during boat tour.

During the evening a buffet dinner is served. All drinks and food are included in the below-mentioned price. Please note that the ship will sail during dinner. The exact times will be communicated no later than one week prior to the event.

Delegates can register for this dinner individually via the main registration module on this site (https://nf2020.nl/registration-abstracts/register/).

Date                             : Saturday 12 September 2019

Time                            : 19.00 – 22.30 hours

Price per person        : € 92,50 all-in

Information and history of ‘De Majesteit’

This authentic paddle steamer from 1926 is more than 80 meters in length. With a powerful steam engine, the giant paddles run smoothly and take you through the largest port of Europe and along the many attractive sights of Rotterdam. The ship is one of the largest and most luxurious paddle steamers in Europe. After being used as a cruise ship for many years, it was restored in perfect condition and it is now an impressive maritime event location.

No fewer than 750 horsepower ensure the silent drive of the giant, movable paddle wheels (Morgan patent). They can propel the ship up to a speed of no less than 25 kilometers per hour. And you can experience it all. Live! The majestic 750 HP steam engine and the drive of the giant scoop wheels are beautifully visible from the main deck. Everything on board bears witness to a passionate steamship. There is music in ‘De Majesteit’. Literally, because there is a real steam organ on board. The unique instrument was conceived and built by Wijnand Key. Steam organs have a long history, which goes back to America in 1856. The new steam organ is on top of the deck and is pure entertainment.

The route and speed of the ship can be followed during navigation on two screens.

Facts & Figures

Length              : 82 meters

Width                : 15.65 meters

Draft                 : 1.30 meters

Steam engine  : 750 pK

Speed                : 25 km / h

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