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18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology

Social Program

Welcome Reception

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Time: 18:30-19:30

Location: Pandhof Garden & Utrecht University Hall, Domplein 29

All conference delegates are warmly invited to attend the welcome reception on Tuesday 29th August. This event opens the 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, giving an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new people as the program begins. More information about the conference dinner can be found here.


Conference Dinner

Date: Friday September 1, 2017

Time: 20:00

Location: Winkel van Sinkel, Oudegracht 158

We hope all attendees will join the conference dinner at Winkel van Sinkel! Please buy a ticket during online registration. More information about the conference dinner can be found here.



Activities and excursions

We have been able to organize an excitingly diverse program of different activities and excursions before, during, and after ECDP2017 in Utrecht. For some of these a minimum amount of participants is required, whereas for several, a limited participation is possible. It is therefore strongly advised to book your participation at the same time of your registration. Note that there are only a limited number of places available (first come, first go!). Some of these activities are unique and only organized in relation to this conference.

Dom Towerdom

Climbing the Dom Tower is a wonderful opportunity to explore the city of Utrecht in an completely different way! A guide will take you to the top of the highest church tower in the Netherlands, via 465 steps (there is no elevator in the tower). Halfway there, you will get a view of the historic bells with a total weight of no less than 32000 kg. One floor higher is the magnificent 17th-century Hemony carillon. The tower galleries at 70 and 95 meters provide a spectacular view of the city and province of Utrecht.

Time & costs:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 15:00 – 16:00 hrs – € 9,00 per person


Guided City Walk

One of our professional guides will lead you through the historical city of Utrecht in about 1.5 hours. During the tour you will visit mystical courtyards, the Dom Square, narrow alleyways, canals and wharves. This is the perfect way to get a some knowledge about the history of Utrecht in a short time.

Times & costs:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 15:00 – 16:30 hrs – € 9,50 per person
  • Wednesday, August 30, 19:00 – 20:30 hrs – € 9,50 per person
city walk



Discover 2000 years of Utrecht history underneath the Domplein square. Explore the archaeological finds, that date back up to the Roman Castellum ‘Trajectum’, with an interactive flashlight. Walking through the huge pillar foundations of the medieval Gothic Dom Cathedral, history literally springs to life. Experience the destructive tornado of 1674.

Time & costs:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 15:00 – 16:00 hrs – € 15,00 per person
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