Draft Programme:

 Thursday 16 April 2009


Arrival of delegations

19.30 hrs:

Transfer from Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel to Hall of Knights

20.00 hrs:

Dinner at the invitation of the President of the Senate of the Netherlands, Yvonne Timmerman-Buck (location Hall of Knights)

22.30 hrs

Transfer to the hotel

Friday 17 April 2009

09.00 hrs:

Transfer from the hotel to the conference location (Assembly Hall of the Senate)

09.30 hrs:

Opening of the XIth Meeting of the Association of European Senates by the President of the Senate of the Netherlands 

Topic of the conference: 

"The Role of the Senates on the European Continent"

09.40 hrs:  


10.45 hrs:

Coffee Break

10.45 hrs:

Family photo  

13.00-14.30 hrs:              


For the Presidents:

Meeting with Her Majesty Queen of the Netherlands

For the Secretaries General and delegations: Guided tour of the Mauritshuis

14.45 hrs:

Discussions continue

16.30 hrs:

Adoption of declaration/conclusions

16.40 hrs

Announcement upcoming (extraordinary) meetings Association of European Senates

17.30 hrs:

Return to hotel 


19.30-22.00 hrs:

Dinner, Museum Beelden aan Zee

Saturday 18 April 2009

09.00-13.00 hrs:

Visit port of Rotterdam including lunch on board

13.00 hrs:

Transfer to Schiphol Airport or Rotterdam Airport

The Dutch senate chamber