The Organising Committee has selected Royal Beuk to provide the CMV2017 excursion programme and the shuttle service.

To offer delegates the convenience of one-stop-shopping the shuttle service and excursions can be booked and paid for via the online registration form.

Destination management company Beuk Travel has specialised in group and conference travel to the Benelux since it was founded in 1974.

Beuk Travel complies with the travel industry’s highest internationally-recognised quality standards and has been awarded Lloyd’s ISO 9001 certification. Thanks to its commitment to providing a professional, high-quality service, over the years the Company has built-up a solid client base in Scandinavia, Finland, Germany, the UK, France, Italy and the USA.

Excellent contacts with all the major hotels in Amsterdam and many other cities throughout the Benelux enable Beuk Travel to offer competitive rates for accommodation in all categories – from leisure to conference. A comfortable journey is assured thanks to the extensive fleet of luxury coaches operated by affiliated company, Royal Beuk.

If your family and/or friends are accompanying you to CMV 2017 they are welcome to participate in all the excursions listed below. You can indicate the number of tickets you would like to book for an  excursion on your registration form. Accompanying friends and/or family do no need to be registered for the Conference.

There will be a variety of Excursions.

  1. Evening excursions during CMV 2017, immediately after the scientific programme, for delegates and accompanying family and friends.
  2. Day excursions during the scientific programme especially for  accompanying family and friends
  3. Post CMV 2017 excursion for delegates and accompanying family and friends.

The Excursion programme will only take place if the required minimum number of tickets is booked. The final decision regarding which Excursion programme events will take place will be taken on 1 March 2017.

The possibility of booking one or more excursions closes on 1 April


As we explained above, if insufficient tickets had been booked for an excursion by 1 March 2017 it would be cancelled.
Unfortunately the following excursions have been cancelled:

  • Family day in Amsterdam
  • Family activity day in Gouda
  • Visit to the Rijksmuseum

If you have booked tickets for one or more of these cancelled excursions you will be notified before 4 March that the cost of the tickets has been refunded to the credit card with which you paid.

1. Evening excursions

You can, of course, spend the Monday evening at the Conference Centre enjoying the facilities and dining in the Centre’s restaurant, but you may also like an evening in Amsterdam. We are offering you two options:

Monday 1 May 2017

Amsterdam dinner and city tour

Departure from Noordwijkerhout: 19:00 hrs
Arrive back at Noordwijkerhout: 23:00 hrs
Price per person: € 68

Enjoy a 3-course meal at restaurant De Nissen in Amsterdam. The restaurant is renowned both for its traditional Dutch atmosphere and its varied menu that not only includes a number of old-fashioned Dutch favourites but also a wide choice of gluten-free dishes. Two drinks (soft drinks/beer/wine/coffee or tea) are included.

After dinner a tour of Amsterdam in a sight-seeing bus with an English-speaking guide who will tell you the history of the beautiful buildings and canals you pass on the route.

Monday 1 May 2017

Coach transport only to and from Amsterdam

Departure from Noordwijkerhout: 18.45 hrs
Departure from Amsterdam for return to Noordwijkerhout: 23:00 hrs
Arrive back at Noordwijkerhout: 23:30 hrs
Price per person: € 13

The coach will drop you in the heart of Amsterdam and you are then free to make your own decisions about what to see and where to go during the evening.

Please note the coach will leave Amsterdam to return to Noordwijkerhout at precisely 23:00 hrs

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Keukenhof and BBQ dinner on the beach

Departure from Noordwijkerhout: 17:00 hrs
Arrive at Noordwijk beach for BBQ: 20:00 hrs
Departure from Noordwijk beach: 22:30 hrs
Arrive back at Noordwijkerhout: 22:45
Price per person: € 79

Keukenhof is famous worldwide. Every year in spring this 32 hectare garden with over 7 million bulbs in bloom (including around 800 varieties of tulips) offers visitors a spectacular and unique experience. It’s a sight nobody should miss the opportunity to see, which is why we are ending the Conference session early on this day.

After feasting your eyes on the flowers it’s time for a different type of feast – a BBQ on the beach in the De Zeemeeuw beach restaurant in Noordwijk. The BBQ includes chicken sate, chicken shashlik, a grill burger, Greek souvlaki, Argentinian steak and 3 drinks plus coffee or tea.

2. Day excursions

Tuesday 2 May

Family day in Amsterdam: CANCELLED


Wednesday 3 May – full day

Family activity day in Gouda: CANCELLED


3. Post CMV 2017 excursion

Thursday 4 May 2017

Visit to the Rijksmuseum: CANCELLED

CMV 2017: the 6th International congenital CMV conference/16th International CMV/betaherpesvirus workshop in 2017<