The FIG Working Week has been cancelled. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.

First, the Dutch Government announced new measurements to control the COVID-19 outbreak. In the Netherlands all gatherings are prohibited until 1 June.

Second, our primary concern is always the wellbeing of you, and we would not take on the responsibility, during these times, to bring so many surveyors from all over the world together.

We are sorry to inform you that we have cancelled all the social events.

If you have registered for the Working Week 2020 and for one (or more) social events, we will inform you about your registration.

Please be patient, we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Social Tour




Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday 10 May 2020
Time: 16:00-18:00
Location: Forum Lounge, RAI Convention Centre, entrance E
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Fee: Included in the registration fee for delegates with full registration and accompanying persons

The Welcome Reception takes place at the conference center in Forum Lounge. All participants, their partners and exhibitors will be welcomed to Amsterdam by the local organisers and FIG.

The Welcome Reception will take place at the same time as the Charity Event, allowing everyone to join this event and contribute to a better world. To participate in charity a fee of €10 is requested and a gift will be given afterwards.

It is a great opportunity to enjoy your arrival in the city of Amsterdam, to renew old friendships, make new acquaintances and to start a successful FIG Working Week.

FIG Farewell Reception

Date: Thursday 14 May 2020
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Location: TBA

After the closing ceremony, gather for a drink and snacks to conclude the busy week with friends and have a taste of the forthcoming FIG Conference, which will take place in Accra, Ghana.

Optional Social Programme

The following events are not included in the registration fee for delegates and accompanying persons. If you require tickets to these events please complete the section on the online registration form.

Dutch Evening / FIG Foundation Dinner

Date: Monday 11 May 2020
Time: 19:00
Location: Heineken Experience. Stadhouderskade 78, in the centre of Amsterdam. It is easy to reach us by bike or public transport.
Dresscode: Informal
Fee: € 95,00

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Come and hear the story about the most known Dutch beer. The Dutch evening will bring you to the home of Heineken. You have the opportunity to discover how a small Amsterdam brewery went on to become the world’s favourite beer: from the heritage and brewing process, to the sponsorships and what it takes to serve a star. And of course ending in style: with a beer… or 2!

The Dutch Evening, which is also a dinner in support of FIG Foundation and supported by Trimble and the Local Organising Partners. A buffet will be offered in two rooms called Koelschip & Molenzolder.

About the Brewery: In 1868, Gerard Adriaan Heineken built his very own brewery on the outskirts of the city. The building became an instant icon. As the brewing company grew, so did Amsterdam, and in 1988, the brewery closed its kettles and the production moved to the south of Holland. Nowadays, the historic building is open for guests from all around the world.

When the Amsterdam brewery was still in use, the top floor or “Het Koelschip” was used to cool the hot wort before adding the yeast – simply by opening the many windows. Nowadays, this is the room with the best ‘dam view. The perfect backdrop for a party, a dinner and, of course, a selfie or two.

Before barley is added to water – the first step in the brewing process – it has to be malted. The Molenzolder was where the malt mill was located. Today, this room is more versatile.

Commission Dinners

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Time: around 17:30/18:30 PM
Location: will be updated
Fee: Individual payment

Details of Commission Dinner will be sent to Commission delegates. When you want to participate in a Commission Dinner, please contact the organising party for each dinner. These details will be announced. You can not register for the Commission Dinner in the registration form.

Gala Dinner

Date: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Time: 19:00
Location: Maritime Museum,  Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam
Dresscode: Formal
Fee: € 120,00

Get on board and experience Amsterdam from of the water. We will bring you in 60 minutes from the RAI to the Maritime Museum, located at the Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam. At 19:00 we would like to welcome you at this location. The Dutch Maritime Museum is a museum about shipping and maritime history. The location stores the second largest maritime collection of the world and during 19:00 and 20:00 you have the opportunity to bring a visit to the exhibition area where you can see the nautical instruments and historical atlases.

Around 20:00 we want to invite you to the Open Courtyard, the inner courtyard of this monumental building. This area has an fantastic, intimate atmosphere with his spectacular glass roof. To make this evening highly unique and exclusive we have live music from the Tiny Little Bigband and guest performances from the Triolettes.


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