Magdalene In Amsterdam
We are delighted to invite all Members and their guests to a special weekend event in Amsterdam, commencing on Friday 6th March 2020. Join us for a special dinner to learn more about the College's most famous alumnus, Samuel Pepys and for a tour of the Rijksmuseum with other Magdalene Members. As Secretary to the Admiralty, the Netherlands played an important part in the life of Samuel Pepys and we invite you and your guests to join us for this special occasion, to explore the City and enjoy all that Amsterdam has to offer.
This will be Dr Rowan Williams' last event in Europe before he retires in September 2020. We are also delighted that the President and Pepys Librarian, Dr Jane Hughes, will be attending.
We are most grateful to Mr Jonathan Lowe (1982), for his generosity and time in helping us to organise this event.
Magdalene Dinner in Europe
Friday 6 March 2020, 8pm
The weekend will commence with the biennial Magdalene Dinner in Europe at the Ship Chandlers Warehouse. The Ships Chandlers Warehouse opened its doors in the seventeenth century to serve victuals and beverages to seagoing ships. Captains could order and taste samples downstairs whilst upstairs goods were neatly arranged and brought to the ships by small boats. The building is now a beautiful private dining venue, with a layout which is reminiscent of Magdalene's Formal Hall.
This ticket price which reflects the uniqueness of the venue includes champagne on arrival at the Ship Chandlers Warehouse, a four-course meal and accompanying wine.
Alumni (and guests): £130.00 (€152.00)
Young Alumni and current students: £70.00 (€82.00)
Alumni who have graduated from Magdalene in the last 3 years (post 2016).
Due to the limited capacity of the venue, spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tour of the Rijksmuseum
Saturday 7 March 2020
Join us on a visit to the Rijksmusuem to see some of the Netherlands' most famed art. The Rijksmuseum opened its doors in The Hague in 1800, with the current site in Amsterdam not opening until 1885. Designed by the famous architect, Pierre Cuypers, the building has a combined Gothic and Renaissance style. Feast your eyes on the works of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vermeer and many more, and enjoy a private guided tour of the 'Highlights of the Golden Age'.
Museum admission and guided tour: £22.00 (€25.00)
Please note that timings are to be confirmed.
Accommodation - The Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam
We are delighted to announce that Magdalene Members are able to take advantage of an exclusive rate when booking accommodation at the 5* Grand Hotel Amrath, located in central Amsterdam. The Hotel is housed in the former Shipping House, a decorated monument and example of the Amsterdam School of architecture.
To take advantage of the exclusive rate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- your contact information
- the length of stay (Friday night or Friday and Saturday night)
- single or double occupancy
- the reference word 'Pepys'
Please note that the exclusive rate is only available for a set number of rooms, so please do book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Of course, there are plenty of other hotels available in Amsterdam, but please note that hotels located in central Amsterdam book up very quickly and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment!
This event is now fully booked. Please contact the Alumni and Development Office if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Booking deadline: Monday 10 February 2020.