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Social programme

For all participants interested in activities to see more of the city of Utrecht and its beautiful surroundings, we invite you to join us for our social programme at the end of the first day of the WEON congress (Wednesday May 29th). There will be several activities that take place either in the city center of Utrecht or Zeist to choose from.

This programme only includes the activity and is free of charge. Dinner is included in the WEON programme. There are limited spots available, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please indicate in the registration form whether you would like to attend.


19:30 Dinner ends


20:00 – 21:30 Discover Zeisterbos: A Guided Nature Walk with Utrechts Landschap

Escape the city buzz and join us on this guided evening walk through the Dutch nature of Zeisterbos. With trees older than 200 years, rich forest floor, and diverse birdlife, including owls and other woodland species, it offers a beautiful scenery for nature enthusiasts. Managed by Utrechts Landschap, the forest is being restored to a more native state while enhancing its natural diversity. Zeisterbos plays a major role in the “Utrechtse Heuvelrug” nature network by connecting different parts via wildlife overpasses.

Interested? Feel free to apply and discover one of the local forests.


20:00 – 22:00 Jeu de Boules in Utrecht City Centre (indoors)

If the idea of strategically tossing balls on a court, accompanied by drinks and great company, resonates with you, then you’re in for a fantastic evening at the Jeu de Boules Bar in Utrecht. In small teams of maximum 4 people, you have the chance to showcase your boules skills, get to know each other better and adding a competitive note to your socializing. The Jeu de Boules Bar is located centrally near Utrecht Central Station. There are a limited number of places, so do not forget to register in time for this fun activity. You bring the fun, we make the teams!


20:00 – 22:00 Movie Night at Theater Figi

Get ready for an entertaining and interesting evening with a movie centred around the theme of Planetary Health. You will explore the consequences of our behaviour for planet Earth by watching the thought-provoking movie ‘Thank You For The Rain’. Afterwards, George Downward and Amanda Durkin of the Planetary Health team within the UMC Utrecht will facilitate a discussion about the film. Register for an inspirational and eye-opening social event where there is the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations.