The PGK organizes about two or three field trips per year. Members have the opportunity to see interesting geological features in The Netherlands and surrounding countries. During the trips participants have plenty of time to meet other PGK members. Mostly there is one one-day field trip, proximal to the Hague, and one three-four day field trip to an area farther afield. Apart from visiting outcrops or quarries, companies regularly welcome PGK-groups in order to explain their production techniques. The fieldtrips are organized by one of the board members but specialists are always invited to explain local geology.

Past fieldtrips



Friday 17 November 2017

PGK One Day Excursion - PGK goes Geothermal - Trias Westland

Organiser: PGK
Guide: Floris Veeger, Marco van Soerland (Trias Westland)

    More details and registration information to follow. We will visit an active geothermal drill site and discuss:

    • New (live) drilling to 4 km
    • The Triassic challenges
    • Greenhouse culture and technology

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    Friday 10 November 2017 - Saturday 11 November 2017  

    Sedi Kring Excursion: Bentheimer Zandsteen

    Organiser: KNGMG Sedimentologische Kring
    Guide: Harmen Mijnlieff and Rory Dalman (TNO)

    We are pleased to advertise a two day trip to study the Bad Benthheim sandstone, organised by our KNGMG sister organization the Sedimentologische Kring.

    For more details and registration instructions (in Dutch) follow this link. To read the new concepts to be discussed (in English) click here.



    Friday 6 October 2017  08:00 - Saturday 7 October 2017  

    Carboniferous in the Ruhrgebiet

    Organiser: PGK
    Guide: Manfred Brix (Ruhr University Bochum)

    To register please follow this link

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    Thursday 7 September 2017 - Saturday 9 September 2017  

    PGK/AAPG Young Professionals. Field trip to Ameland

    Organiser: PGK/AAPG-YP

    The Young Professionals of the PGK-AAPG are organizing a field trip to Ameland. For more details see the poster on the YP Pages



    Thursday 1 June 2017 - Sunday 4 June 2017  

    Excursion: Romania - The Carpathian Experience

    Organiser: PGK Excursion Secs.
    Guide: Csaba Krezsek and Zsolt Schleder (OMV Petrom)

    The field trip is now fully booked but you can add yourself to the waiting list here

    We would like to draw your attention to our first 2017, PGK field trip to Romania that will take place between 1st and 4th June, 2017. The focus of the fieldtrip is the geology of the Carpathians.

    The cost of the trip is EUR 232 (shared room) or EUR 284 (single room). Please be aware that the flights are NOT included in the price. Thursday 1st June is the arrival day in Bucharest. You will be picked up at Otopeni airport at 14:00. Departure is on Sunday 4th June, with drop-off at the airport (at 16:45).

    You will need to plan your flights independently. The following flights are suggested:

    • AMS - Bucharest, Otopeni. Thu, 1 June 2017, KLM 9:30 arr 13:15
    • Bucharest, Otopeni - AMS. Sun, 4 June 2017, KLM 18:05 arr 20:05

    The field trip is now fully booked but you can still add yourself to the waiting list by following the link to the registration page here.



    Sunday 25 September 2016  08:00 - Saturday 1 October 2016  

    Petroleum Geology of rifted continental margins High Atlas, Morocco

    Guide: Giovanni Bertotti (TU Delft)

    Petroleum Geology of rifted continental margins High Atlas, Morocco
    25th September – 1st October
    Leader: Giovanni Bertotti (TU Delft).
    •Sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural and petroleum geology
    •Carboniferous, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous. Siliciclastics and carbonates

    Details can be found in this flyer

    Price: € 499 (shared room) and € 654 (single room). The flights are excluded in the price.

    Registration is closed as the trip is fully booked (and the waiting list is also full).



    Thursday 16 June 2016  08:00 - Sunday 19 June 2016  

    Excursion: Baie du Mont St Michel, Brittany and Normandy; France

    Guide: Bernadette Tessier (Caen University)

    Baie du Mont St Michel, Brittany and Normandy
    16th – 19th June
    Leader: Bernadette Tessier (Caen Univ.).
    •Focus on sequence stratigraphy and modern sedimentology.
    •World class location for tide and storm-dominated depositional systems.
    •Geo and gastro trip.

    Cost: €305 / € 360 (single / double room) - excluding flights.

    Click here for full details

    Registration is now closed.




    Thursday 24 September 2015 - Sunday 27 September 2015  

    The Cretaceous of Eastern Denmark

    Guide: Dr. Kresten Anderskouv, Prof. Lars Stemmerick and Florian Smit (DHRTC)

    When: Thursday 24th September (late afternoon) – Sunday 27th September (evening)

    Travel: Flight (or car) to Copenhagen, local travel by mini-buses

    Where: Denmark’s Eastern Island

    Outline: This year PGK Fall trip take place in Eastern Denmark between September 24th and 27th and focuses on Cretaceous stratigraphy (essentially chalk) and glacial deformation within the chalk. Our main field trip leader is Dr. Kresten Anderskouv from the DHRTC (The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre) joined by his colleagues Prof. Lars Stemmerick and Florian Smit.

    Price: €299 (double room, excl. flights), single room is €60 extra.

    Registration is closed.

    The trip is planned around these flights, the excursion starts early Friday morning.
    Outward flight: Thursday 24th Sept. flight SAS SK1550. Departure Amsterdam Schiphol 17:25 arrival Copenhagen 18:45.
    Return flight: Sunday 27th Sept. flight DY3540. Departure Copenhagen 17:25 arrival Schiphol 18:50.