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



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.



excursion · drinks

Tuesday 30 June 2015  19:00 - 20:30

Utrecht geological city tour

Guide: Wim Dubelaar

The YP section organises a geological city tour in Utrecht.

Please register by using the email form.
Registration is free, max 15 registrations.

All participants are invited for a drink afterwards!

The meeting point will be 'Domplein', between tower and church:

About the guide

Wim Dubelaar is senior geologist at TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands, Utrecht. He is involved in projects related to the geology of the Netherlands, 3D mapping programs on the shallow subsurface, natural resources, building stones and topics on the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage sites and monuments in the Netherlands. He is author of several books and over 60 articles on geology and building stones.


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Friday 19 June 2015

Day excursion: North Holland (De Beemster) and a visit to the Taqa Bergermeer site

Organiser: Mart Zijp & Renaud Bouroullec
Guide: Jeroen Schokker and Geert-Jan Vis

A visit to the beautiful landscape of North Holland, driving through the UNESCO World Heritage site of the 'Beemster'. We will have a look at Holocene beach ridge deposits and visit the Taqa Bergemeer gas storage site.

Preliminary programme

8:45                 Departure Alkmaar train station
9:30 - 11:00   De Rijp
11:30 - 13:30 Akersloot-Dorregeest
14:00 - 16:00 Taqa Bergermeer Gas Storage
16:30 - 17:30 Beach visit + drinks

Cost: €39

registration has closed




Thursday 30 April 2015 - Sunday 3 May 2015  

Spring Field Trip Freiburg and Kaiserstuhl (S Germany)

Organiser: Mart Zijp and Renaud Bouroullec
Guide: Matthias Geyer (Lehrbeauftragter Universitt und PH Freiburg)

When: Thursday 30 April (noon) – Sunday 3 May (evening)

Travel: touring car from the Netherlands

Where: Freiburg region in Southern Germany

Objective: Understand the geological setting of south-western Germany including a visit to the Eastern Main Thrust of the Upper Rhine Graben, the volcanic massif of the Kaiserstuhl (limburgitic lava streams) and the Tuniberg area and attention for the regional gastronomy.

On the outbound journey we will make a stop at the Speyer oil field at GdF’s Römerberg site.

Price: excursion € 316 (including double room lodging, guide, lunch and dinners), transportation € 133, total: € 449. Extra charge for single room € 90,-.

The subscription to this trip has now closed.


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excursion · external event

Friday 10 April 2015  12:00 - 18:00

KNGMG Kringendag

Organiser: KNGMG

Dear KNGMG-Kring-member,

KNGMG and her "Kringen" cordially invite you to join the Kringendag 2015 on April 10 with the theme "Dutch Oil". After a lunch, there will be lectures by Daan den Hartog Jager and Johan van Dorp (both NAM) and an excursion to the Schoonebeek production wells visiting both the old and new techniques of the re-development of the field.

For more information, see the attached flyer.

We are looking forward meeting you in Schoonebeek!


Flyer Kringendag KNGMG 2015(1).pdf