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


excursion · lecture · drinks

Wednesday 11 April 2018 - Thursday 24 May 2018  

PGK-AAPG YP - Activities in April & May 2018

Organiser: PGK-AAPG YP

See YP pages for details.



Friday 23 March 2018  09:00

Andijk Geothermal fieldtrip

The PGK - Petroleum Geologische Kring will be leading a Day excursion to the geothermal drilling site in Andijk and Middenmeer on Friday the 23rd of March 2018.

The participants need to be a member of the PGK ( The membership is EUR 25 per year, and EUR 15 for students.

The cost of the trip is EUR 20.-

Preliminary itinerary:

9 a.m. Meet at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station

10 a.m. Introduction to the site, visit to the geothermal centre and the greenhouses

1 p.m. Lunch at Tafel van Agriport

2 p.m. Visit of Andijk drilling site

5 p.m. Approximate return to Sloterdijk

Please note that personal protection equipment is required for this trip (steel-capped boots). The PGK will bring hard hats and reflection vests. If you own steel-capped boots please state this on the registration and bring it along.

If you would like to join the field trip please register here.



Saturday 10 February 2018 - Wednesday 21 February 2018  

PGK/AAPG-YP Excursion to Oman

Organiser: PGK / AAPG YP


Join the PGK-AAPG Young Professionals on our first international geological excursion, to beautiful Oman, famous for its variety and geological treasures! Prof. Wiekert Visser and Dr. Corien Hoek will introduce us to the unique geology and cultural heritage of Muscat, the Omani mountains, and the beautiful wadis and sand dunes. We invite enthusiasts from all ages to join, though please note that to limit costs, the level of luxury is limited compared to regular PGK excursions (i.e. camping in the field).
- Saterday 10 February - Wednesday 21 february 2018

- Costs ~800 euros p.p. exc. flights (including local transport, food, hotels in muscat, camping)




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

    external event

    excursion · external event

    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

    external event

    excursion · external event

    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.