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 · drinks

Sunday 19 August 2018  15:00 - 18:00

PGK Lustrum Summer Event 2018

Organiser: PGK
Lecturer: Anco Lankreijer

This year we will visit the Amsteltuin Vineyard in Amstelveen. Please click here for online registration.


  • 15.00 Start with coffee/tea
  • 15.30 Lecture Wine & Geology by Anco Lankreijer
  • 16.00 Tour of the vineyard & tasting
  • 17.00 Enjoy the sun with a glas of wine (after that more wine can be ordered, on your own costs)
  • 18.00 Leave the vineyard

The costs are 10 EUR per person. You need to be a member to join this event. Not a member? No problem, please sign up here.


Amsteltuin vineyard
Langs de Akker 5
1186 DA
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Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Sunday 3 June 2018  

PGK Ireland Fieldtrip 2018

Organiser: PGK
Guide: Renaud Bouroullec, John Murray and John Walsh

Click here for more info and registration.

Click here for more info and registration.


excursion · lecture · drinks

Wednesday 2 May 2018  18:30

PGK-AAPG YP: Geological City Walk Rotterdam

Organiser: PGK-AAPG YP
Guide: Timo G. Nijland (TNO)

See YP page for details.


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.