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JUBILEE SPRING MEETING 2021 Dutch Bryological and Lichenological Society

29th April 2021 to 3rd May 2021

Event Description:

JUBILEE SPRING MEETING 2021 Dutch Bryological and Lichenological Society

The Netherlands, Leersum


Thursday 29th April to Monday 3rd May 2021


Event Description

The 75th anniversary of the Dutch Bryological & Lichenological Society (BLWG) will be commemorated with a special Jubilee Spring Meeting in the Netherlands that will be a conjoined BLWG and BLS (British Lichen Society) event.


For this festive event members of bryological and lichenological societies from the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and Belgium will be invited.


It will be a great opportunity to experience the best hotspots in the central part of the Netherlands, but also to meet foreign bryologists and lichenologists and tighten our international bonds.

Our meeting base will be in the heart of a wide, easily reached region with lots of mosses and lichen-habitats that are particular to the Netherlands Every day, groups will be split up to focus on either lichens or mosses.


Meeting base

The meeting base is Molecaten Park Landgoed Ginkelduin,

Scherpenzeelseweg 53, 3956 KD Leersum.


Leersum is located some 12 miles east of the city of Utrecht, close to highway A 12 (Utrecht-Arnhem), on the edge of the vast forests of the Veluwe,


Ginkelduin is a very spacious holiday park in the midst of a beautiful forest with lots of amenities (like a supermarket, restaurants and even a heated indoor swimming pool!) The setting is very attractive and the grounds itself will certainly yield some nice species.


website: https://www.molecaten.nl/landgoed-ginkelduin:


Accommodation and costs

The BLWG has booked a spacious vacation home (‘’Landhuis”) with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom and a separate apartment building close to the vacation home with 14 bedrooms (with 2 beds) with ensuite bathrooms.. We are booked on a self catering basis. For dinner, there is a large restaurant next to the apartment building.

The cost for four nights will be around 155 euro per person with full occupancy. Single occupancy of a multiple bed-room is possible (cost will then be around 270 euro).This is with breakfast included.

There will be no limit to the number of attendees. If needed, more accommodation can be booked.


What the Landhuis has to offer

In the Landhuis you will find a spacious kitchen, bar area, lounge, dining room, entertainment room, and two cosy sitting rooms to snug with your fellow enthusiasts. In the dining room some space will be created to accommodate people wanting to use a microscope. Weather permitting, there is also a spacious outdoor terrace to enjoy. Parking facilities are right next to the Landhuis, with more nearby.

For attendees wishing to stay in a tent or caravan, there is a large camping site very close to the vacation home. These attendees should contact the vacation park to make their own booking.



Details on methods of booking and paying are being decided and will be circulated when known.



The meeting will run from Thursday 29th April to Monday 3d May 2021.

On the evening of Thursday 29th, you are all invited for a complimentary Indonesian kitchen style-dinner (the famous ‘Rijsttafel’) in the dining room of the vacation home.

After dinner, there will be an introductory meeting.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be reserved for a full day field programme.


We have to vacate the accommodation after breakfast on the morning of Monday 3d May.


Further details of the field programme will be sent out to attendees nearer the time of the meeting.