For the conference in Holland, we first arrived in Amsterdam Centraal Train Station at around mid-day. We were able to roam around the city for several hours stopping in coffeehouses, canals and the Amsterdam Museum. In the Amsterdam Museum we experienced the history of the dutch merchant city from 1538 until the late 20th century.
Soon after, we hurried to the Train Station once went off the Stedelijk Gymnasium in Haarlem. After we got there, we were given everything we would need for the conference: a folder containing the research information about our debate topics, our name tags and finally our host families.
In our host families, we were able to witness the dutch style of living. Every morning we would have dutch delicacies such as Poffertjes or Stroopwafel.
During the MUN debates, although we were with people who had been doing MUN for several years, we were initiated relatively fast. The debates lasted 3 days and concluded in award ceremonies and a party in a nearby club.
The most impressive thing about the HMUN conference was that it was all student-run. Every aspect: from the engraved leather folders to the host families- we could see the trace of dedicated students.
on Sunday April 28, 2013
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