Social programme

Monday 5th of June 2017

If you are already in Groningen on Monday and you cannot wait to start your ISCOMS experience, you can attend a city tour through the historic city centre of Groningen in the evening. The tour ends at a local pub in the city centre, ‘t Vaatje, where the welcoming night will take place. At this pub, we will have some drinks and you can join the pub quiz! This night is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with the other participants, the Organising Committee and the First Year Crew. Joining the welcoming night is included in the Universal Pass. For all other participants, entrance is just €5,00. Drinks, such as soft drinks, wine or beer will be just about €1,50.

When you participate in the city tour, you will be guided through the city centre of Groningen. The city tour shows you the most famous buildings of Groningen and gives you an overview of the city centre which might be useful during your stay. Registration is required to participate in this tour. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

City tour
Location: meeting point is at the Grote Markt, Groningen
Time: 19.15h – 20.30h
Important: registration is required and put on good footwear to walk.

Welcoming night
‘t Vaatje, Grote Markt 38, Groningen
Time: 20.30h
Important: Do not forget to bring some cash

Tuesday 6th of June 2017

Most of the presenting participants will arrive on Tuesday. After registering you will have the opportunity to participate in the pre-course of the congress to improve your research skills. You can also choose to discover our beautiful city and have a look in the UMCG on your own occasion.

During the evening, all pre-course participants are invited at Plaza Danza. While enjoying a delicious buffet, you can meet other participants and join the salsa workshop where you can show your dancing skills.

Members of the Organising Committee will be waiting at the side-entrance of the UMCG, facing Logistic Point, to guide you to Plaza Danza. It will become a sociable night, so we hope to see you at Plaza Danza.

Plaza Danza
Location: Plaza Danza, Boterdiep 20A, Groningen
Time: 19.15h Welcome (the Organising Committee will leave from the UMCG at 19:00h). 19.30h Opening buffet
Important: Do not forget to bring some cash for drinks. A wardrobe is present (free).

Wednesday 7th of June 2017

After the first day of the congress, a formal dinner is organised at one of the finest locations in Groningen, the historical ‘Der Aa-kerk’. This beautiful church will be transformed into a fancy dining room, with a capacity of up to 350 people. Bring your most elegant dress or best suit to look amazing that night! An exquisite three-course dinner will be served, with choice for a meat or vegetarian dish.

The Organising Committee will guide you to the ‘Der Aa-kerk’, where the dinner will be served around 20.00h. During the formal dinner you will have to pay with tokens, which you can purchase at Logistic Point on Wednesday and at the entrance of the ‘Der Aa-kerk’. The tokens cost €2.50 and will be worth one drink. At the ‘Der Aa-kerk’ we will offer you the opportunity to buy extra coins, but we would like to advise you to buy your coins in advance.

Formal dinner
Der Aa-kerk, Akerkhof 2, Groningen
Time: 19.00h – 22.00h
Dress code: casual chic
Important: registration is required and we would like to advise you to buy your coins in advance.

Thursday 8th of June 2017

World Wide ISCOMS Night
Huize Maas, Vismarkt 52, Groningen
Time dinner: 19.00h, whereafter the World Wide ISCOMS Night will start.
Important: registration is required to join the buffet.

Make sure to bring your traditional clothes, food and music on a USB-stick.

It is not allowed to bring your own drinks.

Wardrobe is present (€1.00 in cash)