Post Congress Tour

To finish off our great congress, there will be a Post Congress Tour (PCT) on Friday the 8th of June. On this day you will be able to enjoy a typical Dutch day with 100 other participants and the Organising Committee of ISCOMS 2018.

Every year the PCT consists of the perfect balance between experiencing the unique Dutch culture, relaxation, and enjoyment. It will give you the perfect opportunity to blow off some steam after the intense congress days. This year we will visit a beautiful city in the north of the Netherlands, called Giethoorn. We will travel by bus from Groningen to Giethoorn, which will take about one hour.

Giethoorn is a small, but well known city in the Netherlands, also called Little Venice. It is known for its bridges, waterways and ‘punters’ (typical boats from Giethoorn), offering plenty of charming views. You will get to see all of this when we take a tour through the city center by boat and when you explore Giethoorn on your own by foot. We will also do a cycling tour through the typical Dutch nature. One of the other things we will do is visit a museum that exhibits the history of Giethoorn. You can see an authentic farm, boathouse, and fishing house, to give you an idea how they lived in Giethoorn in the past. We will serve you a Dutch lunch during this day.

The Post Congress Tour will ultimately end the wonderful experience of ISCOMS 2018. This day will be spent with members of the Organising Committee and other participants that will guarantee you a lovely day.


08:00 Departure to Giethoorn

10:30  Start river cruise

12:00  Lunch at restaurant ‘De Grachthof’

13:30  Start Cycling tour (group 1) or museum + free time to explore Giethoorn (group 2)

15:45  Start Cycling tour (group 2) or museum + free time to explore Giethoorn (group 1)

17:30  Dinner at restaurant ‘De Grachthof’

19:30  Departure to Groningen

20:30-21:00 Back in Groningen