Wednesday afternoon excursions 

The organisers would like to offer the following excursions on the free Wednesday afternoon. The excursions are voluntary and not included in the registration fee. Payment for participation can be done at the registration desk. Please be aware that trips may be cancelled when there is not enough interest.


You can register for the excursions here.

Costs: €50, to be paid at the registration desk


1. Spoorwegmuseum / The railroad museum

The railroad museum shows the history of 175 years of railways in the Netherlands. Discover the first steam locomotive in the Netherlands and how it all started in the coal mines and move through the ages to modern railways. Discover the engineering behind trains in the tech lab, travel between steel monsters, or try your hand at controlling a train in the trial by fire.

The museum is located in the former Maliebaan Station, a railroad station built in 1874. Visit the Royal waiting room and the royal carriages of Prince Bernhard and Queen Juliana.


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2. City Walk Utrecht

Join us for a city walk through the city of Utrecht. Utrecht is famous for its Cathedral and was a center of the spreading faith throughout the Netherlands. Utrecht played important roles in the history of The Netherlands and in the city centre many historical buildings have survived including the City-castle Oudaen. Famous Dutch architects as Louis Hartlooper and Gerrit Rietveld have built iconic buildings in Utrecht. The city centre is famous for its many small shops and the cafés and restaurants along the canals. A diverse city that has something to offer for everyone. After the city walk, there will be some time to explore the city.


The busses will return to the hotel at 22:00. You will be responsible for your dinner.

3. Kröller-Müller Museum / Hoge Veluwe National Park

The Kröller-Müller Museum lies in the middle of the Hoge Veluwe National Park and it boasts the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world. Furthermore, you will also find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan. Temporary exhibitions now include the works of Odilon Redon, Henri Fantin-Latour and Sjoerd Buisman.

In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you can enjoy over 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, from Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe.

A visit to the Kröller-Müller Museum is a real experience. A voyage of discovery that begins at the entrance to The Hoge Veluwe National Park. It is recommended to combine a museum trip with a visit to Jachthuis Sint Hubertus, the visitors’ centre with the Museonder, a picnic, a walk or cycle ride.

The park covers 5,500 hectares of woodland, heath, grasslands and shifting sands, and is the natural habitat for deer, moeflon and wild boar. On foot or on one of the free White Bicycles (1,800 in total), you are free to roam around in nature, to naturally arrive at the museum, the finest treasure-house the Netherlands has to its name.


Busses will return to the hotel at 18:00 for the diner.

4. Trip to Amsterdam

Busses will bring you to Amsterdam and you are free to explore the city. Some ideas are suggested below. You will be picked up by the busses at a pre-arranged time and place. The busses will then take you back to conference center / hotel.

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The busses will return to the hotel at 22:00. You will be responsible for your dinner.

5. Golf tournament

Golfpark Soestduinen is a 9 hole par 3 course. The course in enclosed by forest and by ways of multiple tees a variable 18 hole course can be made. It is a good beginners course that has challenging aspects for the more advanced players.

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Busses will return to the hotel at 18:00 for the diner.


You can download the programme here.

Submit session suggestions

If you have a session suggestion for the ISHCI 2018 meeting please let us know and click here.


Session suggestion deadline: 10 November 2017


Submission opens: 20 November 2017


Abstract deadline: 22 January 2018


Abstract notification: 1 March 2018


Registration deadline: 1 March - 5 April 2018

(incl. early registration)


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Conference secretariat

Klinkhamer Group | meeting services

Maastricht, the Netherlands


T: +31 (0)43-36 27 008