The IFAJ2018 World Congress Dutch Roots organizers have received several requests about possible pre-tours. We’re happy to announce that we’ve found a professional organizer who can offer a three day pre-tour for those who would like to extend their stay and/or want overcome the jetlag before the congress starts in full swing.

The pre-tour covers three days: July 7, 8 and 9, 2018. During the pre-tour you’ll be offered a mix of agriculture and culture. The tour has a focus on the reclaimed land: our polders. You will visit a dairy farmer, an arable crop farmer and a flower grower. These visits are mixed with visits to typical Dutch towns and a museum. Of course, a boat trip in Amsterdam and a visit to typical wind mills of the old days are also part of the programme.*

The pre-tour will only be organized if there are enough participants – the minimum number is 20 persons. The costs for this three-day tour is 535 euros per person, based on shared rooms. The supplement for a single room is 75 euros. The tour includes all travels, entrance fees, hotels and meals during the three-day trip.

As the tour starts at a central point on the morning of July 7th you are advised to book a hotel for the night of July 6th upon 7th in the vicinity of the starting location (Central Station Amsterdam). The tour ends on the evening of July 9th. You will be transferred to your hotel location in the surroundings of Wageningen. Be advised: if you’ve booked the hotel for the duration of the congress, you should contact the organization to add one or two additional overnight stays depending on the arrangements you’ve already made.

The deadline for participation in the pre-tour is set at May 23rd. If by then the required amount of 20 participants is not reached, we will ask the tour operator to cancel the tour. We will let those interested in the pre-tour know on June 1st at the latest if the pre-tour will or will not be organized as proposed.

If you would like to receive detailed information of the programme this unique tour offers, please send an email to

* The tour programme is not fully fixed yet. Depending on availability the tour might undergo minor changes.