WFAS 2020 International Symposium on Acupuncture-Moxibustion

25-26 September, 2020 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Tourist activities after the congress

WFAS 2020 International Symposium on Acupuncture-Moxibustion and The 3rd World TCM Forum will be held in September in the Netherlands. In order to maximize the value of your trip in the Netherlands, we will arrange some tourist activities after the congress. The one-day tour to the remarkable Dutch spots Zaanse Schans, Afsluitdijk, and Giethoorn will unfold a typical Dutch life scenario in front of you and make you understand more about this country and its history. For this tour, we will provide buses and tour guides.  After that, if anyone wants to carry out tourism projects in neighboring countries, such as Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, etc., you can contact the travel agency by yourselves or in a group.

Note: Please click the day-tour you want to participate in when registering for the congress, then you can pay for the tours together with the registration fee.

September 27: Zaanse Schans – Afsluitdijk – Giethoorn

Pick-up and end: RAI hotel
Fee: € 50.-
 excluding food and entertainment

Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Make a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant. A day out at the Zaanse Schans in North Holland is fun and educational.


The Afsluitdijk (Enclosure Dam) is a major dam and causeway in the Netherlands. It was constructed between 1927 and 1932 and runs from Den Oever in North Holland province to the village of Zurich in Friesland province, over a length of 32 kilometres (20 mi) and a width of 90 metres (300 ft), at an initial height of 7.25 metres (23.8 ft) above sea level.

The Afsluitdijk is a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee Works, damming off the Zuiderzee, a salt water inlet of the North Sea, and turning it into the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer. The dam serves as a sea barrier to protect the inland against flooding.


The elongated village Giethoorn is located in one of the largest areas of the Nature Association for, NP “De Wieden “. Along with the “Weerribben” it constitutes the largest continuous fenland NP areas in northern Europe.

Way back in time peat diggers took peat from the soil, leaving it to dry and later cut peat. In two large floods (1776 and 1825) this vulnerable drying banks were washed away and lakes arose around Giethoorn.

September 28: Amsterdam one-day tour

Fee: on your own

With more than 800 years of history to discover, Amsterdam is rich with fascinating sights. From ancient churches to magnificent museums, secret courtyards to quaint cobbled streets, and, of course, the citys world-famous canals theres an overwhelming amount of things to see and do in Amsterdam.

Van Gogh Museum

Canal view

Dutch haring

Other world-famous tourist attractions

In addition to the capital Amsterdam, the Netherlands also has many other world-famous tourist attractions, attracting tens of millions of tourists from all over the world each year, such as the International Court of Justice in the Hague, the three-dimensional paintings of the Escher Museum, the port of Rotterdam, the Delft Blue porcelain, etc. If you have extra time of staying, feel free to visit them all.

Travelling to neighboring countries, please contact Slowtime travel agency. 
Tel: 0031-70 221 0818