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Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 09:41
by faery
Als we gaan waterfietsen, ben ik game! (and my coffee-date is not happening, so I'm available the whoooooooole day)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 11:38
by I.c.e Motion
Saturday is about the only day I can actually attend.. so let's just make the most of that one :P And it's a shame of your coffee date faery! (Coz well.. coffee dates with nice women are ALWAYS a good thing :P )

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 12:02
by Gandalf de Grijze
faery wrote:Als we gaan waterfietsen, ben ik game! (and my coffee-date is not happening, so I'm available the whoooooooole day)
you stupid woman!!!! now i lost!!

and watercycling is fine by me ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 16:44
by Sleeping Dragon
Isis65 wrote:Ohad, if you want we can meet up before ... I landed at 12.05 in Eindhoven, so I think I'm around 14 in Amsterdam ... I set to 15 with Steven, if you like we can find on my arrival to the central station and have lunch waiting for Steven.
My phone number: + three nine three four seven eight five two three three seven four

Silvia
sounds like a plan!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 18:54
by Shayleigh
Hi guys,

I'll arrive by train on Friday and will be at Alkmaar train station at 21:18.
My telephone number is + four nine one six three six eight two three four nine one
I'll bring along a mattress and a sleeping bag.

I have to leave on Sunday but would like to buy my return ticket on Friday as well, while still in Germany. So what's the plan for Sunday? Should I buy a ticket with departure from Alkmaar or would a different city be better? At the latest, I would like to reach the train at 17:42 from Alkmaar or at 18:41 from Amsterdam.

As for things to do, I'm open to everything, but am more interested in cities/the countryside than museums. But we should decide according to the weather.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 20:52
by Sleeping Dragon
about the museums. I'd really love to see the Van Gogh museum. Although, if it's too "touristy" I don't mind passing it by, I hate overcrowded tourist attractions.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 23:35
by End Of An Era
looking forward guys and girls 8)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 11:19
by Gandalf de Grijze
Susan: I think we'll spend the sunday in the northern regions, maybe going to visit the old VOC triangle Hoorn/Enkhuizen/Medemblik. Though I don't know how long we'll stay on the road... All the trains will have to go through Amsterdam though. (Departure from Hoorn would be at about 17.50, arriving in amsterdam at 18.23)
But I don't believe I should decide for everyone, we're all in it together.

As for the weather: the latest forecast tells us that it will be dry (yaaay) and about 18 degrees, with a chance that it will rise on sunday and monday towards the 20 degrees (yaaay).

This will make the city walks and a walk through the dunes a much more pleasing thought ;)

I'm looking forward to it people! Already in a party-mood!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 20:25
by Little Dragon
ah, you might already have known, but i would be very pleased if we can put a little stop at the sea and the dunes somewhere in between on saturday! Pretty please? *puppyeyes*

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 21:45
by I.c.e Motion
Hmmm so we can toss you into the sea to see what happens to your ability to breathe fire? :P

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Sep 2012 00:34
by Gandalf de Grijze
for a complete test we should toss Ohad in as well... he's sleeping anyway ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Sep 2012 04:56
by Sleeping Dragon
the sea is cold, that is just inhumane!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Sep 2012 07:37
by End Of An Era
Sleeping Dragon wrote:the sea is cold, that is just inhumane!
Yeah, the sea might feel raped :roll: :P

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Sep 2012 17:48
by Gandalf de Grijze
People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:

Marcel/Bart (both able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)
Susan (FRI 21:18)
Ohad (THU)
Rieke (FRI +/-22:00)
little vero (FRI +/-22:00)
Sarah (FRI +/-12:00-14:00)

Steven (able to host about 6 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Silvia (THU)

People attending:
Joost
Els (only SAT)
Maarten (only SAT)


Definate do's:
  • Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
  • HAVING FUN! :mrgreen:
Cities:
Visit Alkmaar/Bergen
  • City walk
  • Beermuseum
  • Cheesemuseum
  • Walk through the dunes (Bergen)
  • Boattrip through the canals of Alkmaar
Visit Amsterdam
  • City walk
  • Boattrip through the canals of Amsterdam
  • Van Gogh museum
  • Rijksmuseum (small temporary collection)
  • Sex museum
  • Amsterdam museum
  • Maritime museum
  • Brewery 't IJ (tour and/or drinking beer in a nice location)
Visit Hoorn/Enkhuizen/Medemblik
  • City walks
  • West-Fries museum (about the golden age of holland and the VOC)
  • Steamtram Hoorn-Medemblik combined with boattrip Medemblik-Enkhuizen (or vice cersa)
  • Radboud castle in Medemblik
Other:
  • Concert
  • Tour of the Polders
  • Visiting the island of Texel

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Sep 2012 18:27
by Sleeping Dragon
ok, I'm all packed...








...are we there yet?

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Sep 2012 18:36
by Gandalf de Grijze
No, donkey! :wink:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Sep 2012 22:39
by End Of An Era
Have a good trip, I'll see you tomorrow evening! :D

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 13 Sep 2012 02:29
by Sleeping Dragon
Mmffhmphmmhm...


Sorry, was eating cake...


I said, Woohoo! :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 13 Sep 2012 16:01
by Joost
Hey all!

So when and where do we meet tomorrow? :) I'm looking forward!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 13 Sep 2012 17:14
by Sarah
No idea ! I'm leaving Paris around 8h30 so that makes me arrive in Amsterdam around 2pm I guess, maybe earlier if we drive well.

I'll text Steem when I get close, as I don't know either where exactly the driving people will drop me off, but I think I'm making a rather sure claim I should be at the central station around 3pm. Just assuming.
And if I'm too early, I'll try to get some shopping done this time !

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 13 Sep 2012 20:17
by Little Dragon
I wish i am already there... but no, have to work first tomorrow... :(

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 13 Sep 2012 21:03
by little vero
...and packing.
And not forgetting anything.
Rieke: I hope you don't mind me bringing along quarter of my household. :mrgreen:

And for phonenumbers (just in case): +four nine one seven six two zero eight zero seven two five eight

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 00:54
by Little Dragon
packing, yeah. should do that before leaving tomorrow... :lol:

Vero: naa, i got sebs car, it can eat twice as much as my corsa! 8) but the couch could be a little tricky. but just a litte. ;)

oh uh number: + four nine one seven five eight seven four nine three zero one

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 01:40
by Sarah
Oh, true. If somebody needs it, I'm at + three three six seven four three eight two nine five eight !

But we shall all meet up eventually !

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 01:58
by Gandalf de Grijze
We will all be in Alkmaar.

And I can definately say that the first day has been a great success!!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 06:54
by Sarah
And I'm up ! And I'm sick... :/

Ah well, that was bound to happen, had so little rest since even before my last trip to Holland...

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 06:56
by Sarah
THE FUCK !

I got a mail saying that my drive has been cancelled !
I'll keep you guys posted...

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 07:48
by Sarah
Ok, so somebody died during the night and my drivers are going south to their family instead of heerschland.
I found another driver (a cheaper one, actually), but i won't make it until 10pm in Amsterdam. Good news being, he's dropping me at Amstel station so I'll just jump on a train to Alkmaar from there and join in for the partay !

I'm still waiting for a confirmation though. Hopefully this will work, there's no train under 130€ and I'm already sort of broke (joys of having a rent to pay). Else I'll have to find a drive for tomorrow morning but that would suck !

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 08:08
by Gandalf de Grijze
I'll keep my fingers crossed! in the meantime, get well ;)

I'm sure either bart or marcel will pick you up at the station.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 08:14
by End Of An Era
That sucks sarah!! :(
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:I'm sure either bart or marcel will pick you up at the station.
Rieke and Vero are coming from the south AND around that time. Give them a call, maybe you can hitch the last 40 km with them? :)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 08:17
by Sarah
Good point ! I'll try that

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 08:26
by Little Dragon
should be possible! i have route guidance and as long as i don't have to go through Utrecht (remember that one time?) we can pick you up! just tell me were and when ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 08:29
by Gandalf de Grijze
oh yeah... utrecht... that was driving around in circles

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 08:33
by Sarah
Utrecht is a weird city to drive in, which cities are you going through/near then ?

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:09
by Little Dragon
I just compared my route and your possible route. the only large cities we both cross are Amsterdam and - surprise surprise - Utrecht! And on the map it looks a lot easier to pick you up in Utrecht, since i don't have to go far into the city as in Amsterdam. If your drivers can drop you somewhere near the highway, i can pick you up there! :D

Edit: Best meeting point should be here: http://maps.google.de/maps?q=52.183675, ... 1&t=h&z=18 since neither of us has to go through Utrecht. It's the first parking place and road stop after Utrecht. And i think it will still be there, because cars need fuel ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:22
by End Of An Era
Little Dragon wrote:I just compared my route and your possible route. the only large cities we both cross are Amsterdam and - surprise surprise - Utrecht! And on the map it looks a lot easier to pick you up in Utrecht, since i don't have to go far into the city as in Amsterdam. If your drivers can drop you somewhere near the highway, i can pick you up there! :D

Edit: Best meeting point should be here: http://maps.google.de/maps?q=52.183675, ... 1&t=h&z=18 since neither of us has to go through Utrecht. It's the first parking place and road stop after Utrecht. And i think it will still be there, because cars need fuel ;)
it is there and it is a very good option indeed. Good work Rieke! Dutch kudo's await! :P :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:24
by Little Dragon
hehe! :mrgreen: ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY ME! :twisted:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:27
by End Of An Era
also, I really like sunflowers and all kinds of flowers

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:38
by Sarah
Hehehehe, well, i'll check that with him i guess, but i'm not sure he's willing to make an extra stop or a detour. But who knows !

If it works out, I'll text you on the way, else, i'll just grab a train or check that on the go !

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:40
by End Of An Era
and kittens... and pie!
















also, i'm in the shower right now and shouldn't really be posting... or letting hairy israelis troll my forum account, muhahaha!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:44
by Little Dragon
Sarah wrote:Hehehehe, well, i'll check that with him i guess, but i'm not sure he's willing to make an extra stop or a detour. But who knows !

If it works out, I'll text you on the way, else, i'll just grab a train or check that on the go !
It's just a stop on the road. not even one minute lost for him ;)

mhhh, pie.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:46
by Gandalf de Grijze
"she's got flowers in her muschi"

ehm.... i donno where that came from (ok i do know... it's from Sex gepard)

Anyway... ehm... i kinda lost my train of thought here...

what i really wanted to say is:
I


HATE


WAITING


oH... and pie is gooooooood

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 09:49
by Sarah
I would have baked a pie in the extra time I'm getting today, but I still don't have an oven :(

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 10:30
by Sarah
Damn, I'm still waiting for a sign from the new driver. If he cancels as well, or can't take me, i'm fucked...

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 12:55
by little vero
Naaa, Rieke, I told you, I would leave the couch at home and instead bring my bed. But that's fine. :twisted:

I still have something like 4,5h to go. At work. And then directly off to the station and on to cologne. And then into the car. And then... well.... You all know. :mrgreen:

Sarah: Good luck. The very best of it.

*hibbel*

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 12:57
by Little Dragon
Anything new, sarah? :(

Vero: bed should be fine. 2x2m? :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 12:57
by little vero
Just 1,4x2

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 13:00
by Little Dragon
ah, perfect! that should fit inside. otherwise i would have to tie it on top of the car! ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 13:16
by little vero
Well no problem then there. Perfect.

Exactly four hours to go.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 14:48
by Sarah
DONE ! I'm leaving around 5pm so depending on traffic, i'll hit Amsterdam around 10 to 10:30 !

Vero and Rieke : Don't worry about me, I'll just take the train from the station where he drops me, let's keep it simple and rejoice all together when we're all there !