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Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 20:01
by Shayleigh
End Of An Era wrote:i got cat-free sleeping space for ya, no spare beds however, so bring something to lie on of you decide to choose my place ;)
Sounds great! I'll bring a mattress and a sleeping bag, no problem.
I don't know yet if I can take a day off work, so I'll probably arrive in Amsterdam on Friday evening (either 8:30 or 10 pm, depending on which train I can take) and leave on Sunday evening (around 4 pm).
Looking forward to seeing all of you again! :D

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 21:45
by End Of An Era
Sleeping Dragon wrote:what are you plans for the rest of the week?

I was hoping to go and see the Shared Space projects in Drachten, but I appreciate that not everyone share my passion for Urban Traffic Design. Nor wish to hear my droning expert opinion on the subject. :wink:
:lol:
Shayleigh wrote:I don't know yet if I can take a day off work, so I'll probably arrive in Amsterdam on Friday evening (either 8:30 or 10 pm, depending on which train I can take) and leave on Sunday evening (around 4 pm).
I live in Alkmaar; about 30 min. (by train) from Amsterdam.


goddammit! i am looking forward to this :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 22:21
by t.a.j.
Sleeping Dragon wrote:what are you plans for the rest of the week?

I was hoping to go and see the Shared Space projects in Drachten, but I appreciate that not everyone share my passion for Urban Traffic Design. Nor wish to hear my droning expert opinion on the subject. :wink:
I think I could offer some choice philosophical criticism ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 23:54
by Joost
t.a.j. wrote:
Sleeping Dragon wrote:what are you plans for the rest of the week?

I was hoping to go and see the Shared Space projects in Drachten, but I appreciate that not everyone share my passion for Urban Traffic Design. Nor wish to hear my droning expert opinion on the subject. :wink:
I think I could offer some choice philosophical criticism ;)
I would say the lack of relationship between the signal and the signified is illogical.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 13 Aug 2012 20:01
by Sleeping Dragon
Joost wrote:
t.a.j. wrote:
Sleeping Dragon wrote:what are you plans for the rest of the week?

I was hoping to go and see the Shared Space projects in Drachten, but I appreciate that not everyone share my passion for Urban Traffic Design. Nor wish to hear my droning expert opinion on the subject. :wink:
I think I could offer some choice philosophical criticism ;)
I would say the lack of relationship between the signal and the signified is illogical.
I sense a practical joke in the making. :mrgreen:



also, you might be interested to know that I had a dream last night where I was sitting next to a canal in Amsterdam having a beer. Suddenly I hear my 84 years old boss' voice and I turn around to see him talking to some guy. He looked at me, I looked at him, we raised a pint and winked at each other. My boss is kinda cool.
I told him about it today and he was really jealous that I'm going to Amsterdam next month, I think he genuinely wanted to join us muhahahah!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 14 Aug 2012 16:59
by I.c.e Motion
I have one thing to say: PANCAKES!! I insist too!! Some people have the briliantest ideas!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 15 Aug 2012 20:12
by End Of An Era
All hail pancakes!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 16 Aug 2012 13:49
by Gandalf de Grijze
hell yeah!!!!

(and poffertjes too)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 17 Aug 2012 03:43
by Sarah
Booked my days off work, will book tickets soon.

I'm rather excited :)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 17 Aug 2012 13:06
by Gandalf de Grijze
WHOOOHOOO

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 24 Aug 2012 05:48
by Sleeping Dragon
ok, let's talk temperatures, because I know you people are in shortage. What should I expect around mid-September?

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 24 Aug 2012 07:48
by End Of An Era
ehh... can vary from 20 degrees C sunny up to 5-10 degrees rainy. :lol:

Please, ask 1 week before. Maybe (MAYBE) we can give a better estimate :P

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 24 Aug 2012 13:30
by Sleeping Dragon
jep, that's what we call winter. :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 29 Aug 2012 22:40
by End Of An Era
pff.. :P

Still looking forward to the meeting! :D

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 19:06
by Sleeping Dragon
also wanted to ask if there's a need to bring an inflatable mattress, and if you might happen to have a pump for one. could save me a bit of luggage space.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 30 Aug 2012 22:53
by End Of An Era
have a 140cm wide matrass and air pump. blankets, towels too.. should save you a ton of luggage ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 07:30
by Sleeping Dragon
thanks man, 140cm should be enough for me.

oh! that's what she said! :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 17:59
by End Of An Era
Sleeping Dragon wrote:oh! that's what she said! :mrgreen:
not your mama, she's still a virgin :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 01 Sep 2012 14:51
by Gandalf de Grijze
Ok, guess we should confirm a couple of things, mostly decide on who sleeps where, please make your preferred choice known to us. I know that Bart will be joining as well and might have some sleeping space as well, but I'll have him confirm things himself. Considering that we might make Alkmaar our base of ops, Marcel and Bart live there, I live about 10km from Alkmaar, and Alkmaar is about 45km north of Amsterdam, thus I've ordered our names in order of vicinity.
I've also tried to order the activities a bit, The cities named here are easy to reach from Alkmaar and we could decide on activities there "on the go", other places in the Netherlands are always possible, but would require a little bit more planning/looking up available options. Of course there is plenty more to do around here, I would like to invite the dutchies to add more ideas to the table.

Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)
Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)


People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Bart (able to host about 6 people if they bring sleeping gear

Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)
Susan

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

Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Thomas

Maarten (okay, I live an hour away from Amsterdam (more from Alkmaar) but I haz space if need be)

People attending:
Ohad
Sarah
Rieke
Silvia
Els
little vero (?)


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: 01 Sep 2012 15:00
by End Of An Era
i am going to ask the 14th off, should make things easier for my guests and myself ;)
Should not be a major problem!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 01 Sep 2012 15:01
by the blue magian
im able to host around 6 people aswell if the bring sleeping stuff along.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 01 Sep 2012 15:08
by Gandalf de Grijze
I'll be free on friday and monday as well.. I will have to go to university on thursday though. Would be handy to know when people arrive and in which way, mainly for those requiring a pick-up at an airport or station ;)

Some useful information for those who will stay at my place: there is a 20min bike-ride involved from my house to the station, or a 20 min busride to Alkmaar, but with an early last bus back home.

I'll update the list with Bart's 6 people.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 01 Sep 2012 15:16
by End Of An Era
update from my side too:
i got two spare matrasses and one 2person airbed. Last one is reserved by Jesus though :P

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Sep 2012 08:12
by t.a.j.
Dear people. I'm afraid I'll have to cancel. We'll be having a gig end of september and our rehearsal room is closed for refurbishing this week. We need the extra rehearsal time and since rehearsals are mondays and fridays, it won't do to be away for a whole weekend.
I'd have loved to see you all again in that nice little country I've learned to adore, but alas, other nice things have intervened.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Sep 2012 09:59
by faery
:( Would have liked to see you again Tex! (at least you got your fix of speculoos ;))

I am certainly going to accompany you one day (at least the day in Amsterdam). Probably more, depending on my mood and my need for alone-time. I don't need a place to stay, since I'll stay at my parents place in Amsterdam (who have a very tiny house, so I can't offer anyone else sleeping space, sorry!).

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Sep 2012 13:10
by Gandalf de Grijze
Good luck at the gig tex! there will be more chances in the future, i'm sure of it!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Sep 2012 05:00
by Sleeping Dragon
Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)
Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)


People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Bart (able to host about 6 people if they bring sleeping gear

Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)
Susan
Ohad

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

Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Thomas

Maarten (okay, I live an hour away from Amsterdam (more from Alkmaar) but I haz space if need be)

People attending:
Sarah
Rieke
Silvia
Els
little vero (?)


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: 03 Sep 2012 22:51
by little vero
There are bad news and good news.

The good news: I still badly want to come.
The bad news: I'll probably only make it friday-saturday, with arriving friday somwhere in the evening (between six and nine) and leaving saturday somwhere around midday (though that could be stretched. Still trying to figure out how). But I could do that. If now nothing changes anymore.

And then it would be enormously helpful if better to go to Amsterdam or Alkmaar. For the train ticket.

Or Rieke: How do you get there? Any chance you could give me a ride?

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 09:24
by Little Dragon
picking you up on friday should work. ;) but since i have to work till 5pm and we will have a five hour ride to alkmaar... makes 10pm, i hope that is not too late for you! :|
I try to leave earlier, we will see if that works out. And nope: i'm currently not allowed to take a day off.... :(

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 18:52
by End Of An Era
Little Dragon wrote:picking you up on friday should work. ;) but since i have to work till 5pm and we will have a five hour ride to alkmaar... makes 10pm, i hope that is not too late for you! :|
I try to leave earlier, we will see if that works out. And nope: i'm currently not allowed to take a day off.... :(
i've got 2 cases of Hertog Jan and 2 cases of Grolsch. I don't think we will be able to drink all of that before you arrive :mrgreen: :P

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 22:19
by Little Dragon
But it will be emptied after our arrival! :D

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 07:39
by Gandalf de Grijze
I got a case of thirst ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 22:10
by little vero
@Rike: I would be more than happy to step into your car, whatever time it will be. I wouldn't be that much earlier when arriving by train. And than at least it's more fun than being alone on the train ^^

Wopedieduh :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Sep 2012 09:40
by Little Dragon
WOOHOOOO! \o/ I got myself a Vero! Today is a happy day! :mrgreen:





At least till i get to work...

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Sep 2012 21:47
by End Of An Era
yeaaaaahh!!! :D

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 08 Sep 2012 13:01
by Gandalf de Grijze
Current weatherforecast: 15-17 degrees and rainy. Bring your raincoats along!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 01:19
by Sarah
Will do this time !

I'll book my ticket tomorrow by the way. Brace yourselves !

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 10:55
by Sarah
DONE !

Seems like the more it goes, the more I'm experimenting new ways to get to Heerschland !
I'm jumping on a carshare with strangers on the way in, and splashed the gold money for the return as I'll need to be at work almost straight after.

So I'll be in Amsterdam in the early afternoon on Friday, all sweaters and airbed involved and I'm leaving on the monday around 11am (I'm working the same day at 5pm - damnit restless trips !)

Can't get refunds, so this all better heersch ! (and I am not worried)

So, how's the pressure working out on the indecisive ones ? Daan ? Michael ? Barry ? Grunningers ?

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 17:38
by Isis65
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:Current weatherforecast: 15-17 degrees and rainy. Bring your raincoats along!

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Ok, I have an umbrella and my motorbike boots....

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 18:00
by faery
And I think I'd like a bit more of a plan (what activity on which day), since I'll probably be joining saturday, but am not sure for the sunday yet, and need to plan some small stuff around the meeting as well.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 19:00
by End Of An Era
@Jesus: can you post your flight number and estimated arrival time? i got friday off so i'll be picking you up from Schiphol if you want ;) After that we can pick up Sarah too and do whatever we want :)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 19:48
by Sleeping Dragon
Actually, my flight is on Thursday morning, arriving in Schiphol at 10:15am (flight LY0337). If you're not free at the time, it's ok, i'm sure I'll find a way to entertain myself in amsterdam for a few hours and then make my way to your place. Although it would be smart to figure out how to get there before I fly.

also, better start some phone list:
  • Ohad: + Nine Seven Two - Five Four - Five Six Six Five Three Two Six

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 21:00
by Gandalf de Grijze
Ohad, if you arrive on thursday, you can travel back with me after my lessons at university, I'll be meeting with Silvia at about 15.00 at the Dam square, between the palace and the church.

As for phonenumber: Steven: +three-one six one-eight-zero-three-five-seven-nine-two

As for a provisional planning, I was thinking that it might be best to do stuff in Amsterdam on saturday, as friday will be an arrival day, it may be better to simply spend time in/around Alkmaar... Sunday we could visit other towns, besides the already mentioned ones there are plenty more nice cities (Haarlem, Utrecht, just to name a few).
I reckon we could start saturday with a Canal Tour, and then decide during the tour what to do next...

Also, it might be usefull to know if there are things on the list that some people really do NOT want to do, would save us the trouble of considering it ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 21:13
by faery
I would hate the canal tour, so I'll just join you later in Amsterdam. I'll have my coffee-date with a nice woman in the morning, and will have phone contact to see where we meet :)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 21:23
by Gandalf de Grijze
well, you know where to reach me ;) Just join us whenever you feel like.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 09 Sep 2012 21:51
by End Of An Era
About the phone thingie:
+ three/one/ six/ one/two/one/ zero/eight/ two/six/two

Thursdays are rehearsal night for me so my fellow dutchies have to amuse you untill 21:30 before i get home again i guess, no problem i assume? if so, i'll drop by after work and let you in so you can freshen up or drink my beer while i am away hehe :mrgreen:
Anyway, i guess we'll figure that out along the way ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 00:09
by Gandalf de Grijze
well, i got a place, bart has a place... should go allright i guess

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 00:30
by Isis65
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

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 08:03
by Joost
+three one six two one six six one six six two

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 10 Sep 2012 08:06
by Joost
faery wrote:I would hate the canal tour
Maarrrrr.... wat nou als we gaan waterfietsen? 8)