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forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 01 Jul 2012 17:33
by Sleeping Dragon
there was talk around here of a European meeting this summer (I think someone mentioned some chick's birthday in Dutchistaan :P ).

I'm all game for that, but my boss is in the business of wanting dates for summer vacations and I need to catch a wagon (or was that a budget flight, I can never tell the difference).

Don't leave your lord and savior hangin'... again.

:mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 01 Jul 2012 22:32
by End Of An Era
i know i am your type but i resent being called a chick, even by you jesus :P

Well i can't say 100% sure atm, but i was thinking in the second weekend of september, so let's say 14+15 sept.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 01 Jul 2012 23:11
by Little Dragon
WOHOOOOOO!!! JESUS!!!! YAY!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 09:35
by t.a.j.
Second weekend of September it is.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 14:07
by Sarah
I could actually make myself available for this weekend...

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 15:11
by Joost
2nd weekend of September would be awesome! :) I'm definitely in (and have a limited amount of sleeping space for guests available at my apartment in Amsterdam).

(Don't know any Dutchie forum girls having their birthdays then, though...)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 15:45
by Gandalf de Grijze
Awesomeness!
obviously there will be some limited sleepingspace here as well, as long as you don't mind the cats ;)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 16:08
by Isis65
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:Awesomeness!
obviously there will be some limited sleepingspace here as well, as long as you don't mind the cats ;)
but do you always only 3 or increased? Otherwise I'll bring some of mine, I would not feel alone .......

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 17:51
by Sleeping Dragon
and lo' on this day, the people have spoken. when the ninth moon is waxing gibbous, this coven shall meet and sacrifice fermented grains to the gods of Awesome! 8)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 18:27
by Gandalf de Grijze
Isis65 wrote:
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:Awesomeness!
obviously there will be some limited sleepingspace here as well, as long as you don't mind the cats ;)
but do you always only 3 or increased? Otherwise I'll bring some of mine, I would not feel alone .......
i have 3, but if you include all those of the neighbours we'd be getting to at least 20... lots of cats in da hood

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 18:29
by t.a.j.
Well, I would offer my parents place, but that's not exactly in the netherlands ;) Still an option, though. With garden.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 20:07
by Joost
Let's do some planning then:

Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)
(the weekend Marcel proposed, but actually it's the third weekend of September!)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)
(OR Landshut, perhaps?)

People attending:
Joost
Steven (?)
Marcel (?)
Ohad (?)
Sarah (?)
Rieke (?)
Thomas (?)
Silvia (?)

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P)

Everything above is preliminary, feel free to suggest alternatives and add other ideas, but this seems to be a suitable time and location! Also, if you think you are likely to go, please remove the question mark beneath your name.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 23:31
by End Of An Era
Let's do some planning then:

Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)
(the weekend Marcel proposed, but actually it's the third weekend of September!)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)
(OR Landshut, perhaps?)

People attending:
Joost
Steven (?)
Marcel
Ohad (?)
Sarah (?)
Rieke (?)
Thomas (?)
Silvia (?)

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P)
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 00:34
by Gandalf de Grijze
Indeed, we'll definately VETO anything that has to do with heineken...

Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)
(the weekend Marcel proposed, but actually it's the third weekend of September!)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)
(OR Landshut, perhaps?)

People attending:
Joost
Steven
Marcel
Ohad (?)
Sarah (?)
Rieke (?)
Thomas (?)
Silvia (?)

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven (able to host about 6-8 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P)
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff
- city walks through some smaller cities (enkhuizen/alkmaar/hoorn)
- renting a bike and taking a tour on the island of Texel (including brewery and/or museum)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 16:42
by Sleeping Dragon
Indeed, we'll definately VETO anything that has to do with heineken...

Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)
(the weekend Marcel proposed, but actually it's the third weekend of September!)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)
(OR Landshut, perhaps?)

People attending:
Joost
Steven
Marcel
Ohad
Sarah (?)
Rieke (?)
Thomas (?)
Silvia (?)

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven (able to host about 6-8 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P)
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff
- city walks through some smaller cities (enkhuizen/alkmaar/hoorn)
- renting a bike and taking a tour on the island of Texel (including brewery and/or museum)

all of the above sound good to me.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 21:34
by Isis65
Gandalf de Grijze wrote: i have 3, but if you include all those of the neighbours we'd be getting to at least 20... lots of cats in da hood
ok, so I book for a place. I'll bring some dry food for the cats and something wet in a bottle for the humans.

Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)
(OR Landshut, perhaps?)

People attending:
Joost
Steven
Marcel
Ohad
Sarah (?)
Rieke (?)
Thomas (?)
Silvia

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven (able to host about 6-8 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P)
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff
- city walks through some smaller cities (enkhuizen/alkmaar/hoorn)
- renting a bike and taking a tour on the island of Texel (including brewery and/or museum)

all of the above sound good to me, exept, maybe the bike tour (I can not go into something with 2 wheels and any motor)...But I think is a very full program for 2-3 days ...

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 21:43
by Gandalf de Grijze
all you'd need to bring is an airbed/campingmattrass and a sleepingbag. (though I do have 2 couches which can be used to sleep on... and hopefully by the time the meating happens I finally cleaned up the mess in my studyroom so I can put down an extra mattrass there)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 22:07
by Little Dragon
Beware of Stevens cat! One of them (named Orlin, nice name btw :mrgreen:) likes to sit on your chest and to eat your nose, while you sleep! I know what i'm talking about! believe me! beware, BEWARE!!



:mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 22:09
by Gandalf de Grijze
only your nose... he never did that with me

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 22:12
by Little Dragon
Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)
(OR Landshut, perhaps?)

People attending:
Joost
Steven
Marcel
Ohad
Sarah (?)
Rieke
Thomas (?)
Silvia

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven (able to host about 6-8 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P)
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff
- city walks through some smaller cities (enkhuizen/alkmaar/hoorn)
- renting a bike and taking a tour on the island of Texel (including brewery and/or museum)
- HAVING FUN! :mrgreen:

and who wants to drink used grolsch anyway? :P

steem: maybe my nose is tastier! :P

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 22:55
by I.c.e Motion
I might be up for Shenanigans like this. I might not live in the Alkmaar / Amsterdam area, but I can host people if need be.. (say 2 or 3 so I can drive em around for moar shenanigans)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 23:19
by End Of An Era
Damn, i'm already looking forward heaps to this!!! :D

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 02:13
by Sarah
ALRIGHT ! I'm in ! Will arrange my schedule around it :)



Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)
(OR Landshut, perhaps?)

People attending:
Joost
Steven
Marcel
Ohad
Sarah NO QUESTIONMARKS SHALL KEEP ME AWAY FROM HEERSCHLAND
Rieke
Thomas (?)
Silvia

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven (able to host about 6-8 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P)
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff
- city walks through some smaller cities (enkhuizen/alkmaar/hoorn)
- renting a bike and taking a tour on the island of Texel (including brewery and/or museum)
- HAVING FUN! :mrgreen:


No Heineken, loads if fun.

I'm bringing an airbed. Lovely lovely

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 07:56
by End Of An Era
Sarah wrote:NO QUESTIONMARKS SHALL KEEP ME AWAY FROM HEERSCHLAND
I'm least worried about rogue questionmarks keeping you from coming to heersch here in Dutchieland :P

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 15:17
by Sarah
Well, there has been too many questionmarks too many times. I might try my luck for a quick visit in the summer -ie before Noam leaves- but a big meating is always good :)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 15:33
by faery
Count me in!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 17:01
by little vero
It would be so awesome to see you all again, that I would move mountains to be there. :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 17:37
by Sleeping Dragon
oy vei! just looked into flights and realized that that weekend is Rosh-hashana, when the jews plug up the airport trying to get their greasy Shtreimels out of the country. this means i'll need to book soon to get a spot.

on the up-side, i'll have sunday through tuesday off work regardless if I take any vacation days, so more dutchie-time for me! :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 05 Jul 2012 12:57
by t.a.j.
Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)

People attending:
Joost
Steven
Marcel
Ohad
Sarah NO QUESTIONMARKS SHALL KEEP ME AWAY FROM HEERSCHLAND
Rieke
Thomas
Silvia
Els
little vero (?)

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people) I'd call bids on a spot. Not that big of a fan of sleeping in rooms with a lot of people.
Steven (able to host about 6-8 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun (+1)
- A good walk through the dunes! (+1)
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!) (+ maybe)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!) (+1!)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P) (-1, breweries are smelly and we know how beer is made ;))
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff (+1, yeah, why not. Trve Nederlands Polder Metal)
- city walks through some smaller cities (enkhuizen/alkmaar/hoorn) (-1, I'd rather walk through dunes and museums)
- renting a bike and taking a tour on the island of Texel (including brewery and/or museum) (-1, fat old fuck)
- HAVING FUN! :mrgreen: (-1, I sing in a black metal band now, I cannot be observed having fun ;))


No Heineken, but nice belgian brews.

I'm bringing an airbed, too, but I would prefer a couch.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 00:24
by Joost
t.a.j. wrote:Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people) I'd call bids on a spot. Not that big of a fan of sleeping in rooms with a lot of people.
Noted!

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 12:39
by blind-man
Just out of curiosity, what do you guys have against Heineken? I think it's a decent enough beer. Not the best, but also not horrible.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 14:03
by t.a.j.
blind-man wrote:Just out of curiosity, what do you guys have against Heineken? I think it's a decent enough beer. Not the best, but also not horrible.
It tastes like watery and bitter, with no substance or interesting flavors.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 15:26
by I.c.e Motion
Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)

People attending:
Joost
Steven
Marcel
Ohad
Sarah NO QUESTIONMARKS SHALL KEEP ME AWAY FROM HEERSCHLAND
Rieke
Thomas
Silvia
Els
little vero (?)
Maarten

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven (able to host about 6-8 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)
Maarten (okay, I live an hour away from Amsterdam (more from Alkmaar) but I haz space if need be)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!) (+1! TETTEN!! :P)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P) (-1, Meh beer boring)
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff
- city walks through some smaller cities (enkhuizen/alkmaar/hoorn)
- renting a bike and taking a tour on the island of Texel (including brewery and/or museum)
- HAVING FUN! :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Jul 2012 20:29
by Sleeping Dragon
just wanted to share that i find the way those question marks disappeared so fast to be awesome to the extreme. 8)

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 16:16
by I.c.e Motion
So, what's the status on this by now??

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 18:16
by End Of An Era
as far as i'm concerned it's still on! :D

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 18:52
by Sleeping Dragon
i'll order my ticket in the next couple of days. already maxed my credit this month.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 20:11
by Little Dragon
<3

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 22:23
by Shayleigh
Hey guys, long time no see :)
I'd love to meet all of you again, plus I've never been to one of your meetings in Heerschland before, so count me in!


Dates: Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September (with possible extensions)

Location: Western Netherlands (region Amsterdam/Alkmaar for the base camp)

People attending:
Joost
Steven
Marcel
Ohad
Sarah NO QUESTIONMARKS SHALL KEEP ME AWAY FROM HEERSCHLAND
Rieke
Thomas
Silvia
Els
little vero (?)
Maarten
Susan

People able to offer a couch/bed/mattress:
Joost (able to host 2 or 3 people)
Steven (able to host about 6-8 people, if they bring a campingmattrass/airbed and a sleepingbag)
Marcel (able to host about 6 people if they bring something to lie on)
Maarten (okay, I live an hour away from Amsterdam (more from Alkmaar) but I haz space if need be)

Things to do:
- Drink beer, heersch, sing the Bard's song, and have fun
- A good walk through the dunes!
- Maybe a concert? (On the 14th there's a Fields of the Nephilim concert at Incubate in Tilburg. Not sure if other people are interested in that, but I certainly am!)
- Maybe visit some museums? (Amsterdam has a lot to offer museum-wise, ranging from the conventional traditional and modern art museums and some nice historical museums to more... alternative museums (mostly focusing on the "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" aspects of life), and in Alkmaar there is the beer museum in which I am quite interested too!) (+1! TETTEN!! :P)
- Or visit a brewery (brewery 't IJ in Amsterdam (which has some fantastic beers) has a tasting room where you can sit down for one of their beers and some simple snacks, but there are also tours in the brewery itself. If anyone would think of visiting the Heineken experience, I'm sure the Dutchies will veto that, though... :P) (-1, Meh beer boring)
- a tour through the dutch lowlands (polders) including the Beemster (unesco protected area) museum windmills and other trve authentic stuff
- city walks through some smaller cities (enkhuizen/alkmaar/hoorn)
- renting a bike and taking a tour on the island of Texel (including brewery and/or museum)
- HAVING FUN! :mrgreen:

If it's possible, I'd like to call dips on a cat-free sleeping space, as I unfortunatle have a serious allergy :/

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Aug 2012 06:41
by Sleeping Dragon
got my ticket!

I'll be arriving at Amsterdam on the 13th in the morning and leaving on the 19th in the morning. :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Aug 2012 07:29
by End Of An Era
awesomeness!!

Do you already have a place to stay?

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Aug 2012 09:03
by Gandalf de Grijze
Awesomeness indeed...

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 03 Aug 2012 20:23
by Sleeping Dragon
End Of An Era wrote:awesomeness!!

Do you already have a place to stay?
nope, i'm counting on you dutchies.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 09:59
by t.a.j.
I hereby suggest, nay insist, that we visit the best pancake restaurant in the vicinity

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 05 Aug 2012 22:54
by End Of An Era
Shayleigh wrote:Hey guys, long time no see :)
I'd love to meet all of you again, plus I've never been to one of your meetings in Heerschland before, so count me in!
[...]
If it's possible, I'd like to call dips on a cat-free sleeping space, as I unfortunatle have a serious allergy :/
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 ;)
Sleeping Dragon wrote:
End Of An Era wrote:awesomeness!!
Do you already have a place to stay?
nope, i'm counting on you dutchies.
no prob. :)
Depending on how late you'll be touching down at the airport i might even be able to pick you up!
Worst case scenario you'll have to amuse yourself until the end of my working day. ;)
t.a.j. wrote:I hereby suggest, nay insist, that we visit the best pancake restaurant in the vicinity
should be no problem :mrgreen:

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Aug 2012 05:28
by Sleeping Dragon
cool :mrgreen:

I land at 10:15 in schippol.

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 06 Aug 2012 17:40
by Isis65
I've booked my flight too, I'll arrive in Eindhoven the Thu 13 morning (I know there will be two hours bus for Amsterdam...) and I'll depart Tue, 18 from the same airport...(Ryanair, I love and hate you :mrgreen: )

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 21:46
by End Of An Era
@isis: have you informed about the trains? there's a pretty decent connection from Eindhoven to Amsterdam and/or Alkmaar. Having experience of both options, i would prefer train :)

@Jesus: 10.15 AM; that's kind of early for my taste :P

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 17:26
by Gandalf de Grijze
depending on my schedule at university i could pick people up and give discounts on traintravel...

Re: forum meAting in Europe

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 18:39
by Sleeping Dragon
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: