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Amsterdam meET-up - May 9

by Nomad Thu May 7th, 2009 at 01:38:03 PM EST

Next week, Saturday May 9, there will be a ET meet-up in Amsterdam!

A proposal for an evening meet below the fold.


So far, this is the list of the party [UPDATED by In Wales]:

Nomad
dvx
InWales
nanne
Metatone
RogueTrooper
Jerome (perhaps but unlikely)

Is this the final list, are there more people to join, or do I have someone on the list who sadly can't make it?

There were a few people interested in organising a day programme. I think it's best to do that on the fly, or see if people have special things they'd like to visit.

For the evening on Saturday, I propose to get together for dinner at around 19:30. Can I have special wishes for people (vegetarian, etc.)?

The Netherlands has gone officially smoke-free for restaurants and bars (mostly). I've scouted for a few restaurants in Amsterdam, although I haven't sampled any. Having been away for over 2 years, it will be as much surprise for me as for anyone else! Of course I was sort-of intrigued by this one...

I will be offline for the next couple of days, and in the course of next week I can make appropriate reservations. Around Thursday evening, I will post a final diary and include streetplans and directions to the meet-up place.

Accommodation

I provided some links in the last diary for some places of accommodations that appealed to me, particularly the neighbourhoods.


For the adventurous, I can recommend Couch Surfing, which undoubtedly will add to additional spice of experiencing Amsterdam and its citizens.

After browsing a bit I get good vibes from the following:

Hotel Crystal

Hotel Crystal **

2e Helmerstraat
1054 CH Amsterdam
Tel. 0031206180521
E-mail: hotelcrystal@planet.nl

Situated close to the Vondel Park and Leidse Plein, one room price indications are: € 40,00 - € 70,00

Slightly more upmarket, and situated in one of my favourite areas of Amsterdam:

Bed & Breakfast Amsterdam: Bibies BB


Bibies Bed and Breakfast
Frans Halsstraat 30
E-mail: bibiesbb@hotmail.com
Tel. 0031-65242 8245

Rooms: € 70,00 - € 100,00

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further questions, let me know.
by Nomad (Bjinse) on Thu Apr 30th, 2009 at 05:29:53 PM EST
You people will hold another meetup and (you are warned) I'll show up.

Wish I could make it. Do have a blast! :)

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Thu Apr 30th, 2009 at 10:02:42 PM EST
For people who are going to the meet up - when are you arriving and leaving and which bit of Amsterdam are you staying in?

I arrive on Friday evening and leave on Monday afternoon.
Not booked accommodation yet.

I've never been to Amsterdam so I am up for exploring over the weekend either on my own or with others, but I'll leave it to people who know the place to recommend things to see and do.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri May 1st, 2009 at 03:01:54 AM EST
In Wales, see this diary Nomad wrote when I asked him about Amsterdam before my second visit to the city. It was really useful. I love Amsterdam!
http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2007/5/13/114023/158

I would like to come to the meEt-up, but I'm just back from a one week break and if I go to Amsterdam, I will miss some deadlines, which I cannot afford right now.

by amanda2006 on Fri May 1st, 2009 at 05:36:34 AM EST
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Just booked my accommodation after much searching.  Staying in the South, incidentally just around the corner from the Heineken experience.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat May 2nd, 2009 at 05:08:41 PM EST
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We also stayed in the South, by one of the entrances to Vondelpark. It's a very quiet and beautiful area.
Here you have some of the photos I took in Amsterdam with a Coolpix.
by amanda2006 on Sun May 3rd, 2009 at 04:58:16 AM EST
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I was glad I found a decent price in the South since I want to wander around Vondelpark. Those pictures are lovely!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun May 3rd, 2009 at 05:27:33 AM EST
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Take care of royal escorts, or black Suzukis...

For those a bit interested, there is an exhibition of naked Madona photos (of 20 years old) in the Artis.

by das monde on Fri May 1st, 2009 at 08:58:49 AM EST
Sadly, it looks like I'm not gonna be able to make it. Have fun.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri May 1st, 2009 at 05:37:05 PM EST
I am having trouble with my return ticket, so not sure I am going to make it. I have an important meeting Monday morning.
by Fran on Sat May 2nd, 2009 at 01:10:17 AM EST
Any luck yet Fran or is it definitely no?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun May 3rd, 2009 at 09:22:49 AM EST
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Looks like it. Amazing the prices are almost twice as much than two weeks ago and the one I found returning early would be almost  €800.- Thats a little dear for city hopping.:-(

Would have loved to hang out with you in Amsterdam!

by Fran on Sun May 3rd, 2009 at 10:32:54 AM EST
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I'm glad I booked my flights when I did but cheap accommodation that wasn't the last bed in a 6 dorm room of a hostel, was hard to find.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun May 3rd, 2009 at 11:41:57 AM EST
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I would like to meet up with fellow bloggers, I'm not certain yet of my weekend schedule. Please keep me posted on your plans and places to meet.

Prior meetups with Sven and AP in Holland.

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 2nd, 2009 at 07:15:24 AM EST
And it is good to see you here at ET again, oui...

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sat May 2nd, 2009 at 07:53:50 AM EST
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I'm now unlikely to be able to make it. Negotiations I'll be participating to over the next two weeks will take place in Paris, not Amsterdam, and are likely to spill over into that week-end.

So count me out, barring some unexpected events this coming week.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat May 2nd, 2009 at 07:22:05 AM EST
I have two questions:

Does anyone have a reliable weather forecast for the weekend?

and

When and where are we going to meet up, will there be a wander around the town before we meet for food?

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu May 7th, 2009 at 01:39:33 PM EST
I'll be arriving around 11:30 on Sat. So some way to meet up would suit me.

Also, do we have a venue for the evening?

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu May 7th, 2009 at 02:14:56 PM EST
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by Nomad (Bjinse) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 05:50:07 AM EST
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Weather forecast

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu May 7th, 2009 at 03:20:54 PM EST
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with details should be up with 5 minutes.
by Nomad (Bjinse) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 05:43:25 AM EST
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Can't you guys do it in Paris?

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Thu May 7th, 2009 at 06:07:03 PM EST
The will have to be a 4th anniversary ET meetup in June.

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 7th, 2009 at 06:10:44 PM EST
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There's a meetup in June?

(I haven't been around much I know, real life interferences...)

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu May 7th, 2009 at 06:14:53 PM EST
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There's a 4th anniversary.

Diary forthcoming...

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 7th, 2009 at 06:15:25 PM EST
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We should do it in Madrid though, no? I'm due for a long drive south...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Thu May 7th, 2009 at 06:45:10 PM EST
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We can do a Madrid meetup, but the anniversary should happen on Jerome's street, right?

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 02:11:42 AM EST
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Who am I to protest, especially given it is a 15 minute bikeride from my own street...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 07:26:08 AM EST
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Or September (cough)

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 02:09:28 AM EST
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What's your European travel schedule?

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 02:10:52 AM EST
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Getting to Turkey early July, probably one month there, then heading west but I have no problem skipping around.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 11:38:00 PM EST
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wish you lots of fun, and that I could be there!
by Fran on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 01:28:29 AM EST
Same from me

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 04:59:41 AM EST
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Hi there - where and when are we meeting up on Saturday? I am looking forward to meeting everybody.

Money is a sign of Poverty - Culture Saying
by RogueTrooper on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 05:46:49 AM EST
I put up all the final details in this diary:

http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2009/5/8/54752/06524

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 05:50:55 AM EST
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