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]:
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.
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 **
1054 CH Amsterdam
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
Tel. 0031-65242 8245
Rooms: 70,00 - 100,00