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Amsterdam MeET-up - Final

by Nomad Fri May 8th, 2009 at 05:47:52 AM EST

Tomorrow there will be an ET Meet in Amsterdam! Final details and my cell number (encoded) below the fold.


Participants so far:
Nomad
dvx
In Wales
nanne
Metatone
Roguetrooper
Oui (possibly)

In the evening I've arranged a table for 7 at Proeverij 274 at around 19:00 - 19:30.

Proeverij 274 is a typical small scale restaurant, situated at Prinsengracht 274. They have vegetarian meals on the menu, don't allow smoking (as all restaurants now should in the Netherlands) and embody the Dutch concept of "gezellig".

You can reach the Proeverij with a 5 minutes walk (anti-clockwise) from the Westerkerk, or a 5 minutes walk (clockwise) from Leidse Plein. For the beer aficionados, there are plenty of pubs around as well, as it's close to the folksy Jordaan neighbourhood.

On the map below, it's situated at the very, very left. I haven't marked the place, but both Leidse Plein and Westerkerk (near the Anne Frank Huis) are marked.

If anyone has plans to visit museums, particularly the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh museum, I can recommend you be there very, very early. It gets crowded fast on the weekend and I've seen queues spiral around the building.

I'll be around in Amsterdam around noon, so I'm game to meet up around 12:30. I've never done the Heineken experience for instance... I'll be on Leidse Plein at 12:30.

My cell phone has been acting up with regard to messages - I'm bringing it to service today, but one never knows if it gets done. In the meantime, I can always be reached, but I might have some difficulty to get you a message back quickly.
UPDATE: fixed!

My cell phone number is: (now removed).

If there are any questions, leave them here. I'm a bit busy today, but I should be able to check in regularly.

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See you all tomorrow!

Money is a sign of Poverty - Culture Saying
by RogueTrooper on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 07:52:52 AM EST
I am very envious!  As one who spent three years in the Netherlands, I await an opportunity to return.  Please keep posting the Meetups, and with any luck, I'll be able to join you later in the year.  

-altoid

by altoid (tom.casadecampanas AT gmail dotcom) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 07:42:10 PM EST
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Great - see you then!

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 Fri May 8th, 2009 at 08:49:50 AM EST
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Yes, I'll be able to join the group for dinner at Proeverij 274. Another member of Booman Tribune will join me, as he is better in navigating the city of Amsterdam. His name is Chip and is more of a regular lurker than a blogger himself. He is a good friend and we have heated discussions on global political issues with cultural and philosophical insight. Looking forward to be in Amsterdam.

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

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 09:07:32 AM EST
I think I remember the name from BT... I'll make a call to get the reservation for 8.

Looking forward to meet the both of you!

by Nomad on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 11:25:20 AM EST
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If you see this, Nomad, I'll be at Leidse Plein at 12:30 and I'll txt In Wales and see if she will too.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 09:19:46 AM EST
See you tomorrow!
by Nomad on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 11:25:50 AM EST
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Is there a landmark we can all congregate at? Or will somebody be holding a flag? (Maybe InWales could wave a leek? he asked, ducking).

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 Fri May 8th, 2009 at 11:38:10 AM EST
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In front of the Burger King...? Leidse Plein doesn't really come with classy landmarks...

I'll be holding a transparant umbrella.

by Nomad on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 12:51:46 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 8th, 2009 at 01:46:52 PM EST
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Thanks for organizing and the invitation. Enjoyable evening with pleasant people, the dinner was quite good and we'll keep in touch for future meet-ups. Mr. & mrs. AP will be in the Netherlands soon, perhaps we can meet in The Hague.

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

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 9th, 2009 at 11:27:51 PM EST
It was great to meet you, and Chip! The only drawback was that there was too little time to decently chat with everyone.

Looking forward to future meet-up in The Hague!

by Nomad on Sun May 10th, 2009 at 03:47:49 PM EST
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A meetup in Den Hagg would be fantastic.

Money is a sign of Poverty - Culture Saying
by RogueTrooper on Tue May 12th, 2009 at 03:12:06 AM EST
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Hope Amsterdam was fun - but where are the PICTURES?
by Fran on Sun May 10th, 2009 at 09:54:38 AM EST
Yes!! Report back - how was it? Any fireworks?? ;))

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Sun May 10th, 2009 at 11:03:35 AM EST
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the picture to our in-house talent, In Wales.

Truth to be told, I was so caught up with everyone, I did bring a camera but entirely forgot to make pictures...

by Nomad on Sun May 10th, 2009 at 03:51:05 PM EST
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