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:
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.
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.