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11/04/2005 06:45:16 PM · #1
I see more and more Dutch people here and with us Dutch centered between Kopenhagen, Berlin, Brussel and London it might be interesting for our neighbours as well: An Amsterdam GTG!

This discussion is meant to discuss the date, ideas and to find out who is interested.

I was thinking late November, mid December or 2nd half of January. On a Saturday, because the city is more alive then on a Sunday.

What to do?
- Get a guide to tour us trough the interesting old parts?
- Visit the nachtwacht at the Rijksmuseum?
- Hang out in a bar in the Jordaan and enjoy a dinner at the Eerste Leliedwarsstraat?
- Walk trough the Vondelpark
- Shoot rich people at the PC Hoofdstraat?
- Throw some dice at Holland Casino (no cameras allowed!)
- Perhaps some of us are interested in visiting the RLD (fun to walk around but don't bring your camera!) or a coffee shop?
- I don't live in Amsterdam anymore. When you have an original idea, post it!

Perhaps a two day stay for some, with a visit to Marken / Volendam / Muiderslot / Zaanse Schans? I'd be happy to give some people a tour of windmills, cheese and Dutch Architecture.

Weather is always crap when you want it to be good. So let's ignore that.

Are you interested, when, what!?

11/04/2005 07:11:47 PM · #2
Sounds good Az! Count us in, it is only a 2 hour drive from here. As for the date, I'm open. Mid December of January if okay for us. Time to eat pancakes again :)
11/04/2005 07:45:00 PM · #3
Pannekoeken dude!

11/04/2005 07:57:43 PM · #4
See how many people you can get together. I'm sure Philos will be keen. By the way, I like shrimps on my Pannekoeken :)
11/04/2005 07:59:49 PM · #5
Ewwwwww Shrimps!?! :puke !
:)

'll bump it plenty of times this week.
11/05/2005 04:30:55 AM · #6
European morning bump.
11/05/2005 04:36:45 AM · #7
Really love the idea!
have to check with my hubby, I'll get back to you :)

(pannenkoeken? njum!)
11/05/2005 05:10:02 AM · #8
Count me in too!! Its seems great to get to know more dpc-ers!
11/05/2005 06:50:43 AM · #9
Is this still on ? I would like to be part of it, I think december is a good month nice lights and stuff!
11/05/2005 07:32:37 AM · #10
Well... I guess if I weren't a poor student and all it'd be fun to make the trip. The midterm timing is sort of off for me as well. Anyways you guys have fun. :)

Message edited by author 2005-11-05 08:53:23.
11/05/2005 08:05:17 AM · #11
I'll be there.

Only I ain't gonna pay for all those Pannekoeken...

But when we go to A'dam only I'll miss my windmills, maybe we can go to zaanse Schans too? ;)

Message edited by author 2005-11-05 08:07:24.
11/05/2005 08:30:59 AM · #12
I need to get out of the house more and Amsterdam fits the bill.

If the airfares aren't insanely high and the GTG falls when I have a break, it's a serious consideration.

Great idea...I'll follow the thread.
11/05/2005 08:33:56 AM · #13
Depends on the amount of people showing up and the route to take, but I might join in.
Too bad you (or anybody else) didn't think of this earlier. Last night would've been great for a meeting.
11/05/2005 08:54:39 AM · #14
What was going on in A'dam ?
11/05/2005 09:16:31 AM · #15
Originally posted by lowonenergy:

What was going on in A'dam ?

Small mistake, I meant tonight. It's "museum nacht"
11/05/2005 10:36:26 AM · #16
Well there is always something to do in A'dam :)
11/05/2005 07:31:36 PM · #17
Originally posted by k4rp:

Originally posted by lowonenergy:

What was going on in A'dam ?

Small mistake, I meant tonight. It's "museum nacht"


I'm just back from a dinner plus a few museum visits. Great ambiance around the musea. Because I am a 'friend' of the Hermitage we went there first. When I got out the line was 30m long, waiting time between 30 to 60 minutes. :)
After that we went to the Portuguese Synagogue nearby. I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. Music, dancing, a lot of people enjoying and inside singing lit by a thousand candles. I simply got a happy feeling.

Indeed, it would have been a great GTG night.
11/05/2005 07:36:07 PM · #18
I think that would be fun...depending on ticket prices and when it is, I would love to be there...
11/05/2005 07:37:22 PM · #19
Thanks for all your replies!
I'll get back to this tomorrow or monday. It's a bit late/early now. 1.35 in the morning. :)


11/07/2005 05:58:56 AM · #20
Here is a good Amsterdam Gallery for people who don't know what to photograph in A'dam...

//www.pbase.com/bygaspo/ams_stroll
11/07/2005 06:02:38 AM · #21
Amsterdam

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11/10/2005 02:42:27 PM · #22
January 21 (Sat) and/or 22 (Sun), 2006?

December is such a busy month, especially for us Dutch with our Sinterklaasfeest early December, followed by Christmas late December.
January will be busy for me too (8-15 Finland, pick up my new MC etc), but we got to set a day.

Well, I say january, perhaps everyone else favours December 17/18th.


11/10/2005 02:47:03 PM · #23
I'm cool with 17 or 18 dec.
but then again, also in jan.

:)
11/10/2005 03:07:00 PM · #24
Originally posted by benhur:

Amsterdam

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Great photos!!! I take it bicycling is very popular there? :)
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's photos after the GTG!!!

11/10/2005 04:18:17 PM · #25
I would love to, but Dec & Jan aren't too good for me. I'm off to New Zealand in Feb & flights there are pretty expensive. I'll stay tuned though.
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