Wow! Just checked my calendar. A Sunday is excellent (suns and husband wil have to take care for themselves). I´m Dutch, live about 30 min. by train from Amsterdam and I think it would be really nice to see you all. For people from abroad, Amsterdam has great public transport. So going to an hotel or so cann´t be a great problem.
I wonder how many will come, really curious. I think it depend on that where to go to.
ps. No long walkings please, because of protesting knees. Sorry.
I'm glad that you are doing this at last. It is going to be a fun time together. Adults, teens and tods wooshed up in Amsterdam, can't think of anything more simlish really. It'll be nice if this ends up as a regular thing meeting in other places. Enjoy your picnic!
'Me am jealous'! Crappy life in a third-world country leads to shit like this, no way I can book a flight to Amsterdam in 10 days even if I had a shitload of money to spend on it...
Ohhh crap, I so wanted to go now! Simmers, bars and hookers! Sounds perfect! (Late Night and some Mod - Probably Twallan's Story Progression or Carreers, can't remember which one exactly - give me that ingame, but y'know, feels lonely sometimes, lack of RL Friends, RL Bars and RL Hookers make life less funny. =x)
Well, good luck and good partying for you guys! I promise whenever I get to visit Amsterdam I'll post here and see if there's anything cool happening. =D
We're still working out the exact details of where we'll be meeting/what we'll be doing (it's like herding cats!) - probably meeting in one of the large squares and either having a picnic or going for a wander/coffee/something
I would like to see Sinterklaas, if possible (we've got a nearly-2-year-old who might like it) but I guess it depends on how crazy things are/how many people show up.
If you're not familiar with Amsterdam and think you might get lost or whatever, then PM me before the day of and I'll give you my mobile number so you can call me if you need help or directions or whatever.
wow.. i wish i could come too since i life in amsterdam.. but the 14th im leaving for a meeting on my own with a bunch of goofs.. since we are planning on a expo for next year (scifi, fairy tales, cosplayers).
but a tip you deffently have to visit the cafe chaos.. really funny cafe.. with peanuts on the floor.. lol
Just a note, the time has changed a bit - rather than noon, we'll meet at 2 PM. This should give those who want to see Sinterklaas arrive time to do that and then meet up, and for (hopefully) most of the craziness to die down a bit, but still gives us enough daylight to wander around and whatnot. Plus me dragging my ass out of bed too early on a Sunday is pretty unlikely. Hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone's plans.
I was wondering how many will come Sunday? Just checked the wether reports and it will be raining a lot. So ´wandering around´ will be a very wet walk. I could just ask some friends of mine who are familiar in Amsterdam to advice a warm dry place to go.
My provisional count is ten-ish-or-so. I'm sure if it's tipping it down (which it certainly has been here... it's a good thing I don't have to go out tomorrow, because all of my jeans are still damp) we can find somewhere warm to sit - but recommendations are always useful.
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Hmm.. the 2 PM switch is for me indeed a bit inconvenient. It's my bf's birthday so I'm not sure I'll make it now since I promised to be back in Rotterdam around 4 to get the stuff for the party ready and it's an hour by train.
You are going to Amsterdam during the arrival of Sinterklaas!? Sinterklaas is a very big deal in the Netherlands, almost everybody loves it. I know I do But there's going to be screaming kids everywhere. The kids will be begging for some 'pepernoten' from Zwarte Piet. Haha, I guess it should be fun to watch for tourists
appelsapgodin - Eep, I'm sorry! There were just several folks who are confirmed coming that wanted to go see some of the early Sinterklaas stuff. Hopefully meeting a little bit later will avoid the densest of dense crowds, too? I hope it won't screw up your scheduling too badly!
buitefr1 - Any suggestions would be great. We've looked up some places and there seems to just be SO MUCH in Amsterdam to choose from!
AllHeartAnne - It should be fun! I got my kid a Zwarte Piet hat today. I know how crazy Amsterdam can be - we went on Queen's Day! OMG!
WOO! This ought to be fun! I will have a few extra plumbbobs made to wear!
If you are coming and you think you may be late, lost, confused, or whatever, then please PM me before 9 AM tomorrow and I will give you my mobile number so you can text/call me and get help finding us or whatever.