Travbuddy Meetup Amsterdam!!!

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Yesterday (26-01-2008) we had a great Meetup in Amsterdam! But first I had to get there. I left home at 9.00 am and after a 1,5 hour trip by train, talking with some old granny's all the way, I reached Amsterdam! I met Ket (Pitt-Cruise), Nienke and Wendy to see some things in A-dam first. We went to the Stayokey hostel to drop off Wendy's bag. In the Stayokey hostel we met Ante, Devika, Mandy and Stefan (they already have had a great and crazy night in Amsterdam!) with whom we had some lunch. Actually it was a long walk to get with the food and unfortunately, when we find a place, it was very busy so we couldn' t sit all together. :( But we met Jeff here! And that was a good thing as he is really funny too! He and Ante talked non-stop.
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.. and I thought women can talk a lot??? Haha! Lucky for me I had Ket to talk with ;) and he knew all the Sacha-stores to buy some shoes so I didn't left his side! Because we didn't had that much time to shop and being a tourist, we walked directly throught the Kalverstraat (and bought some shoes after all, thanks for waiting guys!!!) to the meetingpoint: Central Station.
At the central station a lot of Travbuddy's already met. It is so nice to see everyone in real, most ones I recognised but others I didn't at all. But that doens't matter at all, it's one big group with all kinds of different people and it fits! :) There are also a lot of different nationalities in this Meetup. Mark(Travelman727)-USA, Ante-Croatz, Jefrois-USA, Sylvie and Kim(Latinlover)-Belgium, Wayne and Rubina(2win)-Great Brittain, Lauro and Hanie-Philippines/Germany and of course all the Dutch crowd! Btw, it was great Wayne solved his identity-card-thing-problem so he and Rubina were able to come and I'm glad too that Hanie and Lauro had made it all from Stuttgard and Dusseldorf by train! The Meetup wouldn't be complete without you guys! ;) 
 
All Travbuddies: 1: Nienke - Naiyaru 2: Mandy - Perfectiion 3: Wayne - Wayneollerenshaw 4: Mark - Travelman727 5: Sylvie - Sylvie1 6: Kim - Latinlover 7: Ante - Antalescu
8: Lauro - Lauro 9: Hanie - Darlingwish 10: Rubina - 2win 11: Devika - Devika1985
12: Charlotte - Vosking 13: Johan - Johan0604 14: Stefan - Staphanoss
15: Anouk - Anouksreizen 16: Bennie - Bmatital 17: Jefrois - Jeff 18: Zoey - Atiyah
19: Marloes - Marloesetman 20: Ket - Ketmeister 21: Wendy - Wendyveer
22: Melle - Melboorn 23: Eef - Eefab 24: Alex - Alex-b 25: Marcel - Wildstylz
26: Willem - Travnet 27: Paula 28: Raphje - Raphke 29: Sanne - Sannekoek
30: Sonja - Sonja227 31: Suat - Suat
 
We went to the Smits Koffeehouse to drink something.
Bennie, Lauro and me! :D
 Devika arranged a space for ourselves and after putting some tables and chairs together we all fit in it. Btw, Lauro and Jeff, how about the Philippine and Russian lessons??? ;) We really should meet again to do that!
After the groupphoto (thanks to the staff!!!) it was approximately 10 minutes walking to Humphreys, the restaurant. The atmosphere in the restaurant was great and we had 3 long tables nearby each other. Although you can not talk with everyone at the same time it was still pleasant. Everyone ran from one to another table to have a talk or take pics. There must be taken a lot of photos of course!!!
The food was excellent chosen by Wendy, the service was excellent too and we did not had to wait hours for our food. I think it was really tasty! Especially the fries/patatjes!!! ;) Charlotte (Vosking) had arrange a Meetup-award for Devika and Wendy.
Jefrois, Zoey and Hanie
Good work Charlotte! Because they absolutely earned it!!!
After having dinner at the restaurant we were going to drink something. It took some time to find an empty cafe but finally we find one! During our conversations on the Amsterdam forum a lot of you talked about playing soccer at the Vondelpark...we weren't able to do that but hey, there was soccer at this cafe after all! ;) I was sorry that I had no hotel booked so that I could stay longer as I really enjoyed it. So the next time I make sure I book an hotel so I'm able to stay the whole night!!! Especially after all the crazy and funny stories I've heard about this night!!! (and morning) :D
I think it was great for everyone to meet each other and there should absolutely be a new Meetup! And once again: Devika and Wendy, thanks a lot for arranging everything!!! You're the best! :)
 
dolfijn says:
mooie foto's, jammer dat ik er niet bij kon zijn. Volgende keer ben ik er bij!
Posted on: Feb 10, 2008
darlingwish says:
congrats!!!
Posted on: Jan 30, 2008
caliphil007 says:
Wow!!!!!!!
Posted on: Jan 30, 2008
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Bennie, Lauro and me! :D
Bennie, Lauro and me! :D
Jefrois, Zoey and Hanie
Jefrois, Zoey and Hanie
Lunch/Shop in Amsterdam
Lunch/Shop in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Meetup
Amsterdam Meetup
The whole group!!!
The whole group!!!
Raphke
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Rubina and Wayne looking at some …
Smits Koffiehuis
Smits Koffiehuis
Bennie and Lauro
Bennie and Lauro
Wayne, Mark and Rubina
Wayne, Mark and Rubina
Mandy and Stefan
Mandy and Stefan
On our way to the restaurant
On our way to the restaurant
Humphreys
Humphreys
Lauro and his bread
Lauro and his bread
At the restaurant Humphreys
At the restaurant Humphreys
Charlotte and Devika
Charlotte and Devika
Wendy and Devika
Wendy and Devika
Flowery Melle :)
Flowery Melle :)
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Raphke, Mark, Suat, Johan, Sanne …
Humphreys
Humphreys
Our dinner!
Our dinner!
Hey Ketjuuu!!!
Hey Ketjuuu!!!
Kim, Devika and me (the koala)
Kim, Devika and me (the koala)
Wayne dont wanna be pictured...
Wayne don't wanna be pictured...
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We really look awesome!!! Ehm... …
In the spotlight!!!
In the spotlight!!!
Marks famous kiss!!! Eef is the l…
Mark's famous kiss!!! Eef is the …
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Rubina made this pic of Suat and …
Bennie!!!
Bennie!!!
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