Amsterdam Bokbeer festival
posted October 22, 2012 11:39 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat October 27 at 12:30 PM, Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 277, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Map & Directions)
Since alcohol and MeFites seem to mix well and it's Bockbeer time, when not meet up next Saturday for the 35th annual Amsterdam bockbeer festival?
The event is held from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Saturday early in the afternoon is usually nice and quietish, ideal for meeting up, getting a few bokbeers, then seeing if there's anything else to do in Amsterdam...

Entry price to the festival is ten euros, beer coins cost 2.50 euro.
posted by MartinWisse to Meetup (20 comments total)

Well, duh.
posted by daveje at 2:50 PM on October 22, 2012

Would love to make it, but moving house the following Monday and Tuesday. If I can make it, it'll be kind of last minute.

Martin, I'm me-mailing you my cell number, just in case.
posted by digitalprimate at 12:07 AM on October 23, 2012

This sounds great, now we just need to strongarm our new mod in the Haugue into coming to. Its, like, part of the job description right?
posted by Blasdelb at 12:17 AM on October 23, 2012


I shall inform the staff to ready the Mandarin Room for Master Blasdelb.
posted by likeso at 3:42 AM on October 23, 2012

Oh, shit, hang on. I'm in Belgium this weekend. (I was seeing "next" and the date didn't click.)

Blasdelb, hon, I can't put you up... If no mefite couchsurfing is available, let me know and I'll help you locate low-cost accomodation.
posted by likeso at 3:57 AM on October 23, 2012

If he's willing to schlep over to Wageningen, the guesthouse here is 30 e or some such plus breakfast for short term guests. I was only going to be able to come up to say hello on the 30th. Flying on the 31st.
posted by infini at 8:46 AM on October 25, 2012

I have a quick question, how easy is it to get to Noordwijk late at night?
posted by Blasdelb at 11:07 AM on October 25, 2012

In my experience, Noordwijk is a bit of a challenge to get to by public transport at any time of the day.
posted by rjs at 12:10 AM on October 26, 2012

Welp, you have to take a train and then a bus, total travel time little over an hour. Looks like the last train leaves A'dam CS at 11:49pm, taking you to Leiden CS to catch the 12:27am bus to Noordwijk, putting you there at 12:54am. And good luck getting to a final destination - no counting on busses or cabs in smallish place late at night.

Not recommended! Didn't airbourne swine work out?
posted by likeso at 2:43 AM on October 26, 2012

(And infini! Your people MUST contact my people re the 30th! ;)
posted by likeso at 2:44 AM on October 26, 2012

Yes, my people left on foot carrying Estonian liqueur and whatnot else
posted by infini at 3:11 AM on October 26, 2012

It turns out that the, no doubt simply mechanically catapulted, porcine accomodation I was able to reserve is at their 'beach hostel' there. Whoops.

infini, could you send me the information about the Wageningen guesthouse? I suspect the schlep would be more accomplishable.
posted by Blasdelb at 3:58 AM on October 26, 2012

Estonian liqueur? Well, then that's the last we'll be seeing of them.

We shall simply have to do this our own damn selves. When you want something done right...
posted by likeso at 4:00 AM on October 26, 2012

Blasdelb, gimme a call if you want to retry that site - have a bit of time before ETD.
posted by likeso at 4:02 AM on October 26, 2012

Alternatively, call the VVV, number on this page, open til 5:

They'll have all availability at their fingertips. Ask first about phone reservation fee - not huge iirc.
posted by likeso at 4:12 AM on October 26, 2012

posted by infini at 4:21 AM on October 26, 2012

never mind fast edits under the clock

Its if the above link doesn't work
posted by infini at 4:23 AM on October 26, 2012

That looks pretty great! Though things may be comming up with work that would keep me from comming at all, I'll keep you guys updated.
posted by Blasdelb at 5:01 AM on October 26, 2012

Aw. Sad I can't quaff bokbier in great company, too.

Well, let's set a new meetup soon - and I'll give my social secretary a talking-to re conflicting appointments. BTW, Cook's heart is broken that she won't be serving her French Toast avec Genuine Vermont Maple Syrup to Esteemed Guest(s) on Sunday. (Cook likes Capitals.)

Heading out. Have fun, y'all!
posted by likeso at 5:15 AM on October 26, 2012

Am at the festival, in an annex just left of the Jopen stand before the main hall.
posted by MartinWisse at 3:44 AM on October 27, 2012

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