den Haag meetup?
posted September 25, 2013 3:31 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri November 22 at 7:00 PM, De Boterwaag
Grote Markt 8A, 2511 BG The Hague, The Netherlands (Map & Directions)
I will, as previously threatened, be visiting the Netherlands - specifically, I'll be in the Hague studying your fine language for two weeks from 18-29 November.
Hoe gaat het met je? Met mij, gaat het goed. Now, just take twice as long as you normally take to say and understand those sentences, and it's like we've met already.

I would love to take advantage of the opportunity to meet up with MeFites of the Dutch-location persuasion, and share the wisdom of tiny beers with compatriots. All I need to make this plan happen are MeFites who want to drink a pint or six and are willing to tolerate a newbie's butchering of your fine mother tongue and demands that you please explain "gezelligheid."

Any takers?
posted by sldownard to Meetup (12 comments total)

Too far out for me to say yet, but any idea where you might be, geographically?
posted by digitalprimate at 2:40 AM on September 26, 2013

The place where I'll be studying is Direct Dutch, at Laan van Nieuw Oost-indiƫ 275, which is in Bezuidenhout-Midden, a short hike from den Haag Centraal or den Haag HS, it looks like. I haven't picked a hotel yet because I am Captain Indecisive, but I'm likely to be staying somewhere between there and Koningsplein, I think.
posted by sldownard at 5:38 PM on September 27, 2013

And, oh! I just realized that I mistakenly wrote December instead of November in the original post. Not that it probably makes much difference, being still 2+ months out, but still. November. Late November. :)
posted by sldownard at 5:40 PM on September 27, 2013

Depends on when exactly. I just might be in the vicinity because of work.
posted by Sourisnoire at 12:02 PM on September 28, 2013

Well, within that time frame, I'm at y'all's disposal. I do have some friends in the Hague who I'll be visiting (but that should be pretty flexible), and maybe squeak in a quick trip to see some friends in Amsterdam, but all my weeknights after class are definitely open at this point.

Just to throw out an entirely-Internet-researched idea to start -- Friday 22nd Nov at Kompaan Bier or de Boterwaag?
posted by sldownard at 4:01 PM on September 28, 2013

Also this place: Rootz

Which has an excellent beer selection, good food, great location, and nice atmosphere. Liz and I usually go there when we're in Den Haag for some reason.
posted by daveje at 8:30 AM on November 6, 2013

I'll need to be preparing for a Thanksgiving day dinner I just volunteered to host
posted by Blasdelb at 7:51 AM on November 18, 2013

Two weeks of dutch lessons!? Good grief. It took me five years and I'm still only just scratching the surface :D

Won't be able to make it up this weekend, but you're always welcome here in Ghent if you feel like making the trip down!
posted by channey at 11:32 AM on November 18, 2013

Yeah, don't think I'll make it either.

Though I've started talking to people about doing a repeat of last year's road trip to Ghent and Westvleteren...
posted by daveje at 7:33 AM on November 19, 2013

I would be particularly down for that, especially with my new found immunity to at least last year's strain of norovirus.
posted by Blasdelb at 7:35 AM on November 19, 2013

How many strains should we be worried about?

And how many bottles of Westvleteren do you think it would take to be immune to the worry?

(PS: Sign me up for a return trip! I'm heading back to Australia in March, so anytime before then I'll have my car and some couch space!)
posted by channey at 9:32 AM on November 19, 2013

Ok... so, any yesses then? :)
posted by sldownard at 11:07 AM on November 20, 2013

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