Amsterdam January 20-22
posted December 18, 2014 2:33 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed January 21 at 7:00 PM, de Zotte
Raamstraat 29, 1016 XL Amsterdam, Netherlands (Map & Directions)
I will be in Amsterdam from January 20-22, 2015 for an academic conference. Let's meet up at de Zotte on the 21st at 19:00.
posted by jedicus to Meetup (40 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Sure. Any preferences?
posted by MartinWisse at 1:46 AM on December 19, 2014

Damn! I'll likely be in Köln and then Amsterdam starting from the 25th January - just missing you. Have fun!
posted by daisyk at 2:21 AM on December 19, 2014

Ha! What a coincidence. Alas, we are but two Mefites that pass in the night.

Sure. Any preferences?

I leave that up to locals. I've never been to Amsterdam before and have no conception of the place. I'm staying at the Hotel Notting Hill, so somewhere readily accessible by public transit or walking from there. Maybe some place with good food and beer?
posted by jedicus at 9:08 AM on December 19, 2014

I put myself down for a maybe -- I will be around, but work is currently slated to be stupid busy in Jan, so sneaking off to A'dam for an evening may or may not be as easy as it ought to be. Still, Mefites and good food and beer is a thing that should happen.
posted by sldownard at 3:24 AM on December 21, 2014

Then I suggest either de Zotte, or its sister Tripel. Both excellent Belgian beer cafes which do good food. But we'll need to book!
posted by daveje at 6:18 AM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]

de Zotte and Tripel both sound great. de Zotte is slightly closer to the hotel, if we have no better way to decide between them. How far in advance do we need to book a reservation?
posted by jedicus at 3:10 PM on December 24, 2014

Let's go with de Zotte. What night is best? I'm leaning toward the 22nd (Thursday).
posted by jedicus at 7:01 AM on January 2, 2015

22nd works for me! What time are you thinking? It looks like the earliest I could get there coming straight from work is probably 19.00-19.30ish.
posted by sldownard at 11:26 PM on January 3, 2015

Phone up a couple of days before, it's just that it's impossible to simply wander in and expect to find a free table.

And just to throw this out as a public service announcement. Kraftwerk are playing 7 successive nights in Amsterdam, and tickets for the 21st are still available.
posted by daveje at 11:06 AM on January 4, 2015

Bah, humbug. There's a work thing they announced today and I cannot make the 22nd after all. :(
posted by sldownard at 10:43 AM on January 5, 2015

How about the 21st?
posted by MartinWisse at 11:55 AM on January 5, 2015

I could probably do the 21st, particularly if it would work better for others.
posted by jedicus at 6:42 PM on January 5, 2015

I could do the 21st!
posted by sldownard at 1:30 PM on January 6, 2015

de Zotte on the 21st, then, unless everyone is going to see Kraftwerk?

As for a specific time: 18.30? 17.00? Later?
posted by jedicus at 4:53 PM on January 6, 2015

I'm off work at 16:00 and would like to change first; 18:00 sounds good to me.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:55 PM on January 6, 2015

Already got tickets for two Kraftwerk nights, three might be gilding the lily ;)

18:00 is a little early for me, 19:00?
posted by daveje at 6:56 AM on January 7, 2015

19:00 would work for me. Is that too late, MartinWisse?
posted by jedicus at 6:39 PM on January 7, 2015

No, that's fine. I can always go into work slightly later the next day...

Right, so 21st at 19:00 in de Zotte.

How many will be there?
posted by MartinWisse at 10:17 PM on January 7, 2015

Think Liz and I will be there.

Can we finally upgrade this event and turn it into a real boy?
posted by daveje at 8:28 AM on January 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm doing my utter best to talk Mr Too-Ticky into joining y'all for this. Working on it!
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:43 AM on January 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Can't make it on the 21st, but I hope you guys have fun!
posted by Skyanth at 7:17 AM on January 9, 2015

People here and elsewhere have recommended a booking / reservation for de Zotte. I don't arrive until Tuesday, so if someone local could make one that would be great! It looks like there will be 6-8 of us.
posted by jedicus at 11:05 AM on January 16, 2015

I tried, but my computer does not like their website one bit. It won't show in any of my browsers. MartinWisse, could you do the honours? You're more local than I am, anyway.
posted by Too-Ticky at 9:55 AM on January 18, 2015

Yeah, I had the same problem. The website seems broken. I think an actual phone call might be necessary.
posted by jedicus at 6:22 PM on January 18, 2015

Will try to call them.
posted by MartinWisse at 9:35 PM on January 18, 2015

Left a message on their voice mail to make a reservation.
posted by MartinWisse at 5:33 AM on January 19, 2015 [2 favorites]

Reservation has been made; just got the confirmation. It's in my name and I'll be there sometime before seven.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:00 AM on January 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

I will be there, insha'Allah.

I will try not to be a my typically loud and misanthropic self. YMMV.
posted by digitalprimate at 10:08 AM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

Relevant FPP.
posted by digitalprimate at 11:30 PM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

Remember, be a beer taster, not a beer asshole ;)
posted by daveje at 2:11 AM on January 21, 2015

Y'all will be able to recognise me easily, because I will be wearing an earring that lights up. I think we should all be doing that, it makes things so much easier.
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:57 AM on January 21, 2015

I'll be the guy wearing pants. Probably.
posted by digitalprimate at 5:32 AM on January 21, 2015

I have no earrings that light up, but I have hair that sometimes sticks up. Does that help?
posted by sldownard at 8:40 AM on January 21, 2015

Finishing a cup of tea and then I'll be on my way there.
posted by jedicus at 9:27 AM on January 21, 2015

On my way. Rememberd to wear pants. Good thing; its cold out.
posted by digitalprimate at 9:35 AM on January 21, 2015

Propping up the bar right as you enter.
posted by MartinWisse at 9:55 AM on January 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thanks to everyone for coming out! There was indeed good food and good beer, and I enjoyed meeting everyone. Meeting MeFites while traveling is always a great time.
posted by jedicus at 12:30 AM on January 22, 2015

Thank you for causing this to happen! We had fun.
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:03 AM on January 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

Indeed, I had a great time and managed to socialize somewhat successfully for a change! Maybe next time either Café Gollem & Ethiopisch Eethuis Lalibela or at the Jopenkerk brewery here in Haarlem.

Should probably wait until it's a bit warmer, though.
posted by digitalprimate at 2:06 AM on January 22, 2015 [2 favorites]

It was a nice night out! We should head back there sometime.

Also, as promised: the Mefi Deleted Posts Greasemonkey script -- all the better to see our beloved mods' jokes when deleting a double with, my dear!
posted by sldownard at 1:20 PM on January 22, 2015

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