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June 4, 2010, 4:00 pm
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The city of Rotterdam is pleased with having its own cruise ship "ss Rotterdam" back in its fold after it ended its many voyages to New York and the Caribbean from 1959 to 1997.
It has been restored to its original 1950s style and is freely open to the public to enjoy the atmosphere of cruising, excursions to its innards and the panorama of the Rotterdam harbour and skyline.

It might be a good idea to do just that in combination with a Powwow on the ship.

The proposed programme:
• 14:00 hours: Meeting in the Lido (informal restaurant) for a snack and/or drink
• 15:30 hours: Audio tour of the ship (it is a 90 minute excursion in itself: from the bridge to the engine room). Costs: € 16
• Lounging on the after-deck that features easy chairs and a bar
• 18:00 hours: Dinner in the Club Room (Costs: € 59,50 - based on the € 38.50 menu plus wines, coffee/tea). From hearsay I understand that the cuisine is good.

Location: 3e Katendrechtsehoofd, Rotterdam See: http://picasaweb.google.com/a.stufkens/PowwowRotterdam2010#5449223365797120738

Transport:
By train: After arrival at Central Station, by metro to Rijnhaven Station (5 minutes). From there a 10 – 15 minute walk to the ship. (metro ticket can be bought at the entrance of the metro station).

By car: using navigation, go to the free parking area on Brede Hilledijk / Bananenstraat (close to Rijnhaven metro station). Then a 10 minute walk.
Parking is also possible right in front of the ship (€ 3 per hour) In this case follow the signs for ss Rotterdam that lead you on the right road to this parking lot.

Then take Entrance 2. This will lead to the main deck where the after-deck, Lido and Club Room are situated.

For those travelling from afar and wishing to further explore the city during the weekend the ship also provides hotel accommodation (tel. no. 010 2973097)
See enticing illustrations: https://www.cruisehotel.nl/slapen/

Menu:
Because of new staff of the Restaurant/Cruisehotel I was initially misinformed on how to pay for the consumption there. Now they want me to notify them of the definite number of diners two weeks in advance and to pay on behalf of the whole group. To streamline the payment procedure I suggest that each participant pay € 59.50 into my ABN-AMRO account no. 50.01.55.909 (BIC: ABNANL2A / IBAN: NL77ABNA0500155909) not later than 1st June, 2010.

Please adhere to the following schedule:
- Indicate your definite interest not later than 20th May, 2010.
- Make your payment not later than 1st June, 2010.

See menu: http://picasaweb.google.com/a.stufkens/PowwowRotterdam2010#5450366788241375266





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Interested members (20) / Confirmed: 15 / Tentative: 2
Name NoteWill Attend
Albert Stufkens  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" ...  y
Christine Gardner   ...  y
CZ-Taal   ...  y
Irina Rosenbrand   ...  y
XMarga Demmers (X)   Sounds great!   y
Nigel Saych   Great idea Albert, the nearest I shall get to a cruise....  y
Piet de Jong   ...  y
Lori Larsen-Hoff   This sounds absolutely great.   y
Sylvie Pelissier   Will not stay for dinner  m
XInterlangue (X)   ...  n
Marlou Franken   ...  y
Tessa van Swieten   ...  m
Percy Balemans   I won't stay for dinner  y
Alla_K   ...and also a good oportunity to see the biggest port in the world.  y
Joy Phillips   ...  y
Hester Eymers   Ik neem mijn partner (Bert) ook mee.  y
Mieke Tulp   Ik moet helaas verstek laten gaan. Ik krijg de powwow niet gecombineerd met andere verplichtingen en bezigheden.  n
Olga Tichomirova-ten Zijthoff   I hope the sun will be as bright as today :-)  y
John O'Brien   I am seriously thinking of going to this one. I will confirm before 20 May.  y
Henk Peelen  \"Photographer\" superinteressante powwow, maar helaas weinig tijd  n


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Powwow: Rotterdam - Netherlands

Albert Stufkens  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 22:50
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Assistance Mar 15, 2010

Thank you Christine for offering your assistance.

 

Alla_K  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:50
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the menu Apr 9, 2010

Thank you so much, dear Albert, for organizing the event and showing the menu in the Internet.

As I don't understand Dutch, I have an excellent excuse to communicate to the members of this silent Nordic people's powwowicon_smile.gif

People, please, tell me what we are going to eat there...


 

Albert Stufkens  Identity Verified
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Menu in English Apr 9, 2010

Course 1: Salad that is composed of/includes mackerel, beetroot, apple, pomme soufle and spinach with a dash of/covered with picalilly foam.

Course 2:smoked breast of duck served with croquettes of Jerusalem artichoke, green cabbage and chef's own ravioli.

Course 3: roasted pineapple, doughnut balls filled with pastry cream, chocolate custard and sorbet of pineapple.


 

Albert Stufkens  Identity Verified
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Not so silent powwow Apr 9, 2010

Hello Alla,
You will find that our powwows are usually very lively and that the end of the day will even come too soon.


 

Alla_K  Identity Verified
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Menu in English Apr 10, 2010

Thank you for the English version, Albert. And for the good choice too: it sounds tempting. Now I have almost 2 months to anticipate.

 

Alla_K  Identity Verified
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Not so silent powwow Apr 10, 2010

No doubt, Albert, I was only joking.

 

Olga Tichomirova-ten Zijthoff
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Rotterdam SS in Volkskrant magazine vandaag 15 mei May 15, 2010

Hebben jullie het gelezen?

 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
Local time: 22:50
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Not silent at all May 16, 2010

I confirm: the 3 Dutch powwows I attended were very lively, interesting and fun. I wish my schedule were not as busy - I won't be able to attend this time.

 

Albert Stufkens  Identity Verified
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Meer dan Lido May 17, 2010

Tegen betaling mocht ik van de Volkskrant het artikel lezen. De magere recensie betreft de belevenis in het Lido. Maar het Lido is niet bedoeld als de hoofdattractie maar slechts als uitgangspunt en klein onderdeeltje van de totale powwow-/boot-/havenervaring.

Olga ten Zijthoff wrote:

Hebben jullie het gelezen?


 

Albert Stufkens  Identity Verified
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Ticket for audio tour May 20, 2010

I have booked for 17 persons.
For those wishing to take the audio tour it is best to buy the ticket for this at the ticket office in front of the boat before climbing the stairs at entrance 2 going to the rendez-vous at the Lido. You may mention "Powwow Rotterdam".
See: http://picasaweb.google.com/a.stufkens/PowwowRotterdam2010#5473361949016835138

[Edited at 2010-05-20 20
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I have booked for 17 persons.
For those wishing to take the audio tour it is best to buy the ticket for this at the ticket office in front of the boat before climbing the stairs at entrance 2 going to the rendez-vous at the Lido. You may mention "Powwow Rotterdam".
See: http://picasaweb.google.com/a.stufkens/PowwowRotterdam2010#5473361949016835138

[Edited at 2010-05-20 20:43 GMT]
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Albert Stufkens  Identity Verified
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Weather forecast for 4th June May 31, 2010

According to the KNMI weather forecast the chances are:
Sunshine: 60%
Rain: 20%
Temperature: 21-24 degrees.
It looks promising.


 

Sylvie Pelissier  Identity Verified
France
Member (2004)
English to French
Anyone coming from Amsterdam? Jun 3, 2010

by car or train?

 

Nigel Saych  Identity Verified
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Weather Jun 3, 2010

Do we pay extra for this sunshine, Albert, or is it included in the price?
It's 28C down here in Brabant (Southern Europe), what's it like in Randstad???


 

Albert Stufkens  Identity Verified
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Weather Jun 3, 2010

I struck a package deal that includes the sunshine. So no extra surcharge.


Nigel Saych wrote:

Do we pay extra for this sunshine, Albert, or is it included in the price?
It's 28C down here in Brabant (Southern Europe), what's it like in Randstad???


 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
Local time: 22:50
English to French
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Best Jun 4, 2010

Enjoy your day all. I'm confident the powwow will be a success.

 
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