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November 20, 2009, 2:30 pm
NetherlandsAmersfoortIn personDutch
Pre-conference powwow: Sightseeing in Amersfoort
De vestingstad Amersfoort heeft een prachtige middeleeuwse binnenstad met grachten. Om de stad een beetje te leren kennen en iets te weten te komen over haar geschiedenis, maken we eerst een stadswandeling van ongeveer 2 uur (€6 per persoon, te betalen voor aanvang van de wandeling), inclusief bezoek aan de Koppelpoort, de middeleeuwse stadspoort van Amersfoort, en de Mannenzaal, een ziekenzaal voor mannen uit de 16de eeuw. De stadswandeling wordt afhankelijk van het aantal deelnemers in twee of meer groepen gegeven, met een Engels sprekende gids.

Na de wandeling gaan we eten bij restaurant Hemels in het centrum van Amersfoort. We krijgen hier een heerlijk driegangenmenu (keuze uit vlees, vis of vegetarisch) voor €41 per persoon (te betalen voor aanvang van de wandeling of voor aanvang van het diner als je later komt). Deze prijs is inclusief 3 drankjes (wijn, bier of frisdrank) en koffie of thee na.

Programma
14:30-15:00: Verzamelen op de Varkensmarkt (routebeschrijving hieronder)
15:00: Vertrek stadswandeling
17:00: Einde stadswandeling en verzamelen in restaurant Hemels voor diner

Routebeschrijving
Vanaf station Amersfoort is het ongeveer 10 minuten lopen naar de Varkensmarkt. Zie de de plattegrond op Google maps voor een precieze routebeschrijving.

Praktische informatie
Zowel voor de wandeling als voor het eten moet ik weten hoeveel mensen er komen. Geef via de knop "Will attend" aan of je definitief wel of niet komt. De definitieve reserveringen moeten drie dagen van tevoren worden doorgegeven en worden alleen gemaakt voor mensen die definitief hebben aangegeven dat ze komen!
Gebruik de opmerking om het volgende aan te geven:
- Als je alleen naar de stadswandeling of alleen naar het etentje komt
- Als je iemand meeneemt
- Als je een vegetarisch menu wilt

Neem als het even kan gepast geld mee voor de wandeling en/of het etentje. Ik zamel voor beide het geld in, zodat ik voor de hele groep kan afrekenen.

Het weer is rond deze tijd van het jaar onvoorspelbaar, dus wees op alles voorbereid: draag warme kleding en gemakkelijke schoenen en neem een regenjas of paraplu mee. De stadswandeling begint stipt om 15.00 uur, dus zorg dat je er dan bent. Mocht je om wat voor reden dan ook verlaat zijn, dan kun je contact opnemen met Percy (+31-6-22453283).




Pre-conference powwow: Sightseeing in Amersfoort
The fortified city of Amersfoort has a beautiful mediaeval city centre with canals. To get to know the city and learn more about its history, we'll start with a guided walk which will take about 2 hours (€6 per person, to be paid before the walk starts). This includes a visit to the Koppelpoort, Amersfoort's mediaeval city gate, and the Mannenzaal, a 16th century men's hospital. Depending on the number of participants, the guided tour will be in two or more groups, with an English-speaking guide.

After the walk, we'll have dinner at restaurant Hemels in the centre of Amersfoort. Here we will be served a delicious 3-course meal (you can choose between meat, fish and vegetarian) at €41 per person (to be paid before the walk starts, or before dinner if you arrive later). This price includes 3 drinks (wine, beer or softdrink) and coffee or tea after dinner.

Programme
14:30-15:00: Assemble at the Varkensmarkt (see below for directions)
15:00: Start of guided walk
17:00: End of guided walk and assemble at restaurant Hemels for dinner

Directions
It takes about 10 minutes to walk from Amersfoort station to the Varkensmarkt. Refer to the Google map for detailed directions.

Practical information
For both the guided tour and dinner, I need to know how many people will attend. Please use the "Will attend" button to indicate whether you will attend. Final reservations will have to be made three days in advance and will only be made for people who have indicated that they will definitely attend!
Please use the note to indicate the following:
- If you plan to attend the guided tour only or dinner only
- If you intend to bring someone along
- If you want a vegetarian dinner

Please try and bring exact money for the walk and/or dinner. I will be collecting all the money so I can pay for the whole group.

The weather is very unpredictable at this time of year, so be prepared for everything: wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat or umbrella. The guided tour will start at 15.00 sharp, so make sure you are there. If for some reason you are delayed, you can contact Percy (+31-6-22453283).
Event Organizer:

Anne Diamantidis




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Interested members (53) / Confirmed: 33 / Tentative: 3
Name NoteWill Attend
Percy Balemans  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" ...  y
Anne Diamantidis  \"Organizer\" ...  y
Mieke Tulp   I'll be there. Doe mee met wandeling en diner.  y
Translapro   I'm attending.  y
Dominique Maréchal   Ik zal er zijn. Wandeling en diner.   y
Henry Jansen, Ph.D.   Lucy and I plan to be there for both walk and dinner.  y
Lucy Jansen   Yes, Henry and I will be joining.  y
RusAnna   Planning to attend both walk and dinner.   y
K Sinnema   I'm afraid I must skip this PowWow after all. Hope to see you next time.  n
Renske Schuilenga   Helaas kan ik door onvoorziene omstandigheden niet aanwezig zijn op de powwow. Mijn excuses voor de late afzegging.  n
Caroline Stange   I will attend walk and dinner. My first powwow :)  y
Andy Davies   Can't make the tour but will definitely attend the dinner  
Schiffmaier   I will attend walk and dinner. My second powwow : )  
Edwin den Boer   ...  y
Nigel Saych   Nigel Saych - will be joining you for the walk and the dinner  y
Albert Stufkens   Ik doe graag mee aan zowel de wandeling als het diner.  y
Rob Brian   ...  
Elena Carbonell  \"Photographer\" I'll be attending dinner but I will have to skip the walk...  y
XNicola Jane   ...  m
bestluck21  \"Host\" ...  
XMarga Demmers (X)   Excellent opportunity to get into the mood for the conference! I'll be there for both walk and dinner.  y
Irene Elmerot   Irene Elmerot  
Maleen Hof   ...  n
Gonzalo Fernández  \"Photographer\" Ik weet niet of ik het ga redden...  m
Monica Santoro   I'm coming  n
XInterlangue (X)   I registered for the conference. No reason why I should not attend the powwow :-) Will not be there for dinner though...  y
Benny De Becker  \"Photographer\" The conference looks really interesting, and it would be my first powwow, so I probably will attend.  y
Joy Phillips   I won't be able to make it for the guided tour, but I'll join you for dinner at 5.  y
Elena Semenova   I will come, but unfortunately I cannot stay for the dinner.  y
XPieter Merkx, M.A., B.Tr. (X)   Alas, can't make it.  n
Titia Meesters   Great idea! Looking forward to meeting you all!  y
Maksym Kozub   ...  y
XCaroline Devitt (X)   I love the idea of the guided walk! Sounds great.  y
Tom Van Cleempoel   I will be there, also for the dinner!  y
Albatros   I'll attend the tour and the dinner, thanks.  y
Xavsie (X)  \"Photographer\" Will attend conference, but not the PowWow  n
XOlga Kozub   ...  y
Noël Purcell-O'Byrne   very interested  y
Henske Marsman   ...  y
XAllisonK (X)  \"Photographer\" I'll only be joining you for dinner, but unfortunately won't be able to make it for the tour.  y
Henk Peelen   Lukt niet, vandaag niet en morgen niet. Sorry voor de late afmelding.  n
avantix    Moet jammer genoeg toch op het laatste moment afzeggen. Maar bij de conferentie ben ik wel.  n
XJacqueline Mahieu (X)  \"Photographer\" ...  y
XTasogare (X)   Love the initiative, hope I can make it.   m
nordiste  \"Photographer\" hoping for nice weather ... I confirm attendance to both tour and dinner   y
Irina Rosenbrand   will attend both the tour and the dinner  y
Emmy Goes   I am planning to come along  
Pascale Pluton   You can count me in from 14:30 onwards  y
Martine Kuijs   Ik kom maar ik weet zeker dat ik niet kan blijven eten  y
Oleg Rudavin   Joining...  
CZ-Taal   Ziet er goed uit! Ik zal van de partij zijn bij zowel wandeling als diner. Groeten van Christianne  y
artichokebee   My husband and I are having a really bad cold. I am afraid we aren't able to make to the outing tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience I have caused you.   n
Inge Dijkstra   I would have loved to join, but unfortunately cannot make it after all ... Have fun everyone, and hope to see you soon again! Inge  




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Powwow: Amersfoort - Netherlands

Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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Local time: 05:59
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linke soep Nov 21, 2009

Er gloeiend bij zijn is linke soep en om niet te snel in de hemel te zijn, zag ik me genoodzaakt restaurant hemels te vergeten en gloeiend thuis te blijven. Tot een andere keer.

 

Albert Stufkens  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Albert Nov 21, 2009

I agree with Anne (conference coordinator) that the happening was well organized. The tour on foot was an eye-opener for me historically and when approaching restaurant \"Hemels\" I found that the name and looks of it would indeed promise something Hemels (heavenly). All was true except for the main course: this was not in line with the restaurant\'s image and pricing. But the contacts, atmosphere and conversations were otherwise \'hemels\'. It was a pleasure to have taken part of this powwow. I... See more
I agree with Anne (conference coordinator) that the happening was well organized. The tour on foot was an eye-opener for me historically and when approaching restaurant \"Hemels\" I found that the name and looks of it would indeed promise something Hemels (heavenly). All was true except for the main course: this was not in line with the restaurant\'s image and pricing. But the contacts, atmosphere and conversations were otherwise \'hemels\'. It was a pleasure to have taken part of this powwow. In fact, I should have extended the experience by also attending the conference.Collapse


 

Schiffmaier
Local time: 05:59
Dutch to English
First post Nov 21, 2009

Okay People,
It was a great pow wow despite the rain. It was nice seeing familiar faces as well as new ones. The food? Hum...broccoli soup was served instead of the crab soup : < And when do I get a receipt : > ? And last but not least, thanks for the business tips!

Mark


 

Schiffmaier
Local time: 05:59
Dutch to English
Great Day Nov 21, 2009

It was great to see familiar as well as new faces among you.
The hike was nice despite the rain. Broccoli soup was served instead of the ordered crab soup. What about receipts? Thanks for the good business tips from you all. And have fun at the conference!

Mark

ps sent this note again because I could not find the one posted at 13.36


 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
Local time: 05:59
English to French
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Accommodation Oct 19, 2009

Try Booking.com... they have some rooms left!

 

Translapro
Local time: 21:59
English to Spanish
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Thank you! Oct 19, 2009



 

Percy Balemans  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 05:59
English to Dutch
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Alternative accommodation Oct 19, 2009

Hi Jose,

Check out the Accommodations tab on the conference page: http://www.proz.com/conference/124?page=accommodation


 

Caroline Stange
Germany
Local time: 05:59
Dutch to German
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Great experience Nov 24, 2009

My first Powwow could not have been better (except the weather) ... thank you for the great experience! Groetjes, Caroline

 

Tom Van Cleempoel  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 05:59
English to Dutch
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Thanks! Nov 23, 2009

A great first Powwow for me, Amersfoort is a very interesting city. Even in the rain! Now excuse me while I go and frame my certificate as gate hamstericon_smile.gif

 

Percy Balemans  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 05:59
English to Dutch
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CPD Nov 23, 2009

Tom: don't forget to add your gate hamster certificate as a credential on your ProZ.com profile and have it verified!icon_wink.gif

 

Translapro
Local time: 21:59
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Can you suggest a hotel near the conference? Oct 19, 2009

The conference hotel is all booked now. Can you suggest a nearby hotel?

Thanks!


 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
Local time: 05:59
English to French
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Tx Nov 22, 2009

Thank you Percy, it was a very nice powwow. Of course, the rain prevented us to see Amersfoort at its best, but that was compensated by the nice crowd attending...

 

Irina Rosenbrand  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 05:59
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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The mystery of the broccoli soup Nov 22, 2009

Now I know what happened to my broccoli soup!!! Mark, I am the one who ended up with your crab soup. Irina

 

Translapro
Local time: 21:59
English to Spanish
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Oh, Irina, it was good anyways! Nov 22, 2009

Great company!

 

Maksym Kozub  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:59
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Guided tour Aug 24, 2009

Will it be in English, or Dutch only?

 
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