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GalleryCon2008: Amsterdam

We started the discussion last year and after some little discussion this year, we decided to do in EUROPE -> AMSTERDAM.

What i (Jens) would like to do is to go into a so called "Bungalow Park". For example something like this:

The one i have in mind is this: Park Zandvoort So we can live there and do trips to Amsterdam.

Or we could live directly in Amsterdam and do a trip to the coast if we want. We ended up in let me book a Hotel ;-) See more details below.

Where do we stay ?

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Aan de Amstel Joan Muyskenweg 10 1096 CJ AMSTERDAM - NETHERLANDS

Hotel code : 1244 - Tel : (+31)20/6658181 - Fax : (+31)20/6948735 - @ :

So far i booked 8 Rooms, each for 2 people. Price: 99,50 Euro per night and room + 5% Tax. Breakfast is included.

Plans ?


 During the day: Meet & Greet with the team in the hotel
 At the early evening: Diner in the hotel
 At evening: Ghost Tour in Amsterdam
 At the later evening: Meet & Drink somewhere in Amsterdam


 In the morning: Breakfast for those who can and want
 During the day: Sightseeing per feed and on a boat
 At the evening: THE DINER (which drinks, speaches, tears, etc.) in a Restaurant in Amsterdam
 At the later evening: No idea so far


 In the morning: Breakfast for those who can and want
 During the day: No idea
 .... : Also no idea (maybe visiting some coffee shops ?)

When Do You Want To Go There?

Who can and can't go when (M: maybe, Y: yes, N: no)
Who 18-20 July Notes
Bharat (+?) M
h0bbel (+1) Y
Signe (+?)  ?
Dmolavi (+?)  ?
schultmc (+?) Y
ckdake (+1) M (It's very likley!)
floridave (+0) Y
talmdal (+0) N
Joe7 (+?)
volksport (+?) N
Jens (+0) Y
jmo (+?) M
jozefs (+?)
Beckett (+?) U(nlikely)
mindless (+?) U(nlikely)
fryfrog (+?) N
thumb (+?) Y
paour (+1) Y
valiant (+0) Y (I don't plan that far ahead)
jhilden (+?) Y (I might not make it on all the days)

What about Amsterdam ?

talmdal: amsterdam: +1

ckdake: central +1

schultmc: amsterdam +1

jmullan: amsterdam++

bharat: amsterdam++

valiant: amsterdam +1

floridave: amsterdam +1

Tim_j: +1 Bungalowpark

Do you like the idea? Or would you like to do something else?
Who Hotel inside, Bungalowpark outside Comment
Jens Bungalow
Andy Bungalow would be nice. But that sounds even more expensive. Whatever we can afford.
Michael S. I prefer whichever is least expensive - travel from the US to Amsterdam is much more expensive than intra-US travel.
Tim Hotel I think we'd prefer, in Amsterdam only because of the availability of activities and sights. The concern is that if you are in the Bungalow Park (btw it did look very nice), it might limit the ability to see some of the sights in Amsterdam. Further too, still prefer to be in Amsterdam... not much of a beach person, but if the consensus is that we're doing the bungalow park, can we get bungalows for two.
Bharat I have no strong preference. It's going to be fun either way
floridave I go with the flow....As long as there is beer.
paour No strong preferences either. We probably won't be able to stay more than the weekend unfortunately

Flights, Hotels and Roommates

Who is coming and when?
Who # Guests? Expected Airfare Arrive Time Arrive Airport Depart Time Depart Airport Airfare Price Need Hotel Dates Hotel Needed Need Hotel Roommate
ckdake +1 1,479.44(USD) pp 18th 8:10am AMS mon.tues/wed on a train to Paris CDG yes 18-20 nope. got my +1
schultmc 0 $1137.90 2008-07-18 7:05 AM AMS 2008-07-20 1:30 PM AMS $1137.90 yes 18-Jul - 20-Jul yes
floridave 0 $1843 17-Jul 11:30 AM AMS 20-Jul 1:05 pm AMS yes if needed
bharat 0 $1333 17-Jul 10:30 AM Northwest/KLM# 8606 AMS 20-Jul 6:20 PM AMS yes 17-Jul - 20-Jul if needed
valiant 0 18-Jul 2:05 PM AMS 21-Jul 2:55 PM AMS $560 No No hotel room for me at all
jozefs 0 - 17-Jul 5:05 PM AMS 23-Jul 1:05 PM AMS No
jmullan 0
h0bbel 1 ~$1200 (depending on xchange rates) 18-Jul 13:55 AMS 20-Jul 15:00 AMS yes 18-Jul - 20-Jul
paour +1 €459 (driving isn't a good idea for that weekend) 18-Jul 11:55 (flight) 20-Jul 14:55 (flight) yes 18, 19 got a +1.5
jhilden 0 by train  ?  ? probably going to stay at a friend's place

T-shirt sizes

T-shirts! woo.
Who Gender Size Guest? Gender Size Total Note secondorder
volksport Male M 1
Talmdal Male L 1 1L (male)
ckdake Male S Y Female S 2 1L for guy that designed them
schultmc Male XL Y Female XXL 3 2 male XL, one female XXL
floridave Male L 3 2 Kids (8y/10y)
bharat Male M Y Female L 4 2 kids (5y/6y)
mindless Male L Female M 4 2 Kids (3y/Baby) 1 L, 1 M, 1 4T
Jens Male M 1
valiant Male M 1
fryfrog Male XL 2 1x M, 1x XL (wife, me)
jozefs Male S 1
beckett Male S Y Female M 2 1 male S, 1 female M
jmullan Male L 1
Joe7 Male M 1
paour Male M Y Female M 3 1 kid (18 months)
jhilden Male Large 1
h0bbel Male XL Y Female M 4 + 2 kids (8y/11y) 1 XL (Male)
thumb Male L Y Female M 4 + 2 kids (8 yrs/12 yrs)
virshu Male 1xXL
Signe Male 1 M XXL, 1 F XXL, 1 M 12mo
Adults 30
Kids 12 (3 Baby)
Total 42