Meetup in the Netherlands

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NickHalden
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by NickHalden » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:48 am

I have registered as well, allthough sundays are quite hard for me to work out a meeting. Would be very nice to meet some likeminded people!

Ayanka
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Ayanka » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:36 pm

J_ wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:38 pm
HI Ayanka, last time we had an American young lady who joined our meeting, so I think you are welcome too. Last time we had our meeting in the middle of the Netherlands, I suppose that is not too far from Belgium to join.
Ok, thanks for the heartily welcome. I ' ll fill in the doodle and see what comes up. I promise I won't make any Dutch people jokes :p

McTrex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by McTrex » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:07 pm

Hi all,

I've also filled in the doodle. I'll try to come for real this time, together with my wife. She wants to know who all these crazy people are that I'm always talking about :lol:

lente
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by lente » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:45 pm

Only been aware of ERE for a few weeks, total noob. I'm not usually the person to respond to irl meetups, but I hope to learn and hit the ground running. This seems like a good opportunity to do so. Hopefully noobs are welcome too :)

DutchGirl
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by DutchGirl » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:25 am

Welcome, lente. I think there will people who are starting out and people who are on their way and people who have retired - and it's all okay. And we're not all on the exact same path, and that's okay, too.

Hégé
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Hégé » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:15 pm

I'm interested in coming too. I'll bring good beer from Belgium :D

DutchGirl
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by DutchGirl » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:42 pm

Welcome, Hégé. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. Some people again, and some for the first time.

whatlifecouldbe
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by whatlifecouldbe » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:54 pm

Hi. It's good to see there's a nice FIRE community in Holland! We live in Germany but we're moving to Romania next month. We're going to oragnise the Financial Independence Week Europe which si meant to be a fun weekend/week with like minded people around the topic of FI/RE, minimalism, self employment, investing.
It's going to be in Timisoara, Romania 15th-21st September 2017

Would be great to see some of you guys there as well!

Ayanka
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Ayanka » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:09 pm

Hey guys, is there any update on a date or place?

Hey whatlifecouldbe, I am sorry, but I don't think I ll be able to come there, Romania is a bit far out of the way for me.

DutchGirl
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by DutchGirl » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:26 am

On May 27, we seem to have 10 (actually 11, McTrex's wife as well) people who can come and join in, so I would say: let's use that date?

And we could meet in Wageningen again? (Thank you, simplex, for offering your house as the meetup place again).

So... That would be my proposal...

Hégé
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Hégé » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:49 pm

I won't be coming. It's too far away for me :( Next time if it's closer to belgium! Have a nice time.

Ayanka
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Ayanka » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:13 pm

Same, I'm afraid. I had hoped the middle of the Netherlands would be a bit closer to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.Not that I mind the other parts in the least, but public transport is so much better there. I looked it up, but 3 hours one way and 3 hours back might be a bit much. So maybe next time :).

Cornerman
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Cornerman » Wed May 03, 2017 5:10 am

I would like to join the meeting as well if still possible. Would love to share ideas.

simplex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Fri May 05, 2017 3:14 am

Hi,

@Ayanka , Wageningen is easily reached by train from Amsterdam and Rotterdam in about an hour (actually the geographic midpoint of NL is quite close to Wageningen).

We can also move to another place, if that cuts down journey times.

NickHalden
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by NickHalden » Fri May 05, 2017 1:42 pm

So I am probably going to be there, how late will it take place?

Ayanka
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by Ayanka » Sat May 06, 2017 2:36 pm

simplex wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 3:14 am
Hi,

@Ayanka , Wageningen is easily reached by train from Amsterdam and Rotterdam in about an hour (actually the geographic midpoint of NL is quite close to Wageningen).

We can also move to another place, if that cuts down journey times.
I think that as it is the middle of the country it is a logical choice. However, it is one hour from Antwerp to Rotterdam by train and 2.5 hours to Ede. This is if none of the trains are late and I miss none and the Antwerp-Rotterdam line is notorious for being late. For me personally it is not worth being in a train for 5 hours in a day, but I also don't want you guys to reschedule to make it easier for me, I knew this could happen when I heard the middle of the Netherlands :).

rube
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by rube » Sat May 06, 2017 4:34 pm

NickHalden wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 1:42 pm
So I am probably going to be there, how late will it take place?
Send me all an PM with your email (I still have those from last time) and we can make an email group to discuss the exact details.

Last time we met up late afternoon till late evening. Something similar now would work for me.

simplex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Mon May 08, 2017 2:50 pm

So I might have missed it, but when is the meeting?

J_
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by J_ » Wed May 10, 2017 1:09 pm

Hi Simplex, some posts before thisone Dutchgirl suggested to all saturday 27 of May. Is that ok for you as you are most important for all of us..

simplex
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Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Post by simplex » Thu May 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Hi,

so May 27th. Welcome at my place in Wageningen.

Proposed meeting schedule:
around 15:00 arrival
having some cake and talking
if it is hot we can go for a swim in the river Rhine
telling ERE stories and asking questions
making a camp-fire and having some food
leave when you are ready

SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGES WELCOME

Maybe we can coordinate further particulars by email. I think rube has the email addresses?

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