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hyperbit
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:21 pm    Post subject: Dutch friends Reply with quote

I have a question to our Dutch friends Smile

Im off to Gouda next week for business, and Im wondering what excitement I can find for the evenings. If any of you know the Gouda area, I'd love to hear some suggestions. I might (if I have to stay there for a week) go to Amsterdam for a day.

Thanks in advance


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John.

I wish I could help you, but to tell you the truth I've never been to Gouda. Embarassed
That city is famous for candles and (ofcourse) for Goudse Kaas. I have no idea what the nightlife is there.
If I were you I'ld stay 1 day in Gouda and the rest of your week in Amsterdam, much more excitement there Very Happy

Anyway, I do hope you have a good time Thumbs up

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Caroline,

But I will have to stay in Gouda for a week Surprised There is only one hotel there and its close to the office Im working at. I'll do by best to get into Amsterdam at least once 8)
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hyperbit wrote:

I'll do by best to get into Amsterdam at least once


If you only get there once make that once as long as possible, Amsterdam is an amazing place.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps I forgot to mention, Ive been to Amsterdam before, had an amazing time. Which is why I want to go again for a day. I'll take some colleagues with me who havent been. But as for Gouda (a few bars, a few restuarants) I cant find much to do. Maybe a train into Amsterdam a couple of times might be the answer.

Thanks guys Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hyperbit wrote:
Maybe a train into Amsterdam a couple of times might be the answer.

That sounds like a good plan to me 8)
Have fun and tell us all about it when you are back.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a couple of reviews here
http://travel.roughguides.com/planning/journal.asp?JournalID=1795

http://travel.roughguides.com/planning/journal.asp?JournalID=40839

http://www.xs4all.nl/~eleede/
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sister-in-law lives in Amsterdam, about 10 minutes walk from the center. We go to stay a couple of times a year and never tire of being there. With so much to do in Amsterdam we haven't ventured outside of the city yet so I can't help with Gouda, I'm afraid.

Hope you get to Amsterdam, say Hello for me.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're also not so far from Rotterdam. There's a lot to do there in the evenings. Perhaps you could go there sometime in the evenings.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you everybody for the helpful advice Smile Warmly appreciated.

Looks like I have to travel Tuesday early am up until Thursday night. So Im sure to have enough time in the evenings go wander about.

Thanks again Thumbs up
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know about the exciting things you have experienced in our country.... maybe we can go there too!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I left the UK at 4am Tuesday, and got back 23:40 Thursday. Had a Fantastic time, and the Dutch colleagues really looked after us. Gouda is a small town, has a few really good bars and a great selection of restuarants. Amsterdam provided a really good day and a night, very lively and even the Museums were great.

So we worked hard and partied hard. Holland is a great country, the people were great and friendly too

Im going back in 4 weeks for the next phase of software integration Smile Thumbs up
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, good to hear you had a good time! Hope your next stay will be as good as this one was! Keep us informed!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that time again, yes I'll back back in Holland again tomorrow for a glorious week of work and sunshine Smile Seems like this week will be packed with hard work and hard play (again). Im beginning to feel at home in Holland now Thumbs up
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Been to Gouda. One word......avoid the cheese!

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