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Katzenjammer Nation => Meet and Greet Other Fans => Topic started by: Niamh on May 17, 2015, 05:53:19 PM

Title: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on May 17, 2015, 05:53:19 PM
Hey ho, Nation!

We would like to invite EVERYONE from all parts of the globe to the "2015 KJN International Meet Up!!!" :)

This year we have decided to meet up in The Hague in the Netherlands on 21st November 2015!!!  We hope to see you there! 
With 6 months notice, hopefully there will be a nice turnout :) 

In the past such events have been held in Oslo and in parts of Germany, but we would like to create/continue a culture of selecting a different country each year for many international KJN members to travel and "meet and greet" each-other before a Katzenjammer gig :)

We plan to have dinner together and get to know each-other (venue and time TBC).  We aim to leave plenty of time for a relaxed meal and enough time to queue up early for front row positions for………(you guessed it!) a KATZENJAMMER (http://www.paard.nl/event/4184/KATZENJAMMER_1) gig, which starts at 20:00!!!

Please sign your name below if you are interested in joining us!  And please advise of any allergies. 
So that we can instantly get an idea of numbers, we would also appreciate it if you could take the time to vote in the poll :)

We will edit this post as the event is updated.  When we have more of an idea about what numbers to expect, we will then select an appropriate venue for dinner ensuring everyone has a comfortable seat! :)

Gig Tickets:

You can buy concert tickets through the links on our gig page on the KJN website (http://katzenjammer-nation.no/gigs-tickets/)

Make sure to use google translate if you have any problems understanding Dutch!!  If you are outside of Europe, make sure to ask one of your European KJN friends to help you get a tickets :)  Otherwise, for non-Dutch it might be easier to buy tickets via ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/katzenjammer-tickets/148167). You can change the language to English but tickets are a little more expensive than on the venue link on our gig page on the KJN website (http://katzenjammer-nation.no/gigs-tickets/).

Closest Airport:

For traveling international fans who want to fly to NL: probably the easiest is flying into Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol). From the airport there are direct trains to Den Haag (30 min, single ticket € 9,20). Of course you also can fly to Rotterdam Airport.


Accommodation:

Check out Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.com) for cheaper alternatives to hotels.  If there are a few of you travelling together, it is even possible to book an entire apartment on this wonderful website! :)

Looking forward to seeing you all in 6 months for the KJN International "Meet Up", 2015!!! :)

Niamh and Linda

KJN Admins

EDIT 26/09/15: The Katzenjammer Nation International Annual Meet Up in The Hague, Netherlands, is coming up VERY soon on November 21st 2015!

Please RSVP before October 15th so we can finalise plans for dinner before the gig! Hope to see you there! :D

At the moment: the choices for dinner are between Italian; Indonesian; Thai and a Cafe.

Tell us what you want! :)  And please let us know how many people you want to take in the same comment :)

You can also have 2 votes in the poll: one for whether you are coming or not, and one for what type of food you would like if you are coming (unfortunately it is not possible to create 2 polls in 1 thread on SMF)

The menu for the Italian restaurant is here: http://forum.katzenjammer-nation.no/index.php?topic=757.msg5699#msg5699

And more information about the other options is here: http://forum.katzenjammer-nation.no/index.php?topic=757.msg5686#msg5686
Title: Re: 2015 Katzenjammer Nation Annual Meet Up!
Post by: Gijs on May 17, 2015, 06:24:12 PM
99% sure i am there.
Title: Re: 2015 Katzenjammer Nation Annual Meet Up in The Hague, Netherlands!!!
Post by: Niamh on May 17, 2015, 06:48:07 PM
And me too, of course! :D   (Have mentioned it to Lina....but she is not so into the whole KJN thing and fair enough! :D)
Title: Re: 2015 Katzenjammer Nation Annual Meet Up in The Hague, Netherlands!!!
Post by: Linda on May 17, 2015, 06:58:21 PM
Of course me and Björn will be there too!!

For traveling international fans who want to fly to NL. Probably the easiest is flying to Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol). From the airport there are direct trains to Den Haag (30 min, single ticket € 9,20). Of course you also can fly to Rotterdam Airport.

I've added the ticket link of the venue itself on the gig list. It's a little cheaper than ticketmaster, but for non-Dutch it might be easier to buy tickets via ticketmaster. You can change the language to English. http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/katzenjammer-tickets/148167
Title: Re: 2015 Katzenjammer Nation Annual Meet Up in The Hague, Netherlands!!!
Post by: Keith J on May 17, 2015, 08:21:41 PM
It's on a Saturday and I'm on holiday so I'll be there :)

Tuesday: London. Thursday: Edinburgh. Saturday: The Hague. Holiday weeks don't come much better.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Pet on May 18, 2015, 08:28:51 PM
I selected: Hmmm.  Too much to organise.  But have fun!

But it would have been more accurate to say: The Hague?  It might as well be on the moon, as far as I'm concerned.

I never leave London, unless you count venturing into adjacent parts of Essex.

But have fun!
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: MISTERC00PS on May 23, 2015, 11:45:04 AM
Count me in please, plus Deb and Ben. Looking forward to it already :)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Bruna Feltrin on June 19, 2015, 09:48:36 PM
that's super cool!!
but I wont be able to join you all :(

Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: paza on August 18, 2015, 04:48:53 PM
The poll is already closed but I want to meet you all!
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on August 18, 2015, 06:18:14 PM
The poll is already closed but I want to meet you all!

Great! The poll is more for giving an impression how many people might come.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Mamarite on August 20, 2015, 05:21:36 AM
Sarah and I want to go to the gig.
And we would love to meet you there!
But I'm not sure yet how our day will be like.
So I don't know if we can meet before...
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on September 10, 2015, 09:19:29 PM
I asked a friend who is living in Den Haag and she recommended a few restaurants:

Italian: Very Italian Pizza (http://www.veryitalianpizza.nl)
Indonesian: Istana (http://www.istana.nl/)
Thai: See You At Noon (http://www.seeyouatnoon.nl/)
Café-Restaurant Rootz (http://www.rootz.nl)

She also said that the Italian is probably the nicest, cheap and very suitable for bigger groups. If someone has other preferences or other suggestions that's also fine.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Keith J on September 10, 2015, 11:00:32 PM
I'm happy with any of those options. I trust they're not too far from the venue.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 10, 2015, 11:07:36 PM
She also said that the Italian is probably the nicest, cheap and very suitable for bigger groups. If someone has other preferences or other suggestions that's also fine.

Definitely in favour of the Italian place - good prices and a good range of choices to suit all diets :)

Plus - there is a VIP menu for groups over 4 (if my non existent Dutch is correct?)  The cheapest one is the pizza with choice of drink.  Could be an option to organise this deal for those who simply want pizza?  Naturally if not everyone wants this, they can order a la carte and buy drinks seperately!  So so avenues are covered :)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on September 10, 2015, 11:18:27 PM

Plus - there is a VIP menu for groups over 4 (if my non existent Dutch is correct?)  The cheapest one is the pizza with choice of drink.  Could be an option to organise this deal for those who simply want pizza?  Naturally if not everyone wants this, they can order a la carte and buy drinks seperately!  So so avenues are covered :)

Where did you see something about this deal?
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on September 10, 2015, 11:23:09 PM
I'm happy with any of those options. I trust they're not too far from the venue.

It's 550m from the venue.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 10, 2015, 11:35:30 PM
Where did you see something about this deal?

Here on the 3rd attachment for the menu (not the bread and drinks pages).

I'll attach a screenshot.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on September 10, 2015, 11:46:34 PM
Ah thanks. Couldn't see it right away because the pic on their website is so tiny and kinda didn't check out the full menu.

With menu 1 you still have the choice for pizza, pasta or salad and 2 drinks are included. Only not all drinks are included in this deal

Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 10, 2015, 11:49:43 PM
With menu 1 you still have the choice for pizza, pasta or salad and 2 drinks are included. Only not all drinks are included in this deal

So 2 drinks for 4 people?  Or 2 drinks for 1 person? (lmao!)  The deal for the food is quite good actually if it includes the pizza or pasta.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on September 11, 2015, 12:01:23 AM
With menu 1 you still have the choice for pizza, pasta or salad and 2 drinks are included. Only not all drinks are included in this deal

So 2 drinks for 4 people?  Or 2 drinks for 1 person? (lmao!)  The deal for the food is quite good actually if it includes the pizza or pasta.

Haha of course per person, but only soft drinks, house wine and tap beer.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 11, 2015, 12:10:01 AM
With menu 1 you still have the choice for pizza, pasta or salad and 2 drinks are included. Only not all drinks are included in this deal

So 2 drinks for 4 people?  Or 2 drinks for 1 person? (lmao!)  The deal for the food is quite good actually if it includes the pizza or pasta.

Haha of course per person, but only soft drinks, house wine and tap beer.

I like how they assume we will have more than 1 drink! :D
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 26, 2015, 01:21:43 PM
The Katzenjammer Nation International Annual Meet Up in The Hague, Netherlands, is coming up VERY soon on November 21st 2015!

Please RSVP before October 15th so we can finalise plans for dinner before the gig! Hope to see you there! :D

At the moment: the choices for dinner are between Italian; Indonesian; Thai and a Cafe.

Tell us what you want! :)  And please let us know how many people you want to take in the same comment :)

You can also have 2 votes in the poll: one for whether you are coming or not, and one for what type of food you would like if you are coming (unfortunately it is not possible to create 2 polls in 1 thread on SMF)

The menu for the Italian restaurant is here: http://forum.katzenjammer-nation.no/index.php?topic=757.msg5699#msg5699

And more information about the other options is here: http://forum.katzenjammer-nation.no/index.php?topic=757.msg5686#msg5686
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Gijs on September 26, 2015, 01:26:48 PM
Pizza is always oke :)

Where can i mention with how many people i am comming to the 'meeting'...

Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 26, 2015, 01:43:45 PM
I am also up for the Italian restaurant :)

Pizza is always oke :)

Where can i mention with how many people i am comming to the 'meeting'...



Just say it in your response here :)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on September 26, 2015, 01:46:57 PM
Pizza is always oke :)

Where can i mention with how many people i am comming to the 'meeting'...

Just mention it in this thread so we can make a list :P
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: HRS on September 26, 2015, 02:59:22 PM
I'm in.  ;)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 26, 2015, 03:11:38 PM
I'm in.  ;)

GREAT! :)  Do you have any preference for food, Russ? :)  And how many people are you taking with you?
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: HRS on September 26, 2015, 03:26:09 PM
Only me. Can't wait to see you again Niamh  :)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: HRS on September 26, 2015, 03:29:49 PM
oh and no preference on food, only help to read the menu  :o
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 26, 2015, 04:00:53 PM
oh and no preference on food, only help to read the menu  :o

Haha!  Of course we'll help you!
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: MelliMachts on September 26, 2015, 04:09:13 PM
Hey y'all...I'd really love to come and maybe see a few familiar faces and lots of new ones.  :) Italian is absolutely fine for me, but I'd go along with anything else as well. See you there...

P.S.: Thanks for taking care of all the organizational stuff.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on September 26, 2015, 05:53:27 PM
Hey y'all...I'd really love to come and maybe see a few familiar faces and lots of new ones.  :) Italian is absolutely fine for me, but I'd go along with anything else as well. See you there...

P.S.: Thanks for taking care of all the organizational stuff.

Our pleasure! :) Looking forward to meeting you! :)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Nick on September 26, 2015, 07:27:22 PM
Missed the meeting in Amsterdam due to last minute change of plans, not missing this one!
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: paza on September 27, 2015, 09:01:47 PM
I'll be there with just myself ;D and that Italian place looks great!
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Keith J on September 27, 2015, 11:25:02 PM
I can't see how to vote for the food option. Already completed the poll ages ago to say I was attending. Not bringing anyone else (it's hard enough trying to persuade people to go to UK gigs!).

Actually, I'm happy with all the suggested restaurants so will go with the majority.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Torsten on September 29, 2015, 10:19:49 PM
I will be there in The Hague, want to meet all of you before the concert - most like in the italian restaurant.
And I will come with me and myself  8)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: May on October 01, 2015, 05:47:06 PM
Maybe not from the beginning of the gathering, but I'll join a bit later or something!
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Niamh on October 04, 2015, 10:46:56 AM
I can't see how to vote for the food option. Already completed the poll ages ago to say I was attending. Not bringing anyone else (it's hard enough trying to persuade people to go to UK gigs!).

Actually, I'm happy with all the suggested restaurants so will go with the majority.

No worries, Keith! :)  And duly noted! (It is a "complicated" process - you need to first remove your vote, and then vote from scratch).
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Markus Marlene on October 13, 2015, 03:45:37 PM
I plan to be there and to enjoy a KJN celebration.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Keith J on October 18, 2015, 11:52:12 PM
I plan to be there and to enjoy a KJN celebration.

Hooray. :) It would've felt incomplete without you.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on November 16, 2015, 04:53:01 PM
The meet up is coming up very soon!

Forgot to make a reservation this weekend, so I will make a reservation when coming home on Wednesday. I'm in London at the moment (yes for the katzenjammer concert tomorrow). Hope it's not full yet, but there are more than 500 seats and usually people are not eating very early. So guess it will be fine.

Will make a reservation at the Italian restaurant Very Italian Pizza at 16:30. If you also want to come or are not able to come, please let me know. See you soon!
http://www.veryitalianpizza.nl
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Helmuth on November 16, 2015, 05:29:07 PM
Phew, feeling a big reliev now. Thank you for giving me the chance joining the Meet Up...  ;D It'll be me plus one. I'm happy to meet you all in Den Haag. Enjoy the concert in London.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Maurice on November 16, 2015, 06:09:11 PM
Count me in for the meet up. All the best and see you Saturday :D.

Maurice de Wijs
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on November 19, 2015, 11:45:23 AM
I've made a reservation for 20 people at 16:30. See you there!

I don't know what you all prefer, but there is an option to choose a menu for €13,50 per person, what is including a pizza, pasta or salad + 2 drinks (softdrink, beer from the tap, wine of the house). I think it's the easiest for paying with a big group.
You can check out the menu here (http://www.veryitalianpizza.nl/media/uploads/images/vip-menukaart-2014.jpg)

Restaurant:
Very Italian Pizza
Kettingstraat 13
2511 AM Den Haag
Google Maps (http://maps.google.nl/maps?q=Kettingstraat+13-15,+Centrum,+Den+Haag&hl=nl&sll=52.469397,5.509644&sspn=4.886702,10.371094&vpsrc=0&z=16)

Plan your journey with public transit:
http://9292.nl/en# (all public transit)
http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home (trains)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Helmuth on November 20, 2015, 11:04:59 AM
Thank you both, Linda and Niamh, for all the effort you put in organizing the meet up. Happy to see you Saturday.  :D :D

Cheers Helmuth
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Mamarite on November 21, 2015, 12:58:01 AM
I see you made the reservation Linda, would there be room for two more people?
I think we can come... still not sure...
What is the time that you are there?

Love Marite and Sarah.
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on November 21, 2015, 11:35:05 AM
I think it's not hard to add 2 more people. Unlikely that it's full at 16:30 ;)
Title: Re: 2015 KJN International Annual "Meet Up" - The Hague, Netherlands - 21/11/15!!!
Post by: Linda on November 23, 2015, 10:53:49 PM
Thank you for being there! Was great to see everyone again and great to meet new people! See you next time!