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stickman


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Posted:frown hi there,

hey, is there anyone on HOP who is currently or shortly will be living in holland? just moved back home and i havent found the spinning community yet confused

spinning on my own is fun, but, ya know, i gotsta find some, umm, colleagues (?).. identify yourselves! im lonely ubbcrying beerchug


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Posted:Hehe, the weather isn't great, I agree, but it's poiable...
But I've heard juggling groups in Delft, The Hague and Amsterdam <so Utrecht probably as well> that practice in indoor halls... You just have to pay a small entrance fee.
Kraakpanden, don't know anyone in The Hague actually, do you Kim?

Ow, and indoor = no fire frown


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Posted:Heya Badger, are you coming to the Netherlands in the near future or is it just a wish smile??? Nice wish, nice idea!! Think I'm going to steel it biggrin... Only 2 problems: the owners might not like it (A), and it's always windy there... but since I live quite near the thing, I can wait for a day without wind devil

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Posted:<<wow eek ... just noticing that this thread has more than 300 replies, more than 2100 views... not bad ubbrollsmile cool hug juggle weavesmiley ubbloco ubblol

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Posted:im just daydreaming remebering good old high school times...



ive been to the hague 3 times for a week, notice all those annoying teenagers flooding the city at the end of january?

well i was at the MUN conference too, and learned to love the city and hate the drunken teenagers around me wink

we always chilled on top of the bungeetower or hidden in the dunes or behind the bunkers....wherever we could hide from our teachers or the idiots that we had to work with at the conference......



theres this little room right before you come out on the top you can drop ur stuff in there and only go up to spin.

i havent seen any owners around but again ive beent there for 3 weeks total. and i remeber the candy store in the mall before the pier...... drool


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Posted:Written by: Kim@nl

Written by: stickman

speaking of which.. dont know if u check this often mot, but you fancy another spin sometime? i know its getting cold but were big boys ubblol




Ok, first you're telling us you're big boys, and now you are wining about the cold??? ubblol

Last night at spuiplein was pretty cold too, rain and wind etc. But as long as you're spinning...
There were a lot of 'firsts' for me: my first meeting, my first time spinning on Spui plein, my first time seeing the queen and my first time being kicked from the Spui-plein by the ME (Mobiele Eenheid) while the Police enjoyed our performance!!
Oh well, girls from Groningen, Mot and Berend, it was very nice to meet you!! Till very soon... prob. the 26th!
Kim weavesmiley



WTF? You we're kicked of the spuiplein and why was the queen there? How did old Bea liked it? Now I'm sorry I couldn't make it. BTW Telpeva, put on your cellphone dude, I couldn't reach you.


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Kim@nl
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Posted:Hi Fuero, yeah, you really missed something!! Too bad you couldn't make it. The queen went to the Danstheater and we were pretty surprised to see all the cars on the square all of a sudden. We were kicked of like half an hour later, so I don't think it was because she came, but something else, otherwise we would have been kicked of before her arrival.
Anyway, funny that you're telling Telpeva to turn on his phone... I know he tried to call you but we couldn't reach you!
And Telpiva.. I don't know anybody in a kraakpand, maybe he meant the Blauwe Aanslag, which doesn't exist anymore..
It would be nice to practice inside, especially in winter!
Hope to see you all soon!
Kim


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Posted:i dont know any kraakpnaden myself.. i just know of a few ppl living antikraak who live in a school with a gym or in an abandoned office building or some [censored]..
hey but wtf? why did the ME kick you off if the cops were enjoying it? as far as i know its legal as long as you have safety blankets and a fire extinguisher and you dont ask for money biggrin
next time, next time..


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Posted:hey konsti, i like your quote of phil.. haha, so true, so true.. ubblol

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Posted:Heya Badger, you were here with the MUN? Hehe, it's a funny way of seeing the Hague I guess, everyone going just to a few <quite boring> bars, everyone trying to "score points" <chairman? -> two points tongue!>, teenagers finally able to drink and blow...

It has it's charm, if you like it biggrin...
I hope it left nice memories in your brain, Scheveningen is nice by night... You should see the firework evenings ubblove...


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Posted:At the moment the ME stepped up, we were just playing with tail-pois, fortunately <because fire is officially illegal if I'm not mistaking>... He asked us if we had a license first, so I told him that we didn't need any because we didn't ask for money... but still he asked us to leave, 'for reasons that we unfortunately can not tell you"...
And 3 minutes later, while we were packing, another ME group asked us to leave... so something mysterious top secret police thing, whatever smile... Stout was nice as well to warm up with a nice beerchug


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Posted:angry stupid ME (for the non dutch folk the Milatary Police), They can't stop extremists, but they can stop a few spinners. So the liscence thing was just an excuse to get you out of there. Maybe Hirshi Ali was there. (insiders dutch joke.)

In Utrecht they have Circus Jopie btw and they are open for free every thursday night from 20:00 till 22:00. But you can't train with fire off course.


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Posted:telpeva-The only reason we did mun is to get a weeks vacation in holland. It was me and my best friends doing it. We didnt care about the conference or the people at all. we ditched the conference at 12 everyday and spend the rest of the time smoking in the dunes. We went out to town once to have look but all i saw was a battlefield of dying american teenagers puking their brains out, so we turned around and went to a park.
we came from vienna, so we have non-existing drinking laws, so the whole "lets get drunk" thing didnt apply. all we did was spending our money in the coffee and smart shops, walkin around all chilled out.
a friend of mine crashed into the pond in front of the big government building downtown (parliament?) cause it was iced over and he thought it was a parking lot....ubblol


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Posted:hey ppl,

wanna share with u that once i was spinning on trafalgar square in london and everybody around were enjoyed...of courseubbangelbut one policeman came to me and asked me to leave for reason that is forbid by queen to juggling on the squares...ubblol...i have it on tape...very interesting video byTHEwaylolsign!

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Posted:Wow, I didn't realise the military police were so active in Amsterdam.

The military police have no authority over civilians here, which is nice biggrin

Surprisingly, the last couple of times I've been spinning in Belfast the police and the fire brigade have stopped by for a look, but they just sat in their trucks and watched... ubblol

I guess a bunch of stoned hippy-types playing with fire is the least of their worries!


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Nantheos
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Posted:Its not the MP, its the ME, thats riot police

Hij die zijn kind benzine voert moet niet roken als het boert.

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Posted:Hey guys, I can solve the riot police mystery for you - though it's Mot's story to tell really, so I'll leave the long & exiting version to him smile - there was a terrorist scare while the queen was in the Dans Theater eek

As far as the legality of fire is concerned: I called the Utrecht city Council a couple of years ago to ask them about busking with fire. Apparently there's no problem about it, it falls under the category of non-amplified music (yup, really!), for which you have to have a license, but the license is free. He said it was probably a good idea to check with the fire department because there are a few rules you have to comply with, i.e. you have to be x metres away from buildings etc. - but i don't think that should be a problem on a square like the Spuiplein smile So, as long as there isn't a drought (in November... in Holland.... biggrin) and an open fire ban I think we're in the clear!

Anyways, we're definitely up for Amsterdam next week, is it certain now that it's going to be Friday and not Saturday? Lampoil: how about everyone just bring what they need for themselves, and one of us an extra bottle for Firepoise? I'll bring chocolate milk and rum, but my thermos capacity is limited so if anyone else can bring some too (and plastic cups!) that'd be great...
And is there anything happening this coming weekend? We've got a friend visiting from Ireland who'd probably like to go for a spin, weather permitting...

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Posted:I'm in Utrecht on Saturday, so if you want to go for a spin or just a drink, I'm up for it.

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Posted:Written by: Firepoise

Wow, I didn't realise the military police were so active in Amsterdam.


Hey, we were in The Hague (almost as cool as Amsterdam ubblol). And yeah, ME is kind of an elite squad, that is specialised in riots and stuff, but also for special cases like protecting the queen!

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there was a terrorist scare while the queen was in the Dans Theater


I thought so!! That was the first thing I thought of when I saw that the ME wiped the whole square. They didn't really mind the juggling, but more us being there. If they had minded the juggling, they would have asked us to leave before the queens' arrival.

Anyway, enough about last saturday, let's talk about the 26th! Everybody bringing there own lamp-oil is the best idea I think. And even Firepoise can arrange some, or not?? (You can get it everywhere, so maybe your friends can buy it for you!) I really hope the weather isn't gonna suck, cause then I don't know whether I'm even gonna go to Amsterdam.
But let's be optimistic and pray for good weather!!
Kim weavesmiley


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Posted:Ermm, ok that should be fine. smile

I arrive on Thursday night, so hopefully my friend Rod will show me where to get some Lamp Oil on Friday.

Hope you can make it... I'm sure there are lots of pubs and suchlike near the Vondelpark anyways, if it does rain biggrin


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Posted:Written by: Fuero

I'm in Utrecht on Saturday, so if you want to go for a spin or just a drink, I'm up for it.



hey hey, sounds like a good idea.. lepelenburg park is nice and big (and around the corner from my house biggrin) but theres also the wilhelminapark.. pick and choose, but im up for it.. any other takers?


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Posted:where is this circus jopie btw? that would be an option too cuz its really getting cold..

oh, and another thing, this goes out to everyone, where and what time is the meeting place, if any, for the 26th?

cheers


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Posted:Cicus Jopie is in a school about a ten minute walk from Utrecht Centraal. Let's see if Mot and Nephtys are available saturday. I'd like to see them again. Anybody else coming?

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Posted:as long as the telephone is spelled telefoon, im going to love the dutch wink:) wave

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Posted:Hey Stickman,

I'm meeting my friends (it's a travellers reunion, that's why I'm going to be in Amsterdam), between 6pm and 9pm in the Kashmir Lounge.

I was hoping to see you all there, and then we could head on to a park afterwards...


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Posted:you mean on the 26th?, well just let me know what the dealio is.. im probly gonna come either way..

oh, and badger, its still pronounced almost the same, not telefooooooon as you so wisely pointed out during....ummm.. when was that anyways.. track? no that was zurich.. aw whatever, you get the point


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Posted:Is there going to be another dutch poi meet soon ?

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Nantheos
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Posted:Are you all aware of the fact that circus Jopie only opens its doors on Thursday nights between 20.00 and 22.00 ?



@cavedude: just read the last 2/3 pages of this thread and you'll know all about it.

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Posted:i dont care if the o's are pronounced hard, to me it will be always:
"hey, dude look its a telefooooooooooooooooon"
ubblol

long story....a bunch of friends, the hague, too much of the good stuff...u know how these things come up


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Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

badger, you are truly unique!!

what kind of trip was it tho, cuz i know i was there when you said it


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Posted:the telefoooon i was talking about is in the lobby of the hotel that we were staying in during the modelUN's, so i doubt u were there.
u should have been tho!


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