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Joost Bollens

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NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« on: June 12, 2016, 14:58:54 »
Hello,
there has been a NG visit to Utrecht in March, and just recently we went to Maastricht.

Now I have been given the honour and delight to prepare a new excursion, "somewhere in Belgium". During our Maastricht-trip we already discussed the matter, and several intresting suggestions were made: Leuven, Brussel/Bruxelles, Liège, Gent, Brugge, Antwerpen, Charleroi, Namur, ...

Too much for one day (but at the same time plenty of scope for future NG-trips!) and therefore a choice has to be made. My first suggestion would be Leuven, this being the city that I know best.

To get an idea of things that can be seen here, just "google" one of the following keywords and then choose for "pictures"

Leuven
Leuven begijnhof        [the medieval  beguinage]
Leuven Arenberg Castle
Leuven Vaartkom
Leuven Dijlemolens
Leuven kruidtuin 
Leuven stadspark
Leuven oude markt
Leuven grote markt
Leuven orgels         [for Frank]
Leuven sint maartensdal
Leuven kermis 

Would a weekend-day in September be suitable?

Joost

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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 15:29:34 »
Thanks, Joost. Leuven is looking good - only I'm restricted to the first weekend in September.

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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 17:47:04 »
I'm interested, but don't forget there's already an NG event during Photokina from September 22-25
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 19:45:42 »
Joost, Leuven is a great idea and thanks for the initiative!
As Chris mentioned there is Photokina, but apart from that, I don't see why not?
Perhaps the last week of August is also a possibility :)
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 19:47:49 »
I would suggest something later in the autumn. August is vacation time for many.

Don't think I have ever been to Belgium? however, flying down just for a weekend stroll might  be stretching the budget a little.
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 20:18:12 »
Last weekend in August is already taken. I will be in Grefrath where 1500 US cars and over 4000 fans will gather. Early September would be good, but towards the end of September there is Photokina. October will be the month in which our baby daughter will be born, so I guess I will have to pass regardless of when the event will take place :)
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 06:23:01 »
Photokina is not set yet. 22nd seems to be admin meeting at JA so I will be at a friend's birthday instead.

23rd could be Wild Boar on a  spit evening after Photokina, yet feedback is zero on that suggestion yet.

The longer we wait with booking the fewer the options will be.....

I love Belgium. Why not meet in early September? Who would be in on first Weekend?
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 06:47:15 »
  :D

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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 09:12:13 »
I'm in. I'll check with Martine and Denis.
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2016, 09:43:03 »
That means Sunday 4th September?
I will gladly join!
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2016, 09:48:23 »
That makes 5?
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2016, 09:53:02 »
Airy, from Lille? Vivion, from Luxembourg?
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2016, 09:58:54 »
the 4th of september is OK for me ,
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2016, 12:05:15 »
Airy, from Lille? Vivion, from Luxembourg?

+1!
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Re: NG Event : Leuven? September 2016?
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2016, 17:42:12 »
No problems in my Calendar  ;)