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[Netherlands] Burgers' Zoo Meet-up July 21th

Discussion in 'Events & Meetups' started by Timmiegun, 8 May 2018.

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Would you go to a Burgers' Zoo Meet?

Poll closed 8 Jun 2018.
  1. Yes

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    40.0%
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
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  3. Possibly

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  4. Maybe another zoo

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  1. Timmiegun

    Timmiegun Well-Known Member

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    Hi!
    I was wondering if it would be a nice idea to set up a meeting with Zoochatters in Burgers' Zoo.
    As I am just checking if there would be people interested. If there is enough people interested we could set a date!
     
  2. Welsh Zootographer

    Welsh Zootographer Well-Known Member

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    I'm a "possibly" which you don't have the option to choose. :)
     
  3. Timmiegun

    Timmiegun Well-Known Member

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    I can't edit the poll :(
     
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  4. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    Edited it for you.

    I would like to come, but you can't plan it around me, as I am only rarely in the country....
     
  5. Welsh Zootographer

    Welsh Zootographer Well-Known Member

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    It has been edited and my 'possibly' is the only vote so far...
     
  6. Timmiegun

    Timmiegun Well-Known Member

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    Well the initial ideawas to plan it somewhere in june or juli.
     
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  7. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    When I have time, I'm surely intrested :) !
     
  8. korhoen

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    Same here!:)

    @Timmiegun could you suggest a few dates? That would make it easier for people to decide if they can come or not.;)
     
  9. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Well-Known Member

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    How about an option for 'Can I come next year?' :p
     
  10. Timmiegun

    Timmiegun Well-Known Member

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    That would mean: I pass this time haha!

    I will pick a few dates!
     
  11. Timmiegun

    Timmiegun Well-Known Member

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    I made a DatumPrikker (known with the dutch people, to plan events)
    The dates are mostly in the weekends but we could always add weekdays

    Burgers Zoo Meeting
     
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  12. Welsh Zootographer

    Welsh Zootographer Well-Known Member

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    That is me that responded. :)
     
  13. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    I would be interested and open for June / July.
     
  14. Timmiegun

    Timmiegun Well-Known Member

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    Fill in the datumprikker to make sure we find a date that works for all of us!
     
  15. Welsh Zootographer

    Welsh Zootographer Well-Known Member

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    It's not looking good, I have been trying to find wheelchair accessible accommodation in Amsterdam for a reasonable price but to no avail.
     
  16. Mr. Zootycoon

    Mr. Zootycoon Well-Known Member

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    Me too. But I don't know if I can make it yet.
     
  17. Timmiegun

    Timmiegun Well-Known Member

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    Arnhem and Utrecht have plenty of these! Look for NH hotels as these are fair priced
     
  18. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    I responded and filled out those dates I have yet no commitments. However, that may change over time.

    I would urge all those who responded positively not to let it run till late(r) and make advance travel plans now - and if from overseas (I know I did this too frequently and those that know me more intimately know what I am talking about - and thanks for all the good times -!!!) -. This also goes for my esteemed other Dutch Zoochat zoofriends though ... (allthough I do not mind a 2-man party, but hey ... the more folks in the group they merrier!).

    For @Welsh Photographer travel advice: I am surprised that ... there is not much wheel chair / fair price access around our capital city. However, I would suggest you look around Arnhem and Utrecht as Timmiegun suggested (which have a far better price range and closer to Burgers' Zoo and other zoo facilities in the area (DP Amersfoort, Apenheul ..). If you would be looking to visit Amsterdam or Rotterdam zoos this can be easily accomplished from Utrecht (more central like)/ Arnhem and travel times are never more than an hour plus (with public transport / trains).
     
  19. Welsh Zootographer

    Welsh Zootographer Well-Known Member

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    I checked out the NH Hotels site and found reasonable priced accessible accommodation in Arnhem and I can also get reasonable priced accessible accommodation in Rotterdam (at the 'easyJet' hotel) where I would probably stay the night before as travelling by train all the way from north Wales would get me to Arnhem very late.

    Now a question, I would make a weekend of the trip by going to another zoo on the Sunday, would people recommend Amsterdam or Rotterdam? Both of these are departure points for the Eurostar back home.

    I selected that the Saturdays in July are best options for me but probably Saturday 28th July is the very best to put the it midway between two other trips. :)
     
  20. lintworm

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    Depends on what you want to see in those cities. The zoos and cities are very different. Amsterdam is by far more touristic and has a 17th century city centre, whereas Rotterdam was almost completely flattened and sports some very interesting post-war architecture. Artis Amsterdam is also the historic city zoo of the two, with tons of monumental buildings and a 19th century atmosphere. Diergaarde Blijdorp is a good geozoo, with still some listed buildings, but more "naturalistic" enclosures. Blijdorp is probably the better zoo of the two, but depending on what type of zoo you want, Artis might be the better choice.