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Babylonia Drop Hike Third Edition: Noordhollands Kanaal Adventure!

- What kind of Event is the Babylonia Drophike? -

The drophike is a host-free and cost-free event on which people come together on a station in Amsterdam, take public transport to a location on the country side close to Amsterdam.... And after that walk back to the central station. :)

The members of Culti Group Amsterdam and Adventurers Group are invited. If the weatherforecast is bad two days in advance of the hike, than the event will be postponed for at least one week.

- Babylonia? -

Speak any language you like :) Try to help people that want to practice a language. Please answer in the language people want to practize as much as possible.

- How does the Third Drophike work? -

The Third Babylonian Drophike will be like a small adventure! The group will walk over the bikepath next to Noordhollands Kanaal from Watergang back to the Amsterdam Central Station! And why is this like an adventure? Because we will be walking over a bikepath. This route is pretty nice! It's almost nothing but green around you from Watergang to the Ferry! So.... Don't miss it! Please don't sign up before reading the traffic and common sense rules.

- How to get to the Startingpoint? -

Far most buses that go from the central station to Purmerend, stop at Watergang. Use the busstop Platform on the Ferry Side of Central Station. Take any buss that, according to the information on the busplatform, stops as "Pontje Watergang". The startingpoint is on the other side of the "Noordhollands Kanaal". Therefor, please take the ferry to the other side of the water after leaving the buss and after that... Try to find Amsterdam again :)

- Pictures of Previous Editions -

June 17, Landsmeer to Central Station

July 22, Oudekerk to Amstel Station

So what do we have? A FREE OF CHARGE say 10kms Hike on which you can practice languages! What more would you want on a sunday morning? :)

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  • Arjan

    It seems like fun was had by all ones again:> How much people showed up? Pictures please? :) I will post the next one in 30 minutes or so :)

    August 20, 2012

    • rhiannon

      Hey Arjan around 20 people showed. I don't have pics though :-(

      August 20, 2012

    • Arjan

      Hi Rhiannon, thanks for letting me know :)

      August 22, 2012

  • rhiannon

    Hey everyone, someone asked me for my WSPA bears fund-raising facebook site but I don't remember who :-( sorry! It's https://www.facebook.com/BearsFundRaisingAdventure anyway. And if you want to play my photo-quiz (entries due this Sunday) then please just send me a message!

    August 20, 2012

  • Ellen

    Very nice people, some fun conversations and a fun time despite the crazy hot weather!

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    really nice event although there really was no adventure to speak of ;-)
    great group of people and perfect weather.

    August 20, 2012

  • rhiannon

    Hey everyone, Carina and I are coming but we might get there slightly late so please wait for us, maybe 5 past or something

    August 19, 2012

  • rhiannon

    Hey Sophie, normally we've met at the one inside the station, on your right in front of ticket machines, I think it is next to a Hema

    August 19, 2012

  • sophie

    wich startbucks? the one in the central station or the one next to the central station? in direction of the oba?

    August 19, 2012

  • Arjan

    @ Miruna: yes, just change your rsvp into "plus one guest :). @ All: if plans have changed, than please change the RSVP too :). The first part of this route is out in the open, inside Amsterdam there's more shadow here and there. Please don't forget to take and upload pictures :) Enjoy.

    August 18, 2012

  • Miruna D.

    Can i bring somebody with me?

    August 17, 2012

  • Arjan

    @ Steve: I think around 8 kms @ allI don't think this comes as a suprise but... IET GIET OAN!!! :) Get ready for a TROPICAL Drophike. There is a lot of shadow on this walk, plus the sun will shine only 90% of the time :). PS: PLEASE change your RSVP in a 100% CLEAR "Yes" or "No", thanks in advance :)

    August 17, 2012

  • Arjan

    Hi all, the current weatherforecast is: 27 degrees and a bit of rain. But just a tiny bit. With this kind of weather the event is on! The call will be made on friday afternoon.

    August 14, 2012

  • Arjan

    Hi all, this event has been postponed to August 19, because the weatherforecast for sundaymorning is: rain. And the Babylonia Drophike stands for nice weather, amonst other things of course :) http://www.weeronline.nl/Europa/Nederland/Amsterdam/4058223

    August 3, 2012

  • Arjan

    Hi Barar, thanks for the nice words :) Hi all, the Weatherforecast: around 21 degrees in the afternoon, 40% chance on sunshine and 65% chance on rain. Close, but not good enough for a drophike. The call will be made on Friday. Postponing to August 19 is possible. http://teletekst.nos.nl/ ( page 704 )

    July 31, 2012

  • Arjan

    Hi Prashant, The info about the meeting point is in the event text. Info about how to get there will be made more specific later on, but please put trust in the locals and long term residentials, or expats that are already here for some time. They will get you there. GVB doesnt drive to Watergang. Just ask the people at the meeting point what you need, there are machines that will get you your public transport ticket all over the place at the central station. Enjoy this meetup :)

    July 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello friends...i am from Toronto & visiting Amsterdam next week for my 2 week vacation. I plan to meet some local friends and have this wonderful hike with you all. Quick question - So are we meeting at watergang? what is the exact address and easiest way to reach there by public transport? Should i be checking on GVB's website for schedule? Any help to this visitor to your town will be greatly appreciated. see you all soon.

    July 30, 2012

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