What we're about

Amsterdam can be lonely place for entrepreneurs. It can be even more isolated if you are a bit older or if you are an expatriate who does not have a social network in the city. You seek substantive, intelligent conversations and not mindless chatter.

We want to bring together like minded people who prefer to socialise in relatively quiet locations including quiet bars and restaurants where people can establish connections and friendships beyond mere acquaintances.

Our meetups will be carefully organised monthly to ensure we are small enough in number so that we remember most names and exchange numbers with many by the end of it. We will also try and maintain a reasonable balance between women and men at our events.

We will strive to offer a comforting and warm group which is multinational with a high degree of sensitivity and will be welcoming. We will try to maintain a clubby close knit feel to our group.

You may be single, attached, married, separated or a grand dad...we do not care..(this is not a group exclusively for singles, couples are very welcome!) but be open to new friendships and experiences. We could go to bars, restaurants, cruises, trips, concerts, sports events, holidays, dances and parties, yoga etc. and so the meetups will be diverse.

This club will be about friendships and connections but above all having fun together with friends and helping each other as entrepreneurs.

Part of the Expats Club (www.theexpatsclub.net)

Upcoming events (2)

Speed Friending: Make new friends quickly! (FREE Drink/Early Bird Ticket/Hosted)

As adults, we know how difficult it becomes to make new friends. We tend to stick to the people we know and not break out of our regular lifestyles! If you can relate to this then we have planned something to make it absolutely easy for you to make some new friends with ladies and gents quickly! Join us for our Speed Friending evening for ALL age groups to make new friendships with both ladies and gentlemen without any of the pressure, shyness and nervousness normally associated with meeting new people. Click below to book your ticket online today and save money! - https://speedfriending-friends.eventbrite.co.uk Our Venue: House of Watt calls itself the living room of Oost, a place where you can work, meet, meet and enjoy good food and drinks! It is lively yet cozy which makes it the perfect evening spot to meet people and socialize with new friends! Have a look at photos from our recent meetups and see what you have been missing! http://bit.ly/MeetupPictures WHY SPEED FRIENDING? In our speed friending we arrange for you to meet and chat with each other. This gives you an easy and convenient way to meet new people in a way that completely dissolves barriers. This is NOT speed dating and so you will be meeting both ladies and gentlemen in mixed groups. The intent is to create friendships. Speed friending allows you to identify other people with common interests. The conversations that take place don’t have to be deep, profound or even scripted; simply discussing likes and dislikes may lead to future friendships. Speed friending is the easiest and most effective way to build connections and relationships in a short amount of time. Here’s how it will be set-up: 1. Half of the group (mixed gender) will be in a fixed / standing place and the other half of the group (mixed gender) rotates. (We like people to stand as that delivers greater energy and also gives much greater visibility to body language.) Every 5 minutes or so, the rotating group will move to another person. During these intervals, each pair of people will get the opportunity to talk, develop a connection and possibly even spark a friendship. The time limits aren’t set in stone but it will be about 3-5 minutes. 2. PAULINE will be hosting the evening. He will be blowing the whistle or giving another sign to indicate that you should move to the next person. 3. We will meet at 7:00 pm. You are welcome to purchase any food / beverages before we begin. 4. The Speed friending part will start exactly at 7:30 pm on-wards and continue till about 9:00 pm with a couple of comfort breaks. (If you are late then you can join the speed networking but you may not be able to meet as many people as you may have otherwise). 5. We have a FREE welcome drink for our members, so long as they last. So please make sure to come as close to time as possible! -------------------- EVENT COST: Please click the link below to purchase your cheaper advance ticket:- https://speedfriending-friends.eventbrite.co.uk **Kindly note that you can pay via Paypal, Credit Card or Debit Card using the above link. Early Bird Ticket - €10 / person Regular Ticket - €15 / person Cash at Meetup - If you do not purchase a ticket in advance then you can pay Pauline cash of €20 when you attend. You can reach Pauline through her profile with any questions. You can also reach Dan on [masked]. ---------- We are a global group - Have a look at some of our global groups at http://www.theexpatsclub.net ---------------MEMBER VIDEOS---------------- WE KNOW THAT ATTENDING A SOCIAL EVENT ALONE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME CAN BE SCARY AND NERVE RACKING. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM AN EXPATS CLUB MEETUP. https://youtu.be/QNCS7SKajD8

New Orleans (6 Days - 18th May 2019)

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Join us for 6 days of non-stop fun in vibrant New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz! Saturday 18th May 2019 - Arrive New Orleans Upon arrival in New Orleans you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Dinner will be arranged for your first night in this vibrant city. Sunday 19th May - New Orleans French Quarter Tour This morning we will begin our tour of the French Quarter, including Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, The Cabildo, Pirates Alley, William Faulkner House, Tenessee Williams House and lots more. The afternoon will be spent at your leisure. Maybe you will go for a wander round the French Market, or relax in a coffee shop and try the delicious Beignets. Monday 20th May - New Orleans Whitney & Laura Plantation Tour Today we will do the Whitney and Laura Plantation Tour. Your evening meal will be arranged in The Famous Frenchman Street. Tuesday 21st May - New Orleans Free Day / Jazz Cruise Today you will spend the day at your leisure, we will then leave early evening for the Jazz Cruise down the Mississippi River. Wednesday 22nd May - New Orleans Free Day Free day for further exploration or shopping. Thursday 23rd May - Depart New Orleans Today you will get your flight back to your final destination or maybe add on our tour to New York? – Details available: http://bit.ly/NewyorkMayBankHolidays INCLUSIONS:- - Airport transfers (if travelling on suggested flights) - 5 nights accommodation at a three star hotel sharing a twin room on a room only basis (single supplement €425.00) - Walking tour of French Quarter - Whitney and Laura plantation tour - Jazz River Cruise TRIP COST: €1150 based on sharing a twin room. ***Flights not included*** Do not book your flights until we have a minimum of 5 people. Tours without flights are TTA bonded. DEPOSIT: To secure your place on the trip, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of €175 via Bank transfer or Paypal. **Kindly RSVP if interested to join this tour. We will send you a link to make the deposit. If we don’t receive your deposit within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and your space will be released.** By paying a deposit you will agree to the following cancellation policies: http://bit.ly/BookingandCancellationPolicy A Visa is required for USA but most nationalities are eligible to apply for an online ESTA - which is an electronic visa and the process is very quick. You must have a minimum of 6 months validity on your passport from the date of arrival. Travel insurance is essential Please note that a check-in time of 14.00 is typical at most hotels. If you are arriving on an early flight, please let us know if you would like the room to be booked from the night before (for an additional cost) to ensure that the room is available for you when you arrive. It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will ensure that you are kept updated of any changes. This trip is in collaboration with Solo Travellers ltd. (https://www.solo-travellers.com/). You can expect a nice group of 8 to 20 travellers who are internationally minded, mostly professional singles and mainly ladies between the ages of 35 and 60. We look forward to hosting you!

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