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Looking to meet other expats in the Netherlands , socialize and keep fit while having fun at the same time?

Since May 2017, We are organizing regular sport events in Rotterdam and thanks to our members, our events have grown to accommodate Volleyball, Basketball, Football (Soccer), Ping-Pong (Table Tennis) and Badminton. All levels are welcome, we play to have fun, train and develop our skills together within a friendly and enjoyable environment.

Pick your favorite sport or a sport you want to learn, sign up and join our team.

Please read the links below;

Expat Sports Lounge FAQs (https://www.meetup.com/Expat-Sport-Lounge-Rotterdam/about/)

No show and cancellation policy (https://www.meetup.com/Expat-Sport-Lounge-Rotterdam/messages/boards/thread/51226640)

Notifications and joining our meetup events (https://www.meetup.com/Expat-Sport-Lounge-Rotterdam/pages/31828393/Joining_our_meetup_group/)

Volleyball Guidelines and Terms (https://www.meetup.com/Expat-Sport-Lounge-Rotterdam/pages/31828425/Volleyball_Guidelines_and_Terms/)

Expat sport lounge and COVID-19 (https://www.meetup.com/Expat-Sport-Lounge-Rotterdam/pages/31828503/Expat_sport_lounge_and_COVID-19)

Upcoming events (4+)

Expat pick-up half-court Basketball

Sportzaal Noorderhavenkade

*Information on our Covid-19 measurements can be found at the bottom*

Hey basketball enthusiastics,

Welcome to our our basketball MeetUp! 🏀😃

This game is open to all (subject to 20 player limit) and will follow these standard pickup rules:

- Teams (5 in total) are chosen by free throws (4-on-4 with one substitute per team)
- Call your own fouls (no free throws, loose control of ball)
- Play to 11 (1 point per basket) and win by 2 points difference
- Scoring team retains possession of the ball
- Winner stays at their basket
- Playing without laughing is not having played 😉

Date: Saturdays 16:30
Location: Sportzaal Noorderhavenkade (near Blijdorp
Clothing: basketball shoes (brought, not worn outdoors to the gym)/ sport clothing
Cost: €6,00 (costs to be paid up front via tikkie to the event organiser latest 24 hours before the start of the game)

Register now and see you until Saturday!

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IMPORTANT TO READ: THE HOSTS CAN ENFORCE THE FOLLOWING RULES AND BAN ANYONE WHO DOESN'T COMPLY:

01- Don't be late! considering the situation everyone might be in the gym area. so no one can open the door after the start.
02- Remain home if you are ill of have been or was ill in the past 72 hours and put yourself in 14 days self-quarantine.
03- Except while playing volleyball, avoid physical contact and maintain 1.5 metres distance from others. During the game try as much as you can to keep that distance.
04- Wash your hands with disinfectant (bring your own please) or soap upon entering your facilities before start playing and afterward. Try to do it as frequent as possible between games.
05- Bring your own towel and drinking bottle and make sure to mark them to prevent others from using them.
06- Aside from your shoes, it is preferable to change to sports clothes before coming to the Gym if possible. 07- Only 5 people at time are allowed in the changing room. To avoid closed spaces and contact with others sweat, the use of the changing room and showers is not allowed after the games.
08- Avoid touching your face and wiping your sweat with your arm. Use your towel.
09- Cough and sneeze into your elbow and make sure to clean your hands if you didn't mange .Use paper tissues to blow your nose and discard them after use and disinfect your hands.
10- Take home your own stuff, and don't forget to throw away your trash yourself.

Monday expat social volleyball, 7:00.

Sporthall Noorderhavenkade (Blijdorp)

€4.00

*COVID-19 MEASURES are according RIVM website;
https://www.rivm.nl/en/coronavirus-covid-19/frameworks-for-covid-19-measures/generic
*VACCINATION IS REQUIRED

PLEASE READ THE EXPAT SPORT LOUNGE GENERAL GROUP ON THE MAIN PAGE

RSVP RULES:
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Attendance is limited to 28. If the RSVP list fills up please add your name to the waiting list. There are usually a few cancellations. Joining the waiting list ensures that we can notify you when room comes free. In case of cancellation in the last 24 hours please contact Houmam by sending a private message. Three no-shows without notice leads to be banned.

Dress: gym shoes and clothing, no street shoes (must change to gym shoes).
Bring your own towel, water bottle and hand sanitizer.

How to get there: 5 minute walk from Blijdorp metro station or Schieweg tram stop (tram 25), 10 min walk from Central Station, on street paid parking

Contribution: €4 per person for single paid in advance (to cover gym rental and equipment purchases) .
To reduce the amount of administration work needed to organize the weekly volleyball games, we are posting the link for the tikkie in the event comments.

We would like to ask for your collaboration in making a slight change to the payment method:

1. CHECK YOUR STATUS. Before each game we will move members registered for the event to the GOING list, please check your status. If you have enabled the notification from Meetup, you will get an automatic email notification about that.
2. MAKE THE PAYMENT. If you are on the “GOING” list, look for the tikkie link we post in each event and make the payment at least 24 hours before the event. If the payment is not transferred after the deadline, you will lose your spot.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
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- Make sure you pay and go to the event ONLY if you are marked as “GOING”. As there will be no refund nor a spot if you are still on the waiting list.
- Please make sure to use the tikkie of the exact event you are attending. Every event has a different tikkie, which is necessary for keeping track of the payments.
- If you cannot join, no matter if you are on the going or waiting list, please mark yourself as “NOT GOING” as soon as possible, to give a chance for the other people on the waiting list and for us to have enough time to organize the teams. They will do the same when this happens to them too :)
- If you are on the “GOING” list and cannot make it, just cancel 24 hours before and we will offer you a refund in case you paid. If the cancellation was less then 24 hours before the game you wont be eligible for refund.

Your collaboration will help us save at least 84 tikkie messages each week and allow as many of us as possible to enjoy volley :) Thank you!

Monday expat social volleyball, 8:30.

Sporthall Noorderhavenkade (Blijdorp)

€4.00

*COVID-19 MEASURES are according RIVM website;
https://www.rivm.nl/en/coronavirus-covid-19/frameworks-for-covid-19-measures/generic
*VACCINATION IS REQUIRED

PLEASE READ THE EXPAT SPORT LOUNGE GENERAL GROUP ON THE MAIN PAGE

RSVP RULES:
--------------------
Attendance is limited to 28. If the RSVP list fills up please add your name to the waiting list. There are usually a few cancellations. Joining the waiting list ensures that we can notify you when room comes free. In case of cancellation in the last 24 hours please contact Houmam by sending a private message. Three no-shows without notice leads to be banned.

Dress: gym shoes and clothing, no street shoes (must change to gym shoes).
Bring your own towel, water bottle and hand sanitizer.

How to get there: 5 minute walk from Blijdorp metro station or Schieweg tram stop (tram 25), 10 min walk from Central Station, on street paid parking

Contribution: €4 per person for single paid in advance (to cover gym rental and equipment purchases) .
To reduce the amount of administration work needed to organize the weekly volleyball games, we are posting the link for the tikkie in the event comments.

We would like to ask for your collaboration in making a slight change to the payment method:

1. CHECK YOUR STATUS. Before each game we will move members registered for the event to the GOING list, please check your status. If you have enabled the notification from Meetup, you will get an automatic email notification about that.
2. MAKE THE PAYMENT. If you are on the “GOING” list, look for the tikkie link we post in each event and make the payment at least 24 hours before the event. If the payment is not transferred after the deadline, you will lose your spot.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
-----------------------------------
- Make sure you pay and go to the event ONLY if you are marked as “GOING”. As there will be no refund nor a spot if you are still on the waiting list.
- Please make sure to use the tikkie of the exact event you are attending. Every event has a different tikkie, which is necessary for keeping track of the payments.
- If you cannot join, no matter if you are on the going or waiting list, please mark yourself as “NOT GOING” as soon as possible, to give a chance for the other people on the waiting list and for us to have enough time to organize the teams. They will do the same when this happens to them too :)
- If you are on the “GOING” list and cannot make it, just cancel 24 hours before and we will offer you a refund in case you paid. If the cancellation was less then 24 hours before the game you wont be eligible for refund.

Your collaboration will help us save at least 84 tikkie messages each week and allow as many of us as possible to enjoy volley :) Thank you!

Expat pick-up half-court Basketball

Gymzaal Klein Coolstraat

*Information on our Covid-19 measurements can be found at the bottom*

Hey basketball enthusiastics,

Welcome to our our basketball MeetUp! 🏀😃

This game is open to all (subject to 16 player limit), but will follow these standard pickup rules:

- Teams (4 in total) chosen by free throws (3-on-3 with one substitute per team)
- Call your own fouls (no free throws, loose control of ball)
- Play to 11 (1 point per bucket) and win by 2 points difference
- Scoring team retains possession of the ball
- Winner stays on the field
- Playing without laughing is not having played 😉

Date: Tuesday evening 19:30 Location: Klein Coolstraat (5 minutes walk from Rotteram CS)
Clothing: basketball shoes (brought, not worn outdoors to the gym)/ sport clothing
Cost: € 3,00 (costs to be paid up front via tikkie to the event organiser latest 24 hours before the start of the game)

Looking forward to seeing you inside, register now!

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IMPORTANT TO READ: THE HOSTS CAN ENFORCE THE FOLLOWING RULES AND BAN ANYONE WHO DOESN'T COMPLY:

01- Don't be late! considering the situation everyone might be in the gym area. so no one can open the door after the start.
02- Remain home if you are ill of have been or was ill in the past 72 hours and put yourself in 14 days self-quarantine.
03- Except while playing basketball, avoid physical contact and maintain 1.5 metres distance from others. During the game try as much as you can to keep that distance.
04- Wash your hands with disinfectant (bring your own please) or soap upon entering your facilities before start playing and afterward. Try to do it as frequent as possible between games.
05- Bring your own towel and drinking bottle and make sure to mark them to prevent others from using them.
06- Aside from your shoes, it is preferable to change to sports clothes before coming to the Gym if possible. 07- Only 5 people at time are allowed in the changing room. To avoid closed spaces and contact with others sweat, the use of the changing room and showers is not allowed after the games.
08- Avoid touching your face and wiping your sweat with your arm. Use your towel.
09- Cough and sneeze into your elbow and make sure to clean your hands if you didn't mange .Use paper tissues to blow your nose and discard them after use and disinfect your hands.
10- Take home your own stuff, and don't forget to throw away your trash yourself.
11- make sure to have a valid Corona QR Code when participating

Past events (1,025)

Thursday expat social volleyball, 7:00.

Sporthall Noorderhavenkade (Blijdorp)

€4.00

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