CS newsletter for the Netherlands
Draft 1st newsletter
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- meer inhoud zoals een inleidende tekst
- Interview met couchsurfer
- trivia / weetjes
- meer aankondigingen / verslagen
- 1 Past meetings
- 2 Future meetings
- 3 Community uitgelicht/place unknown
- 4 Interview
- 5 tips / trivia
- 6 foto couch
CSinterklaas Rotterdam 2009
We asked some people what they will do with the presents Sinterklaas gave them
Sam: give it to a boy I know very well
Paul: I am going to put coins in it
Sagnik: I will break this puzzle tonight, before I go to sleep
Sinterklaas Pastry Extravaganza!
Part of the Sinterklaas Event in the last weekend of November was the Sinterklaas Pastry Extravaganza!
For this meeting 21 people signed up but at the day itself about 10 people showed up. So did the Wizzard of Oss who is writing this article.
As we arrived the hoster of this event hosted by Maartje had already some tea ready. The forecast told that it would be raining a lot that day so everybody was happy to be at this workshop not having to do sightseeing in the rain. After finishing the Tea we all had to get to work.
In the work we made pepernoten wich is good for getting Dirty hands and a good view on the recipe.
In the end after all our work we managed to prepare: Pepernoten and Cookies The Horse of Sinterklaas that was very tired A flag (guess from wich countr) Meat and a present vegetarian meat;-) Fresh big pepernoten Linda liked to color her Fingers A bored Couchsurfer with die sick dogs of the host Maybe someone was killed there. Bet when seeing this Pepernot Everybody was happy again.
Afterall everybody liked it and as the group was small made this beeing a very cosy meeting as a part of the Sinterklaas event in Rotterdam.
Sinterklaas in Utrecht
Sinterklaas was all over the Utrecht community for several days this year. It all started with the monthly meeting of friday december 4th where Sinterklaas left some nice presents for some. When Sinterklaas himself showed up it appeared that Utrecht has the honor of the very politicly correct Zwarte Klaas and Witte Piet who were quite will to give all those naughty couchsurfers some decent spanking. After that is was time to say goodbye to Graham in Utrecht-style, so with something to write on, this time a table-cloth. On Pakjesavond (the evening of december 5th) Sinterklaas was too busy for us, so we had to make our sinterklaascandy ourselves. Luckily Sint managed to come back from Spain on the 8th to attend the surprise-evening of the Dutch lessons in Utrecht.
In April 2010 there is about a SMALL CS meeting to Happen in and around 's-Hertogenbosch (also known as Den Bosch)
This meeting will be organised as one main eventlocation somewhere in or near 's-Hertogenbosch and several Sub-events during the day.
Check The meetingpage for all details as far as they are ready and signup to the subevents that you like.
In this meeting the following sub-events are part of the plan: - City walk around 's-Hertogenbosch (with all the stories doing it slow this meeting can take op to 4 hours for getting a good view on all the nice details of the city - Canal boat tour in the evening on the canal de Binnendieze (will start at 20:00 or 21:00 u reservation will be confirmed 100% in february) - Main party event in the evening (for gathering together and having fun) - Maybe a walk into the nature the next day.
Checkout the meetingpage for all the details about this nice happening.
Couch Surfing Alaaf! The Netherlands Alaaf! Traveller Alaaf!
CS Crazy Couch Surfing Carnaval in the Maastricht (NL) / Aachen (D) / Belgian village (B) Euregion.
We start on the 11th of February and go on until Ashwednesday on the 17th of February. Note that te official Carnaval days are 14, 15 and 16 February, be sure to stay till Monday, Tuesday or (best!) Ashwednesday! Besides sleeping, on Ashwednesday it’s a custom to go for “haringbijten”, usually with classical music!
All days there is the Carnaval Style Open CS House at Marten’s place, close to the central station and the center; for meeting, disguising and eating! During all days there are Carnaval activities from the end of the morning until deep in the night! Main organizers are Frank ~ inofficial CS Carnaval Ambassador ~ who’s guiding you through the traditions from the morning till midnight, and Marten whom you can follow for Carnaval “the nightlife edition”.
The organizers are giving each square cm, so just the two of us can already host 33 people at the same time!
Jasper: imo we have to say something about those (see also this post in the NL org group: http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=5031&post=4398815#post4512320). Maybe just a link to here might be enough.
Community uitgelicht/place unknown
Who wants to pick one and write something, Amersfoort or Leeuwarden might be an idea?
Who wants to select a couchssurfer and make an interview?
tips / trivia
And tips or trivia?
Ever had massive numbers of people surfing your couch??? Was it ever so full you were afraid that it might break because of the sheer weight pressing on it. The Couchsurfing Newsletter challenges you to top 5 people on one couch. Easy? Proof it!!! Make a nice photograph of hordes of people on the same couch and tell us what happened. The best picture will be selected for the Couchsurfing newsletter volume II.