CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam (July 12)

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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby Mister Y » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:00 pm

Dirk wrote:
Mister Y wrote:... see you in Amsterdam ! Thanks everybody for the Tour/Ticket-Info ...

Greetings from Bochum, Germany!
You'll go there too? Intersting! Me, a firend and I are going to the Amsterdam Concert as well, and we are from Bochum, too!
Probaby there will be a lot of Germans from the "Deep West" in Amsterdam ...

... btw, the Westergasfabriek looks like "Industriekultur" ... ;)

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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby mikes » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:43 pm

Hello. I have just bought 2 tickets to the Weterpark performance in Amsterdam which looks like the easiest place for me to get in Europe. Could anyone familiar with the place give some hints such as the time to get there before the show, sitting arrangements etc. Thanks Mike
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby Dirk » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:29 am

Mister Y wrote:
Dirk wrote:
Mister Y wrote:... see you in Amsterdam ! Thanks everybody for the Tour/Ticket-Info ...

Greetings from Bochum, Germany!
You'll go there too? Intersting! Me, a firend and I are going to the Amsterdam Concert as well, and we are from Bochum, too!
Probaby there will be a lot of Germans from the "Deep West" in Amsterdam ...

... btw, the Westergasfabriek looks like "Industriekultur" ... ;)

Maybe there are more people from the deep west... The area looks nice, it reminds me on the Jahrhundertpark in Bochum!
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby Mister Y » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:02 pm

Dirk wrote: Maybe there are more people from the deep west... The area looks nice, it reminds me on the Jahrhundertpark in Bochum!
Exactly ! Leonard Cohen should play at Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum ! I could go there by bike :) "Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen" would be a good choice, too! These former industrial parks are nice venues !
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby Dirk » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:25 pm

Mister Y wrote:
Dirk wrote: Maybe there are more people from the deep west... The area looks nice, it reminds me on the Jahrhundertpark in Bochum!
Exactly ! Leonard Cohen should play at Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum ! I could go there by bike :) "Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen" would be a good choice, too! These former industrial parks are nice venues !
I can go to Jahrhunderthalle by foot. Gelsenkirchens Amphitheatre is nice as well. But seriously, maybe he's performing there in the frame of the Ruhrtriennale! That would be fantastic!
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby ways_of_escape » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:09 am

mm i don't get it... :shock:

all the amsterdam tickets are the same price, because it's all standing?
so actually, there's no difference between the tickets, and the ones who'll get first to the venue will be the closest to the stage?

correct me if i'm wrong..

and - does anybody have an idea how many tickets do they have left?
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby Mister Y » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:14 pm

ways_of_escape wrote: all the amsterdam tickets are the same price, because it's all standing?
so actually, there's no difference between the tickets, and the ones who'll get first to the venue will be the closest to the stage?
That's it. These are general admission tickets. I suppose it's an open air concert ("Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek" is an area, not a building) - so there will be a lot of tickets available.
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby Machiavelli » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:20 pm

Finally, i've got my ticket!
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby drsing » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:14 pm

Mister Y wrote:
ways_of_escape wrote: all the amsterdam tickets are the same price, because it's all standing?
so actually, there's no difference between the tickets, and the ones who'll get first to the venue will be the closest to the stage?
That's it. These are general admission tickets. I suppose it's an open air concert ("Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek" is an area, not a building) - so there will be a lot of tickets available.
For more information about July 12 Amsterdam look also at this Dutch website and the FAQ's:

:roll: http://www.liveatwesterpark.nl/ :roll:

( I can help you to translate from Dutch into English.) :shock:
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby kejko » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:24 pm

Hi,

Don't know if this is still of very much use to samjerram or anybody else, but I just checked and it seems the Amsterdam concert is not yet sold out( I'm Dutch but my tickets are for the Nice concert!). Anyway, here's the necessary vocabulary:
Rang 1= First rank (not first row! I don't really see what they mean here, since all places semme to be at the same price and there's no seats anyway); Excl. Servicekosten = reservation/postage costs not included ; Normaal = normal (as opposed to:) ; Verzekerd = with cancellation insurance ; Rolstoelplaats = place for wheelchair ; (boeken via 0900-3001250 45 cpm) = for reservations dial phone number... , cost: 45 cents/minute (that's not from abroad, I guess!). International access number to Holland is 0031. (You probably mustn't dial the first 0 in 0900). Good luck!
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby sheilamckenzie » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:53 am

Although there are no seats provided can anyone tell me if it is accepatable to take along folding seats to this concert. Or will there be sufficient space to sit on the grass with a rug?........As with many L.C. fans we have reached the age where standing for a full concert plays havoc with the arthritis!
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby loulou » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:44 am

Sheila,
I had a look at the FAQ and i think it says that you can't take chairs but you can take a picnic blanket (but I don't properly speak dutch, just german & english, so I might have not gotten that spot on) - would a dutch speaker be so kind to check that please :?:
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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby Maarten » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:27 pm

Loulou (and Sheila),

You are right: chairs are forbidden, but you can bring picnic-blankets along. Disabled persons can mail to infowesterpark@mojo.nl if they want to bring a chair or so... Perhaps being "very very old" is a good reason for bringing a chair aswell...? You can always try mailing them...

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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby rega3 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:35 pm

Hi All,

Will be visiting Amsterdam for the first time to see Leonard in concert.

He has recently just played three nights in Dublin, but unfortunately my wife felt unwell, so we had to leave early, so rectified the situation by deciding to go to Amsterdam instead!

Looking forward to it immensely.

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Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Postby Jim Williams » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:26 am

Hi, Folks. A question to those who know Westerpark. Taking into account 'getting a good spot' etc., how early do I need to arrive at Westerpark - several hours earlier or just in time for the show? I'm keen to visit a gallery/museum or two on the same day, but making the most of the LC experience comes first.
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