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Netherlands September 2015

Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:38 pm

As Germany didn't happen, I thought I would propose another cheaper and simpler Euro trip. Walibi Holland has the incredible Goliath Intamin hyper, and Efteling has the awesome new B&M dive coaster opening; Baron 1898.

Friday 18/09/15 - Drive to Folkestone, take Eurotunnel to Calais, drive to hotel near Walibi Holland.
Saturday 19/09/15 - Walibi Holland
Sunday 20/09/15 - Efteling then drive home


- Stay in budget but nice hotel nearby - allow £100.00pp max
- Eurotunnel - currently £116.00 per car, split between however many people
- Park entry for both around 65 Euros / £50.00
- Get drunk on both nights in a random bar

Eurostar and petrol can be split between people sharing cars.

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Baffles
Tim
Katie
Paul
Michelle
Stephen
Laura
Tom
Blythe
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Re: Netherlands May 2014

Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:08 pm

Noticed Efteling have a rather handy page detailing when certain rides and attractions will be closed for maintenance. Might be handy to look at when deciding on dates for the trip: http://www.efteling.co.uk/EN/thepark/at ... rhoud.html

Do we know exactly when Baron 1898 is opening as I can only find 'Summer 2015' quoted which is rather vague.
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Re: Netherlands May 2014

Tue May 12, 2015 9:26 am

Yep, good for me.
Likewise I could do with knowing sooner than later, so that I can book the Friday off. :)
 
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Re: Netherlands September 2014

Fri May 22, 2015 8:48 am

Depending on when your thinking off doing it, i may be interested. If its may than its a no, but if its towards middle/end september than i should be able to do it!
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Re: Netherlands September 2014

Fri May 22, 2015 9:18 am

Dom wrote:
Depending on when your thinking off doing it, i may be interested. If its may than its a no, but if its towards middle/end september than i should be able to do it!

The original plan was May (hence the reply titles), but it has now been changed to September, with the proposed dates in Baffles' first post.
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Fri May 22, 2015 9:38 am

Thanks Lewis. Completely missed that

Edit: the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk is coming up at £67 for a return for a car with 4 people.
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Fri May 22, 2015 10:02 am

This is a potential yes for me, I'm off work 7th-20th Sept so finances depending I may be able to come along!
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Fri May 22, 2015 10:50 am

I would love to make this, but transport will be a major issue. Looking to have taken my driving test by then but even then, I still won't have a car. Maybe another time :P
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Fri May 22, 2015 11:39 am

Dan C wrote:
I would love to make this, but transport will be a major issue. Looking to have taken my driving test by then but even then, I still won't have a car. Maybe another time :P


I'm sure that there will be some car sharing going on as it will reduce the costs for everyone. Maybe try and jump in with someone coming near your way?

The more people going the better! :)
 
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Fri May 22, 2015 11:52 am

I would need a car share, so if anyone is likely to have space, please think of me.
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Fri May 22, 2015 12:09 pm

Tom-TT wrote:
Dan C wrote:
I would love to make this, but transport will be a major issue. Looking to have taken my driving test by then but even then, I still won't have a car. Maybe another time :P


I'm sure that there will be some car sharing going on as it will reduce the costs for everyone. Maybe try and jump in with someone coming near your way?

The more people going the better! :)


I might look into that as a possibility! :)
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Fri May 22, 2015 3:25 pm

I can't make this whatsoever, if anyone wants me I will be sobbing in the corner of the SB :lol
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Sat May 23, 2015 11:02 pm

I'm in Florida so won't be making this sadly.

Have fun though guys :)
 
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Sun May 24, 2015 12:48 pm

Oh this sounds like a great trip, but I've booked holiday off between 5th - 20th Sept, what are the chances something might happen on the Sunday so we couldn't get back on the Monday? If it was a week or two earlier it would be perfect!
 
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Mon May 25, 2015 3:50 pm

I'm very interested in attending and can make the dates. Only thing is, I would need a carshare (I'm based in Coventry and London, can be flexible though) as i'm also taking my test the week before, but even if I pass I also won't have my car until around my birthday in October. :(
 
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:02 pm

Have updated the who's coming list and plan to book this after payday at the end of July.
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Re: Netherlands September 2015

Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:11 pm

I have now booked this - see the following:

Le Shuttle
Friday 18th September departing Folkstone at 11.20am
Sunday 20th September departing Calais at 20:50pm

Friday and Saturday 18th & 19th September - Cottage at Walibi World
https://www.walibi.nl/en/stay-night/cottages
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