Haarlem & Amsterdam

Dec 01, 2018,10:45 AM

Not so long ago I had privilege to be invited to Dutch GTG that took place in Haarlem and Amsterdam
OK it was blast...it was savage smile
but here I would like to share few shots of my trip to charming little town next to Amsterdam that gave name to part of my favorite city NY

and fact that during that very GTG one big dude brought with him watch that poisoned me like not many watches before….
you know that feeling when you see watch live...strap it on wrist and bam...your brain is telling you only one sentence...get it...get it...get it smile
but that's material for another post
now let me take you on a trip

When you have this view from your hotel room things look promising

Time to go out and start rockin

Mornin table set up was promising...glass for grappa on table is good sign

From Haarlem we went to Amsterdam where Gassan old diamond cutting house was kind enough to be our host

From their private dock we went with boat to sightseeing of Amsterdam via world famous canals

It was absolutely fabulous
Drinks...chatting...club sandwiches and lot of watches including special guest stars on board...the Horological brothers

Charming place

Charged with rich history that is screaming trade trade trade smile

After canal visit we went off to Gassan where private diamond "school & review" was organized

We learned all about 4 C

and handled some amazing samples

Private viewing room is full of details

and a bit of horology….something is missing here smile

then off to city center to Gassan boutique to look at latest offer of timepieces from all different brands you can imagine

After exhausting afternoon time has come to have some food at exquisite restaurant in center of Haaarlem currently in hands of Michelin star chef

Food was amazing but our hosts made one table only for us smile

Well after...let's say what happens in Haarlem stays in Haarlem….yes bottle was emptied among many others smile

Early flight and sightseeing of Haarlem on way to main train station

Hmmm there is some smoke coming out of building smile smile

Highly recommended place to visit...a charm of a place

Now you obviously ask how savage was GTG...welll let say mornin after dead seagulls were laying on a street smile

Big huge immense thanks to 3 hosts from Netherlands
Till next time

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You were there???

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : December 1st, 2018-10:48
Didn’t notice. Amazing place, really. And yes, let’s leave the things that happened there, stay there. I have some incriminating photos (mostly of myself).

Lol [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 1st, 2018-11:03

LOL 😁 [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 1st, 2018-11:53


 By: Watchonthewrist : December 1st, 2018-12:01

Even less. [nt]

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : December 1st, 2018-12:19

Just a hint about the watch? [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : December 1st, 2018-11:00

Whatyagonnado ,;-)

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 1st, 2018-11:03
No message body

Absolutely dear friend...absolutely!! [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 1st, 2018-12:02

Looks like a great GTG!

 By: NoH : December 1st, 2018-12:19
Haven’t made it to Haarlem, but I get to spend a bit of time in Amsterdam, and really love the city. Looks like you all had a great time there All the best, Niall

Amsterdam =/ Haarlem

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : December 1st, 2018-12:20
Both amazing, but worlds apart.

Yes so I’ve heard.

 By: NoH : December 1st, 2018-12:24
No doubt worth a visit


 By: NoH : December 1st, 2018-13:18

Thanks for looking Niall [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 1st, 2018-12:28


 By: Arie - Mr Orange : December 1st, 2018-12:46
Although my origins are not from Haarlem I have lived their most of my adult life and I do like to call it my home town. So happy you’ve enjoyed it (righteously 😎) so much. I’ll start booking some hotel rooms for 2019. And a personal nurse that will inter... 

Bring blood and liver donors as well [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 1st, 2018-13:01

You evil evil man :)))

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 1st, 2018-13:01
Me neither Yours thankfully D

Next time 🤗 [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : December 1st, 2018-14:03

There is a great museum with a horological connection in Haarlem

 By: scotthounshell : December 2nd, 2018-19:09
Above a watch shop near the city center is the Corrie ten Boom House. There is a really good book written by Corrie called " The Hiding Place" about how she and her watchmaker father hid Jewish people during WWII. If you ever make it to Haarlem again try ... 

Thanks for the tips I will definitely visit Haarlem again

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 3rd, 2018-01:54
and I will look for place you mentioned ThnX D

Glad you like em

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : December 3rd, 2018-01:54
Cheers D