As you may know by now, our traditional home of First Friday Night Drinks, the Apollo Hotel is closed for renovations until December (and we can’t WAIT to see what their new look is going to be!)
We’re so lucky in Almere to have other great venues willing to come on board and take us – so we’re happy to announce our temporary home is none other than the fantastic CafeOp2 on the Stadhuisplein! (Members will still get their first drinks on us).
So why not pop on down to the Stadhuisplein on October 7th at 8pm, check out our temporary digs and enjoy a drink with some amazing people!
In another exciting night of Quiz Night, the Upside Downers were again knocked off their perch by another new team – De Slim Club! With first place taken with 69 points, a clear 11 point margin over second place, is it time to call the days of domination by the Upside Downers ended? Are we seeing a new trend? Only one way to find out? Come along next month and see who will take the title!
It’s been a while since we caught up with everyone, and for that we’re really sorry! Things have been crazy around our offices with the holidays and even some of the board being on holidays across the globe. Thankfully, everyone is back in one piece and we’re excited that 2016 is shaping up to be a great year!
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We’ve updated our events policy and placed a copy on the website and in our Facebook Group so it’s easier for everyone to see. Please take a moment to read through – nothing has changed, but now it’s all in one place.
February is a busy month! Check out the flyer below for all our upcoming activities – but not only do we have First Friday Night Drinks starting back, and our Quiz Night, but our faithful new regular event, the “Buiten Mums Night” is back.
Mark the date as well – February 26th is our AGM. This year we’ve started a dedicated section on our website for the AGM so you’ll be able to see all the information before we start!
Hoping to see you all soon at one of our events,
Gerard and the International Almere team.
What a great night out with the ladies from ABCDE Playgroup! With our very own Tom Cruise-esque cocktail man (You’re the man, Rene!) and his creation ‘The Mums Night Out’ we had a lot of laughs and fun. Thanks again to all who came out and hope to do it again soon!
What an amazing night out in Almere Buiten! October 19th saw us getting together at an old, but favourite haunt of ours – the GrandCafe Seventies Eighties. The night proved to be a popular one, so you’ll now find us there on the second Wednesday of every month. You don’t have to be a mum, or live in Almere Buiten to join us either – the idea just came from a group of Buiten based mums who thought it’d be nice to get out on a weeknight! See you all on November 11th (maybe for a well earned drink after Sint Maarten? )
Meet Gerard, the first bloke in our Getting to Know Us series. Born in arguably the most beautiful of all English counties, Gez (as we lovingly like to call him) like many of us here at International Almere moved to Almere for love. Together with his lovely girlfriend and fellow team mates in the Upsidedowners, Gez is famous for reigning supreme at the hugely popular International Almere Friday Night Quiz.
More about Gez:
Where were you born?
Where have you lived?
Where can we find you online?
What brought you to Almere?
Almere is an interesting and unique city to live in, describe your favourite part of living here.
How have you best been made to feel at home since you arrived?
Where is your favourite place to go out or eat out in the city?
Would you define yourself as an expat, an international, or something entirely different?
How long do you plan on living here for?
Tell us how you found International Almere?
Have you been to any International Almere events? Which was your favourite?
What advice would you offer to others who are thinking of taking the plunge and moving to Almere?
What has been your biggest challenge since arriving in Almere?
If you had to leave tomorrow and could take only one thing – anything – from Almere, what would it be?
What is your favourite Dutch tradition, and how do you celebrate? Do you still celebrate holidays and traditions from your home country?
What do you miss from your homeland?
More in the Getting to Know Us series:
Getting to Know Us: Stephanie Ernst-Milner
Getting to Know Us: Nicole Peetsma-Epker
Getting to Know Us: Carly Bridgeman
Getting to Know Us: Becky Riddle
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Last night we met again to play board games at Filmwijk Buurtcentrum. It’s a very nice buurtcentrum and the free parking and beers for 1.40 help to make this a great alternative location to our other favorite place, Apollo.
Our first International Almere Board Games Night in January was a great success.
We were around 20 people with exotic games like the Dutch card game Klaverjassen, Chinese Mahjongg, a German speed card game Ligretto and a strange KISS version of the classic Monopoly (the band, not the sign of affection). Continue reading Game Fun in Filmwijk
Happy New Year 2012
We hope you all had a lovely holiday and can still move after all the feasting. Now that Christmas is over with, let’s have a look at what’s up in 2012. Continue reading January News: International Board Game Night
Our Friday Night Drinks are an informal meeting of expats in Almere and surrounding areas. We meet up to chat and laugh and now and then it lasts until the wee morning hours. It doesn’t matter if you want to come for the full show or just for half an hour to check us out. The important thing is that you DO come – we love to meet new people!
Every first Friday of the month, the first round of drinks is on our sponsor Apollo Hotel.
Everyone welcome, regardless of what your drink of choice is!