CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

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CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by Norman D. Landings » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:56 pm

Anybody up for it?
Transport options under consideration, aiming to go at least one day before to make a weekend of it.

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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by Jeremy » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:28 pm

Peeler planned to take three weeks to get there and back so he could fit a drink or two in

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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by Peeler » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:32 pm

It was my initial thought.... 🍻

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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:13 am

All very well, but what's the pie situation like?

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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by levied troop » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:19 am

Yes, definitely want to go this year, good show and interesting city.
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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by levied troop » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:19 am

And will want to do full weekend, Friday to Monday. Might even remember to join Antwerp’s bike scheme this time round.
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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by Norman D. Landings » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:28 pm

Here are the transport options:

1: Fly direct to Antwerp.
Direct flights from London City (Cityjet) and London Southend (FlyBe) only.

2: Fly to Brussels.
Direct flights from: Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle.
Train Brussels/Antwerp: 45mins


Ferry:
Zeebrugge or Rotterdam: sail from Hull, 1hr 20mn drive.
(Technically Dunkirk is closer, but you have to sail from Dover and the Dunkirk-Antwerp drive actually takes longer.)

Train: leave from St Pancras, change at Brussels, three hours total, 8 trains a day.

Thoughts?

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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by grizzlymc » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:36 pm

I thought that you would arrive in a palanquin carried by three shifts each of three Coronavirus immune minotaurs.

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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by levied troop » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:19 pm

My thoughts would be:
A. Fly from Edinburgh as it’s fastest and cheapest for me. That train time from Brussels looks a little suspect - it was about 20minutes from Brussels Central and I don’t think the airport is much further away.

B. Train to St Pancras, Eurostar to Brussels, local train to Antwerpen Centrale. Slower and more expensive, but no weight limits coming back :D and it saves the planet for future generations.

Will have a look at costs but I fancy the Eurostar, it’s fun.

I’ve done two hotels in previous years, one next to the station in the centre of town and one next to the venue. Both were fine for after-hours recreation and the venue is only 20 minutes walk from the centre of town anyway. But we have to do the Cock-Nose Jesus bar, even if only for a swift half!
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Re: CRISIS: Antwerp, Sat Nov 7th

Post by Jeremy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:48 pm

I’m sorely tempted if it’s next year. I’ve already got commitments this year

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