Location just next to The “New” Church of The Hague which dates back to 1658
Birdies were necessary to keep the tweeps focussed
Excellent sandwiches and soup by Pavlov
KeesBteA had had his hair sharply coiffured for the occasion.
The Organizing Trio. Thanks!
Twitterlunch The Hague
Yesterday Dutch Government resigned after Geert Wilders withdrew his support for the minority Government led by Mark Rutte. Today there was a big debate in Parliament here in The Hague whether or not to have new elections and before or after the summer holidays…
But for me the most important event of the day was the Twitterlunch in the Hague, organized by Amsterdam Based Event Queen @Puur, together with the The Hague based @filosoof and @1espresso who organized a 070 Twitterlunch in Pavlov
As always when I go to such events, it is good to see that apart from their actual looks or sizes, the characters of those who act on line – in this case twitter – and who dare to attend such events are generally in line with the impressions they give you online. A nice feel of meeting old friends even with the ones you haven’t met before yet.
The venue Pavlov is excellently located for such event and they did their best to accommodate everyone.
And the best of all? Hardly anyone’s attention distracted by a mobile. Tweeps were communicating In Real Life;-)
The best compliment for The Hague? @Puur commented: “Where can you find a city where surfers are walking in the city center with their surfboard under their arm?”
Interested in the photoset? Here it is on my Flickr Account.
It was an animated event and will certainly be repeated.
Why the by 020?
Oh yes and why the by 020 in the title to this post? The fact that it was someone based in Amsterdam who took the initiative…a telling tale…while there are many people involved in social media and active on Twitter in or from The Hague and many events in the Hague…maybe a bit sleepy mentality? I do agree, but my motto is always: “You should sleep in The Hague and Party in Amsterdam” The exception of a well organized event proves it;-)