[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Thu Feb 12 13:11:42 EET 2009
On Feb 12, 2009, at 11:54 AM, Quim Gil wrote:

> ext Eugene Antimirov wrote:
>> I can't vote for my Rotterdam 'cos there is
>> actually nothing special to see.
>> Just industrial city, that's all.

My experience was different. Rotterdam is the biggest port in Europe  
and was a target of the Germans in World War II. Consequently it was  
heavily bombed and much of it destroyed. When they rebuilt, the Dutch  
saw an opportunity to showcase architecture and re-plan a city on a  
grand scale. While it is industrial, it has some marvelous spaces and  
some real architectural gems. I think it is a great choice for the  
> Never been to Rotterdam but it is a city known for digital arts events
> with an alternative touch e.g. http://www.deaf07.nl/
> But the first reality check would be: is accommodation more  
> expensive in
> Amsterdam than in another interesting city nearby? "More tourism"  
> means
> sometimes more accommodation offer and more affordable options.

 From my experience the prices are roughly equal, plus one can stay  
closer to the center in Rotterdam. Adam has mostly expensive options  
in the center, unless you chose the Red Light district and that seems  


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