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CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam (July 12)

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:27 am
by Dirk
Hi,
I am from germany and the nearest gig would be the one in Amsterdam. But what kind of Venue is the Westerdam??? I couldn't figure it out! Can somebody help me to find the venue to book tickets?
Dirk

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:27 pm
by The Good Son
I'm from Amsterdam, and I don't think I ever heard of a "Westerdam". I think it should be "Westerpark".
That's a park where there are often concerts and other events.

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:46 pm
by Dirk
The Good Son wrote:I'm from Amsterdam, and I don't think I ever heard of a "Westerdam". I think it should be "Westerpark".
That's a park where there are often concerts and other events.
Ah, Thanks a lot!, that sounds more senseful! I have found out that Westerdam is a ship for cruises... So'll check out Westerpark! If I'll get more info I'll post it here!

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:47 pm
by Menni
Yes, it must be Westerpark, all kinds of concerts there this summer.. I'll be moving to Amsterdam before July and my parents (who probably wanna go as well) live right around the corner of the park. What a year, unbelievable!

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:21 pm
by rvandewiel
Perhaps it is the "Westergasfabriek" , a building on the Westerpark? Or is that too smal?

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:39 pm
by Menni
That wouldn't make sense.. If for some reason Leonard would be performing indoors in Amsterdam, the venue would probably be Carré or something like that. Nope, I guess it's the festival setting.

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:00 pm
by Machiavelli
Most likely Westerpark indeed.

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:12 am
by s.p.fletcher
rvandewiel wrote:Perhaps it is the "Westergasfabriek" , a building on the Westerpark? Or is that too smal?
i think that means factory

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:18 am
by Dirk
No news about a concert in Westerpark yet....

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:24 am
by tomsakic
It is Westerpark, Jarkko wrote somewhere last night that the names of some venues were corrected.

Now, is it in Amsterdam? AEG Live website ( http://aeglive.com/tourdates.php?id=177 ... type=event ) says "Amsterdam, Romania" :shock: :lol: :roll: Haha, somebody in the agency isn't quite good in European geography.

I just hope they're planning it better than a small indie US band I wont' name, which made its European tour itinerary using the Google maps, and after that they tried to go with the bus from Scandinavia to Croatia in 2 days (they were just 2 days late for the gig. That's a true story.)

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:24 am
by tomsakic
Ahh, AEG website has corrected the names - now it does say "Amsterdam, NDL - Westerpark".

Re: What is the Westerdam in Amsterdam??

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:31 am
by Raycords
I hope it's an inside venue, as it's more intimate and the sound is better.
Saw some of the "Live at Westerpark" concerts last year and the sound was not so great.
So let it be the Westergasfabriek, but Carre/Paradiso/Vredenburg will also do nicely.

Can't wait to see Leonard, he's on top of my "must-see" artists for years.

Cheers Ray

Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:59 pm
by Raycords
Ticketservice announces;

http://www.ticketmaster.nl/html/evinfo. ... 81&l=NL&C=

For non-Dutchies;

Ticketsale will start at Saturday March 15 th at 10.00 AM CET

Cheers Ray

Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:01 pm
by The Good Son
http://www.liveatwesterpark.nl/

That's the Westerpark-site, just click on LC's name and it says: sale starts 15 March at 10.00 AM , that would be 9.00 AM GMT I think.
I fear this is an outdoor gig, but will off course try to get tickets none the less.
As I'm only 19 and discovered Leonard only last year, this will be the first time I'll see and hear him live.

Good luck to everyone getting tickets!

Re: Amsterdam, Westerpark, July 12

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:03 pm
by samjerram
Any Dutch Leonard Cohen fans out there? I have just been on the Dutch ticketmaster site as I'm hoping to come to the Amsterdam concert. Can anyone tell me what 'Rang 1 (Excl. Servicekosten) € 59 Normaal € 59 Verzekerd' and 'Rolstoelplaats (boeken via 0900-3001250 45 cpm) € 59 Normaal € 59 Verzekerd' means?

Many thanks - would be very much appreciated! :)

Sam