March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

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Amsterdam

Post by GoldCircle » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:29 pm

So, as it happens, I'll be spending a few day in Amsterdam shortly.

I've taken a look over my Jasmer gaps and I can see a number of targets there; there's a a virtual here and there which are always nice - and a webcam.

Has anyone any further suggestions for fun, interesting or unusual caches?
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Re: Amsterdam

Post by diosma1 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:04 pm

Well, have never been there myself, but if you have the time this one looks like a fun one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYfquPnJrY4

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Re: Amsterdam

Post by THE_Chris » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:31 pm

Heres a few...

http://coord.info/GC198 <- January 2001 Jasmer.
http://coord.info/GC2TJKV <- Crazy number of favourite points. I could see the hide, but sadly construction works made me DNF. One of only 19 in over 8,000 visits.
http://coord.info/GCH623 <- Nice little virtual but bear in mind what you're looking for isn't at the co-ordinates, its quite a distance away (~100m if I remember). You have to find it, but its quite neat when you do see it. There are much better co-ords in the listing.
http://coord.info/GC921 <- I want to do this one. If you have time, hire one and go for it. I passed this location pre-caching. Raging.

Don't stay here - http://www.tripadvisor.ie/Hotel_Review- ... vince.html - its a hole of a place. I did. I stayed there before I knew about Tripadvisor. If only I'd known...

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Post by Doug.G » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:40 am

I have done all 4 that Chris recommends above... and he is spot-on... all are great. But in particular GC921 - which you need to access via boat (or a *paddle*-boat as was the case with me). Refer pics in log entry below.

http://coord.info/GLA6M2J4

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Re: Amsterdam

Post by Blue Jay » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:39 pm

Yep - great fun at that one - it was a jasmer for us too.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx ... 4c3d70e40a

We must all be on the same page - we did those 4 too. The co-ords for the Woodman virtual are way out - check other logs.

I really liked the multi around the Red Light district too, and the multi about the Alms houses.

We rented a fab houseboat it you're looking for somewhere to stay............ oh & highly recommend hiring bikes - great way to get around Amsterdam.

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Re: Amsterdam

Post by GoldCircle » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:38 pm

Great recommendations - and log photos! 8)

We shall be staying with brother, Freebeds Van Gold Shircle :lol:

The Netherlands certainly has some rich pickings for the Irish Jasmer minded cacher and trip over to Germany (for the Christmas markets, you understand :mrgreen: ) might be on the cards too...
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Re: Amsterdam

Post by Blue Jay » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:54 pm

Ah we too are staying with our friend Freebeds Van Appleface Von BlueJay when we visit the same Christmas markets next week in Nuremberg :D :D :D
Isn't it far from Christmas markets we were all reared :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Amsterdam

Post by THE_Chris » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:16 pm

I'll be visiting the Christmas Markets in Hyde Park govnah. Cor bloimey.

And the local council had better have returned the concrete monument I need information from to the Jasmer location I need.

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