Autumn Camp 2004

Autumn camp in Markelo ("What makes 17 Sept so different to justify an exclusion from autumn? (Autumn starts 23 Sept)"): FFII/Vrijschrift supporters meeting.

During the weekend from September 17 to September 20, people from FFII and Vrijschrift meet in Markelo.

Markelo is the south half of the Municipality Hof van Twente (the Garden of Twente), which is near the city of Enschede in the Dutch region Twente (German info which itself is the south half of the Provence Overijssel at the center-eastern border of the Netherlands

Markelo is only a few minutes away from major highways and only 10 km of Bus travel from the train station Holten

On this Map click on the red highway (A1) roughly halfway between Amelo and Deventer, and you'll see Markelo on the bottom.

The meeting will be held in the farmhouse next to the Romantik Restaurant & Hotel 'In de Kop'ren Smorre' (Pictures The main target for the camp is to meet in real life with one another.

There's a room in the farmhouse that can be used for workshops, etc by about 30-50 people. The restaurant next door also contains some rooms, that might be useful. And it will be handy for food, etc.

In the farmhouse, there is an @home broadband internet connection (4 Mbit down, 512k up) and I will make sure there is a 10 mbit hub and wifi access point there. That's about it. Please bring your own wiring and further equipment.

Who will be there?

Please register at: AutumnCampMarkeloParticipants


Don't forget to register for a bed if you don't want to sleep in a tent: AutumnCampMarkeloParticipants


If you care for a really luxurous meal, you can have dinner and/or lunch in the restaurant next-door. This is also suitable if you want to bring in your favorite M(E)P. The menu card (in Dutch) :

We will make some special arrangements with the restaurant for those who would like a simple, cheap meal. Further details follow later.

Of course, you can visit the local Pizzeria: Pizzeria Il Campanile +31 547-363297

And there's also a possbility to pick-up Chinese food and there are some snackbars and a petit-restaurant, too.


Feel free to edit the ProgramMarkelo0409 page to add your item.

How to get there

  • By really cheap airline to Niederhein Airport From there are buses for 15 EUR to Nijmegen Note that the bus only runs four times a day during weekdays and three times a day on weekend days and must be prebooked at tel.: +49 (0) 28 37 / 66 55 55, e-mail: (it does not run if there is no demand, and then you are dependent on an expensive taxi service and very bad public transportation). Bus schedule can be found here Train from Nijmegen to Holten by train takes 1:14 and cost EUR 11.50 for a single journey and EUR 21.10 for a return ticket (valid same day only). Same price: "weekendretour", valid from Friday night 19:00 until Monday morning 04:00. From there it's 10 km by Bus 91 to Markelo. The bus runs roughly twice an hour. Its schedule is here: Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

  • Public transportation: by train to station "Holten" and then a further 10 km by bus 91 (7 minutes). You could also go to station "Goor", which is on the same bus line, just slightly further away (9 minutes). The bus runs roughly twice an hour. Its schedule is here: Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday Stop is Larenseweg (indicated on the schedule). Here a comprehensive door to door public transportation travel planner can be found for the entire area of The Netherlands.

Travel by train from Germany:

  • Markelo is close to the Warszawa-Berlin-Amsterdam line (typically change in Deventer). Plan carefully as this connection only runs every two hours, e.g. via this link.

  • Alternatively consider the Eurolines bus

  • For example trains which come from Nürnberg e.g. take this route: Nürnberg-Düsseldorf-Arnhem-Deventer-Holten
  • From Brussels

Further Info

Please contact ArendLammertink : +316 5425 6426

You can also check our irc channels to see if anyone is available: irc:// (Dutch) or irc://

Several castles and castle grounds in the vicinity of Markelo are open to the public and easily accessible from the village.

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