Let’s have a drink!

Let’s have a drink! No, this post is not about buying your favourite liquor (will, maybe it is, it’s up to you 🙂 ). As the next BENL FIRE meetup is proposed for later February or Early March, we wanted to do something in between. So we devised a simple plan…..let’s have a drink!

The Plan?

The plan is rather simple actually, we name a location and venue(s) and you show up. How simple is that? No presentations or formal program for the day, no fees, just fun discussion and something to drink and eat. All at your own discretion of course (i.e. everyone pays for their own food and drinks). We make no reservations anywhere, so be prepared to be flexible.

Let's have a drink!
Let’s have a drink!

Obviously, similar to the meetups, the locations have to be easy to access by public transport, car and/or bicycle. But since we are lazy, we are currently planning to stick to cities in South-Holland so we keep our travel limited.

For this first drink we are proposing the beautiful city Gouda. Yes, from the Cheese (appropriate, isn’t it? You’d almost think we did this on purpose!). Potentially followed by places like Leiden, Haarlem, Delft, the Hague, Rotterdam, etc., if it’s a success (it’s up to you, no pressure).


We love meeting with people that are interested in personal finance, investing and FIRE. Same as you we struggle to find people in our daily lives to chat with, we hope that these informal meetings will help.


Saturday December 30, 2017.

Let's have a drink!
Let’s have a drink!


The plan is to start after lunch at around 14:00 and meet at the “Siroopwafels & Banketbakkerij-Tearoom Van den Berg” in Gouda.

Between 17:00-19:00 we will just walk to the town square to get some dinner or a quick snack. If you want to join, make sure you are at the Tearoom before 17:00.

From about 19:00 onward we will be at beer café “De Goudse Eend”. For details see here: http://www.cafedegoudseeend.nl/


If you want to organise something yourself too, please do! But do let us know, we would love to come.

See you soon!


  1. I’de like to join too. Reader of MMM and several others blogs and until now not able to visit the meetups. I try to be there before 16.00.

  2. Sounds like a solid plan, not too far off as well. We’ll check what time we will be there, somewhere between 14.00 and 17.00, depends a bit on the plans that weekend. But do count us in!

  3. I do like the idea. Especially the beer idea 🙂
    However I think i won’t come to Gouda due to some painting work in our home during that time. Maybe plans change later.

  4. Dude. I so need to get to Holland. One of these days…. I have a friend from Arnhem who lives in Switzerland nowadays. Maybe next summer I’ll convince the Mrs. I need a little getaway.

    Enjoy the meetup!

    1. Thanks Big C! I’m expecting a note when you come this direction. Just don’t plan anything between mid April and mid June, will be on the road travelling through southern Europe.

      1. No plans, just going where the old van will bring us! 🙂
        Life has already begun, you know…. even when FIRE is a priority….

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