This very rare opportunity to discover the Netherlands' capital in a way you've never seen it before. The anomaly starts in
Amsterdam is one of the top 10 cities in Europe to visit. You’ll get to bike or walk around the city and see it like you’ve never seen it before, but there’s lots to do before and after the anomaly.
Since Amsterdam is such a beautiful place (the inner city is UNESCO World Heritage listed), it's very popular with visitors. We recommend you book your stay as far in advance as you can. As Amsterdam has pretty decent night train connections (see the Dutch Railway webpage on the night net, booking your stay in nearby cities can also be an option.
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If you have any questions (not mentioned in de FAQ below) that you wish answered before deciding to come over, you can contact us at email@example.com. Please do give us a few days to respond, though!
If you haven't heard of Ingress, it's your lucky day. Go to the app store, install Ingress and become Enlightened NOW! Ingress is an augmented reality game that interacts with the world around you. The game revolves around an ongoing battle between the Resistance and the Enlightened, over control of Exotic Matter (XM). The actual game is about capturing ‘portals’ which mark places of interest or interesting objects in the real world. If you have two portals, you can put a link between them (a connected line) if there isn't another link in between. If you have three portals and put links between all three, you'll have a ‘field’ that covers an area measured in ‘mind units’. That is the basic concept, though there are many more aspects, objectives, and ways of playing. If you are new to the game, make sure to join your local Enlightened community for explanations, tips, tricks and the occasional social events!
An anomaly is a specific event within the gameplay of Ingress. Throughout the day on 11 May 2019, both factions will fight over portals in Amsterdam to obtain specific targets. This requires thousands of agents throughout the city, divided into teams, cooperating as one, to save the city of Amsterdam. The battles are usually held from 11:00 to 17:30.
On Friday, Saturday (before and after the event) and Sunday, there will be activities centered around the game, and we particularly look forward to hosting you for some great parties.
Yes, though better still, get them an account! There are no level requirements to join, though there is a significant benefit to be Level 8+.
Excellent idea - there's a lot to do in the city of Amsterdam and surroundings. Just check out iamsterdam.com. More information will be available closer the time of the anomaly to provide all our Enlightened friends with our insider local insights.
The Netherlands has a pretty decent night train net, so it's definitely an option to find another city to spend the night. Hotels in Hilversum or Zaandam for example might be much cheaper, and if you want to combine your visit to Amsterdam with another part of the country (and more uniques!), it's a good opportunity to plan your trip further. For details on the night train, check: https://www.ns.nl/en/travel-information/special-routes/night-trains.html.