The show was held in the Nieuwegein Business
Centre, just south of Utrecht. It has to be said that IPMS Netherlands did an
outstanding job of setting up an amazing model show, holding a National
Competition and then clearing the venue again - all in one day !
In honour of our hosts, we set up a central theme of
"Dutch Aerobatic Teams", on an orange table covering.
There are 75 models on the whole display.
Although a relatively small event for a "National
Show", there were a lot of both club displays and traders, as well as
International involvement from not only ourselves and other IPMS(UK) Branches,
but also modellers from the Czech Republic and Poland too. It attracted an
excellent number of visitors through the doors, which is always good to see.
Overall, there was a great atmosphere, really friendly and relaxed.
Saturday evening after the show, we went out for a
very enjoyable dinner with our Dutch hosts - and because it was only a one-day
show, they also escorted us on a visit to the nearby Soesterburg Air Base, home
to the Dutch Air Force Museum, the following day.