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Family celebration with business relations on the most beautiful day of 2019

"We were having Christmas dinner when my youngest son of 9 years said: Next year we’re turning 200 years old altogether! Then I decided; we’re throwing a party!”

Hans Slager is a real family and businessman, lives in Rotterdam and works near Eventlocation Boompjes. He has known the location for years and thinks the Boompjeskade is the most beautiful part of Rotterdam. After already spending some time with the thoughts of organizing something festive, it is his youngest son Axel who comes with the first move.
A party to celebrate the family is turning 200 years altogether in 2020 requires a bit of preparation. The first thing the family thinks about is; "how are we going to celebrate, when are we going to celebrate and above all where are we going to celebrate." The starting point is a family party but Hans also likes the idea to combine this with the business. Some clients he has known for years and he has a good relationship with them. For this mixed group of people you have to have a good location. The family had soon decided that it had to be a location in Rotterdam with a good accessibility where you can welcome a large group of people. "I inquired within my network and quickly came to Ron Sterk. Ron responded enthusiastically and suggested as owner of Boompjes to look at the possibilities at his location. He brought me in contact with the Location Manager.”
During the site visit, the date and details of the event were discussed. Everyone shared their ideas and so they came up with an amusing programming. “I noticed that the Location Manager immediately sensed our intention and also came up with good ideas. She translated our wishes into a concrete proposal with catering, decoration and entertainment ”.
Six months after the family was gathering at the Christmas dinner, the day is finally there. Family and business relationships come together on June 1, 2019. Axel gloats and has plenty of room to fool around with his friends. "The atmosphere was great! Everyone had a drink and a bite. The kids were entertained by a streetdance/breakdance workshop. The family was gathered and the people from the office had the opportunity to make contact with our customers in a formal way."
For the event, an informal barbecue was chosen, which would also take place on the terrace. The terrace of the Boompjes is not normally covered but with our supplier we arranged a stretch tent.

"It was actually a ‘bad weather plan’ but it was a lovely summer day and the stretch tent therefore served as sun protection. In addition, you created an intimate atmosphere. It really is the best thing ever!" After the reception and dinner, DJ WLM starts the party with a bang. "Many music tracks were requested. The night flew by. The party started and there's been a lot of dancing and chattering".
The party continued until late in the evening. Therefore, the day after the event Axel sleeps in. Once awake it is time to unwrap gifts.
"We had asked the guests not to bring a gift but to make a donation to the Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation. Still, most of them had brought a little something. Thanks to the donations to the charity, we were able to hand over a beautiful cheque. This enabled the BBBS foundation to realize a great activity for children who grow up under difficult circumstances.”
Through the event, the family has a beautiful memory that they often remember. Also from a business point of view it has paid off. "The employees in the office now have a different connection with the customers because they have met them in an informal way. You notice that this has a positive effect when a secretary is now in contact with a customer."