GCCC – Marine to Meadow

It’s summer, so time for outdoor life. At this time of year GCCC members start being  creative  again in order to prepare for the customary picnic.  This popular event this year will take place on July 23rd.

The ride preceding the picknick at Piet and Ernst’s meadow will lead us through Westland. The start is in Vlaardingen at 1 p.m. and the end at Leidschendam for the picnic. In case bad weather prevents us from eating our food outside we can take shelter in their barn and consume our heathy salads and things and drink a glass of lovely  bubbly or two there. That last thing of course only for those of us who don’t happen to have to drive afterwards!

The route

The route, prepared by our members At and Ron, will take us from the starting point at Vlaardingen in the direction of  the Hook of Holland, to Monster,  The Hague (dir. Kijkduin), Wassenaar (with its beautiful mansions and estates), Voorschoten to our final destination  Leidschendam. Pretty and varied rural and suburban roads; no motorways. Wide vistas and woods, pretty dyke roads offering views of the many greenhouses, so typical of Westland and suburban roads. Lots to see from behind the wheel of your oldtimer. Every type of oldtimer can take part, the roads chosen are wide enough or have ample passing places.


You are expected at a cosy restaurant,  one with nice views of Nieuw Waterweg and its many ships,  between 11:30 and 12:00 h. (members will be informed about the exact location in an e-mail). Coffee/tea will be served to you with lovely pastry. You can take your dog inside too if you want.

Extra members’ meeting

Between 12:30 and 13:00 h. there will be an short extra members’ meeting, for which invitations have already been sent by post. Ballot papers will be provided to our members beforehand.

From about 15:00 h. everyone is welcome in the meadows at Piet and Ernst’s  for a memorable picnic. As usual there will be prizes for the most beautiful outfit or the nicest picnic presentation. So use your creativity and aim for a prize!

Registering for this event was possible until July 16th. The cost of the picnic ride is € 5.50 for members and € 7.50 for guests.

Please note:  GCCC cannot be held responsible for any damage whatsoever.