Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The North-West Netherlands graticule is at latitude 52, longitude 4 and contains the cities Den Haag, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Alkmaar and Den Helder (and large stretches of the northsea)

So a 50/50 chance of it being in the sea...

Today's Location[edit]

[2016-06-27 Noord West Nederland]

Notable Dates[edit]

Niels earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (52, 4) graticule, here, on 2008-05-23.
  • 2008-05-23: Friday afternoon location reached by Niels
  • 2008-05-24: First Saturday xkcd meetup (4 people)
  • 2008-06-01: Sunday location reached, first Honorable Mention in the Couch Potato Geohash Achievement (1 person) for Celebithil.
  • 2008-07-19: Meetup location reached at 16:00 by Joris.
  • 2008-08-02: Meetup location nearly reached (~200 m distance) at 16:00 by Joris.
  • 2008-08-15: Meetup location nearly reached (~30 m distance) by Joris.
  • 2008-08-16: In Park Groenendaal; reached by Joris.
  • 2008-08-30: Meetup location (almost, <30m) reached by Fijian Scion.
  • 2008-09-10: In the dunes near Noordwijk, reached by Arvid and bz2 and fuzzie.
  • 2009-04-18: Meetup location near Woerden, reached by Jorisslob.
  • 2009-06-20: On farmland near Ter Aar, reached (~100 m) by Joris.
  • 2009-06-27: In Bleiswijk, right next to the HSL railway (Joris).
  • 2010-03-27: In golf park Groendael in Wassenaar. (Joris)
  • 2010-04-10: On farmland near Woubrugge (Joris)
  • 2010-07-12: Side of a street in Zoetermeer, by bicycle (Daksol)
  • 2012-06-30: Burgerveen, where highway A44 meets A4, reached by car without stopping (Palmpje)
  • 2013-04-28: Langevelderslag, Noordwijk, a failed hash but an unplanned meetup between (Palmpje) and Murfie!
  • 2013-07-02: The hashpoint is directly on runway 27 at Schiphol airport. Depending on wind direction the point may be visited by many ignorant travellers.
  • 2014-09-22: On the A10 motorway, right lane, just before entering the tunnel by JwB.


If you plan to go to a geohash, let the rest of us know here....


  • Fijian Scion lives in Leiden, will keep checking this site, and will attend meetups within cycling distance whenever he is in the country.
  • Istari lives in Leiden and will keep on checking this site.
  • Niels lives in Hoofddorp, and will mostly forget to check this site. However, when he is actually planning to go to a meetup, he will announce this in the above meet-up section.
  • Sojaboon lives in Woerden
  • Martin lives in Amsterdam and will keep an eye on this site.
  • Daksol lives in Voorburg, and looks for meetups within cycling range.
  • Clement lives in Leiden, and looks for meetups within cycling / running range.
  • Energya lives near Leiden will occaisionally check this site.
  • Georgina lives in Sydney, Australia, but is visiting the Netherlands in March/April 2012 and would like to go to meetup while she's there, but hasn't thought much about how feasible this is.
  • Murfie has been found geohashing here.
  • Palmpje lives in "De Bollenstreek" and will try to reach geohashes in that area.
  • Marvyn lives in Haarlem and will try to reach geohashes in a 30km cycling radius or more adventurous ones when he finds the time.
  • Brzzz lives in Leiden, will keep an eye out on this site.