As long as it is not a cloudy night a knowledgable mariner can easily get to where he needs to go. When an old paradigm beats a new one (like pitfalls versus Humongous Mecha), it's Rock Beats Laser.
The participation fee is GBP 1000 for two persons sharing a room, or GBP 600 for one person.There was a sight-seeing tour of Rotterdam, visits to the Louwman Car Museum and a Heineken brewery, lunch on the SS Rotterdam, and a gala dinner cruise on the 1926 SS de Majesteit paddle steamer.The meeting hotel was the 4-star Hotel der Valk Rotterdam-Ridderkerk, which was centrally located for the scheduled events, has a secure parking, and is readily accessible by motorway.And more often than not, the ancient devices still work just fine.May lead to Chekhov's Gun or Chekhov's Exhibit, if said museum piece has been noted earlier in the plot.In SF settings, it's very possible that Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better.If the museum piece is used with something newer it's Retro Upgrade. Contrast with Unfinished, Untested, Used Anyway, in which the piece of equipment is usually a prototype or one-of-a-kind that's put into service before being properly put through its paces.Sometimes said museum piece is a Super Prototype that was too costly for mass production — or had other flaws that they will just have to risk.There is a certain degree of Truth in Television involved in this trope.In 2018, a similar meeting will be held on 5 to 8 May in Sarthe, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans racing circuit. (top) The 31st meeting, which was organised by John van Eijnsbergen (Tel 31 653 749 949) and Arno Weiss in the area of Rotterdam from 14 to 17 September 2017, was attended by 82 people with 35 Montreals and 6 other Alfa Romeo cars.The meeting highlighted the maritime character of the Netherlands, which is dominated by the sea, ships, dikes, water, polders and mills.