Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 23 Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3504 times:
The Netherlands also beat the US in some 'best place to do business in' awards in The Economist relatively recently with your open culture being one of the main reasons.
I remember one year in France in the Loire ,on a campsite being offered a lift on a quad-cycle thingy by a bunch of Dutch kids who were about 11 ,in fluent English!And this country is about to drop the requirement for all kids from 11-16 to study a foreign language!''EDUCATION,EDUCATIO,EDUCATION'', my ass!
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 37 Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
GunFighter6, I was in AMS on business a few years ago and LOVED EVERY MINUTE of it!!!! The city was fantastic, the people genuinely friendly and helpful, the public transportation was more than adequate and the city itself was kept so clean (street washers/scrubbers/vacuums every night downtown). All that AND legal pot & the Red Light District! A great place!
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
Petertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3270 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3465 times:
Twents? Sounds more like drunk!
Just to join in the gang, I love Grolsch too, and De Achterhoek, "Het onverwachte Nederland, met natuurlijk Radio Ideaal". Can anyone advice Bush that there are terorist ruling Radio Ideaal. They are soo crap!
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 3451 times:
You want real beer? Come to the land of the beer, Belgium.
Ahem I'm not really a beer man, more into red wine, but that goes too far now. Germany is the land of beer, none other!! Please keep to the facts of life, maybe Belgium is the beer country of Benelux, but otherwise.....?
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 3428 times:
Well, in this case it goes together very well *lol*, what a coincidence. (especially since I work for a British bank...what a party that was during the Championships this year, and from the quarter finals onwards nobody dared to say filthy words like 1:5 or Munich 2001 ).
btw: usually I don't support German football, I don't even watch those friendlies anymore, only when I have to deal with Brits and Dutch, then I'm highly patriotic!! And deservedly so
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 3423 times:
Well my granddad always said: Don't hack around on the losers all the time...sometimes you just have to let the sun shine on them...but only when it's not relevant. ok, hey I don't have a prob with Munich, at least not anymore ( ) *cough*, but it didn't exactly help you guys in the long run.
btw: I watched the semi-final Germany-South Korea on the trader floor in London and I did not keep my voice down...all those traders did, though...wonder why...
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15 Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 3421 times:
The Netherlands is fantastic, most people associate only with Amsterdam, but there is so much more beyond. Amsterdam has the nicest people, the most relaxed. On other regions they are nice but more serious, business-oriented.
Only drawback is the terrible local food (i.e. stampot, frikandelen and most snacks, huispot, etc) but Asian food from former colonies hopefully compensate.
25 Andreas: Maybe, maybe.... well unfortunately...but you know quite well what happened. *ggg* Anyway we Brits and Germans get along with each other very well, at
26 Gr325: I have to admit. After grolsch my favourite beer is PALM. But grolsch is much better of course
27 Racko: "I supect they were thinking "if only we'd lost to Germany, we too could have had a piss-easy run to the World Cup final"" Germany got its place in th
28 Banco: Ah, Racko, my friend - I can always rely on you to bite....!
29 Jwenting: Since when is our breakaway province to the south better than us?
30 Scorpio: Since when is our breakaway province to the south better than us? Since we kicked your asses out in 1830, that's when
31 Keesje: The Netherlands is the best place ... to take no decisions. Everybody is involved in every decision. Lenghty Discussions follow in which all disadvant
32 Atenara: Congratulations, i hope to live there someday
33 Lfutia: Goedemiddag... This is from the America is the best nation in the world post... I do plan on moving to Amsterdam in 8-10 years. I chose the NL because
34 PH-KCA: It strikes to me that some people, even in The Netherlands itself, are talking about Holland, when they're referring to The Netherlands. Holland is on
35 Lj: It strikes to me that some people, even in The Netherlands itself, are talking about Holland, when they're referring to The Netherlands. You probably
36 Erj190: I am absolutely certain, with no doubt, that the best country in the world is by far and without discussion TRANSILVANIA !!!
37 Scorpio: Well, if the French hadn't helped the southern part (Belgium) during the Dutch "Tiendaagse Veldtocht" in 1831, it probably would've ended in another w
38 Lfutia: Don't forget The NL also have the best airline livery, and transitting airport in Europe. Leo/ORD
39 KL713: I really love my country....especially the 2 biggest cities (Amsterdam and Rotterdam), my hometown (Arnhem) and our biggest Airport (Duh! ), I hope I
40 PH-KCA: Scorpio Pity that you seem to think a bad loser. Maybe it looked like it, but didn't say it cuz I wouldn't like the fact that Belgium gained independe
41 KRIC777: oh yeah and we have a queen.. My roommate has made two trips to Amsterdam in the past three years and says that judging by what he saw, you in fact ha
42 I LOVE EWR: GunFighter 6, glad you have a great respect for your nation. I respect that opinion and patriotism that you have for your home nation!!!
43 Racko: "Well, if the French hadn't helped the southern part (Belgium) during the Dutch "Tiendaagse Veldtocht" in 1831, it probably would've ended in another
44 Schoenorama: Is dit het kleuterklasje van airliners.net? Gottegot... GunFighter 6: "And to put oil on the fire..." Is that a 'free' translation of the Dutch expres
45 Lfutia: PH-KCA Ja, Koninklijk Luchtvaart Maatschappij does have the best livery w/ its blue that i call KLM Blue. I need to learn more dutch if i want to live
46 Petertenthije: Why should you need to know more Dutch, it would be very much appreciated, but most of the Dutch speak English anyway. And a special message for Schoe
47 Lfutia: Well if i would like to live in holland, I will be subjected to know dutch tests but then i have read on expatica.com that if you attempt to speak dut
48 Petertenthije: I think that expatica.com has its facts mixed up. You do not need to speak Ducth in order to get some help from the Dutch. Almost everyone in Holland
49 AerLingus: Ik spreek ein weinig Nederlands. Ik wil in de toekomst bezoeken. P.S. Is mijn grammatica fatsoenlijk? Ik heb praktijk nodig. -AerLingus
50 Petertenthije: Niet slecht Je hoeft de "ein" niet toe te voegen. In Nederland zeg je gewoon "weinig", en niet "een weinig". Overigens, "ein" is Duits, en niet Nederl
51 Hepkat: The other day while flipping through the satellite stations, I found some interesting show on a channel I've never watched before. I had a very diffic
52 AerLingus: Peter: Right, I forgot that the proper spelling is "een" in Dutch. Thanks for the input on grammar and context as well. I'll just have to keep practic
53 KL713: Petertenthije, From a conversation a very long time ago, I remember that you are following your study in Arnhem? just a little bit curious ...
54 Petertenthije: Yes I am, for now. Hopefully I graduate in 2 months, that is, if I do not flunk my exam again. This will be the 3rd time I am doing this exam!
55 Racko: Goede morgen, I don't think expatica.com is right, I've been to the Netherlands several and I never had problems to communicate with the people, altho
56 Banco: I did read somewhere that the expectation is that Holland (or the Netherlands, whichever you prefer ) will become a genuinely bi-lingual nation in the
57 GunFighter 6: Racko, You are really close welterusten means something like goodnight.. cheers to ya all for posting had no idea. unfortunately for myself that i do
58 Dutchwings: Netherlands bi-lingual?? Sorry, but i refuse to speak english in my OWN country as long as it is not necessary.
59 Klm-md11: No way the netherlands is bi-lingual, it's MULTI-lingual, apart from English I hear a lot of Turkish and Arabic as wel!! anyway, Weltruste, and have a
60 Petertenthije: Just an interesting newsflash for all the Dutch guys on the board: according to the Dutch-Spotters-Mailing-List there is now a AN-22 standing at the S
61 KL713: Petertenthije, That's wack mate...I have the same problem with my last Aviation Services exam back in Hoofddorp....but then for the 4th time! I'm too
62 Petertenthije: This will be my last exam, although I also ahve to do a presentation about my placement. My teacher is trying to find out if it is okay to give me an
63 Lparky: The Dutch have the best carribbean islands on the planet-- Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Sint Maarten... I love those places!!!
64 Continental: Besides the fact that The Netherlands have crap-ass weather, it is still a nice country. I'd stay in Croatia or America rather than Holland though....
65 Lfutia: Yeah the Netherlands does have crappy weather but the weather doesnt go below freezing (or does it) during the winter... So how hot does it get betwee
66 Racko: Let's say -3°C in the winter, and 30°C in the summer, to give some average numbers, there are peaks though.
67 Lfutia: 24-30ºC is nice... -3ºC isn't so bad just about 24ºF... It's a nice 25ºC outside in Chicago right now as it is 1553 lokaal tijd.... Leo/ORD Who is