Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 744 times:
Fortunately I can still tell people I'm English (man, that hurts inside though) or Swiss or whatever, I won't give you the chance to make fun of our awful national team
It didn't keep me from asking Dutch people where you were in 2002
No seriously, Amsterdam is one of my 5 most favorite cities in the world (the others being London, Hongkong, New York and of course my hometown Berlin), and just lately we hired a Dutch guy to work on my team, and a good choice it was!
Zweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 726 times:
I have been living in the Netherlands for a year now. And I Must say that the dutch people must be the friendliest people in Europe. At the beginning when I hardly knew any dutch, it wasnt a problem for me if I went to the supermarket or something like that. People were always very helpful.
Holland is just a great place I think!
Of course there are some not so very good things, like those "lullos" at the University for example..
Zweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 719 times:
The countryside is one of the things I find a bit boriung about my new home country. It all looks the same. So flat, no big forests or lakes. Sometimes I miss Sweden when it ocmes to that wildlife & outdoors thing.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56 Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 718 times:
Gotta know where to look for it, thats true. But there is some amazing wildlife and lakes are everywhere But nothing is remote here, thats true. You can not walk around for more than 30 mins without seeing someone else.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56 Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 711 times:
Yeah surprisingly enough, where polution is probably not very low, you see most birds and rabbits... Schiphol is stuffed with those creatures...
And I take it that lullos are the blabla kind of people, the ones that talk about their cars and their status and think that they are number one. The kind that wears Ralph Lauren and Gant. We dont call them lullos up north, so I might be wrong
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 696 times:
Oh, come on now - the Germans dig those holes to keep the water from the channel or the North Sea from overflooding Holland! They're actually doing you guys a favor!!!
Back to the question - I like Holland, lot's of nice people there... well... that's actually all I can say, because I haven't really spent all that much time there yet: some hours in Schipol, half a day in Amsterdam, 2 days in Rotterdam on a seminar, but that's about it...
Zweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 695 times:
I was driving in South Holland a couple of weeks ago. ON the highway that goes out to Vlissigen and the sea. Think I overtook 20 german caravans in 30 mins or so. Cna imagine how it will be when summer strikes.