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The main reason why The Netherlands has 5 times less obese people than the U.S.

 
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I was in Amsterdam for Queensday a few months ago
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 Quoting: Dutch Dude 913721


Yes, it was just like that. Although it was the biggest crowd I've ever seen, everyone was real polite, no pushing or shoving. The one thing I don't care for is the electronic dance music. I don't understand why that's so popular in Europe. I also don't understand why Paris is the world's most popular tourist destination, when Amsterdam is so much better in every way.
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Yes, it was just like that. Although it was the biggest crowd I've ever seen, everyone was real polite, no pushing or shoving. The one thing I don't care for is the electronic dance music. I don't understand why that's so popular in Europe. I also don't understand why Paris is the world's most popular tourist destination, when Amsterdam is so much better in every way.
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Well, Holland has the most popular electronic acts, Dj Tiestp, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk etc, It's something that started in the 80s with uptempo high energy music, starting in Italy and picked up by Holland and the UK, who perfected it. Most trance, techno and ambient acts are from The Netherlands and Germany now.

Paris... well people think it's more exclusive, in my opinion it's a different experience, Amsterdam is more cosy, we're not pretending to be more than we are, while the Parisians, well, they have a megalomanic superiority complex, just like the Milanese Italians... but could be far worse, think about the French part of Switzerland or the upper class from Brussels...

Nice thing of Amstedam is that it has everything you need for a fair price, and very tight packed, Paris is almost as big as New York, Amsterdam is only 1/8 of that, so you save a lot travelling time to see and do everything.

I could start a job at the tourist office, hahahaha
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No it's because they ride bikes CONSTANTLY.
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No it's because they ride bikes CONSTANTLY.
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Nope.

It's not like most people ONLY have a bike.

Most households have 2 cars AND a bike for every member of the house.
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We work out, from childhood till we die.

And no fluorized tapwater, ofcourse.
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OP,
..AND you export all your pork /ham /lard /tulips

to whomever wants it.

LOL
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In the U.S. people have the attitude that bicycles are for children. That is a major part of the problem.
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In the U.S. people have the attitude that bicycles are for children. That is a major part of the problem. Look at the picture that was on the bottom of this site the other day. Obama on a bike, while Putin is on a horse without a shirt on. Implying Obama is "gay" for riding a bike. That's the mentality.
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We work out, from childhood till we die.

And no fluorized tapwater, ofcourse.
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OP,
..AND you export all your pork /ham /lard /tulips

to whomever wants it.

LOL
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Yep tounge

We have the biggest non-asian port in the world (Rotterdam).

68 percent of all eggs in the world are made in Holland.

Fertile... LOL
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In the U.S. people have the attitude that bicycles are for children. That is a major part of the problem. Look at the picture that was on the bottom of this site the other day. Obama on a bike, while Putin is on a horse without a shirt on. Implying Obama is "gay" for riding a bike. That's the mentality.
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Um, wouldn't that be your mentality or at least the way you perceived the photo?

Many people ride bikes here in the States; California, Oregon, Massachusetts, NEW YORK, Texas (mainly Austin), CHICAGO, the list goes on, and on.
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In the U.S. people have the attitude that bicycles are for children. That is a major part of the problem.
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Or the fact that the U.S. is how many times larger than The Netherlands? How many of us have to drive 15-45 miles to get to our jobs everyday? Not to mention climate.... In the winter months in various parts of the country, riding a bike is not possible.

Riding a bicycle to get around from A to B for a large majority of Americans is simply not feasible when you consider how spread out things are and the distances involved.

If I lived in a smaller urban area or a small city, I could definitely consider it. I have excellent metabolism so weight has never been an issue but I would consider biking as a good means of transportation, just as long as I don't get a DUI!

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In the U.S. people have the attitude that bicycles are for children. That is a major part of the problem.
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Unbelievable... it's so shortsighted, because when you're out of fuel... you learn you need to be able to rely on your own power... ouch
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I purposefully live in a city in which I can bike and not own a car but unfortunately that isn't possible in much of America.
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Unbelievable how so many people get offended so quickly because of a video.

banana2
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I think it is great. Also having been to the Netherlands,The Dutch drink more milk than Americans.
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In the winter months in various parts of the country, riding a bike is not possible.
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This is not 1 day, it's a few months, day in day out :

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Because you put your weed in tea, while we put our weed in brownies.
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its fucking simple enought o say without a stupid video. you guys dont eat as much as we do. that is it.
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In the winter months in various parts of the country, riding a bike is not possible.
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This is not 1 day, it's a few months, day in day out :


 Quoting: Dutch Dude 913721


The video you posted, there is a small dusting on the ground lol.... Here in the Northeast USA, we routinely will get storms of between 6-18 inches of snow! The snow on the roads gets plowed towards the curb and it significantly reduces the width of the road. Then you have various people who don't shovel their sidewalks or do a crappy job shoveling their side walks and it would be very difficult to bike on the sidewalk.

How hot are your summers? Even if I worked close to where I live, I could never bike to work in the summer because I would arrive drenched in sweat and in need of a new set of clothes!

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In the U.S. people have the attitude that bicycles are for children. That is a major part of the problem.
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Or the fact that the U.S. is how many times larger than The Netherlands? How many of us have to drive 15-45 miles to get to our jobs everyday? Not to mention climate....

Riding a bicycle to get around from A to B for a large majority of Americans is simply not feasible when you consider how spread out things are and the distances involved.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC

To give you an impression, The Netherlands is 16,033 sq miles, between the size of Maryland and West Virginia.

for bigger distances, we use these in Europe :

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Ik wou dat mijn Nederlandse grootvader had nog nooit geëmigreerd om dit shithole land.
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Google Translate ? tounge
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It would be A LOT SIMPLER if you Dutch people would simply change your language to match whatever Google Translate says!!! Then ANYBODY could speak Dutch!!!
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It would be A LOT SIMPLER if you Dutch people would simply change your language to match whatever Google Translate says!!! Then ANYBODY could speak Dutch!!!
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Imperialism !

All kids here hearn to write and speak fluent Dutch, English German and French.

Don't worry.
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Because you put your weed in tea, while we put our weed in brownies.
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We put it in cake...

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Obesity rates in Manhattan are very low. We eat the same food as the rest of the country. So don't go blaming the food. It all boils down to activity levels. People in manhattan walk everywhere and eat less than almost anywhere else in the country.

The other boroughs of NYC are fat as hell though but still. Lower than the nationwide average .
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Because you put your weed in tea, while we put our weed in brownies.
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We put it in cake...


 Quoting: Dutch Dude 913721


Does smoking spinach really do anything? huh
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How hot are your summers? Even if I worked close to where I live, I could never bike to work in the summer because I would arrive drenched in sweat and in need of a new set of clothes!
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Between 50 - 70 F humidity 50-60
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Does smoking spinach really do anything? huh
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Yes. It gives you a headache. Probably a bad one.

Only an oprion when you can't find no other excuse to skup exams.

tounge
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Does smoking spinach really do anything? huh

"Yes. It gives you a headache. Probably a bad one.

Only an opinion when you can't find no other excuse to skip exams."


tounge


Ok. Screw that then I will just stick to my Mary Jane. bonghit

Also I heard that tourist can't smoke bud over there anymore. You had to have a resident ID or something like that. Is that true?
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Also I heard that tourist can't smoke bud over there anymore. You had to have a resident ID or something like that. Is that true?
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Nope.

That's only near the borders with Germany and Belgium.
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Also I heard that tourist can't smoke bud over there anymore. You had to have a resident ID or something like that. Is that true?
 Quoting: IWant2Believe

Nope.

That's only near the borders with Germany and Belgium.
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That is goodnews I need to take a vacation over there but I really don't want to get raped by the TSA. scared
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That is goodnews I need to take a vacation over there but I really don't want to get raped by the TSA
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