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Moving to The Netherlands, Tell Me What to Expect!

 
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You have to make a tough choice: Heineken or Grolsch? Don't come to the 'Achterhoek' if you prefer Heineken!
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as a belgian, i'm not ashamed to say that Grolsch is actually a nice beer :)
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I didn't realize outside of the cities is crowded. That kinda sucks!
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy

It's not! We have many small towns in between big cities but also much green and lovely lakes. Visited one at the border of Belgium today, it was like being in southern France again. :)


expect exorbitant high gas prices!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22087429

Yep, but if you're close to the (Belgium) border it's worth driving there for a fill-up.


A whole country full of devious Joran Van Der Sloot types with bad food and unhygenically clean women. Have fun!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 13828320

Uninformed, or should I say misinformed. slaphim


You export the better food and import what you eat? That's crazy!

I'm vegetarian so maybe it won't be so bad for me.
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy

Especially meat is getting very expensive, but I've turned vegan and it's pretty easy to get alternatives here.


I'm going to admit to another reason of moving to The Netherlands. I've found The Nobody. I'm going there because of him. And, if anybody wants to travel there with me, let's do it!!!!
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy

Care to explain?


Expect to get HIGH!
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Yes!

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You have to make a tough choice: Heineken or Grolsch? Don't come to the 'Achterhoek' if you prefer Heineken!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1400299

as a belgian, i'm not ashamed to say that Grolsch is actually a nice beer :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15782258


Not as good as Jupiler. :)
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You have to make a tough choice: Heineken or Grolsch? Don't come to the 'Achterhoek' if you prefer Heineken!
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LOL!

I had to look Achterhoek up and it looks like a beautiful part of the country. I'll drink Grolsch even though I'm not that much of a beer drinker!!!!

muaha
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08/18/2012 12:12 PM
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Thank you. I think I've just found out the part of The Netherlands I'd like to try.
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy

personally, i love the southerns parts of the netherlands (province Noord-Brabant and Limburg). they are, for me, the ideal mixture between the dutch and the flemish people. there is also a lot more nature, compared to most other provinces in the netherlands.

on both sides of the border in these provinces, you will always have a mixture of both cultures. the actual 'border' is just a sign saying "welcome to holland/belgium" anyway, tollbooths and border police stations have gone since a decade.

if you like to live in a smaller town with plenty of cultural accomodations, and easy public transport to the rest of the netherlands and belgium, try Tilburg.
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This sounds absolutely wonderful. Thank you. I will start googling Tilburg and see what I can come up with. By the way, I am very attracted to Belgium, probably because it seems so much closer to nature. Thanks again.
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You have to make a tough choice: Heineken or Grolsch? Don't come to the 'Achterhoek' if you prefer Heineken!
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LOL!

I had to look Achterhoek up and it looks like a beautiful part of the country. I'll drink Grolsch even though I'm not that much of a beer drinker!!!!

muaha
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


It's the best part of the Netherlands, close to the German border (they also have good beer/cheap fuel/good quality affordable food).
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I didn't realize outside of the cities is crowded. That kinda sucks!
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy

It's not! We have many small towns in between big cities but also much green and lovely lakes. Visited one at the border of Belgium today, it was like being in southern France again. :)
 Quoting: Daikirai






ME: This sounds great. What town did you visit that reminded you of southern France?


I'm going to admit to another reason of moving to The Netherlands. I've found a spiritual teacher. I'm going there because of him. And, if anybody wants to travel there with me, let's do it!!!!

Care to explain?
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy






ME: He is a great spiritual teacher. He has written two books and did some seminars here.




Expect to get HIGH!
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Yes!

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ME: Heh!

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You have to make a tough choice: Heineken or Grolsch? Don't come to the 'Achterhoek' if you prefer Heineken!
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LOL!

I had to look Achterhoek up and it looks like a beautiful part of the country. I'll drink Grolsch even though I'm not that much of a beer drinker!!!!

muaha
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


It's the best part of the Netherlands, close to the German border (they also have good beer/cheap fuel/good quality affordable food).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1400299





I'll be searching it today too. Thank you for your help. This sounds great!
aNONaMITTy (OP)

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You have to make a tough choice: Heineken or Grolsch? Don't come to the 'Achterhoek' if you prefer Heineken!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1400299

as a belgian, i'm not ashamed to say that Grolsch is actually a nice beer :)
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Not as good as Jupiler. :)
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I would think any beer that isn't using chlorine/fluoride water is better. Some of the beers here brag that they use spring water, but I know big corporations. They lie!!!!
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08/18/2012 12:31 PM
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It's not! We have many small towns in between big cities but also much green and lovely lakes. Visited one at the border of Belgium today, it was like being in southern France again. :)
 Quoting: Daikirai

This sounds great. What town did you visit that reminded you of southern France?
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


I live in Maastricht in a nice little village just outside the centre called 'Borgharen'. Today we went to Maasmechelen (20 min drive, just in Belgium), which has really nice lakes with a bit of a sandy beach, very very nice!
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It's not! We have many small towns in between big cities but also much green and lovely lakes. Visited one at the border of Belgium today, it was like being in southern France again. :)
 Quoting: Daikirai

This sounds great. What town did you visit that reminded you of southern France?
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


I live in Maastricht in a nice little village just outside the centre called 'Borgharen'. Today we went to Maasmechelen (20 min drive, just in Belgium), which has really nice lakes with a bit of a sandy beach, very very nice!
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Okay, will google it. You don't know of any rooms for rent around there do you?
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Okay, will google it. You don't know of any rooms for rent around there do you?
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If you google my town, you'll see a lot of flood-history, but thats all in the past :) we've got some huge 'buffers' now.

I happen to know there are one or two appartments available in my building, and there are some farmers who rent out stuff for much less, if you are looking for that.
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Okay, will google it. You don't know of any rooms for rent around there do you?
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If you google my town, you'll see a lot of flood-history, but thats all in the past :) we've got some huge 'buffers' now.

I happen to know there are one or two appartments available in my building, and there are some farmers who rent out stuff for much less, if you are looking for that.
 Quoting: Daikirai





Yes, the farmers is what I'm probably looking for. If your apartments are over 400 per month, then I'm out unless I can find someone to share an apartment!

Thank you.

Edit: Here's my email address (and let me know if you send an email):

GLPmessages@yahoo.com

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I came to US as a political refugee from Poland in 1976, with grandiose vision and ideas about the Land Of Free. Slowly this onion got peeled out to about a one string of chive.
I read this post here, and me and my wife, both in advanced 60's, have tears in our eyes.
The responses and compassion of you folks are proof for what kind of people live there. It helps that OP has nice and mature style of babysitting this thread.
Who knows... perhaps we should pack-up, with our Social Security we could make it... unless SS will die, which is possibility here.

Great thread, thanks.
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08/18/2012 12:56 PM
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Okay, will google it. You don't know of any rooms for rent around there do you?
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If you google my town, you'll see a lot of flood-history, but thats all in the past :) we've got some huge 'buffers' now.

I happen to know there are one or two appartments available in my building, and there are some farmers who rent out stuff for much less, if you are looking for that.
 Quoting: Daikirai





I'm trying to translate your signature. It's Italian? And says something about wolf eating sheep?
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I came to US as a political refugee from Poland in 1976, with grandiose vision and ideas about the Land Of Free. Slowly this onion got peeled out to about a one string of chive.
I read this post here, and me and my wife, both in advanced 60's, have tears in our eyes.
The responses and compassion of you folks are proof for what kind of people live there. It helps that OP has nice and mature style of babysitting this thread.
Who knows... perhaps we should pack-up, with our Social Security we could make it... unless SS will die, which is possibility here.

Great thread, thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21515565







Please email me. Let's talk.

GLPmessages@yahoo.com

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You have to make a tough choice: Heineken or Grolsch? Don't come to the 'Achterhoek' if you prefer Heineken!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1400299

Both Heineken & Grolsch are for tourists.

Hertog Jan is by far the best beer
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I came to US as a political refugee from Poland in 1976, with grandiose vision and ideas about the Land Of Free. Slowly this onion got peeled out to about a one string of chive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21515565

europe is slowly becoming the same sort of police state, with mindless consumerism, fascism, racial tensions, and all kinds of limitations on personal freedoms. the united states was just the first to succumb.

but luckily the people tend to try and counter all that.
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It's not! We have many small towns in between big cities but also much green and lovely lakes. Visited one at the border of Belgium today, it was like being in southern France again. :)
 Quoting: Daikirai

This sounds great. What town did you visit that reminded you of southern France?
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


I live in Maastricht in a nice little village just outside the centre called 'Borgharen'. Today we went to Maasmechelen (20 min drive, just in Belgium), which has really nice lakes with a bit of a sandy beach, very very nice!
 Quoting: Daikirai


I was in Maastricht 2 weeks ago.

Such a friendly atmosphere there, totally different from Amsterdam, Rotterdam & The Hague.

Groningen is also nice, Arnhem & Nijmegen too.

Utrecht is supposed to be okay - I can't tell 'cos I never go there.

Haarlem is a very nice town to live - inbetween Amsterdam (15 minutes by train to the east) and the beaches of Zandvoort in the west.
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It's not! We have many small towns in between big cities but also much green and lovely lakes. Visited one at the border of Belgium today, it was like being in southern France again. :)
 Quoting: Daikirai

This sounds great. What town did you visit that reminded you of southern France?
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


I live in Maastricht in a nice little village just outside the centre called 'Borgharen'. Today we went to Maasmechelen (20 min drive, just in Belgium), which has really nice lakes with a bit of a sandy beach, very very nice!
 Quoting: Daikirai


I was in Maastricht 2 weeks ago.

Such a friendly atmosphere there, totally different from Amsterdam, Rotterdam & The Hague.

Groningen is also nice, Arnhem & Nijmegen too.

Utrecht is supposed to be okay - I can't tell 'cos I never go there.

Haarlem is a very nice town to live - inbetween Amsterdam (15 minutes by train to the east) and the beaches of Zandvoort in the west.
 Quoting: RoXY




Thank you. This is the kind of thing I was hoping for when I posted this thread. I personally prefer to live in a smaller village but had no idea where. Your list is helpful.
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I came to US as a political refugee from Poland in 1976, with grandiose vision and ideas about the Land Of Free. Slowly this onion got peeled out to about a one string of chive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21515565

europe is slowly becoming the same sort of police state, with mindless consumerism, fascism, racial tensions, and all kinds of limitations on personal freedoms. the united states was just the first to succumb.

but luckily the people tend to try and counter all that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15782258




I hope so. At the very least, I hope EU learns from the mistakes Americans have made. Although, I"m afraid we are all programmed and have been lied to by our governments.
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both the netherlands and flanders (roughly the upper half of belgium) don't have any nature left. originally, those regions were either floodland, heath or moorland - but massive forests have been planted during medieval times; those forests have almost been cut entirely these days. a few spots still stand ground, and are more or less untainted.

the only real nature close to the netherlands is either on the german border (forests) or in the southern part of belgium (hills, forests, peatland, farmland).

of course, if you like the seaside, you'll find all you need :)
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Do you have a job waiting when you come here, or are you going to leech of the dutch taxpayers like the rest the foreigners?
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I have a small income and hope to start a small business. No leeching here, I promise.
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Small enough to start buying-selling dop? drevil
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both the netherlands and flanders (roughly the upper half of belgium) don't have any nature left. originally, those regions were either floodland, heath or moorland - but massive forests have been planted during medieval times; those forests have almost been cut entirely these days. a few spots still stand ground, and are more or less untainted.

the only real nature close to the netherlands is either on the german border (forests) or in the southern part of belgium (hills, forests, peatland, farmland).

of course, if you like the seaside, you'll find all you need :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward I am very attracted to Belgium, probably because it seems so much closer to nature. Thanks again.




Seaside in Netherlands?
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Also. Watch this video. You must formulate a strong passionate opinion either for or against this song. It's doesn't really matter if you hate it to death or love it to pieces but you must MUST do one or the other. It is verboden to just say, I don't get it.


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I met him when I was working for a Dutch tv-show, weeks before he got 'famous' with this song.

The guy was sooooo nice, I thought he was taking the piss outta me.

But he's really like that - a very friendly, almost humble person.

I can't stand his music though...
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Also. Watch this video. You must formulate a strong passionate opinion either for or against this song. It's doesn't really matter if you hate it to death or love it to pieces but you must MUST do one or the other. It is verboden to just say, I don't get it.


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14118518

I met him when I was working for a Dutch tv-show, weeks before he got 'famous' with this song.

The guy was sooooo nice, I thought he was taking the piss outta me.

But he's really like that - a very friendly, almost humble person.

I can't stand his music though...
 Quoting: RoXY





Is that the national athem?
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Is that the national athem?
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schlager-songs - it's the germans' revenge for being defeated...
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Seaside in Netherlands?
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy

yes. plenty of that. it's not all dikes and deltaworks.
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expect a lot of muslims..
learn arabic
lol
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No lol at all, stupid moron.

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