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Moving to The Netherlands, Tell Me What to Expect!

 
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Oh yes, and everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) shuts down at 5pm. The idea of 24/7 markets is foreign to them.

Here's a hint if you're caught out past 5pm - IKEA stay open late and they have a cafeteria that sells somewhat edible food.

I'll put it this way - if you could live in Manhattan without a car, you'll probably do OK in Nederland without a car. Your cellphone is a necessity over there - you can use it to call in all sorts of things you'd otherwise get in your car to drive to.

Oh yes and like one of the previous posters mentioned - how good are you at fixing bicycle tire flats? That's a vital skill - like a lightsaber, your bicycle is your life over there.

Oh and repeat after me - "Heineken is just beer".
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Untrue, most shops are open from 9 to 9. Restaurants and bars at least until 11/12, and here most pubs until deep in the night, some even 24h!
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Maar hoe zit het Heiniken?
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Just remember when you go out on a date, expect to pay your fair share and your date pay her fair share. This is where "Dutch treat" expression came from.
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Just remember when you go out on a date, expect to pay your fair share and your date pay her fair share. This is where "Dutch treat" expression came from.
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How does that work with business meals over there?

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if somebody says something which sounds like "DER ZUYDERZEE IST OVERVLOWING!!!", RUN!!! RUN QUICK!!! ahhh
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LOL! Okay, adding that to my list.
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You LOL a lot. Are you psychotic?
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if somebody says something which sounds like "DER ZUYDERZEE IST OVERVLOWING!!!", RUN!!! RUN QUICK!!! ahhh
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LOL! Okay, adding that to my list.
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You LOL a lot. Are you psychotic?
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Might be. So what? LOL!

By the way, have you ever babysat a thread for 24 hours? It's amusing what people post, that's for sure.

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I'm sure you'll have fun living over here, if you go and live in a city then a bicycle is a must cool2

Ignore all muslims and you'll be accepted.
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I'm sure you'll have fun living over here, if you go and live in a city then a bicycle is a must cool2

Ignore all muslims and you'll be accepted.
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Aw thanks. The majority of the Dutch that I meet are very welcoming. I don't mind riding a bike at all. It's good exercise.

Are muslims all over or concentrated in the bigger cities?
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I'm sure you'll have fun living over here, if you go and live in a city then a bicycle is a must cool2

Ignore all muslims and you'll be accepted.
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Aw thanks. The majority of the Dutch that I meet are very welcoming. I don't mind riding a bike at all. It's good exercise.

Are muslims all over or concentrated in the bigger cities?
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Most of them in the big cities.

And dont forget when you get a bicycle get a good lock for it! haha!
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Do you mind me asking wich city you're moving to?
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I'm sure you'll have fun living over here, if you go and live in a city then a bicycle is a must cool2

Ignore all muslims and you'll be accepted.
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Aw thanks. The majority of the Dutch that I meet are very welcoming. I don't mind riding a bike at all. It's good exercise.

Are muslims all over or concentrated in the bigger cities?
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


Most of them in the big cities.

And dont forget when you get a bicycle get a good lock for it! haha!
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Oh yeah, that's required. I've watched a lot of YT videos of people biking there and how some of them lock up their bikes. It's probably a good idea not to have that great of a bike.
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Do you mind me asking wich city you're moving to?
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I don't know yet. I can live anywhere in the NL.

I'm still looking for something.

I was kind of hoping someone in GLP would want to rent out a room to me. Or maybe somebody wants to buy property over there and hire me to manage it for them while they travel Europe. (Heh!) NL would be a good location to have as a base and then travel around.

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Just remember when you go out on a date, expect to pay your fair share and your date pay her fair share. This is where "Dutch treat" expression came from.
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How does that work with business meals over there?
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Just pay, for sure for trying to get a deal, and with woman, it is also better to pay, but if you have paid a few times I'm sure she will say one time she will pay or split the bill.
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Prostitution is legal
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Netherlands immigration laws require citizens to pass a difficult test demonstrating Dutch language fluency and cultural knowledge
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- in general the establishment, economic and political power lies within North and South Holland (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague).
- Holland represents another mentality, more bragging and louder, where Provincialen are more modest and reserved.
- Holland often falsely represents the Netherlands in foreign countries.

This is why Provincialen (ppl from the other provinces) dislike Hollanders I suppose.
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If your a beautiful female I will move with you!
I heard they have great mdma there.


So you call people from North and South Holland, Dutch?
And everyone else is called a Hollander?
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We call them all Hollanders!!!
Nice people, but they suck at soccer though.
ohyeah
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LOL!Okay, thanks.
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Just remember when you go out on a date, expect to pay your fair share and your date pay her fair share. This is where "Dutch treat" expression came from.
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after that, you move on to 'double dutch'...
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I'll be moving to The Netherlands soon. I just need to find a room to rent somewhere.

What can I expect? Culture shock? Immigrant prejudices?



Where do GLP'er's hang out over there? LOL! lmao
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy

Are you a beautiful female? If so I'll move there with you.
I hear they got great mdma there. Is this why your moving?
lol
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Prostitution is legal
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sounding better all the time
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Lots of Atheists
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the majority of the country is very strict, uptight religious ("reformed").
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Netherlands immigration laws require citizens to pass a difficult test demonstrating Dutch language fluency and cultural knowledge
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Yes. I'm a little nervous about the language part. But, my understanding it's basic things and not actually a command of the language.

As for this thread, I'm trying to learn all I can about their culture.
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If you are staying for a while..here's a glimpse of your future.


1/ You have a bike
2/ You even know how to brake using retropedaling
3/ Walking from your faculty to the cafeteria has become unimaginable. You take your bike, even if it’s for 50meters
4/ Eating 7 slides of bread for lunch doesn’t scare you anymore
5/ By the way, you stopped eating warm lunch. You just eat bread
6/ You know what a kroket is, and you learned to avoid the orange ones
7/ It doesn’t surprise you anymore to eat at 18:30
8/ You drink beer
9/ You got used to trance and electro music
10/ You don’t cheat on the train, because controllers are EVERYWHERE
11/ When the cafeteria is crowed, you line up neately with the others
12/ You used to use cash all the time, but now you have a pin card
13/ You think ducks are cute
14/ As soon as the sun pops out, you make a barbecue, even if it’s 10°C outside
15/ You think 15°C is warm
16/ You know winter stops in May, and not March as everywhere else
17/ You don’t remember what a moutain looks like
18/ You still don’t know how to speak Dutch. But your English has improved
19/ You know what Surinam is. And where it is
20/ You never go out without your bike lights
21/ You think butter in a bottle is normal
22/ You know that all the guys are in Delft. And the girls, everywhere else, especially Leiden
23/ You go to Leiden on Saturday
24/ You’ve been to a flower park, and thought it was cool
25/ You’re ok with having only one flavour of ice cream (the white ones)
26/ You don’t even bother to ask “do you speak English?”, you just speak English right away
27/ When you go to the cinema, you are ok with being told where to sit
28/ And you wouldn’t dare sit anywhere else
29/ You have finally accepted the fact that Gouda is cheese
30/ Paying 6€ for a meal in the cafeteria seems normal
31/ You know how to repair a bike
32/ You eat potatoes at least once a day
33/ You always check the weather before leaving home
34/ You know what it is being late and having to wait for a boat to cross the bridge
35/ You can drink milk at any time of the day
36/ Sometimes, you only drink milk as lunch
37/ You have tried karnemelk at least once
38/ You start liking dropjes
39/ For you something sweet means straubwaffels
40/ Spring means flowers blooming and construction sites opening up all over the place
41/ Being tall gets a new meaning
42/ Blonde is back to being a hair-color, not a concept
43/ You have 4 seasons in one day
44/ You can start a mail to your teacher who happens to be a doctor by “yo, wassup doc” (exaggeration can get the message through)
45/ You think that paying to use the toilets is normal
46/ You know that kapsalon is not a typical turkish dish, but a hairdresser
47/ You start to think that the strange position of the hole in the WC is not that disgusting
48/ You find it easier to find a good joint that a good coffee
49/ You have the AH bonus card
50/ Your windows have no curtains, and you don’t care
51/ If your windows have curtains, you don’t use them, and just don’t care who might be looking at you
52/ For you, light rain is not rain
53/ Professors write a “well done” comment in your assignment and still grade you with a 6
54/ You can drink beer in the cinema (good)
55/ 10°C is warm enough to wear a short or mini skirt
56/ You can ride your bike in the rain, wind and even snow
57/ Guys are very cute
58/ You can ride your bike wearing skirt (if you’re a girl), a suit or even high heels (if you’re a girl)
59/ When you start having strong opinion even if you vaguely know the topic
60/ When you “wash” the dishes with soap without rincing them
61/ “Alstublieft and dank u wel” are the only dutch words you know
62/ You aren’t surprised anymore that the disco closes at 4 (but it still pisses you off)
63/ You learn to bike without using your hands on the handle
64/ You go to the market and you only buy the stuffs that fit in your bike
65/ Riding a bike and driking coffee/smoking/eating lunch at the same time is not a problem any more
66/ You reformulate the saying “if you drink, don’t drive” by “if you drink, don’t ride”
67/ You’ve been asked where the coffeeshop is
68/ You start wearing orange during soccer events, even when you’re not Dutch
69/ You get used not to use napkins when eating. You just eat dirtily.
70/ You know what GVD stands for
71/ You can never predict the weather and can not believe the weather forecast anymore
72/ You wait for the light to go green before crossing the street, even if there is no car
73/ You sometimes eat only with a spoon
74/ You tried fried fish from the caravans at least once
75/ You clap the lecturer (just because he’s been speaking for 2 hours)
76/ You run to Albert Heijn at 21.55 to get some beer for the party that night
77/ Trees planted in straight rows/ aka the forest/ seems normal
78/ You think you understand why they don’t serve coffee at coffeeshops (but you’re not sure yet)
79/ You steal a bike at the station because the night before someone stole yours
80/ You think it is okay to eat multicoloured sprinkels on bread for breakfast
81/ You use 9292ov.nl to go to the supermarket
82/ You know that the wind blows in your face regardless of the direction in which you are biking
83/ You don’t even try to park in an unauthorised area just to ‘pick something up in 5min’, because you know you will get a ticket in 30 seconds
84/ When you move out of your rental apartment, you know you might have to take the floors with you
85/ Stepping in doggiepoo on the sidewalk becomes almost a daily thing
86/ You end up eating super greasy food at 5am at FEBO or ALEV (Delft)

Dutch Junk Food
87/ And after that, you manage to bike home still completely wasted and go to class at 8:45
88/ You need an appointement to talk with your friends. Or your mother
89/ You enjoy making tourists jump off the bike path
90/ You paid more for the lock of your bike than for the bike itself
91/ Real bread? You’ve made your peace with it. It doesn’t exist
92/ You know that the Netherlands doesn’t have a special dish. They just fry everything
93/ You know getting a couch will be difficult because it doesn’t fit through the door. Windows maybe?
94/ You’re ok spending Queen’s Day in the train because people are walking on the rails
95/ Jaap, Joost and Jeroen are the names of most of the Dutch guys you know
96/ When the sun pops up all your Dutch friends are wearing beach flip flops
97/ Dutch people ask you why don’t you speak Dutch?
98/ You still don’t speak Dutch but watch silly Dutch TV shows like Take me out and Single
99/ You have been in a relationship with at least one Dutch person
100/ You are used to people bumping into you abruptly on the street, yet never saying sorry
 Quoting: Bahamut


Perfect example why GLP is perhaps the best website in the world. I felt like I was living there when reading her description of what it's like to live there as a student. Where else can you go to learn about a topic from just about every angle imaginable?

Kudos to Trinity
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I'll be moving to The Netherlands soon. I just need to find a room to rent somewhere.

What can I expect? Culture shock? Immigrant prejudices?



Where do GLP'er's hang out over there? LOL! lmao
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


if your from the US, they hate you and love your money at the same time.lol
RRR661
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Just remember when you go out on a date, expect to pay your fair share and your date pay her fair share. This is where "Dutch treat" expression came from.
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How does that work with business meals over there?
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Just pay, for sure for trying to get a deal, and with woman, it is also better to pay, but if you have paid a few times I'm sure she will say one time she will pay or split the bill.
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Okay, thanks.
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If you are staying for a while..here's a glimpse of your future.


1/ You have a bike
2/ You even know how to brake using retropedaling
3/ Walking from your faculty to the cafeteria has become unimaginable. You take your bike, even if it’s for 50meters
4/ Eating 7 slides of bread for lunch doesn’t scare you anymore
5/ By the way, you stopped eating warm lunch. You just eat bread
6/ You know what a kroket is, and you learned to avoid the orange ones
7/ It doesn’t surprise you anymore to eat at 18:30
8/ You drink beer
9/ You got used to trance and electro music
10/ You don’t cheat on the train, because controllers are EVERYWHERE
11/ When the cafeteria is crowed, you line up neately with the others
12/ You used to use cash all the time, but now you have a pin card
13/ You think ducks are cute
14/ As soon as the sun pops out, you make a barbecue, even if it’s 10°C outside
15/ You think 15°C is warm
16/ You know winter stops in May, and not March as everywhere else
17/ You don’t remember what a moutain looks like
18/ You still don’t know how to speak Dutch. But your English has improved
19/ You know what Surinam is. And where it is
20/ You never go out without your bike lights
21/ You think butter in a bottle is normal
22/ You know that all the guys are in Delft. And the girls, everywhere else, especially Leiden
23/ You go to Leiden on Saturday
24/ You’ve been to a flower park, and thought it was cool
25/ You’re ok with having only one flavour of ice cream (the white ones)
26/ You don’t even bother to ask “do you speak English?”, you just speak English right away
27/ When you go to the cinema, you are ok with being told where to sit
28/ And you wouldn’t dare sit anywhere else
29/ You have finally accepted the fact that Gouda is cheese
30/ Paying 6€ for a meal in the cafeteria seems normal
31/ You know how to repair a bike
32/ You eat potatoes at least once a day
33/ You always check the weather before leaving home
34/ You know what it is being late and having to wait for a boat to cross the bridge
35/ You can drink milk at any time of the day
36/ Sometimes, you only drink milk as lunch
37/ You have tried karnemelk at least once
38/ You start liking dropjes
39/ For you something sweet means straubwaffels
40/ Spring means flowers blooming and construction sites opening up all over the place
41/ Being tall gets a new meaning
42/ Blonde is back to being a hair-color, not a concept
43/ You have 4 seasons in one day
44/ You can start a mail to your teacher who happens to be a doctor by “yo, wassup doc” (exaggeration can get the message through)
45/ You think that paying to use the toilets is normal
46/ You know that kapsalon is not a typical turkish dish, but a hairdresser
47/ You start to think that the strange position of the hole in the WC is not that disgusting
48/ You find it easier to find a good joint that a good coffee
49/ You have the AH bonus card
50/ Your windows have no curtains, and you don’t care
51/ If your windows have curtains, you don’t use them, and just don’t care who might be looking at you
52/ For you, light rain is not rain
53/ Professors write a “well done” comment in your assignment and still grade you with a 6
54/ You can drink beer in the cinema (good)
55/ 10°C is warm enough to wear a short or mini skirt
56/ You can ride your bike in the rain, wind and even snow
57/ Guys are very cute
58/ You can ride your bike wearing skirt (if you’re a girl), a suit or even high heels (if you’re a girl)
59/ When you start having strong opinion even if you vaguely know the topic
60/ When you “wash” the dishes with soap without rincing them
61/ “Alstublieft and dank u wel” are the only dutch words you know
62/ You aren’t surprised anymore that the disco closes at 4 (but it still pisses you off)
63/ You learn to bike without using your hands on the handle
64/ You go to the market and you only buy the stuffs that fit in your bike
65/ Riding a bike and driking coffee/smoking/eating lunch at the same time is not a problem any more
66/ You reformulate the saying “if you drink, don’t drive” by “if you drink, don’t ride”
67/ You’ve been asked where the coffeeshop is
68/ You start wearing orange during soccer events, even when you’re not Dutch
69/ You get used not to use napkins when eating. You just eat dirtily.
70/ You know what GVD stands for
71/ You can never predict the weather and can not believe the weather forecast anymore
72/ You wait for the light to go green before crossing the street, even if there is no car
73/ You sometimes eat only with a spoon
74/ You tried fried fish from the caravans at least once
75/ You clap the lecturer (just because he’s been speaking for 2 hours)
76/ You run to Albert Heijn at 21.55 to get some beer for the party that night
77/ Trees planted in straight rows/ aka the forest/ seems normal
78/ You think you understand why they don’t serve coffee at coffeeshops (but you’re not sure yet)
79/ You steal a bike at the station because the night before someone stole yours
80/ You think it is okay to eat multicoloured sprinkels on bread for breakfast
81/ You use 9292ov.nl to go to the supermarket
82/ You know that the wind blows in your face regardless of the direction in which you are biking
83/ You don’t even try to park in an unauthorised area just to ‘pick something up in 5min’, because you know you will get a ticket in 30 seconds
84/ When you move out of your rental apartment, you know you might have to take the floors with you
85/ Stepping in doggiepoo on the sidewalk becomes almost a daily thing
86/ You end up eating super greasy food at 5am at FEBO or ALEV (Delft)

Dutch Junk Food
87/ And after that, you manage to bike home still completely wasted and go to class at 8:45
88/ You need an appointement to talk with your friends. Or your mother
89/ You enjoy making tourists jump off the bike path
90/ You paid more for the lock of your bike than for the bike itself
91/ Real bread? You’ve made your peace with it. It doesn’t exist
92/ You know that the Netherlands doesn’t have a special dish. They just fry everything
93/ You know getting a couch will be difficult because it doesn’t fit through the door. Windows maybe?
94/ You’re ok spending Queen’s Day in the train because people are walking on the rails
95/ Jaap, Joost and Jeroen are the names of most of the Dutch guys you know
96/ When the sun pops up all your Dutch friends are wearing beach flip flops
97/ Dutch people ask you why don’t you speak Dutch?
98/ You still don’t speak Dutch but watch silly Dutch TV shows like Take me out and Single
99/ You have been in a relationship with at least one Dutch person
100/ You are used to people bumping into you abruptly on the street, yet never saying sorry
 Quoting: Bahamut


Perfect example why GLP is perhaps the best website in the world. I felt like I was living there when reading her description of what it's like to live there as a student. Where else can you go to learn about a topic from just about every angle imaginable?

Kudos to Trinity
 Quoting: StephenInAZ 15610601




It's a thorough list, that's for sure. There were several points I needed to know too.
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I'll be moving to The Netherlands soon. I just need to find a room to rent somewhere.

What can I expect? Culture shock? Immigrant prejudices?



Where do GLP'er's hang out over there? LOL! lmao
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


if your from the US, they hate you and love your money at the same time.lol
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Have you been there?
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Lots of Atheists
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the majority of the country is very strict, uptight religious ("reformed").
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They must be different from those types here since their drug and prostitution laws are so liberal.
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I'll be moving to The Netherlands soon. I just need to find a room to rent somewhere.

What can I expect? Culture shock? Immigrant prejudices?



Where do GLP'er's hang out over there? LOL! lmao
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


if your from the US, they hate you and love your money at the same time.lol
 Quoting: RRR661





Have you been there?
 Quoting: aNONaMITTy


Haha that's not true don't believe him.

If you go to Rotterdam you'll think you've ended up in a country that has all nationalities.
aNONaMITTy (OP)

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08/17/2012 05:41 PM
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Re: Moving to The Netherlands, Tell Me What to Expect!
I'll be moving to The Netherlands soon. I just need to find a room to rent somewhere.

What can I expect? Culture shock? Immigrant prejudices?



Where do GLP'er's hang out over there? LOL! lmao
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if your from the US, they hate you and love your money at the same time.lol
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Have you been there?
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Haha that's not true don't believe him.

If you go to Rotterdam you'll think you've ended up in a country that has all nationalities.
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Interesting. Tell me this. Amsterdam seems like the party city, Rotterdam the same w/o the drugs/prostitutes and The Hague as the snobs? Is that a correct impression?
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08/17/2012 05:44 PM
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- Never take a taxi, they'll charge you 25 euro for just opening the door! (Rip off)
- Try to do everything with your bike, petrol at the moment is $2.15 per litre!
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08/17/2012 05:45 PM
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Heh! I was just on an earthquake thread, LOL! How are you today?
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Fine, thank you.
unfortunately some people got tricked into believing it is quite safe to live under sea level
not that i am 100s of meters above it, but below sealevel would bother me

Hope you find a exellent place
younger generations are familiar with english so it will be no trouble getting around, very open minded
very cosy people too, those dutch
best regards

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