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Old January 28th, 2013, 07:30 AM   #8961
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UK would probably be the easiest for you. Especially in the north you can rent a bedsit (to start with) fairly easy and there are plenty of (unskilled) jobs available. If you don't have any particular qualifications, then Canada and the US might be a bit of a hassle to get into.

But moving to a different country because you don't like the political climate in the Netherlands seems a bit odd to me. It's still a free country and you've got everything you need...

But in any case, as a EU citizen you are entitled to live and work anywhere within the EU plus Switzerland and Norway. . A lot of people still don't know that. I'd give Spain a miss. Sure, property is cheap, but what would you do for work?

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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:30 AM   #8962
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UK would probably be the easiest for you. Especially in the north you can rent a bedsit (to start with) fairly easy and there are plenty of (unskilled) jobs available. If you don't have any particular qualifications, then Canada and the US might be a bit of a hassle to get into.

But moving to a different country because you don't like the political climate in the Netherlands seems a bit odd to me. It's still a free country and you've got everything you need...

But in any case, as a EU citizen you are entitled to live and work anywhere within the EU plus Switzerland and Norway. . A lot of people still don't know that. I'd give Spain a miss. Sure, property is cheap, but what would you do for work?
I'm still a Computer Systems Engineering student, and probably still will be for the next 2 years, but work is widely available pretty much everywhere for programmers...

The rules and regulations are annoying me, both personally and in general, I'd like to be able to do as I please on my property... Aside from that I'm a road geek I guess and love driving around, and I can't say this country has the most positive attitude to cars...
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #8963
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You have USA all over you:
- No proper intercity public transport (except in cities)
- road loving, petrol heads
- Wide roads, going straight through cities
- Anti-goverment-influence republican voting options!
- Cheap houses
- No problem with aging inhabitants as there is no public pension system

Now can we please focus on Dutch roads and not about SnowDogs rants and future?
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Old January 28th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #8964
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You have USA all over you:
- No proper intercity public transport (except in cities)
- road loving, petrol heads
- Wide roads, going straight through cities
- Anti-goverment-influence republican voting options!
- Cheap houses
- No problem with aging inhabitants as there is no public pension system

Now can we please focus on Dutch roads and not about SnowDogs rants and future?
Um, we do have Social Security and employee pensions. What the hell do they tell you all over there about us?

(But Verso, if you're reading this thread, that's not a "freak-out.")

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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #8965
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A4 Delft - Schiedam

Piling of the A4 motorway between Delft and Schiedam has begun today, marking the start of the actual construction of the 7 kilometer missing link between Den Haag and Rotterdam. Preparatory works have been done in the past 2 years, including removing the entire embankment which was built in 1968-1969. The new motorway will open to traffic in 2015.

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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #8966
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Great news!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #8967
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Approximately here. This viaduct was at the place where the Ridderkerk-Noord stack currently is. The bridge this pic was taken from, doesn't exist aymore.
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It was taken from this bridge, A16 curves a bit to the right there. The map is dated 1958. The bridge was likely demolished in the late 1960s when A15 was constructed.

Thanks keokiracer and ChrisZwolle for your answers. Now I know exactly where it is. I am just not old enough to have seen that bridge since I was born just before the bridge was demolished. It is obvious that I was born in that area (Ridderkerk) and still live in the same area.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:07 AM   #8968
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So the are where the De Kuip sits was a collection of farms? I thought there were docks and quays there....
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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #8969
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They were all just a tad bit west, where the most eastern harbors of Rotterdam currently are
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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:21 PM   #8970
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A4/A12 Prins Clausplein stack interchange

The Prins Clausplein stack interchange near Den Haag, with a view on the city.


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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #8971
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I can't get over all the skyscrapers: not too long ago, most European cities didn't have that.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #8972
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A2 Nieuwegein

The A2 at Nieuwegein (south of Utrecht) was widened to 2x4 lanes in 2011. You can still see the old 1930s road to the right.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:49 AM   #8973
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So the are where the De Kuip sits was a collection of farms? I thought there were docks and quays there....
As per Keokiracer's post, this was not the main port area. But on the river side, you had forms of industrial activity. If I recall correctly, it was shipyard type of business (Wilton Feyenoord?). If you look in the area, you will find some 1990s-2000s residential areas and businesses, with many of the streets bearing Feyenoord-related names. That area used to be industry back in the days. Otherwise, the area used to be farmland indeed.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #8974
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A12 Woerden

Two nice photos of A12 at Woerden.

This first photo was taken in (probably) the 1950s, looking east-northeast. (by the way, if I didn't know better I'd swear this photo was taken somewhere in eastern Netherlands).


The second photo shows the same location today, looking west (the opposite direction).

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Old January 30th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #8975
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when have they stopped putting gas station in the middle of junctions?

Looks a very dangerous placement
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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #8976
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The A16 motorway in (presumably) the early 1950s at Ridderkerk. The road looks drastically different today, with a stack interchange and 18 lanes. The photo was taken from the old Bolnes - Barendrecht road, looking north.


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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #8977
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A nice video of the technical systems in the new Waterwolftunnel in the N201 near Schiphol Airport. The tunnel itself is practically finished, but not opened to traffic yet. That will probably happen in a few months. The video has English subtitles
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Will N201 be displaced to there? What will be done of current alignment of N201 - downgraded to 30km/h?
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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:51 PM   #8979
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What will be done of current alignment of N201 - downgraded to 30km/h?
It'll probably be downgraded. But 30 km/h seems a bit too much downgrading, even for The Netherlands.
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Isn't this now a zone 30kmh?
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