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Old April 4th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #1061
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Saba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #1062
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Saba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
oops. sorry. I didn't know that...

it was too mountaineous to be in the Netherlands...
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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #1063
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #1064
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Me too, I've never seen pics of the Netherlands Antilles before.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #1065
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On Curacao, there is a small stretch that can be classefied as expressway, grade-seperated and 2x2 lanes





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The Juliana bridge carries this road high over the harbour entrance:

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look here (googlemaps):
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Local roads on Curacao:



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Willemstad, Curacao:

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roadsignage on Aruba, very dutch!:













Signage on Curacao:



An old dutch sign on Curacao:



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Scenic roads on Saba:



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The main highway to Saba intl. Airport
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Old April 6th, 2008, 10:10 AM   #1066
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Great pics! Indeed some very dutch signage.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #1067
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Main roads on Aruba:

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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #1068
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Some main roads on Curacao:

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Not so shiny crash barriers:

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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #1069
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Roads on St. Eustatius, another dutch island:

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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #1070
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Great pictures! It's really funny to see the traffic signs and the signage looks practicly the same as in Holland. Thanks for sharing.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #1071
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It's really funny to see the traffic signs and the signage looks practicly the same as in Holland.
Only in Holland, or also the other 10 provinces?
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #1072
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The first pic of St. Eustatius looks like a narrow Reichsautobahn.
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Only in Holland, or also the other 10 provinces?
As far as I know Holland consists of Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and Utrecht, Chris.
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Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. A maritime and economic power in the 17th century, Holland today consists of the Dutch provinces of North Holland and South Holland.
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"Holland" is a part of the Netherlands. "Holland" is informally and quite incorrectly used in English and other languages, including sometimes the Dutch language itself, to mean the whole of the modern country of the Netherlands.


I don't think "Holland" is the proper word to mention the whole Netherlands. Dutchmen often make this mistake to by saying "i'm from Holland" or sending a postcard to "Holland".
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #1075
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Yeah, I agree. But since most of the foreigners use "Holland" it's clear which country is meant.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #1076
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I know that, I always use "I'm from the Netherlands" instead of "I'm from Holland". And you're right about the two provinces, I also looked it up on the internet. Actually I can see the "border of Holland" right now.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #1077
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Yeah, I agree. But since most of the foreigners use "Holland" it's clear which country is meant.
But it's technically not correct. It's like someone from Munich saying he's from Sachsen or something.

However, Holland is indeed a broad used term for meantioning the whole Netherlands.

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Is there a customs checkpoint on the A2?
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Old April 6th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #1078
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Oh yes, there is a 23 km long traffic jam right now, and for lorries it takes a few days to cross this border
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Old April 6th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #1079
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In Slovenia I haven't heard anyone saying Holland (Holandija) for some 15 years, always Netherlands (Nizozemska) -> we're well educated.

Very interesting pics from the Kingdom of the Netherlands!

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Well, in Poland we are calling Holandia (Holland). I never head anyone saying Niderlandy (Netherlands)
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