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Old July 23rd, 2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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What do you associate with the Netherlands?

Not really an original question but after having read all the other 'associate' threads I can't resist.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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Amsterdam, Rotterdam, canals, below sea level, Zuider Zee, clogs, windmills, euthanasia, open drug policy, flowers, socially liberal.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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several dutch cities. cheese. beer which tastes almost like water. windmills. bicycles. tulips. tomatoes full of water. tolerated marijuana consumption. many people who can speak german, but don't want to admit it. Philips. Genever. Dropsliqueur. Poffertjes. caravans. All in all just the usual clichés.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Delft, Den Haag, Eindhoven, Nejmegen etc etc etc...

Grachten, in the Rennaissance the richest part of Europe, part of Burgundry Empire, Van Gogh (the painter, not the right wing extremist), Rembrandt and all the other Flemish painters

The size of Switzerland with double the pop for it's totally flat with the highest hill about 450m. Randstadt with the green heart, artificial islands and damns, Ameland and other islands in Friesland. The explosion of the firework factory, red light districts, beer and coffeeshops that attract all the German lager louds, Arnhem and Appenheul zoos... etc etc etc.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 10:41 PM   #5
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What do I associate with our dear neighbours...

Amsterdam (grachten), rather boring (flat) countryside, exellent roadnetwork, trains with delays, sometimes arrogant towards Belgium, Paul De Leeuw (love'm!), windmills, great bicycle paths, very ordened villages, small houses, very liberal towards drugs, loud people, friendly people, kroket uit de muur, Heineken (no comment), ...

all in all our second best neighbour.

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Grachten, in the Rennaissance the richest part of Europe, part of Burgundry Empire, Van Gogh (the painter, not the right wing extremist), Rembrandt and all the other Flemish painters
ahum, Flemish = Belgian
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 10:48 PM   #6
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Netherlands...

Amsterdam,Bicycles,nice city,beautiful women,beer,marihuana! Sorry couldn't resist it!(I don't do it though),Beautiful natural resources,first world country,dutch,aruba,the explorers in the New World. ! There are a lot of things!
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 10:49 PM   #7
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Also..

I know you all have low sea level! I learned that 2 days!
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 10:50 PM   #8
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OH!

Heinekein!
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Old July 24th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #9
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ahum, Flemish = Belgian
hm, depends on the era you are looking at...
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:01 AM   #10
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open drug policy,
You mean open Hash policy. Drugs is not allowed.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:30 AM   #11
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There was a time when I associate the Netherlands with beautiful countryside, tulips, windmills and canals.

But sadly, almost everytime I read about the Netherlands now I read about it's awful racism, violence against ethnic and religious minorities and rabble - rousing far right politicians.

Sad but true.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:35 AM   #12
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Ajax and national team with orange dresses...:-)
tulips
ganja
canals
Amsterdam
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:38 AM   #13
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Old July 24th, 2006, 05:21 PM   #14
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Flat and paedophilic country
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Old July 24th, 2006, 09:19 PM   #15
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Oh yeah!

PSV! The best soccer team in the Dutch league!
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Old July 24th, 2006, 09:26 PM   #16
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**** sex, bestiality, junkies, paedophilia, granny sex, failure in World Cups, being scared of Germans, surrendering very quickly in wars, helping Nazis kill Jews, being generally utter useless.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #17
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Waffels, Painters (Van Gogh), Amsterdam (canals, red light dist, arch.), Jan, Rotterdam Port (one of the world's most busiest, The Hague and EU HQ, Lace, Milk, Chocalate, VERBODEN, Tulips, Dutch language, conqueres (Indonesia, Aruba, South Africa etc), Orange National team, windmills, Wooden shoes (clogs), Shell, Heineken, aka Holland, Bicycles, Bonnets.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #18
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**** sex, bestiality, junkies, paedophilia, granny sex, failure in World Cups, being scared of Germans, surrendering very quickly in wars, helping Nazis kill Jews, being generally utter useless.
You must have nothing to do with this post and the one in the Morrocan one. You've never heard of clogs, tulips, windmills, chocalate, milk, chees from Holland? You are such a downer. Lighten up.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #19
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You must have nothing to do with this post and the one in the Morrocan one. You've never heard of clogs, tulips, windmills, chocalate, milk, chees from Holland? You are such a downer. Lighten up.
Of course I have heard of them!! I can't list everything, I would be here all day. I simpy listed what the Dutch excel in!
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #20
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gays, drug addicts, clean cities, amsterdam, and soccer.
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