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Old 03-17-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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Ask the dutchman

Just thought I'd have a go at this, as everybody else seems to. Ask away...
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:07 PM   #2
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What do you think of the "Boer zoekt vrouw"-hype????
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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why is your country so awesome? why am i so happy when i go there, even when i'm not stoned? why is Amsterdam so beautiful? why is the Dutch government and people able to take such mature, thoughtful stances on soft drugs and prostitutions? is it the education system? why do Dutch people speak such beautiful English?
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How about the Vara Laat version "Boer zoekt man"?
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:11 PM   #6
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can you fly?
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:15 PM   #7
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is it true that, while God may have created the world, the Dutch created the Netherlands?
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Have you ever owned a pair of clogs?

Why are all the dutch folk so lovely?
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Old 03-17-2005, 02:05 PM   #9
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why is your country so awesome? why am i so happy when i go there, even when i'm not stoned? why is Amsterdam so beautiful? why is the Dutch government and people able to take such mature, thoughtful stances on soft drugs and prostitutions? is it the education system? why do Dutch people speak such beautiful English?
Let's see...
Let's start with the mature stances on sofr drugs and education. We seem to be searching for solutions that give the least trouble. This may be a very mature stance but it's on the other hand a 'soft' stance. What we will do is treat drug addicts more as victims or patients than as criminals.
Amsterdam is beautiful because city planning was invented after Amsterdam was built. But seriously, the canals were the lifelines of the city, so they got more and more of them.
You're so happy in Amsterdam when you're not stoned because you're about to be stoned.
Beautiful english? You mean speak english with a terrible accent? We do get a lot of english. Starts in primary school. And we only use subtitles for films. It gives you more of a feel for the language as a lot of movies are in english. We speak a fair bit of french and german too. Goes with being occupied a lot I guess.
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Old 03-17-2005, 02:07 PM   #10
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Have you ever owned a pair of clogs?

Why are all the dutch folk so lovely?
I have owned a pair of clogs when I was a kid. Got rid of 'em thankfully
Why are we all so lovely? Dunno, guess it's nature
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can you fly?
I'm a strictly non-flying dutchman
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Old 03-17-2005, 02:10 PM   #12
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is it true that, while God may have created the world, the Dutch created the Netherlands?
Nah, God created the dutch. We took it from there..
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Why do the Dutch call themselves Dutch?


Why not Hollanders?


I was taught about the Benelux Nations in school.

Is there any official Federation?
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Why do so many people seem to like bikes in the Netherlands?
Do you grow tulips?
Have you been to Amsterdam? Will I be able to get along in Amsterdam without any knowledge of Dutch except ja and testje. Why can you all speak such good english? Can you speak any other languages? Do you know any good hotels in Amsterdam that are cheap? If you have been to Amsterdam, what places do you recommend seeing that they might not tell tourists about? Is the Schipol airport really that huge? (I read in a book that it is)
Am I asking too many questions?
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Hoi Nederlanders. Ik heb het Nederlands gestudeerd...
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