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who likes holland thread - im in holland on vacation?

FrogBurger
07-14-2007, 06:14 AM
I like holland. Im here on vacation for another 2 weeks. the people r so nice and you can ride bikes everywhere. lots of smiling faces and good chear. people tailgate a little bit on big roads but otherwise i have no complaints. integrations of people of all nationalities appears very successful here. people have been really really nice. my wife loves it and says she'd condiser retiring here. i also like it a lot. we r staying in a house with a garden and several bedrooms and large lving room and we have a lot of space. the kids love the kitten and its mother we r caring for./ my son fell in the fishpond yesterday :eek:
the ocean is great, im taking a surfing lesson tomorrow. things are not too expensive either and the shopping is great. 24 Amstels costs only abt 7,50 euros. sun is shining now after a few days of yucky weather. there r parks for kids all over... oh and i never saw so many blond kids, i never new how many blond people there were in holland. mostly the people are really so so nice and friendly and they all speak good english :) :)
Go HOLLAND!

R.Federer
07-15-2007, 06:26 AM
We loved Holland, too! In my youth I worked there briefly (internships) in Enschede. I lived in Borne :sobbing: but I only really went back to sleep there, and hung out at U. Twente in Enschede. Amsterdam was great! Easy living, easygoing people, mind their own business, friendly, fair.
The weather does suck though.

Have a great holiday. Have apelgebak met slagroom for me!

martinatreue
07-15-2007, 08:14 AM
I love the Netherlands!!!

DuLeafs
07-15-2007, 12:03 PM
:)

FrogBurger
07-16-2007, 10:39 AM
thanks for the well wishes. its raining again but i think it will clear up soon, i want to go to the beach for a surfing lesson today, hopefully the rain will stop.

Carlita
07-16-2007, 11:52 AM
Glad you're having a great time here :) Personally I think this country is overrated:o .

I would move yesterday if I had the chance....


Where in Holland are you staying? Enjoy the rest of your stay!

Suzi
07-16-2007, 11:55 AM
ooo i havent been in holland for ages so my memories are dodgy, weather wise its similar to england :o ha but from my memories its seems like an cool place but i spent most of my time in den haag as my cousins live there and also last year 4 hours in schipol airport :p

'lisha
07-16-2007, 03:51 PM
While you're here, don't forget to eat stroopwafels, and of course... bitterballen :worship:

DuLeafs
07-16-2007, 06:21 PM
Oh bitterballen, thats the best @ midnight :bowdown: :toothy:

Cant believe they dont have this in other countries :o

Rik.
07-16-2007, 06:23 PM
Nice country. :cool:
But the whether is :help: at the moment.

DuLeafs
07-16-2007, 06:23 PM
Glad you're having a great time here :) Personally I think this country is overrated:o .

I would move yesterday if I had the chance....


Where in Holland are you staying? Enjoy the rest of your stay!

Overrated?! :speakles: :awww:

DuLeafs
07-16-2007, 06:28 PM
Nice country. :cool:
But the whether is :help: at the moment.

I like all the lightning shows and mini-tornados :cool:

DuLeafs
07-16-2007, 06:41 PM
U dutchies seeing this storm? :hearts:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/DuLeafs/thundershow16-07d.jpg

Nice view from here! :p

Bart.
07-16-2007, 07:17 PM
Oh bitterballen, thats the best @ midnight :bowdown: :toothy:

Cant believe they dont have this in other countries :o

uhm, we have bitterballen too :o ;)

DuLeafs
07-16-2007, 07:26 PM
And we have your chocolate and wafels too :devil:

bokehlicious
07-16-2007, 07:55 PM
Amsterdam rocks :rocker2: best European town by far :)

'lisha
07-16-2007, 07:57 PM
Oh bitterballen, thats the best @ midnight :bowdown: :toothy:

Cant believe they dont have this in other countries :o


so true :cool:
and to think of the fact that I have a whole bag of them in my freezer :hearts: :angel:

Carlita
07-16-2007, 08:21 PM
Overrated?! :speakles: :awww:you bet it is...

Have some poffertjes :)

DuLeafs
07-16-2007, 08:33 PM
so true :cool:
and to think of the fact that I have a whole bag of them in my freezer :hearts: :angel:

:hearts:

Tis altijd slim een voorraad te hebben.. :p

DuLeafs
07-16-2007, 08:35 PM
you bet it is...

Have some poffertjes :)

Yeah... thanks.....

FrogBurger
07-17-2007, 07:26 AM
Glad you're having a great time here :) Personally I think this country is overrated:o .

I would move yesterday if I had the chance....


Where in Holland are you staying? Enjoy the rest of your stay!

in Alkmaar, it's just fantastic!

FrogBurger
07-17-2007, 07:28 AM
U dutchies seeing this storm? :hearts:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/DuLeafs/thundershow16-07d.jpg

Nice view from here! :p


Yeah the storm knocked out my barbeque last night but we still got to go the ocean, Bergen an See and I got to surf. the kids found about a dozen hermit crabs - today i think I'll buy them a net so that they can fish. :)

DuLeafs
07-17-2007, 10:39 AM
Amsterdam rocks :rocker2: best European town by far :)

:worship: :cool: :worship:

DuLeafs
07-17-2007, 10:40 AM
Yeah the storm knocked out my barbeque last night but we still got to go the ocean, Bergen an See and I got to surf. the kids found about a dozen hermit crabs - today i think I'll buy them a net so that they can fish. :)

The storm must have knocked out everything yesterday.. :unsure:

U went surfing with this storm? Kinda dangerous, as some people already got hit by lightning..

Carlita
07-17-2007, 10:41 AM
Yeah... thanks.....well obviously not you :lol: :p

DuLeafs
07-17-2007, 10:43 AM
well obviously not you :lol: :p

Was just kiddin :p

I love poffertjes :hearts:

And pannekoeken too :D

http://www.decreperie.nl/images/poffertjes-groot.gif
:toothy:

Carlita
07-17-2007, 10:52 AM
yum! :lick:

just a shame that since we got the Euro, they ask ridiculous prices for poffertjes :tape: (amongst other things:rolleyes: )

DuLeafs
07-17-2007, 10:55 AM
Yeah, the euro indeed have priced some things up... :rolleyes: As well as the salary tho :devil:

Ur living in Holland as well...? I had the impression ur from Spain..

Carlita
07-17-2007, 11:08 AM
Ur living in Holland as well...? I had the impression ur from Spain..yes I am:sad: , in holland that is

DuLeafs
07-17-2007, 11:11 AM
Probably not Amsterdam then? :awww: ;)

Carlita
07-17-2007, 11:25 AM
Probably not Amsterdam then? :awww: ;)no, not Amsterdam, thank God for that.....that's one city I could do without.... I only go there when I have to.....

I'm in Zuid Holland. In the Rotterdam area (and Rotterdam) My favourite place in Holland is Scheveningen, the rest they can keep ;)

DuLeafs
07-17-2007, 11:42 AM
no, not Amsterdam, thank God for that.....that's one city I could do without.... I only go there when I have to.....

I'm in Zuid Holland. In the Rotterdam area (and Rotterdam) My favourite place in Holland is Scheveningen, the rest they can keep ;)

Whats wrong with Amsterdam? :angel:

Scheveningen :hearts: Love the boulevard :cool:

Whats u doing in NL?

Carlita
07-17-2007, 11:48 AM
Whats wrong with Amsterdam? :angel:

Scheveningen :hearts: Love the boulevard :cool:

Whats u doing in NL?
a lot.....bad memories....

Scheveningen is great, all year round.

me was born here :lol:

'lisha
07-17-2007, 01:31 PM
I'm in Zuid Holland. In the Rotterdam area (and Rotterdam) My favourite place in Holland is Scheveningen, the rest they can keep ;)

:yippee: woehoei! me too

PS: look at the bright side, buy a poffertjespan at the HEMA, get yourself poffertjesmix and poedersuiker and make them yourself (it's more fun and better tasting than microwave-poffertjes). That probably the cheapest way to get poffertjes. I bet it's even cheaper than they were before the euro came ;)

Clashcityrocker
07-17-2007, 02:01 PM
amsterdam is great !!!

DuLeafs
07-17-2007, 02:13 PM
a lot.....bad memories....

Scheveningen is great, all year round.

me was born here :lol:

Ah ok ;)

But u feel like leaving NL?

DuLeafs
07-17-2007, 02:13 PM
:yippee: woehoei! me too

PS: look at the bright side, buy a poffertjespan at the HEMA, get yourself poffertjesmix and poedersuiker and make them yourself (it's more fun and better tasting than microwave-poffertjes). That probably the cheapest way to get poffertjes. I bet it's even cheaper than they were before the euro came ;)

Of gewoon kopen bij een van de vele kraampjes buiten :angel:

Carlita
07-17-2007, 02:36 PM
:yippee: woehoei! me too

PS: look at the bright side, buy a poffertjespan at the HEMA, get yourself poffertjesmix and poedersuiker and make them yourself (it's more fun and better tasting than microwave-poffertjes). That probably the cheapest way to get poffertjes. I bet it's even cheaper than they were before the euro came ;) :haha: I always get them at the Albert Heijn 76 poffertjes for 3,50 or something. Throw them in the microwave, add sugar and butter and enjoy ;)

Carlita
07-17-2007, 02:37 PM
amsterdam is great !!!
hmm not so....I almost got stabbed once there.....I still have no idea how I got the lucky escape :eek:


and I feel like a tourist when Im there :o

Carlita
07-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Ah ok ;)

But u feel like leaving NL?yes, but it's not that simple. I was born in the wrong country...I swear something went wrong on that day :sobbing:

'lisha
07-17-2007, 03:46 PM
Of gewoon kopen bij een van de vele kraampjes buiten :angel:

maar die waren te duur ;)


I always get them at the Albert Heijn 76 poffertjes for 3,50 or something. Throw them in the microwave, add sugar and butter and enjoy

trust me, making them yourselves is much more fun :angel:
and a lot more of a fuss of course

Carlita
07-17-2007, 04:10 PM
I know it's more fun to make them yourself.....but with the AH ones, you can eat them within 30 seconds ;)

HybridTheory
07-17-2007, 08:43 PM
Yes I like Holland. :)

Purple Rainbow
07-17-2007, 09:19 PM
Holland!! :woohoo:

DuLeafs
07-18-2007, 08:32 AM
yes, but it's not that simple. I was born in the wrong country...I swear something went wrong on that day :sobbing:

:awww:

Waar zou je naar toe willen?

DuLeafs
07-18-2007, 08:33 AM
maar die waren te duur ;)

Kwaliteit moet wat kosten.. :angel:

FrogBurger
07-18-2007, 08:33 AM
The storm must have knocked out everything yesterday.. :unsure:

U went surfing with this storm? Kinda dangerous, as some people already got hit by lightning..

no not in the storm. the waves were really small the other day, but a couple of days B 4 the currents were really strong. Should go there today.

shopping is amazing here. My GF got tons of nice cotton tshirts for 5 bucks each and i got the same long sleeved shirt in 3 different colors and nice jeans for real cheap. We're going into to town to shop some more now, then afternoon at the beach so - I can surf again, Grandma is here so it frees me up to do more stuff. :D

DuLeafs
07-18-2007, 08:33 AM
Yes I like Holland. :)

Glad u like it, Annet :p

DuLeafs
07-18-2007, 08:34 AM
no not in the storm. the waves were really small the other day, but a couple of days B 4 the currents were really strong. Should go there today.

shopping is amazing here. My GF got tons of nice cotton tshirts for 5 bucks each and i got the same long sleeved shirt in 3 different colors and nice jeans for real cheap. We're going into to town to shop some more now, then afternoon at the beach so - I can surf again, Grandma is here so it frees me up to do more stuff. :D

:D

For how long u will be here?

And i guess u went shopping at C&A, if it was that cheap? :p ;) Or Zeeman or Wibra :help:

FrogBurger
07-18-2007, 08:37 AM
yes, but it's not that simple. I was born in the wrong country...I swear something went wrong on that day :sobbing:

oh that's ok, it happens when U R young. Same thing happened to me in paris and i got my bag snatched in the Dam one time. Now Im wiser, but havent soured on the country or anything. shit happens everywhere ;)

DuLeafs
07-18-2007, 08:41 AM
oh that's ok, it happens when U R young. Same thing happened to me in paris and i got my bag snatched in the Dam one time. Now Im wiser, but havent soured on the country or anything. shit happens everywhere ;)

Indeed.

FrogBurger
07-18-2007, 08:42 AM
:D

For how long u will be here?

And i guess u went shopping at C&A, if it was that cheap? :p ;) Or Zeeman or Wibra :help:

I'm in Alkmaar, but i dont know the name of the stores, I'll go look at the bag ... one bag says Forecast, the jeans i got R forecast and so R the shirts, with a cool patch and writing on it, makes me look young :p - not sure where my wife shopped, it was in Alkmaar near the supermarket in the 'centrum'
jeans were about 50 and the shirts were 5 each !

The vacation is 18 days, we leave the following Friday.

DuLeafs
07-18-2007, 08:46 AM
I'm in Alkmaar, but i dont know the name of the stores, I'll go look at the bag ... one bag says Forecast, the jeans i got R forecast and so R the shirts, with a cool patch and writing on it, makes me look young :p - not sure where my wife shopped, it was in Alkmaar near the supermarket in the 'centrum'
jeans were about 50 and the shirts were 5 each !

The vacation is 18 days, we leave the following Friday.

Forecast is cool, it makes u look young indeed :lol:

I've been only twice to Alkmaar, so can't really picture the ''centrum''. But 5 euro for a shirt of Forecast = good deal :cool:

Ur from Paris i assume?

FrogBurger
07-19-2007, 09:20 AM
Forecast is cool, it makes u look young indeed :lol:

I've been only twice to Alkmaar, so can't really picture the ''centrum''. But 5 euro for a shirt of Forecast = good deal :cool:

Ur from Paris i assume?

Thanks. Yeah the Centrum is totally cool, we love it.
The shirts R long sleeved, they are really nice!

Purple Rainbow
07-19-2007, 04:19 PM
I'm in Alkmaar, but i dont know the name of the stores, I'll go look at the bag ... one bag says Forecast, the jeans i got R forecast and so R the shirts, with a cool patch and writing on it, makes me look young :p - not sure where my wife shopped, it was in Alkmaar near the supermarket in the 'centrum'
jeans were about 50 and the shirts were 5 each !

The vacation is 18 days, we leave the following Friday.


I pretty much live in Alkmaar. Well, I work here, I live in a small town about 10k away.
Where do you stay in Alkmaar? Have you enjoyed a cool beer at the Waagplein on a sunny afternoon? That's the best part of this town.

FrogBurger
07-31-2007, 02:35 PM
I pretty much live in Alkmaar. Well, I work here, I live in a small town about 10k away.
Where do you stay in Alkmaar? Have you enjoyed a cool beer at the Waagplein on a sunny afternoon? That's the best part of this town.

The beer was great. I stayed at someone's home, while they stayed in mine. it was totally excellent, only the weather sucked, but we had plenty to do, went to Bergen an See and the pool with a water slide and lots of parks. it was lovely. :)