• Are there blacks in the Netherlands?

    Best answer: Most Europeans know how to behave so I seriously doubt you'll expecience undue racial abuse PROVIDED you make a good attempt to fit in - behave yourself. Of course there are coloured people in Holland, and coffee, yellow and white. The world has shrunk and for the most part, all nationalities are found living... show more
    Best answer: Most Europeans know how to behave so I seriously doubt you'll expecience undue racial abuse PROVIDED you make a good attempt to fit in - behave yourself. Of course there are coloured people in Holland, and coffee, yellow and white. The world has shrunk and for the most part, all nationalities are found living together just fine. Terrorists apart.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • When will my accent be no different than a local?

    I am from Georgia but live in Netherlands, Amsterdam for 3 months. When will my accent be no different than a local?
    I am from Georgia but live in Netherlands, Amsterdam for 3 months. When will my accent be no different than a local?
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Does anyone know of a restaurant.?

    Best answer: Only if the vouchers are actually valid in the Netherlands. However, you can buy gift vouchers online for shops in the Netherlands if you like. Do you know the names of the shops you want to buy for? If so, then find the websites for the Netherlands - the address should finish with .nl - and if you're using... show more
    Best answer: Only if the vouchers are actually valid in the Netherlands. However, you can buy gift vouchers online for shops in the Netherlands if you like. Do you know the names of the shops you want to buy for? If so, then find the websites for the Netherlands - the address should finish with .nl - and if you're using Google Chrome, it will offer to translate the page you're into into English, and you should be able to get them the vouchers easily with your credit card.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • When Dutch people learned English as second language to Dutch, did you learn American English or UK English?

    Do you say Z as Zed or Zee? Do you say aluminium or aluminum? Do you say you are pissed when drunk or when mad? Do you ever refer to a cake-like dessert as a Muffin and what English call muffin an English muffin? Do you use Colour or Color Do you put ketchup on your fries?
    Do you say Z as Zed or Zee? Do you say aluminium or aluminum? Do you say you are pissed when drunk or when mad? Do you ever refer to a cake-like dessert as a Muffin and what English call muffin an English muffin? Do you use Colour or Color Do you put ketchup on your fries?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What can I do to celebrate my Dutch (the Netherlands) ancestry?

    Best answer: First of all, the Dutch would be surprised to find you celebrate your Dutch ancestry, as we tend to be rather much of the opinion you are of the nationality you grew up in, so if you lived in the USA your whole live, you are US American, if you grew up in Canada, you are Canadian. But if you want to know more... show more
    Best answer: First of all, the Dutch would be surprised to find you celebrate your Dutch ancestry, as we tend to be rather much of the opinion you are of the nationality you grew up in, so if you lived in the USA your whole live, you are US American, if you grew up in Canada, you are Canadian.

    But if you want to know more about your ancestry, look up where they came from, find pictures (photos or paintings) of the people of that area in the time they still lived there.
    There are regional differences, and if they lived in one of the small pockets with a lot of local traditions you want to know about that pocket.

    If they lived in the South of the Netherlands, south of the rivers, (Rhine, Waal, Maas,) they likely celebrated Carnaval, if so, that is a very nice tradition to look up and maybe to copy.
    North of those rivers Kermis was likely the bigger festival, with a few days of drinking and having fun, local competitions and now mostly a bike race and a horse trotting race.

    While poffertjes are a nice food, most of the Dutch do not eat them often nor are they a celebration food, most a child pleaser when out in town. Oliebollen are much more traditional, they are eaten for New Year Eve, and at Kermis, either the plain ones, ones with raisins in it, or cut open and filled with a range of niceties.
    Different parts of the Netherlands have different local traditional foods, several kinds of waffles are used in Groningen around the New Year.

    One thing celebrated in almost all of the country is Sinterklaas, (St Nicolas) and it comes with loads of traditions, stories, foods, gifts and excuses to make fun of your loved ones in a nice way. It also comes with the tradition of Zwarte Piet, which never was a problem till the 'anti discrimination lobby' of the USA heard of it. So not sure if you want to take all of its traditions.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do the Dutch celebrate Valentine's Day?

    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to save / budget to travel to Amsterdam?

    I'm 19, and have been wanting to travel since forever, I live in Australia and although it is a beautiful country and love living here I want to see more, and I'd love to go to Amsterdam first but I really suck at budgeting and saving, any suggestions / tips? Would really appreciate it, I have $500 saved up... show more
    I'm 19, and have been wanting to travel since forever, I live in Australia and although it is a beautiful country and love living here I want to see more, and I'd love to go to Amsterdam first but I really suck at budgeting and saving, any suggestions / tips? Would really appreciate it, I have $500 saved up already but that's about it
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why are all the girls in Amsterdam's red-light district from Eastern Europe?

    Best answer: Many of the sex workers have come from Eastern Europe to Amsterdam and other big cities simply because it's the only way they can make money. However, the dark side is that many of the girls have been trafficked and are virtually slaves in the sex industry.
    Best answer: Many of the sex workers have come from Eastern Europe to Amsterdam and other big cities simply because it's the only way they can make money. However, the dark side is that many of the girls have been trafficked and are virtually slaves in the sex industry.
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is Amsterdam as safe country crime wise?

    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • What is the best way to travel from London to Amsterdam?

    I am planning to travel from London to Amsterdam. How long does the journey take and what is the best way to travel ? Could you please tell me about the trains or ships to get there? The more information,the better. Thanks
    I am planning to travel from London to Amsterdam. How long does the journey take and what is the best way to travel ? Could you please tell me about the trains or ships to get there? The more information,the better. Thanks
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • Where in Limburg, Netherlands is the village on the picture?

    Where in Limburg, Netherlands is the village on the picture?

    I have a picture of a village which I know is in Limburg which is in the Netherlands. The picture isn't of great quality, but I would really like to know where it is/what its name is. Could you please send me the location on Google Maps or tell me the village name?
    I have a picture of a village which I know is in Limburg which is in the Netherlands. The picture isn't of great quality, but I would really like to know where it is/what its name is. Could you please send me the location on Google Maps or tell me the village name?
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • First trip to Holland next week will I need jumpers or Tees shirts, will it be cold?

    Best answer: The temperature for the next week is between 10C and 17C, cloudy with a couple of rainy days. Also what you take depends on how you handle those temperatures. A T-shirt with jumper or jacket might be OK. Why don't you check the online weather reports.
    Best answer: The temperature for the next week is between 10C and 17C, cloudy with a couple of rainy days. Also what you take depends on how you handle those temperatures. A T-shirt with jumper or jacket might be OK. Why don't you check the online weather reports.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is alkmaar dangerous?

    4 answers · 3 months ago
  • Jobs in Amsterdam?

    I've just arrived back from a trip in Amsterdam and I loved everything about the city. My question to anyone who knows about careers in Amsterdam is, are there specific job opportunities that would enable me to move over there? (currently in the UK). Whether it be schemes for foreigner people, specific... show more
    I've just arrived back from a trip in Amsterdam and I loved everything about the city. My question to anyone who knows about careers in Amsterdam is, are there specific job opportunities that would enable me to move over there? (currently in the UK). Whether it be schemes for foreigner people, specific industries recruiting or just any opportunities within in city, even if its just for a short time. All help is appreciated! Thanks G
    7 answers · 4 months ago
  • Advice on sites to see while in amsterdam?

    Best answer: Here's a coffee shop directory: http://www.coffeeshopdirect.com/Directory.html I don't like cannabis much myself but a few of the better cafes are: Abraxas Tweede Kamer Dampkring Greenhouse Centrum A few bars also have smokers' rooms. One I particularly like is Cafe Batavia 1920 on Prins... show more
    Best answer: Here's a coffee shop directory: http://www.coffeeshopdirect.com/Director...

    I don't like cannabis much myself but a few of the better cafes are:

    Abraxas
    Tweede Kamer
    Dampkring
    Greenhouse Centrum

    A few bars also have smokers' rooms. One I particularly like is Cafe Batavia 1920 on Prins Hendrikkade - fairly handy for Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk in the RLD. http://batavia1920.nl/en/

    You have to be careful with spacecake because the THC takes about an hour to kick in and the effect is 3x stronger, weight for weight, than just smoking it. If it's your girlfriend's first time, tell her to eat half a slice then wait an hour to see how she feels before taking any more. The high is much the same as smoking, but lasts longer, and yes you can overdo it if you eat too much (as I once discovered the hard way...).
    4 answers · 4 months ago