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Netherkabds--what to see

Old Oct 14th 2004, 4:15 pm
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I'm going to Amsterdam in a few weeks. I will be there one week and
have been there before but nowhere else in The Netherlands. I will
have a weekend free at the end. What should I see while there? or
should I go down into Germany or somewhere else?

Dan
 
Old Oct 14th 2004, 11:42 pm
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Dan wrote:

    > I'm going to Amsterdam in a few weeks. I will be there one week and
    > have been there before but nowhere else in The Netherlands. I will
    > have a weekend free at the end. What should I see while there? or
    > should I go down into Germany or somewhere else?
    >
    > Dan

Depends, what would you like to see or do?


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Old Oct 15th 2004, 10:15 am
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I don't want to be critical, but if I was Dutch I'd tell you to stay the
hell away from my country.

"or should I just go down into Germany or somewhere else?"

Even though you have attempted to seek some guidance on your travels, your
fundamental ignorance of the merits of a foreign culture - apparently
bolstered by a lack of desire to do even the most basic investigation on
your own is really insulting.

You didn't bother to do any research on the Netherlands the first time you
visited and you don't want to know.

Why not try Albania - it's gorgeous in the fall.



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    > I'm going to Amsterdam in a few weeks. I will be there one week and
    > have been there before but nowhere else in The Netherlands. I will
    > have a weekend free at the end. What should I see while there? or
    > should I go down into Germany or somewhere else?
    > Dan
 
Old Oct 15th 2004, 11:21 am
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Don't be nasty to Ferguson, Claim Guy, he may be busy with studies and not
have time to read excellent travel books like DK Eyewitness Netherlands,
like the rest of us have done.
 
Old Oct 15th 2004, 11:49 am
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"> Don't be nasty to Ferguson, Claim Guy, he may be busy with studies and
not
    > have time to read excellent travel books like DK Eyewitness Netherlands,
    > like the rest of us have done.


Okay, point taken. I apologize for the overly aggressive tone, Dan.

It just sounded like someone coming to an interview and asking what the
company did.
 
Old Oct 15th 2004, 11:33 pm
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On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 18:15:25 -0400, "Claim Guy"
<[email protected]> wrote:


    >Why not try Albania - it's gorgeous in the fall.

Why does everyone shit on Albania so much? It's an amazing little
country, even if it does feel like a bit of a powderkeg that has gone
off one too many times.
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Old Oct 16th 2004, 1:51 am
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"Claim Guy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I don't want to be critical, but if I was Dutch I'd tell you to stay the
    > hell away from my country.
    >
    > "or should I just go down into Germany or somewhere else?"
    >
    > Even though you have attempted to seek some guidance on your travels, your
    > fundamental ignorance of the merits of a foreign culture - apparently
    > bolstered by a lack of desire to do even the most basic investigation on
    > your own is really insulting.
    >
    > You didn't bother to do any research on the Netherlands the first time you
    > visited and you don't want to know.
    >
    > Why not try Albania - it's gorgeous in the fall.

If you want to criticise someone for insulting the Dutch, why insult
the Albanians yourself?

Bjorn
 
Old Oct 16th 2004, 1:56 am
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On 16 Oct 2004 06:51:14 -0700, [email protected] (Bjorn Olsson) wrote:

    >"Claim Guy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >> I don't want to be critical, but if I was Dutch I'd tell you to stay the
    >> hell away from my country.
    >>
    >> "or should I just go down into Germany or somewhere else?"
    >>
    >> Even though you have attempted to seek some guidance on your travels, your
    >> fundamental ignorance of the merits of a foreign culture - apparently
    >> bolstered by a lack of desire to do even the most basic investigation on
    >> your own is really insulting.
    >>
    >> You didn't bother to do any research on the Netherlands the first time you
    >> visited and you don't want to know.
    >>
    >> Why not try Albania - it's gorgeous in the fall.
    >If you want to criticise someone for insulting the Dutch, why insult
    >the Albanians yourself?

What criticism? Albania is gorgeous in the fall.
Are you suggesting that it isn't?
 
Old Oct 18th 2004, 12:18 pm
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On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 19:49:39 -0400, "Claim Guy"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >"> Don't be nasty to Ferguson, Claim Guy, he may be busy with studies and
    >not
    >> have time to read excellent travel books like DK Eyewitness Netherlands,
    >> like the rest of us have done.
    >Okay, point taken. I apologize for the overly aggressive tone, Dan.

Why apologise? It was a perfectly reasonable response to a question
from someone who took the time to find the right newsgroup but then
expects someone else to do the research.
If he'd taken 10 seconds to put his brain into gear he would have
mentioned the sort of things he likes and would like to see, but he
didn't.
If he had taken another 2 seconds he would have corrected the
incredibly stupid mis-spelling in the Subject. Where or what the f**k
is Netherkabds. I looked it up in Google, only 3 links to this same
question and a typo in an Italian report on crematoriums.

Don't let yourself by pushed into a corner by the do-gooders who
don't want to upset anybody, they are the reason that the streets are
overrun with criminals and the youth is allowed to run riot and
destroy everything ... and the do-gooders make the police apologise if
someone gets a bruised ego while violently resisting arrest.
No apology, keep up the good work, people like you are needed in a
society where respect is important and arogance and laziness is not
acceptable.

Back to the lazy questioner.
There are SO MANY good websites about The Netherlands, things to see
things to do, where to go for day trips out of Amsterdam, and enough
for a couple of weeks in Amsterdam intself.
Someone who is capable of finding this newsgroup should be capable of
finding Google and typing the right keywords into the right place on
the screen.


    >It just sounded like someone coming to an interview and asking what the
    >company did.
Exactly. I've been there (as interviewer). It was the shortest
interview ever, and was summarily concluded with a lecture on how
incedibly insulting it is to the company that he could be bothered to
do a bit of homework.
I once interviewed a man for a job as consultant, which means often
visiting a different client each day, 4 sales meetings per day at
different client locations, evening meetings in the office --- so you
get a lease car. After 1,5 hours interview he asked if he could have
bus/rail pass instead of a lease car! What? He didn't have a driving
licence and had no intention of getting one ....... dumb.
 
Old Oct 18th 2004, 8:24 pm
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On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 00:18:46 GMT, [email protected] (de hulp
troopen) wrote:

    >I once interviewed a man for a job as consultant, which means often
    >visiting a different client each day, 4 sales meetings per day at
    >different client locations, evening meetings in the office --- so you
    >get a lease car. After 1,5 hours interview he asked if he could have
    >bus/rail pass instead of a lease car! What? He didn't have a driving
    >licence and had no intention of getting one ....... dumb.

I have been a consultant for about 5 years now, working in the UK, US,
Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, and... The
Netherlands, and I have never needed a car!

OK, it was hard in the US, but why would you want a car in Holland?
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DFM
 
Old Oct 18th 2004, 8:46 pm
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[email protected] (Bjorn Olsson) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > "Claim Guy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...

    > > You didn't bother to do any research on the Netherlands the first time you
    > > visited and you don't want to know.
    > >
    > > Why not try Albania - it's gorgeous in the fall.
    >
    > If you want to criticise someone for insulting the Dutch, why insult
    > the Albanians yourself?
    >
Probably because he is an American, and have learned that school that
this country is... - you know, the c-word - and therefore is entitled
to any insult, because of the American superiourilty to any - former
or present - c-country.

Jan
 
Old Oct 20th 2004, 8:56 am
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[email protected] (?ystein) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > [email protected] (Bjorn Olsson) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > "Claim Guy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    > > > You didn't bother to do any research on the Netherlands the first time you
    > > > visited and you don't want to know.
    > > >
    > > > Why not try Albania - it's gorgeous in the fall.
    > >
    > > If you want to criticise someone for insulting the Dutch, why insult
    > > the Albanians yourself?
    > >
    > Probably because he is an American, and have learned that school that
    > this country is... - you know, the c-word - and therefore is entitled
    > to any insult, because of the American superiourilty to any - former
    > or present - c-country.

So now we have to insult Americans too?

Bjorn
 
Old Oct 20th 2004, 9:09 pm
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?Ystein
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[email protected] (Bjorn Olsson) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > [email protected] (?ystein) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > [email protected] (Bjorn Olsson) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > > "Claim Guy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    > > > > You didn't bother to do any research on the Netherlands the first time you
    > > > > visited and you don't want to know.
    > > > >
    > > > > Why not try Albania - it's gorgeous in the fall.
    > > >
    > > > If you want to criticise someone for insulting the Dutch, why insult
    > > > the Albanians yourself?
    > > >
    > > Probably because he is an American, and have learned that school that
    > > this country is... - you know, the c-word - and therefore is entitled
    > > to any insult, because of the American superiourilty to any - former
    > > or present - c-country.
    >
    > So now we have to insult Americans too?
    >
We don't have to, and it is definately better manners not to do it,
but it is such a temtation from time to time.

As usual, we agree Bjørn;)

Best regards,

Jan
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 7:15 am
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Smile what to see

http://www.vvvmaastricht.nl/

if you are able to get to maastricht its really nice, there are some wonderful and impressive caves/catacombs.

erm try http://www.visitholland.com/

Arnhem-there is a nice zoo there called Burger zoo.

Utrecht thats also nice.

Have a look at those sites and look the other places up online-théy're all nice

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Old Oct 24th 2004, 4:44 am
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