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DUTCH GUYS COME
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Belgium lil_vodka 
I have finally decided to move to The Netherlands)) I have 2 questions for you guys. I'm a pretty chill person, I hate negative vibes but I am not the wildest party animal, I have my moments. Utrecht, Tilburg, Eindhoven or Breda, which one is the best city in your eyes. And will you guys accept me as a Belgian fellow, like I don't have no hate against Dutch people at all. e.g. the only Belgian yt I watch is Acid, you really cant compare it with the Dutch ones. Cheers
2021-12-08 23:23
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What's the profit move from Belgium to Netherlands?
2021-12-08 23:25
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#6
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Belgium lil_vodka
girls no language barrier with the Wallonians(French part of Belgium) faster paced society they care more about nature education is the same i guess and oh yeah weed is legal
2021-12-08 23:27
16 replies
better roads and infrastructure - big plus if youre from belgium
2021-12-08 23:28
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#19
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Belgium lil_vodka
Yeah but the minus is the appartments and homes are very alike with each other but that also depends a bit on the region u live
2021-12-08 23:34
Forgot about weed, decent reason
2021-12-08 23:28
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#18
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Belgium lil_vodka
+1 hehe
2021-12-08 23:33
haha so move to barcelona
2021-12-08 23:43
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I'm not deep in it, elf bar enough for me anyway :P
2021-12-08 23:45
I really enjoyed my visit to the netherlands a while back. I biked around haarlem and amsterdam and it was very nais
2021-12-08 23:30
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#17
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Belgium lil_vodka
Yeah the bike is so underrated in the world not in the nl tho hahahha
2021-12-08 23:33
The education in NL is wayyyy more expensive tho, but I still agree man; NL is a beautiful country Where did you live in in Flanders?
2021-12-08 23:37
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#30
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Belgium lil_vodka
Marginaalst but im proud of my city in a way things are changing so fast in this city like wjw
2021-12-08 23:40
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Ahhhh een van de ajoinen hahahaha Cool city indeed, but isn't NL really expensive in housing? I am planning to go live near the language border (like Ronse or something) just because it is cheaper hahaha
2021-12-09 00:08
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#54
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Belgium lil_vodka
The reason why I would rather live in The Netherlands is because of the girls basically how they talk, their positivity, they're way more hot for me bro Oilsjt is too small for me as well, I have lived here already for like 12 years and it's like I never see any action besides station kkkkkkkkkk or op de grote markt during the drunk/high nights
2021-12-09 00:16
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Yeah I understand, the smaller cities in Belgium get a bit stale Dutch girls are hot af, it's insane what a difference it is compared to us hahahaha I live in Gent atm, and enjoy it here a lot Good luck, I hope dat onze noordelijke buren mijn Vlaamse broeder goed ontvangen
2021-12-09 00:23
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#57
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Belgium lil_vodka
merci broeder :DD
2021-12-09 00:24
They would fall in love with your beautiful Flemish accent in no time bro)
2021-12-09 00:42
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#69
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Belgium lil_vodka
lets goooooooooo also I was born in the most famous carnaval city in Belgium (during February-March) dude i'm telling ya, our dialect is on another level e.g. da beginjt ie serjees men kloeiten oit t' angen is dat begint me waarlijk te vervelen but I'm not the biggest pro in het Oilsjters xaxaxaxa
2021-12-09 10:21
Don’t wanna throw too much shade on anyway but IMO things look a lot nicer overal including infrastructure, the place i have lived really reflects that:))
2021-12-10 13:39
the only one is amsterdam
2021-12-08 23:27
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#7
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Belgium lil_vodka
Nah g too massive for me, gimme a cosy city with max 500k people
2021-12-08 23:28
11 replies
come to groningen its close to me
2021-12-08 23:35
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#29
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Belgium lil_vodka
bruh too far away from Belgium I live in between Ghent and Brussels like traffic is crazy in Belgium
2021-12-08 23:39
#105
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Other Zollbit
max 500k?? 100k is even really pushing it for me
2021-12-10 10:17
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#107
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Other Zollbit
20-50k town but within ~30m drive/train to a big city if I need to get to an IKEA or something. That's perfect
2021-12-10 10:20
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#112
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Belgium lil_vodka
I'm tired of being in my comfort zone nowadays, I come from a city of 150-200k people. I mean like you won't get bored easily but you want something extra on the topping you get me
2021-12-10 12:53
just move to a sweet suburb like bussum
2021-12-10 10:24
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#113
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Belgium lil_vodka
I have heard about the bosom but not about bussum))
2021-12-10 12:55
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it's insanely small with 35k people. when i visited amsterday the last time i didnt want to stay within the city and wanted a more chill place. found me a place with rooftop in bussum, every shop reachable by feet. nice people. man i want to go back again, so nice. it's really cute there and really close to amsterdam. can only recommend something like that. however, EVERYTHING regarding cars is expensive af- Gas, parking places, insurance etc...
2021-12-10 13:25
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#123
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Belgium lil_vodka
aaaaaand that's why the region of Amsterdam is a no go zone for me at my age. I'll start off with a smaller city like Tilburg and we'll see how my career will go)
2021-12-10 13:37
#132
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Netherlands _FerSen_
Honesly you should move to either: Haarlem, Leiden or Den Bosch. All of those cities are better then the ones you names.
2021-12-10 13:45
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#138
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Belgium lil_vodka
I have thought about Leiden because I wanted to study English and/or Russian there but now I'm kinda lost what I should do with my life, I even don't mind to become a youtuber, in Holland it's easier for example
2021-12-10 13:50
Best city for a student who doesn't wanna party only, Definitely Tilburg is the answer. Tilburg is a student city but with a shit load of old people as well so it is pretty chill. And it is comparatively cheaper as well
2021-12-08 23:29
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#15
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Belgium lil_vodka
I heard a lot of good things about Eindhoven as well but its expensive as hell over there thanks:)
2021-12-08 23:31
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Eindhoven is a tech hub so like if you are in IT. Eindhoven it is for you
2021-12-08 23:34
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#28
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Belgium lil_vodka
Okay and how about Utrecht or Den Haag, I wanna live in a city where like 200-500k people live in I just wanna smoke weed, play basketball and chill with the homies u know
2021-12-08 23:38
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Bro, Both of these cities are hella expensive.
2021-12-08 23:41
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#37
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Belgium lil_vodka
Fair enough, I'll probably go for Tilburg and if it will get boring I'll move to Antwerp or i donno Den Haag
2021-12-08 23:44
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Of the bigger cities utrecht and Den Haag are nice, Den Haag does not have an university though. You shouldn't look for houses in these cities if you don't want to overpay by a lot. Go to close by smaller cities with decent amount of people... for Den Haag that would be Zoetermeer or Delft for example. Parts of Zoetermeer are only a 10 min drive to Den Haag, same goes for Delft.
2021-12-09 00:50
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#71
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Belgium lil_vodka
hmmm interesting will think about it thanks g!
2021-12-09 10:24
before i went to amsterdam i saw online that dutch toilets are weird: holidayextras.com/images/holidayextras-b.. but when i was in amsterdam i never saw a toilet like that, does amsterdam have normal toilets but rest of the country has backwards?
2021-12-08 23:32
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#23
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Belgium lil_vodka
this is trippy as hell man thats probably why ;)
2021-12-08 23:35
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lol
2021-12-08 23:36
Of all the people I know, only my grandmother has a toilet like that. So they are definitely not common but they do exist
2021-12-08 23:40
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#41
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Belgium lil_vodka
btw I still dont get why u guys have an international day called wcbril gooien and also like what is this tradition with eating a peperkoek blindfolded??? hahahaahha
2021-12-08 23:47
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I honestly don't know why wcbril gooien is a thing either... I didn't know about until the King / prince at the time did it. Eating a peperkoek blindfolded is like a budget Dutch version of hitting a piñata? It's fun like all the other "Oudhollandse spellen"
2021-12-08 23:54
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#51
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Belgium lil_vodka
I should try it out sometime, looks fun!
2021-12-09 00:06
Never heard of wc bril gooien lol. And eating a peperkoek blindfolded is something I've only done as a young child at a kids birthday party.
2021-12-10 13:40
#36
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Germany aL1337
lol, there are toilets like this in Germany too, but I'm glad they are rare here.
2021-12-08 23:44
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#43
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Finland Ghrale
Yeah those are the German style shit-inspection toilets. So weird
2021-12-08 23:49
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#45
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Germany aL1337
They really are weird :D you have to be careful not to build your pile too high
2021-12-08 23:54
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#48
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Finland Ghrale
We had one of those in Cologne in a rental apartment. It was a surprise for sure
2021-12-08 23:58
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#58
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Germany aL1337
I'm sorry to hear that, buddy. I hope, however, that you still had a neat stay there.
2021-12-09 00:24
Old design and they stink! Most are not like that but it varies
2021-12-10 13:34
#134
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Netherlands _FerSen_
Whats weird bout that toilet seems normal to me :D
2021-12-10 13:46
its normal toilet wdym xDD
2021-12-10 14:25
What is weird about the toilet? It's normal wtf
2021-12-11 00:48
I want to go to uni in amsterdam or the haag but its gonna ne seriously hard to find accommodation.
2021-12-08 23:34
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#26
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Belgium lil_vodka
especially amsterdam bro, go to Eindhoven or Rotterdam Ive never researched about Den Haag, looks lit tho
2021-12-08 23:37
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Only bachelor studies in Den Haag, no masters i think.
2021-12-09 00:52
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How do HBO masters work? Cuz they do exist but what are they worth
2021-12-10 13:44
I think were facing that problem in all cities atm ;/ In my city (Groningen) we have foreign students that still haven't been able to find a home/room.
2021-12-10 13:42
Mate im kinda the same. Utrecht is the place to you have fun there!
2021-12-08 23:41
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#39
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Belgium lil_vodka
weird ass infrastructure tho but I like that it looks a bit like Ghent
2021-12-08 23:45
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Yeah you will get used to it pretty quickly! has some nice stuff Ye true! i call it a better version of Adam
2021-12-08 23:57
Utrecht 100%
2021-12-08 23:42
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#40
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Belgium lil_vodka
not that expensive to live in?
2021-12-08 23:46
If you have the money then probably Eindhoven, growing city which is already but will continue to grow as the biggest hub in southern Netherlands. That being said, Eindhoven is hella expensive. Out of those you listed, I would probably choose Tilburg if not for Eindhoven. It's one of the most diverse cities in the country in terms of population (tons of students, both genders and a lot of oldies too). Furthermore it has a lot of accommodation at reasonable prices. Utrecht is a good city because it's in between all the other big cities, however you run into a problem with expensive housing again. I also personally don't consider there to be much culture in Utrecht, it's more of a business city. Breda is pretty decent all around, gets beaten out one way or another by the others though. Utrecht better location country-wise, Tilburg cheaper housing and more diverse, Eindhoven larger scale and more of a hub.
2021-12-08 23:48
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#49
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Belgium lil_vodka
Alright so it would be a better choice to start of with Tilburg and maybe during my career move to Utrecht or Eindhoven, the freeking problem is that I have always been an Ajax fan, I even liked them more than Club Brugge or Anderslecht haha but yeah thats football lol Do you have any knowledge about the girls in Tilburg? Or are Dutch girls in general just pretty and tall xd
2021-12-08 23:59
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Yeah I'd say Tilburg is a decent place to start. Funnily enough you'll still find a decent few Ajax fans even in the Eindhoven/Tilburg region which is predominantly PSV-favored. Not realistic to live near Amsterdam at a reasonable price rn though. In terms of girls, yeah Dutch girls in general are pretty tall. My personal opinion is that we have a lot of decent looking women but our high and low ends aren't filled out as much. Tilburg is definitely the best place in the south of the Netherlands when it comes to ratio of guys-girls though, the university has a bunch of courses which are popular amongst women. If you compare that to Eindhoven (tech university), it's a much better ratio and that's the place to go if you wanna date :)
2021-12-09 00:09
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#55
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Belgium lil_vodka
cheeeeeeeers man now I know where I should go)))
2021-12-09 00:19
Utrecht actually has a lot more historical and cultural value than Eindhoven. It is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and unlike Eindhoven the city center definitely shows that.
2021-12-09 00:29
Are any of those cities fun to to visit for a day? Never been to a southern city in our country
2021-12-10 13:43
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Sure, you can fill a day in any of these cities pretty easily. I wouldn't say there's a whole lot of 'culture' or tourism attractions in Eindhoven, Tilburg or Breda. If you go with some friends or family then I'm sure you can find some fun things to do, but it's not as vast as Amsterdam for example. You would have to do your research to find some unique activities to do, especially since the culture isn't all too different from the north lol. So my answer is yes, you can fill a day or two in any of these cities just fine. Just have to have a rough idea of what you want to do and have some good company. On the other hand, don't expect some lavish cultural city centre full of touristic possibilities in any of these except maybe Utrecht.
2021-12-10 15:08
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Alright thanks :)
2021-12-14 18:17
maybe s'hertogenbosch or helmond
2021-12-08 23:54
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#50
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Belgium lil_vodka
Helmond looks boring and 's-Hertogenbosch is too small but thanks for the advice!!
2021-12-09 00:01
#64
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Congratulations are in order then, friend. ^^ Have you been to The Netherlands before?
2021-12-09 00:54
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#74
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Belgium lil_vodka
cheers buddy yes in total like 15-20 times I guess definitely like 10 times to Vlissingen, way better than the Belgian coast imo Amsterdam twice Roermond Maastricht and some other random cities
2021-12-09 10:29
Welcome my frend. Yes you will be accepted ofc.
2021-12-09 03:07
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#76
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Belgium lil_vodka
thanks mens))
2021-12-09 10:31
if you have hair, go to netherlands. All dutch dudes i know are bald. So girls dig hair. As long as youre not a manlet
2021-12-09 10:26
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#78
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Belgium lil_vodka
I'll be 21 in January, my dad is like 53 yo and he has still a lot of hair bro i'm safe kkkkk
2021-12-09 10:33
#80
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Netherlands n0b8m8
Come to Groningen!
2021-12-09 11:11
2 replies
Uni is great as well
2021-12-09 11:18
+1 Love it here
2021-12-10 13:43
Utrecht obviously if you love the dutch girls
2021-12-09 11:17
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#90
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Netherlands T0uchPad
Can confirm
2021-12-09 14:33
why's that? Are they easier? I live in conservative east girls are more difficult here (or am just shit ugly(((
2021-12-10 10:16
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Yes
2021-12-11 00:42
Idk mens girls in Flanders are hot too imo (student in Gent) and its not like u cant get weed here but i understand other reasons gl and represent us well :)))))
2021-12-09 14:31
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#91
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Belgium lil_vodka
thanks mens)))) I just don't wanna live in the same country as my parents anymore but thats already something else I only dated with girls from Aalst and they were not my thing e.g. too fat, too boring, speaks like nen marginale kut, or they thought that i'm a loser just because I don't know how to flirt. In my eyes the accent of the Dutch girls is hella sexy hehe
2021-12-09 14:43
Breda or Eindhoven, def not Utrecht
2021-12-09 14:45
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#94
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Belgium lil_vodka
damn you're the first one that disliked Utrecht, what is your reason? And I will most likely go for Tilburg
2021-12-09 15:10
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most students by far that only want to party
2021-12-09 15:37
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#109
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Belgium lil_vodka
fair enough, it's like the Dutch Gent lmao
2021-12-10 12:44
I would suggest Almelo, you will feel right at home.
2021-12-09 14:52
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#95
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Belgium lil_vodka
kkkkkkkk looks so dead i'm personally more a fan of the Southern part of Holland mens
2021-12-09 15:12
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Southern part of Holland, or the Netherlands?
2021-12-09 15:15
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#97
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Belgium lil_vodka
imgur.com/9xryJI2 The blue part
2021-12-09 15:18
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Southern Netherlands then. Which is no surprise since their accents are similar to yours.
2021-12-09 16:09
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#101
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Belgium lil_vodka
What I love about Belgium is that we know Flemish and Dutch, that gave us the possibility to talk between 2 different nations, if you would put a Dutch person in Belgium he will have difficulties with the dialect of the city where he lives but if you would do it the way around then Flemish people could easily live in The Netherlands.
2021-12-09 22:52
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I never had any problems speaking with Flemish people though. Apart from some words that are different.
2021-12-10 10:14
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#111
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Belgium lil_vodka
sorry I was a bit stoned last night, all I wanna say is that when Flemish people are talking between each other and you let a Dutch person listen to the convo and you do it vice versa the Belgian person would do better imo
2021-12-10 12:48
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Depends on where you are in the Netherlands ;) (IE, Northern-Netherlands is unintelligible)
2021-12-10 12:56
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#115
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Belgium lil_vodka
+1
2021-12-10 12:56
I used to speak with a few people from Oostende and all of them were intelligible except for one. I constantly had to ask the others to translate what he was saying. So it really depends on how much they speak with a dialect or how much they try to make themselves understandable. It's the same here, when people speak in their regional dialects without trying to speak ABN, it might be very difficult to understand them.
2021-12-10 13:54
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What is ABN though? What region really speaks without an accent?
2021-12-10 14:00
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Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands (General Civilised Dutch). Speaking ABN with a slight accent is very different from speaking your regional dialect. So no region speaks without an accent, but when they speak to you they do often try to speak ABN, which makes pretty much everyone very understandable. I imagine the same goes for Belgian people, when they speak their version of ABN theyre very understandable, but when they speak in some dialects its not even remotely comprehensible for Dutch people.
2021-12-10 14:23
I really doubt this mate. Have you ever been to the eastern or northern part of the country?? I reckon you may actually find it somewhat difficult to communicate with the locals there, especially the older generation. Here's a video giving some examples of the various dialects (not all), you can check it out if ur interested: youtube.com/watch?v=zHmcVjMzS-I&ab_chann..
2021-12-10 10:19
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#110
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Belgium lil_vodka
Friesland reminds me of Denmark kekw and yeah you're right there is a lot of diversity in both countries
2021-12-10 12:46
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nice mens, could you understand most though?? I personally speak Drents, which is similar to Twents. Dutch girls absolutely hate my accent though, I'm never successful in the bigger cities cos they all think I'm an inbred farmer(( I think Flemish accent is a big plus tho so you should be good))
2021-12-10 13:37
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#133
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Belgium lil_vodka
Nah this is some strange shait hahaha, I have a pretty uncommon dialect tho. youtu.be/D754SrTM7L8 We are the most famous "marginale stad" in Belgium. I don't speak Oilsjters that well but I have a tussentaal you get me
2021-12-10 13:46
Do you speak ABN with a bit of an accent to them or just plain Drents? I've never had people think my accent was weird as a Drent myself, except for maybe how I pronounce Os
2021-12-10 13:48
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I try to speak ABN, but I met most of them during the evening, after a few beers. When I have drunk a little I more easily switch to more of a dialect and forget to speak ABN. But they were able to understand me pretty well, it's just that I swallowed all of the vowels and used things such as kuj (kun je) and "giet we" (gaan we), which is a bit unusual to them I guess Tbf I only went to the western part of the country 3 times (2x Amsterdam and 1x Utrecht) and every occasion was going out, so its probably not the most accurate experience
2021-12-10 13:52
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Haha, alright fair. I've met some people that spoke like that as well. Its a heavier accent than which is spoken in my village though and I've always spoken more ABN with a bit of a Drents accent, which helps I guess. I'm sure some girls will still like the way you speak though ;) Which part of Drenthe are you from?
2021-12-10 13:59
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I'm actually from northeast Overijssel. But since it is a "veenkoloniaal dorp" thats close to the border of Drente, we actually speak Drents in my village. So the type of Drents we speak is South-eastern drents
2021-12-10 14:02
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Ah alright. I'm from the South-East of Drenthe myself (Schoonebeek).
2021-12-10 14:21
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Oh god.. had quite a few Schoonebeekers in my class in high school, terrible people tbh xd
2021-12-10 14:24
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That's fair :). Not really my kind of people either. Moved to Groningen at 19 and never looked back.
2021-12-10 14:30
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nah was joking, they're decent people. Tbf I'd put most of the villages in that area in the same category, we generally all share the same mindset
2021-12-10 14:37
move to the east side of the netherlands, everything is better bie de duutse grens
2021-12-09 22:57
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Its great to be able to visit Germany on the regular as well
2021-12-10 13:49
#116
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Netherlands bezem
"Utrecht, Tilburg, Eindhoven or Breda, which one is the best city in your eyes." Utrecht by far. It's a very expensive city to live in though (Eindhoven is as well). Utrecht is a really nice place, extremely wealthy and beautiful old town. It also has the most students out of these cities by far. To add to this: I don't see why you'd move from Belgium to say Tilburg. It's very comparable to your own cities and probably a tad worse seeing Ghent, Brugge and Antwerp are very nice. Breda is a good city if you're a bit older and don't care about heaps of parties.
2021-12-10 13:09
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#118
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Belgium lil_vodka
So you're suggesting me to save up a great amount of money and afterwards I should look for a job in Utrecht? Why Tilburg looks so interesting to me, is because it's located near Breda, Eindhoven, Antwerp(bit further), Rotterdam(likewise as Antwerp). My point is that there are a lot of fascinating cities around Tilburg, while there are only 3 cities I like to visit in Belgium. I know, I think about it too much.
2021-12-10 13:31
Dude, have you been to Belgium, Tilburg is a lot nicer man
2021-12-10 13:32
Breda is the best:) not bias
2021-12-10 13:31
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#121
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Belgium lil_vodka
Tilburg looks more interesting mens)
2021-12-10 13:32
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Ok i am biased cuz born there, idk dude Brabant is good anyway but if you want something like Utrecht, zuid Holland good ngl, idk what your jij is but places like Delft or Gouda are really nice. Where are you from in Belgium? Flemish? South Brabant? If your from the Kempen I don’t think anyone cars especially in middle Brabant
2021-12-10 13:38
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#136
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Belgium lil_vodka
Oilsjt - Aalst ikr, it had to be this city
2021-12-10 13:47
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Nice)) i guess) only been there once though
2021-12-10 14:15
Maybe Alkmaar is something for you too. I know its quite some distance from your town, but you live near the nature, you can come everywhere really fast with train. I don't know if its expensive, but else I would go for Tilburg. But I live inbetween Alkmaar and Amsterdam but I prefer Alkmaar all the way, Amsterdam is a shithole.
2021-12-10 13:56
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#151
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Belgium lil_vodka
I think it's just a problem in Amsterdam to rent a proper apartment and to get hired in some important role.
2021-12-10 14:28
you'll be accepted anywhere tbh. Breda and Tilburg might be more your style from the options you gave, little less busy compared to utrecht and eindhoven and also lower housing prices.
2021-12-10 14:21
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#153
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Belgium lil_vodka
Yeah I think that as well, they could be the best option for me.
2021-12-10 14:30
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probably everything outside the "randstad" is fine. maastricht is also very nice but a bit far away from everything else. would also recommend 's-herthogenbosch. very easy to travel from with public transport. if you need any tips on ease things up, just hit me up
2021-12-11 12:29
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#160
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Belgium lil_vodka
aight cheers mate
2021-12-11 14:25
things to do in the netherlands 1. smoke weed 2. leave
2021-12-10 14:32
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Netherlands n3wH0p3
Urk
2021-12-14 18:19
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