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    Places to explore Netherlands by apartments or neighborhoods

    Hi. I have been thinking about moving over to the country of Netherlands but unsure of which city to live in. What will be a good way to explore cities in Netherlands and when it comes to looking for apartments/neighborhoods and maybe looking for grocery stores, restaurants, shopping centers, or anything that can be easily traveled by my tricycle.

    One of my biggest reasons for traveling to Netherlands is to travel using my tricycle and due to videos and posts that I've shared I thought I'd like to fit in with the culture in Netherlands as I've enjoyed so many videos relating to cycling. Besides, having bicycle lights near me is great for the visually impaired instead of squinting my eyes looking ahead of me for signals. As for restaurants, I really don't care for fast food restaurants so I wouldn't miss it. Oh, and speaking of restaurants, while I was at Epcot a couple of weeks ago to eat a hamburger in France, my mom asked for ketchup but they don't have one, so once I read this, I wouldn't be that surprised anyway. I'm all for trying something new.

    I've tried to look in Google Street View like in Amsterdam-Zuidoost (Parkhof apartment complex is in there in Google Maps), but while browsing around, it looks to me that the Street View should not be relied upon, as I'm unsure about how up-to-date the images for Street View are.

    I'm in school (Lively Technical Center in Tallahassee, FL) getting into web development and I'll be finished next semester. But I won't be moving to Netherlands after I finish school; I'll probably be working for a couple of years to try and save up some money before I move, so in the meantime, I'll be taking a vacation sometime about 7-8 months to about a year.

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    Praat gij ook nog een beetje Nederlands?
    If you can't read this, then suggest you learn how to speak/read Dutch . . .
    While many folks in Europe speak English, it's much nicer if you can at least converse in the local tongue.
    Believe the Dutch have actually made it a requirement that you learn their language if you are going to reside there.

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    Netherlands is basically flat and amazingly bike friendly. Get the bike-route map of the nation. Ride a lot. Enjoy coffeehouses to the fullest extent...
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    With all the news about the rising ocean levels and the inhabited small tropical islands being in trouble, it seems that the Netherlands would be too. I like high ground myself.
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    Thanks, guys. I will try and commit in learning Dutch. I thought I might try and find some websites that start with everyday conversation (like "how are you," "what is your name," "my name is," "good morning," and a few others that don't overwhelm me).

    And I will ride my tricycle from the bottom of my heart. Cycling is my passion. Almost nobody in Tallahassee likes to ride a bike or walk. I'd just be too lonely out there in sidewalks and see bunch of cars in the road. No offense to Americans out there, but I really don't enjoy this kind of culture (and no hard feelings, either ).

    Quote Originally Posted by Closed Office View Post
    With all the news about the rising ocean levels and the inhabited small tropical islands being in trouble, it seems that the Netherlands would be too. I like high ground myself.
    Not that it matters, but what's the point of your post?

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    Mconlonx and making?
    Did I hit the P&R button again by mistake?

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    Sorry, I kinda wandered out...
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    Did I hit the P&R button again by mistake?
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    Sorry, I kinda wandered out...
    why are you apologizing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
    Thanks, guys. I will try and commit in learning Dutch. I thought I might try and find some websites that start with everyday conversation (like "how are you," "what is your name," "my name is," "good morning," and a few others that don't overwhelm me).

    And I will ride my tricycle from the bottom of my heart. Cycling is my passion. Almost nobody in Tallahassee likes to ride a bike or walk. I'd just be too lonely out there in sidewalks and see bunch of cars in the road. No offense to Americans out there, but I really don't enjoy this kind of culture (and no hard feelings, either ).



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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    If a dike breaks you and your tricycle will die.
    Don't let him scare you....just wear floaties on your arms when you ride around.....you can put on on your top tube too.

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    My tip: get out of FLA, but don't bother with NL, especially if you're thinking of Adam ZO.

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    Adam ZO?

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    read your original post and figure it out.

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    I'm sorry. I don't know what you mean by "Adam ZO."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
    I'm sorry. I don't know what you mean by "Adam ZO."
    Near as I can tell, you'll need either Facebook or Foursquare to view it- https://foursquare.com/v/bus-102-naa...c43704507bd408.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
    Thanks, guys. I will try and commit in learning Dutch. I thought I might try and find some websites that start with everyday conversation (like "how are you," "what is your name," "my name is," "good morning," and a few others that don't overwhelm me).

    And I will ride my tricycle from the bottom of my heart. Cycling is my passion. Almost nobody in Tallahassee likes to ride a bike or walk. I'd just be too lonely out there in sidewalks and see bunch of cars in the road. No offense to Americans out there, but I really don't enjoy this kind of culture (and no hard feelings, either ).
    I have a relative that's been living in The Netherlands for years. I have visited her many times and have visited other Dutch cities.
    She lives and works there, I don't think she knows more than 10 words in Dutch. She does work for an international company. But
    most Dutch folks speak english. It would be nice if people staying there would learn the language, I'm just saying that you'll be able
    to do everyday stuff even if you don't speak Dutch. I've taken trams, trains, airplanes, boats; been to a few restaurants, gone
    grocery shopping, etc. And the only Dutch phrase I know is thank you, "Dunk U". My relative lives in The Hague, Den Haag. Maybe
    it's a city you might consider staying in:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHI-JWj3Rw

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    There is a diference between visiting and living there (or anywhere). You will pick up the language if you try but to work there you will probably need to speak it well.

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    Hi, Intercepter. Thanks for replying to my post. Are there any websites that will show me the list of grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping centers in Netherlands?

    Oh, I found a website that can help me when buying groceries (especially when translating Dutch to English but I could memorize about 10 of them for common food and grocery store items):
    http://southholland.angloinfo.com/in...cery-shopping/

    (I don't want to be using Google translator, but is "pizza" the same in Dutch as in English?)

    I don't think it will hurt to learn some Dutch when it comes to transportation (mostly by bike) and grocery shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraysonPeddie View Post
    Hi, Intercepter. Thanks for replying to my post. Are there any websites that will show me the list of grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping centers in Netherlands?

    Oh, I found a website that can help me when buying groceries (especially when translating Dutch to English but I could memorize about 10 of them for common food and grocery store items):
    http://southholland.angloinfo.com/in...cery-shopping/

    (I don't want to be using Google translator, but is "pizza" the same in Dutch as in English?)

    I don't think it will hurt to learn some Dutch when it comes to transportation (mostly by bike) and grocery shopping.
    Check out the one minute and twenty seconds mark in my video, looks like it's also "pizza" in Holland

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    (Checks out the 1:20 mark...) Ah, pizza! Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Near as I can tell, you'll need either Facebook or Foursquare to view it- https://foursquare.com/v/bus-102-naa...c43704507bd408.
    Amsterdam Zuid Oost.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
    I have a relative that's been living in The Netherlands for years. I have visited her many times and have visited other Dutch cities.
    She lives and works there, I don't think she knows more than 10 words in Dutch. She does work for an international company. But
    most Dutch folks speak english.
    It would be nice if people staying there would learn the language, I'm just saying that you'll be able
    to do everyday stuff even if you don't speak Dutch. I've taken trams, trains, airplanes, boats; been to a few restaurants, gone
    grocery shopping, etc. And the only Dutch phrase I know is thank you, "Dunk U". My relative lives in The Hague, Den Haag. Maybe
    it's a city you might consider staying in:
    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    There is a diference between visiting and living there (or anywhere). You will pick up the language if you try but to work there you will probably need to speak it well.
    no "probably" about it. these days, if you're planning on living there, and don't have an EU passport, you have to learn dutch.
    Last edited by botto; 12-18-12 at 01:58 PM.

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    When I visited a number of years ago, I tried to speak what little Dutch I knew; my wife is Dutch. the problem was that as soon as I tried to say something they would recognize my Americanness and co-opt the converstion to English. It didnt help when I asked a cop on the street for directions to the next bus-stop. Wahr is de naeste Bustenhalte. (phonetically)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Don't let him scare you....just wear floaties on your arms when you ride around.....you can put on on your top tube too.
    This strange dude lives in the #1 area for cycle related deaths and thinks all of America is evil for bikes.
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