posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 05:35 AM
Hmmm.. you could also find contacts in the netherlands who can tell you something about it... like me.
First off, why do you want to live in the Netherlands? It's not as awesome as it looks to be. Sure we have a laidback government and stuff, but
really tell me, why do you want to live here? Cause I think Holland is rather boring
Second.. some people already mentioned that finding a job will be difficult, now that's true. I must say, everyone speaks a few words English here,
but still you'd be better off if you know some of the Dutch basics... oh yeah, don't EVER compare Dutch to German, cause we don't like to be
compared to them. I oftenly see TV shows where people see my country as as German state/province, that's stupid.
Third, I'll have to warn you for the Dutch citizens, because not everone is as nice as they look... sure, in the big city's the people will always
be nice to foreigners, but when you go to the rural provinces, noone will like mr american . My suggestion is to try and build your life around one
of the major Dutch cities:
1. Amsterdam (capital)
2. The Hague (city of government)
3. Rotterdam (business capital, second largest port in the world)
4. Utrecht ( The oldest city of the four I just mentioned)
Your best of in one of those places, my suggestion is Rotterdam, there are a lot of immigrants here anyway (especcialy from Morocco, Turkey and
Jugoslavia) and it's my birth and living place
Well, that's just some basic info, if you want to know more i suggest a website like mentioned by other people in this thread, but feel free to mail
me if you want to hear the word from the native... email@example.com
Oh yeah, one more thing, if you want to go and live succesfully here, you better stop liking Baseball, Icehockey etc. and start loving Soccer!!!!