Have you ever been to Holand? Is it a beautiful place?

Philippines
May 26, 2008 8:33pm CST
i always love to live in Holand because i think the scenery is beautiful. all the photos of the places i see is amusing. the landscape is so beautiful. anybody here lives in Holand? pls. describe your life in Holand and your experiences of living there.
5 responses
@aplaza (631)
• Netherlands
27 May 08
Hello Blueberry I live in Holland. When you come to The Netherlands for a vacation a really great way is to take one of the tours that are on offer. These tours have a wide range of things they go to and are worthwhile. If you are in Amsterdam then one of the canal cruises is a great way to see some of the architecture along the canal belt. And a great way to take a rest too because they can take up to 3 hours. Often in the summer it can be very humid and if you are not used to that it can be very uncomfortable. Holland is a small country and so it's easy to see a lot in a realtively short space of time. Yes they seem to have a sweet tooth here. Just about all the cafes, restaurants and sandwich shops will have some kind of offer of coffee with a slice of pie. Although the quality will differ a lot depending on which one you actually visit.
• Philippines
27 May 08
hi aplaza!! first of all i want to thank you for your wonderful post. how i wish to visit Holand within this year. can you recommend what is the cheapest but convenient hotel to stay in? thanks and have a great day!! :)
@aplaza (631)
• Netherlands
28 May 08
It would greatly depend on which part of The Netherlands you would like to visit. I'd suggest that you first have a look at the site of the Dutch Tourist Board for some more detailed information. Don't worry they have pages in English. Usually a youth hostel (dutch word is jeugdherberg) will be the most inexspensive option for travellers who do not require too much luxury and are on a budget. It would be wise to book in advance if possible so you won't be dissapointed if they happen to be full up. And if you do go then let us know how your trip was!
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• Philippines
29 May 08
oh thanks aplaza!! yes i will let you all know how it was. thank you so much for the info.! have a great day friend!! :)
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
27 May 08
My husband lived in Holland for about 6 months roughly 6 years ago. he said it was really pretty but there was trash everywhere. They were still using the Styrofoam mcdonalds containers and people would go in, buy their food and just throw their trash on the ground. There were a lot of snack shops due to the legalization of pot. We haven't been back, so I don't know if it it still like that or not.
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• Philippines
27 May 08
oh that was sad.. i thought if we say holand it's clean and beautiful country. i hope that everything has changed nowadays. when i browse into the net i love to surf in the beautiful places around the world and i fell in love with Holand's landscape. plus the fact that they have nice windmills which is the trademark of their country. thanks for that wonderful response and happy posting!! :)
• Netherlands
5 Aug 08
I study in the Netherlands, and I really do not know what you mean. This is one of the cleanest countries I know. People are very organized and all. Maybe you should read for some experiences http://www.memyselfandthedutch.com
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@maximax8 (27045)
28 May 08
I studied in the Netherlands for four months. I lived in house share with other students and we each had a bike for cycling around the local area. I liked Leewarden and found the canals as well as the old buildings attractive. The lanscape is flat and there are many cycling paths. The people love to go cycling and are very friendly. The Dutch are wonderful with foreign languages. I traveled all around Holland and Delft was my favorite place that I explored. I think Amsterdam is a really beautiful city. I hope that youn will go to the Netherlands one day soon and really enjoy your time there.
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• Philippines
29 May 08
yes i think i will maximax8. i fell in love just with the photos of Netherlands in the internet but with this discussion i started i think i can't wait to visit it. thanks for your good reply maximax8, have a great day!! happy posting!! :)
@kiwi888 (26)
• New Zealand
27 May 08
Hi Blueberry yes The Netherlands is a wonderful place, i lived and grow up there until I was 15 (now live in New Zealand). I lived in the south and really miss the atmosphere, very quaint places, lots of history, festivlas and traditions. Amsterdam is a very colourful place, I adore it, the Canal boats, Anne Frank House, Madam Tusaud all worth a visit. The best way to get around is by train and ofcourse bicycle, very safe to cycle in Holland as there are cycle lanes everywhere, safe up hard, follow your dream and have fun in Nederland
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• Philippines
27 May 08
hi kiwi888!! yeah, i think that Netherlands is such a wonderful place. though i only see it in the internet pictures i'm so amazed by it's beauty. the landscape is so beautiful! i hope to travel there one day. and i know it's coming, soon! thanks for the wonderful response and happy posting!! :)
@jillhill (37386)
• United States
27 May 08
I have visited the netherlands (holland) and it is beautiful..all of it. The landscape....the castles...I toured a Roman bath....and the bakeries!!!Yummy desserts everyday! It was wonderful!
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• Philippines
27 May 08
wow!! how i wish i could do the same too.. but you know, i still have to save for it, hehe..lol..:) thanks for that wonderful response and happy mylotting!! :)