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We are below sea level. Thats why we bring our own bags when shopping.
A recent survey asked 5,000 middle income Europeans the following question. "If you could move to the United States and be guaranteed a good job for life, would you go?" Over 85% said NO! Tells you something, doesn't it?
We dont tip because our people are paid well and dont need to work for only health insurance.
I went to the bar and I didn't tips the bartender, next time I went again and they refused to serve me 😊
to me it is an ugly place to visit or to live in ...........europe is collapsing lol
You aint much if you aint dutch
It's so funny to hear the differences between US and The Netherlands! What I really miss when were in the US is that you cannot jump on your bike, and go to the grocery store.. everything takes a lot of time in the US. But the space.. I love it! Big cars, big highways.. really cool 😉 and I think that Americans are really nice and interesting people!
Nice vid, quite accurate. We do tips however, but it's not mandatory, it's more like a custome, mostly between 8-12% of the bill. We just don't add it on the bill itself, so it's more just to add it yourself as a guest.
we do give tips!
companies settle here for other reasons hahahaha
There are tips in the netherlands
They do tips, but just like everything.... smaller :-P
Most Dutch people are very racist
could you email me and help me in the process of moving to NL?
Tips in the Netherlands is voluntary.
are there Americans club's in the Netherland , ore addresses were Americans can connect wit Americans . pleas let me know .
i love in america when you go grocery shopping the people that work there put everything in the bags for you
we do give tips
i live in the netherlands !!!!!
Simply say, everything is better then in America
some of the things you say are wrong😊 (i live in the Netherlands)
Well, we do tip ofcourse, mostly between 8-12% of the price of the served dinner, it is however not a mandatory or included in the bill itself, you can decide for yourself
As others have said below, the tipping really isn't an attitude thing. In a way the tip is implicitly included in the bill already. As a waiter in the USA you get a different deal financially, leading to a reliance on tips that simpy doesn't exist in the Netherlands.
Wij geven wel fooi, maar hoeveel is aan ons zelf! We do give tips, but unlike in Amerika it's of free choice. I remember being in New York for the first time. I gave a tip on top of the 10% they had already taken themselves! XD That was weird for me! I mean, here you can deny them a tip if the food or service sucked.
Je Nederlands is slecht
voor mij wel
i've lived both in Canada ( Toronto ontario) and the Netherlands. In the Netherlands the prices of grocery shopping are much cheaper then in Canada and i think also cheaper the in the USA ... 2Liters milk NL = 0.98 euro canada= 4.50 CAD,.... and how much in USA (1/2 gallon) ..... in 2010 Dr oetker frozen pizza in NL 1.53 ( now 2.39) euro Canada = 6.50 CAD and USA ?? and not to mention the in NL the tax is included and north america is not ( BTW, PST/GST VAT)
Always interesting to hear non-Dutchies speak their mind about The Netherlands. Gives me personally a slight sense of pride
We speak english very good in the Netherlands? Make that the cat wise.
+skinnerS - CSGO ja klopt
Nice! Zweeds en Noors lijken best wel op elkaar, dus als je Zweeds kan, kun je ook Noors en Deens verstaan.
+skinnerS - CSGO haha ik Zweeds en Duits, maar zweeds nog maar 4 weken ofzo
Dat heb ik dus ook, leer al vanaf een erg jonge leeftijd engels, dus mijn engels is ongeveer net zo goed als mijn nederlands. Nu focus ik me vooral op het leren van Noors en Duits.
+Santos Astronaut Haha, ik heb wel iets een nederlands accent maar ik leer vanaf m'n 6de al ongeveer Engels. Alles is bij mij zowat in het Engels geschreven, mijn Nederlandse woordenschat is het enige wat groter is dan het Engelse woordenschat bij mij, maar verder ben ik in alle opzichten beter in Engels dan in Nederlands.
I have a friend from the netherlands so I looked up what it is like to live in the netherlands. It is nice to see an LDS video explaining it around here an there!
Oke we zijn de beste
Being a born Dutchman, living most of my life in the USA, I think you got a lot of it right on....take the 'space' thing a little closer, as Dutch are forced at times to make crowd contact, if with clothes at least, so now, as an American most of my life, I feel claustrophobic in Holland.
first time I heard a positive thing about the OV chipkaart.
00:50 I share my ceiling and my floor with my neighbours as well, (sorry, "neighbors") .. It's not uncommon, .. I guess it is not uncommon in certain areas in the USA and Canada either, .. I do not know anything about my neighbours/neighbors, .. . I do not even know what they look like, ... don't know their names either, .. and you know what, ... It's fine by me, ... live and let live,.... I appreciate your efforts to understand how things work in a different society than the one you grew up in, .... your approach is very refreshing, ...
oh and the Netherlands uses WAYYY less oil than america, they use wind or solar
The thing you are saying are true. I live in the Netherlands and it's normal for us indeed☺️ Nice vid
Please keep your religious zealots in the US. Thank you...
+MilannBA Die lijers lopen te evangeliseren en zieltjes te winnen in ons land. Hou jij nou maar gewoon je muil dicht of ben jij ook zn gristenhond?
Heb je ook maar enige aanleiding om zoiets onder dit filmpje te plaatsen? Ga ergens anders interessant lopen doen, irritante kneus
This guy is super cute.
dat stuk over de ruimte is nie waar ik woon in het noorden en daar heeft (bijna) iedereen een zelfstandig huis en dat engels is ook niet echt waar want die engelse accenten van nlers gwn nee
Nowhere do they serve portion sizes like in the US. That's why we have "doggie bags" to take food home. The restaurants get better discounts if they buy more and so they push more food out.
i sadly live in the netherlands i rather die then live here
1:50 Is he talking about the OV card? Does he think it's good?
He never used it.
Over the past few decades we value free speech alot. It doesn't matter what cultural background people have. Reasoning is embeded in most of the people in Holland.
oh and we don't have Donald trump
We give tips in the netherlands
We do give tips in restaurants (McDonalds is not a restaurant), but tipping works different. A waitres or waiter will get a wage over here, they do not have to survive on tips.
in the hage? Den Haag?
Yeah, that's how they call it. And that's what it means in dutch as well. Den = The in old dutch
Acualy we do tips, but not in fastfood ish restaurants
+Steven Goossens (stiro536) We tip if the service and food is good (not in fastfood). A normal tip in the Netherlands is then 10% of the bill. A difference with America is that waiters in the Netherlands have a minimum wage and are not depending of their tips. In my opion a better system, because u get then better service and the waiters are sure they have a descent income ;)
Yeah but in the usa you have to pay tips and we can chose to
We do tip in the Netherlands. If you eat for 100 euro, you give 10 euro tip.
Why we give less tips is because that is already in the price and in amerika not
america does not run itself. it is controlled by gangsters from europe who use us as a military power to put bases all over. rome and england are the main culprits
dude, dude, no
Our small- and friendly guideland can always remain a beautiful source of inspiration for any powerful nation in our sort of desperately seeking global village. As long as we remain focused on human-interest and -values rather than boosting our money, -wealth and -economy.
I am moving to den haag next year, any one know the pay per hour for construction trades, plasterer[ stukadoor], carpenter?
There is a new rule in the netherlands that shops can't provide free bags because it is a waste
Not normal to have such big portions and not healthy.
People do tip, it's not required or expected though.On second thought, maybe it's only the tourists who tip... lmao
Big companies come here not because people speak reasonably good English but because the tax regulations are designed to be very nice for them. The EU and other international bodies complain about that a lot.
The companies come to The Netherlands because it's cheap :p "belastingparadijs"
America is so large and diverse there are plenty of people that live close together and plenty of people that drive bikes this doesn't make sense
+Hans Zandt depends what you're talking about, Europe is definitely better at keeping the ecosystem clean and have less crime, whereas america has a bigger GDP
True. The us is best compared to all of europe. Germany for exaple they drive alot more and serve food in bigger stocks
Netherland is a small country has very tall poeple c:
+The Waslijn haha
+YuGameFreakGuyNL "poeple" XDD
America has just way to big portions
Go shopping for 3-4 days...Go shopping... for 3-4... days...On first instance... that seems like you're spending a lot of time in the shop. XDUntil I understood it was rather shopping for a 3-4-day supply.
Great facts!I think In Peru we used to buy fresh bread but with all the Malls that cuture is slowly disappearing. : ( tHE Mc Donald's portion most foreigners had experience that..I think
For all those who want to compare The Netherlands to the United States.The Netherlands is slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey,.... Yes it is that small.
I would love to live in the Netherlands I eat at home in the USA, so I would do the same most of the time in the Netherlands. Also, I bike to work and the grocery store, with my 21 month old kid as well. When I visited it felt like home in Amsterdam. I need to visit more areas. Particularly the best areas for living car free and cycling. One day we can rent our house out and move there.
+Jorn Plantinga ofc but in the south you also have a lot of farmland with mils cows and water
+Dobby OmdatHetKan well, in the south it's way busier than in the north, I believe you know that ;)
+Jorn Plantinga the landscape you're describing is just default out of the city landscape. Not special to the north
+djkenny you've got biking tracks everywhere, and if you're going to the shop you would usually go by bike(not if you want t buy stuff for like 7 days of course). It's not that busy, and no one bikes on the tracks. Also some cities in the North are Leeuwarden, Zwolle, Groningen. You also get some cool landscapes in the North, not big mountains but just farmland with big farms, frisian cows, mills and water :)
Also another different is that America has the most wellknown for having FAT people everywhere. In Holland you dont really see that since here people eat very healthy...
Very good compared
ja we eten hier kleinere portie eten we zijn over het algemeen ook minder dik dan Amerikanen niet dan?
good trains!? no, we dont have a good train system. The trains are more often not on time then on time. The rest is prety accurate.
+Chill Monkeyy ja oke, maar zodra er bladeren op het spoor liggen is er vertraging heb ik het idee maar het is niet verschrikkelijk.
+BlueUncia oke, dat heb ik nog nooit mee.gemaakt.bij de NS:)
+Pjof S Er valt een hoop op te merken over de NS, maar ik heb een keer vast gezeten in een Italiaanse trein. We stonden urenlang stil in the middle of nowhere, er werd ons niets gezegd, en op een gegeven moment vielen de airco en alle lichten uit (het was a snikhete dag). Omdat ze door hadden dat we bezig waren gaar te koken hebben ze de trein na een tijdje in een tunnel laten rollen. Nou ja, schaduw is leuk en zo, maar het was daar ook gitzwart, want tja, nog steeds geen lichten. Lekker claustrofobisch, en ondertussen begonnen mensen ook nog eens knap honger te krijgen.En laten we het maar niet hebben over de wachtrij voor de wc.Op een gegeven moment hebben ze ons overgeladen naar een andere trein (we wisten nog steeds niet wat er aan de hand was), en uiteindelijk werden we dan toch in Rome afgezet. En geld terug krijgen, ho maar!Dus ja. Ik sta ook niet graag een een veel te kort, veel te vol NS-treintje tijdens de spits, maar ik heb gezien dat het nog véél erger kan!
+Pjof S Maar besef je wel dat de spoor en het trein verkeerd ingewikkelder is dan in Amerika? Dat is ook redenen dat de Nederlandse treinen niet altijd op tijd zijn, ook het weer speelt een grote rol
+Coen volgends nu.nl 93% in 2014 en in 2015 maar 91% en nu ineens 95%? ik betwijfel het.
pls live in syria because syria is best country🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
Im Dutch Yeah :D
I am from the Netherlands and i really don't understand why they should get tips. I mean sure, everyone would like to get tips but they just do their job. Would you pay you're dentist extra? Or a cashier in the super market? Why are restaurants different? I just don't understand it..
I agree with you! Mam I'm from India, here also this is very bad habit people have, in India I think they do to Show off their wealth
I even share my bed with my neighbours wife.
+Saskia den Dulk dan werd je vies hard opgelicht
Fair enough, but tips here aren't strange. My dad for example is always very generous in giving tips. Last year we went to Turkey in a big resort, someone helped us with our bags, and he gave him 25 euro's. Equal to -> 2-3 weeks of work.
+Marloes van den Bosch I am from austria and it is pretty common to give tips here, I mean often it's not that much but at least a few cents to a couple of euros. I personally ONLY tip when the waiter was doing extraordinary service but that might just be a thing that only I or a minority of people in my country do.
I am netherlandsik ben nederlands
The buying bags is an environmental thing.
+Philippe Verhoosel misschien voor u, maar over het algemeen zijn Nederlands nogal zuinig (handelsverleden). Ik heb zonnepanelen op het dak, niet noodzakelijk voor het milieu hoor.
+aerodaan no that is'nt true it is environmental
No, it's a money saving thing. Typical Dutch
in other words: life in The netherlands is much more better than in The states...hehehe Fox news channel!
I'm from the Netherlands and did a road trip for a month (went to Utah aswel) :). and I gotta say:American people are really friendly and social! they are always in for a little chat I really miss that in the Netherlands. by the way,can I ask you what you did in the Netherlands?
just saw this comment. way late, but ya. I lived there for 2 years doing volunteer work for my church. now I just like to visit for fun and to see friends. was just there a bit ago actually
Whut, we give the waiter a tip....
They don't do tips in restaurant? ;p ... I think I could buy a car if I got back all my tips I gave trough my life =p (i'm dutch)
+Peter TimmerSchijnbaar vind u het nodig om gelijk een oordeel te vellen en een "vingertje" op te steken en iemand een sticker op te plakken. Gelukkig ben ik niet zo'n iemand als u voor ogen heeft. Ook ik ben iemand die gewoon een "tip" geeft en meestal niet zo'n zuinige ook. Ik heb alleen maar willen aangeven dat, in tegen stelling tot bv USA, "tip" verdisconteerd zit in het Nederlandse salaris van horecapersoneel. Ik weet uit ervaring dat Nederlands horecapersoneel het zeer op prijs stelt als hu effort gewaardeerd word, maar ook dat zij niet zo reageren als Amerikaans horecapersoneel doet als men geen "tip" ontvangt. Ik hoop dat u in de toekomst dus niet gelijk iemand kwalificeert als gierig als u niet eens op de hoogte bent wat voor een persoon u voor u heeft.
+Onno Krabshuis I'm dutch and i always give a tip of about 10 percent.. which is the norm for most dutch people.. except for you and some other greedy dutch people i guess...
+Ricmaniac We don't do tips because its calculated in the final bill. And the personell working in the restaurants are well payed
oh yes we DO do tips
well, you dont see it really like: oh he does a tip, its more like you you need to pay 50 and you give 55 like that
we do tip in restaurants ;) but they aren't gigantic :P
actually we do give tips in restaurants but the difference here is you gotta earn your tip as in america they expect you to tip if im correct
Wow your dutch is so great for an american! I would def understand you 😂
Actually we do tips here.
wait usa does not have a OV chipcard? Good to know :p
i want guns !!
Mooi Gesproken, Beautiful Speaking,
How long have you lived in The Netherlands and do you speak the language a bit? I'm from Holland and I'd love to live in the USA for a little while. I do defenitely think that I'll miss traveling by bike, because it's so easy + you get a little workout hahaha.
And that sir, was very accurate spoken about how my country works!
I want to move to the Netherlands but my parents won't move me there. I'm only 14. I cannot wait until I am 18.
+Xander Meijer thats right yeah
the gaming banana we are one of the best english speaking country that doesnt have english as one of its oficial languages if im right
you're welcome here;)
i would try to learn some dutch if i were u then its quite hard but many people can speak english around 70-80% will be able to the basic stuff and a little more
+triggered well actually, the leaders of the Europeans countries get together and vote if they want the law... its not a continental dictatorship
I love the Netherlands and it's people!!
+MICHAEL DAVIS welcome bro
Thanks Aad Landsheer!
+MICHAEL DAVIS we love you to bro.
+Chill Monkeyy Daar heb jij dan niet veel van meegekregen.
+Medemblikker nee man, debiel, mijn oma is kei lief
I met a group of Americans here in Leiden a few weeks ago. And they loved the fact there were so many cyclists here. A friend of one them mentioned that Holland has the best asses because we Dutch love to cycle so much. :))
I love you Netherlands!Love from America.
+Cindy Klappé ikeh oowk xd
+Cindy Klappé ikke wel
+Lola Rolefes i'm Nederland. Als ik Nederlands ging spreken verstonden jullie me niet lol
Netherlands love you too!!!!
As an American. The reason I've gathered for our "huge" food is that we want the meal to suffice for at least 8 hours.The thing is, not many American's (especially American women)eat everything we're given upfront. We keep the rest as leftovers.And it's no secret that we LOVE leftovers.
Space yea offcourse its the biggest diffrence but elso food the Dutch are kind a soft when it comes to kitchen not ment to be rude but we make everything out of a package with instruction at the back see maggi or Knorr. you don´t have that in the states either they just cook things. And a cool thing in Holland brick houses we got enough clay in the states its way to expensive for most houses.
Thinking of visiting Netherlands? Trust me Groningen is absolutely beautiful! Video link shows a taste of it :) tvclip.biz/video/uxsDpyVg7kE/video.html
annother thing we have a better health care
I like the idea of bikes but do they ride them in the winter and if they do how do they stand riding a bike in the cold?
+MICHAEL DAVISWe're doing ok because of having natural gas as a resource and almost all houses are hooked up to that resource and using it for cooking and heating. It's quite doable.
+AwoudeX It sounds like it's damp there. Do most of you have good Heating and is it hard to pay for (Expensive)?
+Bette B. How awesome!
+Renate Keurntjes How many miles?
I really like this video! It must be so weird to move from the US to the Netherlands! I lived in the US for a semester (made a video about it, if you want to check it out, it's on my channel) but I really enjoyed it there so much. I feel like it must be more confusing for Americans to move to the Netherlands than the other way around.