Holland , first and last

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  1. chaser

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    Can't go into it cause I am on limited wifi, but as the title says, I shan't be going again in a hurry, Amsterdam ok , the rest sh!! . Can well understand why you see so many Dutch mhs in France.
    Back in ipers now I know it's not France but it seems like heaven compared with holland, take my word for it and save yourselves a collosol amount of money.
     
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    Oh dear.

    Sorry you didn't like it.

    I had a great time when I was there.

    1999 Dynamo Festival. 95 Heavy Metal Bands over three days and nights!


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    We had about a week there at the beginnin of June on our way to Germany and really enjoyed it ... so tell us WHY you didn't enjoy it please.
     
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    Stil not got much signal but in no particular order, motorways make m6/m25 like a walk in the park, other roads crowded and same monotonous view , flat fields or industry, in towns no parking or about 2euros an hour, individual Dutch people are really nice and helpful but as a whole just want to rip you off, looked for site around hook of holland last night, tried 3 but just no one wanted to even speak to you, anyway found one that had a bloke on reception said yes we could park 19.80 euros each van, thought that was dear but fed up of driveing around so paid him but this morning went to check out and another bloke said he wanted another 12.80 each because the other bloke had told us wrong, any way the four of us in two vans told him to stick his 12.80 and drove off, expecting the gendarme to pick us up yet everything ridiculas lay dear, just going to stay in France and Spain from now on, just glad to get out of the place
     
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    You could have asked respectively investigated before going :RollEyes:

    Paul
     
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    Been to Amsterdam loads of times on bus tours and things, and really enjoyed it so thought the rest of the country would be similer but couldn't have been more wrong, totally opposite to France who are glad to have you there , all they want is to rip you off and get rid
     
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    That's part of it , you don't need to investigate France you just know there is another free aire coming up around the corner, park up go and use the bar in the village , bobs your uncle
     
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    We went to holland thinking it would be great, but were bitterly disappointed , never going near it again ,I'm afraid
     
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    Yeah mainly Amsterdam. Done them years ago. Don't get me wrong I have always said I love Holland but that was on the strength of Amsterdam but now I have had ago at the rest I'm afraid I have been severely dissalusioned
     
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    Can't disagree really. My experience of Holland is it is the same as Belgium, a place to drive through to get somewhere else. There is a lot of history there but perhaps like Finland it is all just a bit too...flat.
     
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    Diesel 1.49 petrol 1.74
     
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    That does not sound as though you went to Holland.:wink:

    That sounds more like you went to "Paradise".......... (y)

    I must admit though, I would have given a rain check to their "raw herring" and "smoked eel" fast food vans.....:blush:
     
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    We went all the way up the coast and over to texil then round the top over the coastal barrier and then down to Belgium , took 2 weeks , Had a great time , the Dutch people love the Brits and could not do enough for us ,
    Volendam the hague and Harlem and the old formular 1 circuit ,
    Did loads of cycling as well ,
     
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    Went to Assen for the Dutch TT 2 years ago, was supposed to have gone again this year. Stayed in Groningen, found the place and the people brilliant, will definitely go again. ;-)
     
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    Used to go to Amsterdam a lot when the kids were in their teens, often taking some of their friends, with assorted tents (don't know what they saw in it). Enjoyed that but I must say I was a bit underwhelmed with what little of the rest of Holland I saw.

    Met many Dutch in France of course, usually great people.
     
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    Can only speak as I find. I have spent quite a lot of time in the Netherlands ( Holland is just a region) since 1970 and I have always liked the country and the people.
    They are all taller than us but I don't hold that against them.
    They speak English so that helps, sorry you didn't get on with them, but you should give it another go sometime.
    I think you will be rewarded.

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    Even forgot the bloody bikes everywhere. NIGHTMARE
     
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    Sorry last post didn't work right should have said its different if you have something special to go for
     
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