Been thinking about learning dutch and going to the Netherlands for a year. I wanna explore all of it. Is it worth it?

Been thinking about learning dutch and going to the Netherlands for a year
I wanna explore all of it
Is it worth it?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    no

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s the country that speaks English the most. Absolutely everybody spoke English very well, even grannies.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well I guess I can just go then

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >is it worth it
      depends. we have an amazingly well organized society, a lot of work opportunities, a big "expat" community (pretentious americans who move here) etc. but the dutch are not known for their hospitality. its hard to genuinely make dutch friends as an outsider, we keep to our own kind. you will find countless "expats" complaining that they have no friends etc. but ultimately this all comes down to you as a person, and the decisions you make.

      try going on vacation here first imo

      correct, but that doesnt mean you shouldnt learn dutch if you move here. we can speak english, but we dont enjoy it. if you refuse to learn dutch, it wont be easy to make connections with dutch people. you will be stuck in the bubble of miserable "expat" people in amsterdam.

      if you move somewhere, learn the fricking language

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you learn Dutch? They speak Moroccan Arabic in Holland.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Why would you learn Dutch?
      I always make it a habit of learning some of a language of a place I'm going to
      I feel it's best to learn the language instead of fumble with a few formal phrases

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Belgian, but I've noticed the younger Moroccan generations often know very little to no Arabic or Berber. Depends on the location, but after three-four generations it's definitely noticeable.

      I find the Dutch to be easygoing, but I share the language. Makes a big difference, so if you're really set on living there, learn Dutch and find a few social hobbies so as to build a social circle.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    netherlands is quite nice but expensive, but if you are used the usa prices then it should be no issue. good rail connection to all the provinces, except for zeeland. Learning a bit of dutch helps a lot, yes 99% speak english, but opening with dutch will make people a lot nicer

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >learning dutch
    definitely not worth it. you're not Dutch, and nobody who's Dutch expects or wants you to speak Dutch.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you have some sort of idealized connection to the netherlands than sure i guess, like if your ancestors are dutch or you just autistically fixate on the dutch colonial empire
    if it is for business opportunity then sure i guess
    if its to try and frick tall blonde girls, well there are bigger countries with more stuff, you can visit a handful of dutch cities/towns and get a feel for it if its just a random euro country you are into

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    No

    >The Dutch are all horrible people, they'll never be supportive if you're trying to learn it and just speak English back to you
    >Once you've seen one quaint historic town, the rest all looks the same, very little to explore
    >Sterile, soulless capitalist hell hole where you have to pay fees for the stupidest of basic stuff like viewing houses
    >Housing situation in general is beyond fricked
    >Food is easily the worst in the world, weather is even worse

    Don't. I've just finished 2 years there and never want to set for anywhere near it again.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      this here OP

      Better never to go there, you'll regret it

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