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  • Another interesting thing is the number of Dutch entertainers in German TV Shows. Seems like the Dutch have a knack for this kind of thing and the slight accent makes them endearing to german viewers, perfect for comedy shows and the like. It's noteworthy because there are no similar numbers of other nationalities.

    From the top of my head:
    Rudi Carell, he was one of the most popular entertainers for most of the second half of the 20th century
    Marijke Armado as host of the "Mini Playback show" (contest where kids mimic performances of music stars)
    Linda de Mol, hosted multiple shows and from what I understand her brother's Endemol TV show production company is one of the most successful in the world, having invented shows like Big Brother
    Lou van Burg
    Johannes Heesters
    Heintje (child/teen icon from the 60s/70s who sang horrible songs and seemed to pop up in about every German comedy movie from the time)
    and many others

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    • Originally posted by Cherno View Post
      Another interesting thing is the number of Dutch entertainers in German TV Shows. Seems like the Dutch have a knack for this kind of thing and the slight accent makes them endearing to german viewers, perfect for comedy shows and the like. It's noteworthy because there are no similar numbers of other nationalities.

      From the top of my head:
      Rudi Carell, he was one of the most popular entertainers for most of the second half of the 20th century
      Marijke Armado as host of the "Mini Playback show" (contest where kids mimic performances of music stars)
      Linda de Mol, hosted multiple shows and from what I understand her brother's Endemol TV show production company is one of the most successful in the world, having invented shows like Big Brother
      Lou van Burg
      Johannes Heesters
      Heintje (child/teen icon from the 60s/70s who sang horrible songs and seemed to pop up in about every German comedy movie from the time)
      and many others
      A good number of them were/are probably more famous in Germany than they are over here, too. Jan Smit had a weird time in his career where he kinda faded out of the limelight here but continued to do well in Germany with his old material before he 'reinvented' himself and got big in NL again.

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      • Originally posted by Cherno View Post
        Hello. I'd like to know a little bit about the Netherlands. I'm from Germany btw.

        First of all, I heard that students are taught German in school. How do the students feel about this? I mean, I would hate to learn a rather difficult language like German. Does the general opinion change in adulthood when maybe the positive effects become more apparent (i.e. entering the job market)?

        I have been to the NL twice in recent years on holiday, both times renting a vacation home and a small boat and just travelling along the waterways, canals and inland seas. Very relaxing. I thought of the country as the better Germany where everything seems to be a little bit less hectic. Of course, as a tourist I didn't get to experience most of the nuisances the native population has to deal with on a day-to-day basis. Anyway, I wonder how the population feels about the vast number of Germans flooding the country during the holiday season and beyond? I've seen humorous videos likening this phenomena to the German invasion in WW2, only this time with tourists taking over the beaches instead of soldiers. Do people feel annoyed, or do they also see the benfit the tourism brings?
        Back to the topic of language, what about all those Germans that speak no Dutch so the locals have to use their German language skills? Is that looked down upon? Would using English be better? I know that I felt somewhat dumb speaking German to waiters in a restaurant etc. since I knew only a tiny amount of Dutch and they had to answer in German themselves. Then again, it would felt weird for me to use English.

        I think that's all for now Thanks and greetings from your neighbor! Happy Easter!

        Edit: Here is the video I was talking about:



        It depends highly on the region, in the border region they more often speak German.
        Most people have some basis of German, but it's mostly a bit dusty.
        They often feel unconfortable with speaking it for that reason.
        There are still quite some cultural differences, and understanding that often requires a bit of time.
        But I think most Dutch people like germany and it's people, and the average person doesn't mind the past that much.
        While cooperating a number of times with the Fallschirmjeagers it became clear that after a week the connection started to improve drasticly. That the mindset and the views on that's good are quite simular.
        The differences are becomming clear when it comes it rules. As we Dutch look for selutions on a creatieve manner, you could that our counterparts are drasticly limmited by german burocratic.
        Where a Dutch soldier is testing his borders with own initiative you see their counterpart doesn't even consider to think out of the box.
        Dutch people are often very direct, others often see it as unpolite.
        I'm living with a german lady for a while now, and sertain differences are very clear.
        We Dutch have obviously often a different manner of thinking, errors aren’t that problematic not doing something about it is.
        As more roads lead to Rome..
        Germans often have more issues with reaching the same goals with alternative manners as they don't like it.
        At least in the military you see that the Germans are way way more protected, and that everything is coverd and cleared on paper with "unterschrift" . For that reason the Germans were often not able to reach thesame goals while having more personal.
        Working effectively together is a challenge, but in overall there is a lot of joy and respect from both sides.
        They are a great neighbor.
        Personaly I spend half of the time in germany, I really like Germany as it is.
        It's most of the times just that step over the boundery.

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        • Mayor for 15 minutes

          http://www.24oranges.nl/2018/04/03/f...n-stadskanaal/

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          • Burgers for burgers (and visitors)

            https://www.dutchnews.nl/features/20...burgers-in-nl/

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            • A slice of Dutch history: castles, forts and fortified towns to visit

              https://www.dutchnews.nl/features/20...owns-to-visit/

              Den Helder gets platform over the sea

              http://www.24oranges.nl/2018/04/17/d...-over-the-sea/

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              • The new government/royal house VIP plane arrived at Vlb. Woensdrecht yesterday, where Fokker will rebuild the interior for official service. The 737 BBJ (callsign PH-GOV, so not named after the King) will enter service in 2019. Pic of the plane in government livery on the NOS page. Not orange enough IMO
                https://nos.nl/artikel/2232101-nieuw...-verbouwd.html

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                • Dutch radio aboard Chinese space mission

                  http://www.24oranges.nl/2018/05/21/d...space-mission/

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                  • Friesland comes third in underrated holiday destinations list

                    https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/0...inations-list/

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                      • Team TU Eindhoven

                        Team TU Eindhoven wins (middle size league) Robocup

                        https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/0...-football-cup/

                        http://www.robocup.org/

                        https://www.nu.nl/gadgets/5324375/te...otvoetbal.html

                        http://www.rbionics.com/reboocon-bio...-tu-eindhoven/

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                        • ‘Don’t mess with stroopwafels’

                          http://www.24oranges.nl/2018/06/22/d...ine-passenger/

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                          • As of today, everybody online can access and search the Surinamese slave registries of the Dutch National Archives, in Dutch.

                            http://www.24oranges.nl/2018/06/26/s...ssible-online/

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                            • The French Canadian soldier who freed Zwolle

                              http://www.24oranges.nl/2018/07/06/t...-freed-zwolle/

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