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    Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities..After living in Curacao for a very very longtime, I didn't completely understand the Dutch until I visited Amsterdam for the first time in 2007.

    Curacao is a little Dutch Caribbean island located off the coast of Venezuela..and I normally have a hard time explaining where we are actually located, and why Curacao is Dutch. But someone made a little video that explains EVERYTHING..Watch it you just might learn something. I know I did



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    Thanks for posting. The Netherlands/Holland misuse annoys the hell out of me, even though I've never been to the country THE NETHERLANDS. It's not helped in the UK by dumbed-down moronic news reports almost always referring to the country THE NETHERLANDS as Holland, which leads viewers to believe it's called Holland. It's not. Grrr. Same on UK TV football matches, often the TV score will refer to 'Holland'. Grrr.

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    Great video... I watched it on Mute... and still got all of it.

    Although the touristy photos.. makes me think I might need to stay a couple of extra days to see the country.

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    Hi Rakesh,

    I am giving a quiz on this...soooo you better know this sh*t

    Happy Weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FictionNet View Post
    Thanks for posting. The Netherlands/Holland misuse annoys the hell out of me, even though I've never been to the country THE NETHERLANDS. It's not helped in the UK by dumbed-down moronic news reports almost always referring to the country THE NETHERLANDS as Holland, which leads viewers to believe it's called Holland. It's not. Grrr. Same on UK TV football matches, often the TV score will refer to 'Holland'. Grrr.
    Doesn't help then that the casino in Amsterdam is called Holland Casino

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole Sims View Post
    Hi Rakesh,

    I am giving a quiz on this...soooo you better know this sh*t

    Happy Weekend!

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    Thanks for that. I just learned something new for trivia regarding st martin
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    Oh Amsterdam, how I have missed you! Many memories of getting rather drunk and stoned there when I was single! Can't say I'd get away with it now haha

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    Hello! That's so cool, I didn't know that but Holand seems very nice .I would like to visit Holand and New Zealand too

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    Nice video Nicole!

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    Interesting video - St Martin is going to be my new quiz question (like most others who watch this, I expect)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmo! View Post
    Doesn't help then that the casino in Amsterdam is called Holland Casino
    Well technically that is correct because Amsterdam is in north Holland, so it is, in fact, a Holland Casino. It's almost like you didn't watch the video Simmo...

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    Unfortunately Holland casino is actually is one of 14 Holland Casinos which are also outside "Holland" so Simmo is kinda right he just shouldn't have mentioned the Amsterdam bit - This is fun http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_Casino

    Love the video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexpratt View Post
    Unfortunately Holland casino is actually is one of 14 Holland Casinos which are also outside "Holland" so Simmo is kinda right he just shouldn't have mentioned the Amsterdam bit - This is fun http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_Casino

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    I'm ashamed to say that I knew none of that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexpratt View Post

    Love the video!
    I am glad we are having fun with this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole Sims View Post
    Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities..After living in Curacao for a very very longtime, I didn't completely understand the Dutch until I visited Amsterdam for the first time in 2007.

    Curacao is a little Dutch Caribbean island located off the coast of Venezuela..and I normally have a hard time explaining where we are actually located, and why Curacao is Dutch. But someone made a little video that explains EVERYTHING..Watch it you just might learn something. I know I did



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    I blame football (soccer) for all the confusion. If the scoreboard didn't keep referring to The Netherlands as Holland, there would be no confusion over the name. Now I'm wondering where the name hollandaise sauces comes from, and whether it's correctly named.

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    As early as the 17th century, there are written records of a sauce similar to hollandaise that is of Dutch origin.
    Hollandaise sauce was originally called "Sauce Isigny" after a town in Normandy that was known for its butter.

    Ref: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5004105_hi...ise-sauce.html


    The name 'Holland' for the Netherlands is used colloquially by the Dutch themselves, especially in relation to football, where the national team is sometimes cheered on with the cry 'Holland!'.
    Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands_(terminology)
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