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  • Liberal laws (about cannabis, abortion, gay marriage, euthanasia...)

    18 39.13%
  • Paintings (Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondriaan...)

    25 54.35%
  • Microscope and telescope

    20 43.48%
  • Pendulum clock

    8 17.39%
  • Mercury thermometer

    9 19.57%
  • Electronic media (audio tape, video tape, CD, CD-ROM)

    15 32.61%
  • Colony of New Amsterdam (which later became New York)

    8 17.39%
  • Heineken

    9 19.57%
  • Gouda cheese

    6 13.04%
  • Other (please specify)

    5 10.87%
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakutatazu
    ho-hum.
    I was unaware of a dutch-dude having invented CD's...

    Heineken, BTW, sucks. Try Hertog Jan or Grolsch.
    What is wrong with Heineken??
    I like Grolsch too but....I have had more Heinekens than cans of Grolsch.

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    i hear a lot of people saying Heineken sucks, but it is still the second biggest brewery in the world * as far as i know, if i am wrong tell me*

    so it means, it doesnt sucks hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka
    i hear a lot of people saying Heineken sucks, but it is still the second biggest brewery in the world * as far as i know, if i am wrong tell me*

    so it means, it doesnt sucks hahaha
    Isn't Grolsch more bitter than Heineken?? Or do I have a bad memory?

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    i excually dont drink Grolsh * try to pronounce it in english, it is hilarious, even it dutch it is haha....

    i normaly drink Amstel, or Heineken, and sometimes Bavaria


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss_apollo7
    Isn't Grolsch more bitter than Heineken?? Or do I have a bad memory?
    I like Grolsch. I think it tastes peppery. Have you seen it in bottles with the ceramic tops? When I was about 12 we used to go round the back of the cricket club and nick the tops from the empties to wear on our shoes.


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    I rather like Grolsch too ... but I agree ... the name does sound more like a 'burp' than a 'beer'! (In Canada - yes - we get the ceramic "pop-bottle" tops!)

    I seem to recall also from many years ago, a Dutch beer called "Oranjeboem"(?) which I remember as being rather good.

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    I've heard of Oranjeboem Sen-san. Simon used to like it, until we realised that was what was making him shout out in his sleep! Weird!

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    hmmm...the greatest dutch contribution to the world, apart from the fine beer, i think the greatest dutch contribution to the world is dutch baka. hooray to dutch comrade!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsuyoiko
    When I was about 12 we used to go round the back of the cricket club and nick the tops from the empties to wear on our shoes.
    HAHAHAHA that sounds funny!! But I don't understand completely....how (and why) did you wear the tops from the bottles on your shoes? Did you glue them on to your shoes? Was it a fashion trend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensuikan San
    I rather like Grolsch too ... but I agree ... the name does sound more like a 'burp' than a 'beer'! (In Canada - yes - we get the ceramic "pop-bottle" tops!)

    I seem to recall also from many years ago, a Dutch beer called "Oranjeboem"(?) which I remember as being rather good.

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    hi, yeah i know which one you mean! it called Oranjeboom, havnt drunk it yet, but i heard it is nice yeah..


    btw Jack, i think there way more better contributions then me. but thanks

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    is hainekken dutch? is it the one the danes hate to see it leave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack2
    is hainekken dutch? is it the one the danes hate to see it leave?
    Aren't you confusing Danes wih Dutch???? I am not sure everyone follows....

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    whats hainekken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss_apollo7
    HAHAHAHA that sounds funny!! But I don't understand completely....how (and why) did you wear the tops from the bottles on your shoes? Did you glue them on to your shoes? Was it a fashion trend?
    There was a trend to wear stuff on your shoes. Those bottle tops have two bits of metal that fit perfectly into your shoelace eyelets. Another thing we wore was those reflector things people used to attach to the spokes on their bikes. What the heck are they called? One boy replaced the reflectors with little mirrors so that he could see up girls skirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka
    okay then we just had a misunderstanding...

    I just thought it wasnt funny, most of what you said was true. but when you say this negative things *expect Watzkebeurt and Hertog Jan or Grolsch*, it feels like you dislike this country.

    btw were do you live, where they just talk about cheese, and trekkers...
    ok, misunderstanding set apart

    where I live? well, that would be, erm, drenthe. In a small farming village, dwingeloo, ever heard of it, quite popular with the dutch tourists....

    this is quite funny you know, Germany is usually thought of as a "beer-land" but it would appear dutch beer enjoys more popularity.

    This would then be my favorite ablum ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka
    i hear a lot of people saying Heineken sucks, but it is still the second biggest brewery in the world * as far as i know, if i am wrong tell me*

    so it means, it doesnt sucks hahaha

    Ever seen the film 'Blue Velvet'? Dennis Hopper's character certainly doesn't like Heineken.
    Whenever anyone orders one he shouts; ''Heineken, F**k that sh*t !'', whilst extolling the virtues of American beer.

    I'm no beer expert, but I had some great ones in Berlin, and Dutch beer is OK with me. And 'Dutch cigarettes'!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsuyoiko
    There was a trend to wear stuff on your shoes. Those bottle tops have two bits of metal that fit perfectly into your shoelace eyelets. Another thing we wore was those reflector things people used to attach to the spokes on their bikes. What the heck are they called? One boy replaced the reflectors with little mirrors so that he could see up girls skirts.
    HAHAHAHAHA....very creative!! This must have been a sight! You should have contacted the beer company because you were doing free advertising!!! I am sorry that the trend didn't pass by my circle of friends at that time.....

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    dutch sigarettes? as....

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    Dutch cigarettes? uuuuh? what brand is that? mm maybe you can buy it at Apie hein... eigen merk?

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    I think that painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer and several others are the greatest Dutch contribution to the world.
    Paulus Potter, 17th century, was in my eyes, also a very good Dutch landscape painter.

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    Water works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka View Post
    i hear a lot of people saying Heineken sucks, but it is still the second biggest brewery in the world * as far as i know, if i am wrong tell me*
    so it means, it doesnt sucks hahaha
    It's ok for a lager, I don't much care for pale lagers. I prefer ales and stouts to lagers. I absolutely despise Hefeweizen or any sort of wheat beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristander View Post
    I absolutely despise Hefeweizen or any sort of wheat beer.
    I absolutely love hefeweizen bier


    And on the Dutch, well its not in the list but I think their discovery of the West and North coasts of Australia (New Holland) by Europeans should rank up there.
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    Their cannabis legislation, nothing is of more importance.
    I would personally rate their beautiful, tall women as more important. Each to his own, I suppose...

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