Greatest Dutch contributions to the world ?

What is/are the Netherlands' greatest contribution(s) to the world?

  • The microscope and the telescope

    Votes: 2 100.0%
  • The mercury thermometer

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • The pendulum clock

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The colony of New Amsterdam (which later became New York)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Paintings (Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondriaan...)

    Votes: 2 100.0%
  • Gouda cheese

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Heineken

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Liberal laws (about cannabis, abortion, gay marriage, euthanasia...)

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Electronic media (audio tape, video tape, CD, CD-ROM)

    Votes: 2 100.0%
  • Other (please specify)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    2
Heineken!! My favourite!!!

Oh, and my aunt (by marriage) happens to be Dutch. ^^
 
ho-hum.
I was unaware of a dutch-dude having invented CD's...

Heineken, BTW, sucks. Try Hertog Jan or Grolsch.

AND!
MY FIRST GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THIS FORUM WILL BE:
a guide to living in Holland. not my own writing.

"The main form of public transportation in Holland is bikes. Feel free to take any bike of which you are able to pick the lock. Don't expect your own bike however to be where you left it three minutes earlier. The hunting season for bikes is open 365 days a year. Have fun.

The Dutch are supposed to be tolerant. They are not. They simply make too much money from the sale of soft- and hard-drugs, Malaysian women and pornography to foreigners to let an opportunity for making a good profit go by.

It is not necessary to show an interest in tulips, windmills, wooden shoes or cheese. Every Dutch men knows that you came for the soft drugs or the Amsterdam red light district, the Walletjes. Both are available in a large quantity and are easy to find.

There is a fast and guaranteed way of making a complete fool of yourself in Holland: Enter a coffee shop and ask for a cappuccino. Coffee shops do not -remember this- do not sell coffee. You can however get a good number of other stimulating drugs there. For some unknown reason coffee shops are extremely popular with French tourists.

Dutch men do not like to spend money; they'd sooner cut off their own ears. A Dutch men will become a friend for life if you give him something for free.

The story that copper wire is an invention of two Dutch men fighting over a found cent is absolutely true

Dutch leave their curtains open in the evening. This used to be so that the neighbours could always check if your family didn't gamble or drink alcohol. These days it is a precaution against junkies trying to steal the stereo from the family car, parked in front of the house. It has the fortunate side effect that you can watch Dutch men in their natural surroundings, in front of the television, watching soaps.

Dutch tap water is safe to drink. This is quite remarkable considering that most drinking water comes from polluted rivers like the Rhine. Plans to improve the quality of the river water, so that fish like salmon will return to Dutch rivers to spawn, can count on strong resistance from the Dutch don't like the idea of animals having sex in their drinking water."

yoinked from: http://vanbachum.over-blog.com/article-587263-6.html
censor if you feel like it.

(little secret: worst thing from Holland: their music. except maybe "watskeburt". I'm serious, guys like "Frans bouwer", who is huge in Holland, should be shot, burnt and flushed down a Zimbabwean toilet.)
 
why do you but this stuff on her? you really dislike the country you live in?

what city do you live in? btw whats wrong with a country there own lanquage songs? if you look at the top40 , around 50/60% of it is english, i am happy we still have some dutch left. but yeah wait 50 years or some, and no dutch will be spoken anymore

so if you would ask me, i dont think this is such a great contribution to the forum :blush:
 
no no no, look, I have nothing against them (said songs) because they're dutch, I hate them to when in English or other languages, just it seems around 85% of the dutch songs produced are like that.

and you don't like the text I posted? well lighten up dude!
it's a joke and I just happend to think it was funny. so I thought I would share it with the rest of you, but no, you come along and pee all over it.

geesh.

(I do not hate all of Holland, realise that, please)
 
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...
 
yakutatazu said:
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.
 
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
 
Dutch Baka said:
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?
 
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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Miss_apollo7 said:
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.

?W????
 
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!
 
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!! :)
 
Tsuyoiko said:
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 :D 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?
 
Sensuikan San said:
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.

ジョン

hi, yeah i know which one you mean! it called Oranjeboom, havnt drunk it yet, but i heard it is nice yeah..
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btw Jack, i think there way more better contributions then me. but thanks :wave:
 
is hainekken dutch? is it the one the danes hate to see it leave?
 
jack2 said:
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.... :blush:
 
Miss_apollo7 said:
HAHAHAHA :D 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. :souka:
 
Dutch Baka said:
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.
 

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