I spend about half the year in the Netherlands and the rest of the time I'm in the USA.

I spend about half the year in the Netherlands and the rest of the time I'm in the USA. Why the hell does the Netherlands feel so spiritually dead?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Please elaborate anon, closest to where? And what's this feeling like? Was it more during summer? Was it more during the day?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mostly the day but noticeable at night. Amsterdam-zuid was especially just null feeling. Leiden and Oegstgeest feel similar but not quite as dead. It's like even the land feels numb. Nothing at all like Washington State in the USA.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What season was this? I'm guessing these are mostly the suburbs/apparments, correct?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Most seasons. Summer was in Amsterdam-zuid, mostly suburbs and apartments yeah.
          Oegstgeest is a bit of a mix of what the locals call a "forest" (large parks really) and suburbs. Leiden is an old city, one of the oldest I've ever been in. I've been in both places at multiple times throughout the years. Lately it just feels more and more like it's all going numb.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Interesting, the last one at least if not during summer it's interesting
            The others are artificial nature so that could be why if your connection is fonder with nature, most of it has a stronger influence from the sea, the deep, at night and underground you should feel it more alive

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It is vastly different here than what I grew up with. That makes sense. The suburbs are so much more dense here. The desert in Nevada feels so much more alive than this place does.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The Netherlands die and renew in summer, the desert flourishes under the unforgiving sun
            You're just fully out of your element, try to feel a more feminine solar energy around, might change it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you for the advice, I'll give it a go. At least when the weather permits.

            i would love to live in the netherlands you lads dont know how good you have it

            I'm not white, so it isn't always great here.

            large fresh stroopwafels are a different monster...
            the cheapo ones like in OP's picture are usually put over a cup of tea or coffee to heat and soften
            >narrow streets here would give me a heart attack to drive on
            wait until you see hundreds of bicycles dragged out of a waterway lol

            I've seen it! It's kinda crazy. I'm always a little extra careful when walking through the park here, the little bridges make me feel like I'm going to fall into the swampy water.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm always a little extra careful when walking through the park here, the little bridges make me feel like I'm going to fall into the swampy water.
            I once rode through a large park at night and hell I heard all kinda stuff cracking and shifting around me, felt like it I was hell (mind you this was still inside the city limits)
            I walked around the woods at midnight in Eastern Europe where I'm from and there was no malicious activity like that ever

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Frick off ramjeet

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how much do the discount stroopwaffels cost?
    last time I was there you could get a fat stack for .35 euros :3
    >spiritually dead
    they stay at home and read books bro
    if an immigrant ventures in a residential neighborhood they call "de politie"
    if you want action go to Den Haag or (if you have a car) Belge

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I grew up in the USA and holy frick. The narrow streets here would give me a heart attack to drive on. It's been a while since I've picked up a stroopwafel but if I do I normally get a large fresh one from a food cart on the way home.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        large fresh stroopwafels are a different monster...
        the cheapo ones like in OP's picture are usually put over a cup of tea or coffee to heat and soften
        >narrow streets here would give me a heart attack to drive on
        wait until you see hundreds of bicycles dragged out of a waterway lol

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          but then again I need to mention that I got a flat on my cheapo bike and wrote on it "PLEASE DO NOT STEAL" because I had no lock to secure it... in the meantime I got another bike and after a month passed by the bike I mentioned and it was still there
          yet I got a tool set (quite a pricy one, approximately $60 worth) stolen from my private garage while I was gone for 2 minutes
          so yeah Netherlands... get insurance, don't try to predict it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            My girlfriend's bike was stolen and it was behind her apartment with a dozen others that weren't locked. Meanwhile, I don't think her dad has ever considered locking his bike. Oegstgeest makes me miss Washington State and even Nevada. Nature is pretty lacking here.

            Don't they have weed and shrooms? That's more advanced than most places.

            They do but so does Seattle. I don't partake in either one, so I can't comment on the quality. I've heard others say that most strains of weed here aren't as potent as what you'd find in Washington State. No clue on mushrooms.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >My girlfriend's bike was stolen and it was behind her apartment with a dozen others that weren't locked.
            yeah once I was so stoned I left my keys in the bike lock... and after half an hour, nobody touched it
            like I said, can't predict it
            btw from what I know from media and stuff, I love Nevada

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nevada is great. I've spent a good amount of time in Hawthorne and Fallon. The desert is weirdly comforting in it's own way.

            >I'm always a little extra careful when walking through the park here, the little bridges make me feel like I'm going to fall into the swampy water.
            I once rode through a large park at night and hell I heard all kinda stuff cracking and shifting around me, felt like it I was hell (mind you this was still inside the city limits)
            I walked around the woods at midnight in Eastern Europe where I'm from and there was no malicious activity like that ever

            The small wooded parks here feel like bandaids on a gaping wound. It feels weird to hear them be called forests when they're so small. I hear weird shit in them often. They're uncomfortable at night, to say the least.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            the desert is the best

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >It feels weird to hear them be called forests when they're so small.
            hmm the dutch have all kinds of forests, they actually perfected suburbias (I lived in one) but yeah they are mostly just strips or squares of trees
            some forests are bigger (I lived more up the north, where there is more space, with a "normal" forest around a sports complex) and those are even more "antagonistic" than you'd expect
            the overall feeling I got there was "man, this place is doomed" while I still liked the people (I speak some Dötch)

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm closer to Western side of the country. My experiences here over the past few years have been pretty good with most people but nature doesn't feel great here. It's almost like the little "forests" are in a zoo with how they're positioned. Understandably they can feel more than a little antagonistic.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            but don't you have access to the seaside?
            the western parts are more "german", take that as a plus or a minus
            if you have neither sea or "german dignity" maybe you should consider moving if you are not into opening a local business (gambling, weed etc)

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >western parts are more "german"
            meant to write eastern lol
            south is also good but only if you are willing to move to northern Belgium

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >western parts are more "german"
            meant to write eastern lol
            south is also good but only if you are willing to move to northern Belgium

            My girlfriend lives here, I'm with her for a large part of the year and the rest of the year I'm back in the USA. She doesn't want to leave here but I don't mind going back and forth.

            I'm constantly entertained by how much the concept of being anywhere remote scares her. I've been all over the Western half North America and I've gotta say the denseness of the Nederlands is bizarre to me. Give me the Nevada desert or the Pacific Northwest coast over this place.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >No clue on mushrooms.
            if you ever decide to take them (legal psychedelic truffles), make sure that you reserve a day for it
            preferably daylight, as nighttime makes the shrooms bored (no kiddin)
            it's practically like LSD but more dirty
            I would recommend LSD instead of shrooms

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            When my older brother was still around LSD was his big thing. I've seen enough of his bad trips to stay away from it. Regardless, thank you for the advice.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            yeah we live in times that are serious enough not to need any psychedelics to light fires under our asses (which is what they do)
            LSD or shrooms in the era of smartphones is just silly... and even if it isn't, it gets so

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i would love to live in the netherlands you lads dont know how good you have it

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't they have weed and shrooms? That's more advanced than most places.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No mountains, sparse forests, mostly plains. Too much human habitation.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >forgot about the dunes
      blessed, unironically

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why the hell does the Netherlands feel so spiritually dead?
    >OP thinking basement dwellers even know where the Netherlands is

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    More than half you Black folk are atheist.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    people here are becoming shut-ins and are afraid of everything around them

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