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Holland, Netherlands, Dutch, Deutsch. What's the difference? - Holland Holiday

What is the difference between Holland and The Netherlands and between Dutch and Deutsch?

All over the world our country is wellknown as Holland.
In fact this is not correct.

We show you the map of The Netherlands. Two provinces in the west are called Holland, divided in North and South Holland. But our country has more provinces. A total of twelve. Al together they are called ‘The Netherlands’. So the official name is The Netherlands.
It means The Low Countries. The name refers to the fact that half our country is below sea level.

Even more confusing is the fact that the people in The Netherlands are called ‘The Dutch’. When a foreigner asks for our nationality we have to answer ‘Dutch’. Generally the reaction is: ah ‘Deutsch’.
No Dutch, from Holland we make clear.

When you are Deutsch you are a German.

When you are Dutch you are from The Netherlands (or Holland if you like).

To learn more about the origins of the names Dutch, Holland and The Netherlands visit HollandHoliday.net

Luxembourgish: language or German dialect?

In this video, shot in the Ueseldange Castle crypt, Luxembourgish teacher-author Jackie Messerich and I discuss whether Luxembourgish is a language or just a German dialect.
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DUTCH // Basic Words + Phrases for Travelers

Dutch for travelers! Bas teaches you key words and phrases in Dutch.

Please note: These are just basics for people who would like to know a few words and phrases while traveling. They are broken down into their simplest forms for quick learning. There are some things, like the Dutch g that are complex and take longer to learn, so please just take this for what it is - quick traveler lingo! Happy travels!

We also filmed a video about Dutch culture!

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DUTCH: Nederlands

HELLO: hallo // HAH-LOW
GOOD MORNING: goede morgen // WHO-DA MORE-GAH
GOODBYE: doei // DOO-EE
YES: ja // YAH
NO: nee // NAY
THANK YOU: dank je wel // DAHNK YUH VEL (familiar - dank u vel is the formal form)
PLEASE: alstublieft // ALLST-OO-BLEEFT
EXCUSE ME: neem me niet kwalijk // NAME MY NEAT KVAL-LICK (to get someone's attention)
SORRY: sorry // SO-REE
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?: spreekt u engels? // SPRECT OO ANG-UHLS
WHERE IS?: waar is? // VAR IZ
BATHROOM: toilet / wc // TWA-LET / VEY SAY
TAXI: taxi // TAK-SEE
HOTEL: hotel // HO-TELL
AIRPORT: vliegveld // VLEEG-VELD
EXIT: uitgang // OUT-HUNG
ENTRANCE: ingang // IN-HUNG
BICYCLE: fiets // FEETS
CANAL: kanaal // CAH-NAL (the word gracht is also used)
WINDMILL: windmolen // VIND-MO-LEN
WOODEN SHOE: klomp // CLOMP
BEER: bier // BEER
CHEERS: proost // PROHST

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WHICH TRAIN IS BEST? DUTCH OR GERMAN?

After Swiss and Lufthansa, we are now comparing NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) and DB (Deutsche Bahn). They are main train operators in The Netherlands and Germany, respectively. Take a look at our way to make the trip more fun :D Anyway, this is completely our subjective impression after taking the train for more or less 12 hours journey return. Please let us know if we made mistake in showing what we saw.

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High German vs. Swiss German

High German vs. Swiss German.

German cycle paths vs. Dutch cycle paths

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Recently the German ADFC came out against cycle paths. However, well designed cycle paths are not really a problem, even if German cycle paths are.

Dutch cycle paths are not built to the same standards as those elsewhere in the world.

The video shows a few examples of similar situations that I just happen to have videod in both Germany and the Netherlands. A similar thing could be seen by comparing other similar situations. Due to the infrastructure design, cycling in NL is far more pleasant and far more convenient than cycling in Germany.

The Dutch infrastructure has resulted in the highest rate of cycling in the world, and the safest cyclists in the world.





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How do Dutch dialects sounds like?

The Dutch language have a lot of dialects. These are a few of them.

GERMAN & ROMANIAN TALK ABOUT LIFE IN THE NETHERLANDS // Storytime + Experiences

My best friend Raluca (Romanian) and I (German) have been living & studying in the Netherlands for 4 years now. In this video we talk about topics like food, transportation, safety, weather & living and compare them to our home countries.
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Typical Dutch, the Snackbar

Typical Dutch: The snackbar

Of course you can find all the well known fast food chains in The Netherlands. McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Subway, etc.
But we have a type of fast food restaurants most foreigners heave never heard of: the 'snackbar’!

The basic food which you all know is french fries.
You can eat them with a variety of sauces like mayonaise, ketchup, curry, or peanut sauce.
French fries are called ‘patat’ in Dutch. For example, a ‘patat oorlog’, (in English) ‘french fries war’, is served with mayonaise and peanut sauce.
A ‘patat speciaal’ (special) you eat with mayonaise, curry or ketchup and onion.

Apart from french fries, or chips if you like, you can choose from many snacks unknown to most foreigners.
Populair are the ‘kroket’, the ‘frikandel’ and ‘sate’.
A original kroket is a crispy crust with inside a ragout with minced meat. Today there are several variants available. For example with shrimps, vegetables, sate, etc.

A frikandel is a skinless deep-fried sausage.
When you order a ‘frikandel speciaal’ they cut it open and cover it with mayonaise, curry or ketchup, and onion.

Sate includes three skewers with chunks of meat, topped with peanut sauce. Originally it is an Asian dish.

Some snackbars have an ‘automatiek’. It’s a wall with lots of small drawers with snacks. They have glass windows so you can choose your snack. After you have inserted coins you can open them.

Food from the wall, they call it.
Bon apetit!

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German Passport vs American Passport

Ever wonder what another country's passport looks like? In this video I will compare the German Passport to the US Passport!

Hi! I'm Kelly and I am an American who lived in Germany for 18 wonderful months. While I lived abroad before in Turkey and had done quite a bit of traveling beforehand, those 18 months in Germany definitely broadened my perspective of Germany, Europe, and even the US in so many different ways! I wanted to share my perceptions with you guys through YouTube so that maybe you can gain context to things you've heard about, or learn new information or a different perspective, or maybe this is everything you've heard before and further confirms your world view. No matter what the reason, I hope that you enjoy my videos! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel and turn on notifications so that you always know when I'm posting new content :)

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Germany and the Netherlands: creating a world of possibilities, together (German subtitles)

Germany and the Netherlands have been trading partners for a long time. Both countries work together to create a sustainable world for a brighter tomorrow.
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Dutch - German Border Crossing on A3 Autobahn

Crossing the border from Germany to The Netherlands on the A3 autobahn by car, Summer 2011. No checks, although sometimes the police do routine checks when there is a football match or if they just feel like it!

Dutch words in Russian

Did you know that there is a lot of Dutch in Russian? Find it out in this video!

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"Bella Ciao" in 9 Languages (HD)

Hey, guys....sorry for the videos i'm doing lately, but I have not so much time due my examinations, so.... :\ I'll return soon to make One-line multi, and disney videos! :)
Images from the italian, spanish, turkish, portuguese, greek, and brazilian protests! :)

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DIY DUTCH FOOD TOUR

We spent the day in Zeist, Holland trying all the local foods!

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A Dutch language in Poland?

You may maybe know that Dutch is spoken in the Benelux but did you know that also some Polish people speak a kind of Dutch language? Let's find out more about Wymysoojs!

Check these articles if you want to learn more about this language!
Original Dutch version

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