Cheese and Tulips… Is this what to expect in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is a beautiful country in Northwestern Europe. There are three official languages in the Netherlands – West Frisian, Papiamento and English. Most of the people who live there are not religious (51 % are irreligion), but those who are religious mostly are Christians (39%). Most of the people living there are native inhabitants (77,39 %), others are just a small fraction from different countries. The Netherlands borders only two countries – Germany and Belgium, from the other side it is located next to the sea (North Sea). The country is in 131st place based on its size in the world. It is 41,543 km2 (16,040 sq. mi) big from which water (rivers etc.) takes 18.41 %.

The Netherlands is divided into 12 provinces Drenthe, Flevoland, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Limburg, North Brabant, North Holland, Overijssel, Utrecht, Zeeland, South Holland. Largest cities are Assen, Almere, Leeuwarden, Nijmegen, Groningen, Maastricht, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Enschede, Utrecht, Terneuzen, Rotterdam.

In spite, that the country is quite a small economy of the Netherlands is very strong. Based on their GDB they are in 17th position in the world. Their total nominal GDP is $933 billion, but per capita, $54 129 and their per capita place is even higher – 13th place in the world. Interesting how much in their economy give their three Caribbean islands, Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius. Biggest companies who support its economy are Royal Dutch Shell, ING Group, Aegon, Airbus, LyondellBasell Industries, Royal Ahold, Royal Philips Electronics, Rabobank Group, GasTerra, Heineken Holding. 

Minimal wage is 1595,20 EUR and the average net salary in the Netherlands is 2263 EUR / month, and there are only 3.5% unemployed. Seems like everyone loves to work? Pensions in the Netherlands comes from three sources State, Private and Individual. The pension that you will receive from the State depends on your status – you live alone or you are married. If you are married and you live together each of you will receive 50% of the minimum wage in the Netherlands. If you are single you can receive up to 75% of the minimum wage. Everything more that comes to elder people is from private and/or individual plans which are gained during their life. If we calculate everything together then the average couple during the year receive 40000 EUR, most of them say it is not enough and they say they are poor, but is it actually like that? I think you can have a quite good life if you get this amount of money.

What places/cities are worth visiting in the Netherlands?

Breda is a laidback place next to the border with Belgium. If you would like to see the city which feels like 100 years ago, this would be the place to go. There are plenty of Gothic cathedrals and towers to see. After a nice walk in the city, you can sit in one of the many cafes that is located in the center (old town) of this city. Peace, architecture comes together in this city.

Alkmaar is the finest place to try out different cheese types. Starting from April till September every Friday a huge number of cheese producers come to this town to the market to sell their cheese. You can find here so many different sorts of cheese that you can’t do in many other places. Try all of them and if you like to – buy it. Of course, the old town of this city is also great, but in this case, Cheese comes first.

Nijmegen is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. A lot of buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, but what is left is just amazing. There is plenty of building that was reconstructed to their old beauty. This is a very popular city for students, so we can say that new generation comes together with old building in this town and the synergy of this feels like this town truly lives all day and night long. This town can merge two passions of you – to have a great party and to see older buildings. You will not find abandoned structures in the old town.

Leiden… Leiden… The city of tulips. It is located only 30 minutes from Amsterdam, but it feels like a completely different world. The city if full with water canals, but of course don’t compare it to Venice, it is not like that. If we talk about the city it is full of building from the 17th century. The oldest university in the Netherlands is located in this city. This city is really popular because of the tulips. When you drive around the city you will find multiple tulips growing farms. Different colors, the smell of nature, beauty for perfect photo shooting session, this is the reason to come here.

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, so it should be the most interesting city to visit in the Netherlands. I could agree with that… Why? Easy to get there – train, plane, car and this city is unlocked. 

Architecture and museums – tons of great museums to visit, for example, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. If you are seeking to find out more about the past and greatest painters etc., you definitely must visit these places. The old town of Amsterdam gives a unique opportunity to see it from the boats. There are so many canals in Amsterdam. Use the opportunity to get into the boat, relax and see the beauty of this city.

“Legal stuff” – I think we all know that Amsterdam can offer some things that other cities can’t. At least legally. After a good walk in the city center, you can visit one of the weed cafés (coffee shops) that are located all around Amsterdam. Enjoy stuff that is forbidden in many other places, for example, weed (cannabis), truffles (magic mushrooms). But please note that hard drugs are forbidden there as well (such as Ecstasy, cocaine, GHB, etc.). If you get in trouble and police searches your belongings, you are allowed to have Cannabis (max 5 gram), Cocaine (max 0,5 gram), XTC (max 1 pill), Heroin (max 0,5 gram).

Girls – I guess life continues after a few weed breathes, right? Well, this is the perfect way to continue your stay in Amsterdam. Prostitution is legal here, but be aware, that girls under 21 can’t offer such services, so don’t try to find a call girls who is only 18 years old. Not only prostitution is allowed, but brothers are ok in the Netherlands as well. 

Most of the girls are European, but you can find some black girls as well. If you like a bit more exotic girls then Chinese, Japanese can be found as well (but rare). Most of the girls come from Italy, Bosnian, Romania and Ukraine. Girls from poorer countries will be a bit cheaper, girls from ‘old Europe’ countries will be at a higher price. For example, a girl from Romania can cost around 100 EUR, but the girl from Italy can cost around 150 EUR. I would say it is not a huge difference so better choose what you prefer. There a lot of porno movie agencies in Amsterdam so there is a huge change that you can find a pornstar to… have… It will usually cost around 500 EUR for 1 hour, could be worth it? Since Amsterdam is full of girls you will be able to find a girl for any taste. Small tits, big boobs, 45 kg girl, 90 kg girl, basically all you want.

In Amsterdam, most of the girls in their prices include only blowjob and classic sex one time. So, if you want a bit more than that expect to give some extra. It seems like an unwritten law in Amsterdam.

For those who have not been in Amsterdam I can tell for sure, that you should visit the Red Light District, basically is the street dedicated to brothels. During the night you will see girls dancing in the windows. It is a very unusual feeling to see it because you can’t check it out anywhere else. In the place of a fake mannequin, a real girl will dance and invite you in the brothel. Of course, girls in the brothels will be little lower class than call girls, but the choice is yours. In brothels, you can get minimal service (blow and sex) for 50 euros (duration 15-20 minutes – be fast or go home with full balls ) 

If you are looking for the red-light district go to the “De Wallen”, almost on every street you will find a brother there. Some of the most popular brothels are Red Light Secrets (Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60h, Amsterdam), Red Light Bar (Oudezijds Achterburgwal 61, Amsterdam), Winston Kingdom Club (Warmoesstraat 131, Amsterdam). There is actually the Prostitution Information Center (PIC), so if you have any questions you can ask there for more info (Enge Kerksteeg 3, Amsterdam).

If you had enough with the girls you can visit some interesting places in the red-light district as well. Here are some good choices. Old Church (Oude Kerk) is the oldest Church in Amsterdam (15th Century). Condomerie Gulden Vlies is a very interesting place, you can find there a lot of information about the condoms, you can even buy there some before you to for the girls  Casa Rosso is one of the most famous sex theatres. If you would like to look into sex history in Amsterdam I would suggest visiting the Sex Museum Amsterdam. You will see there a lot of sexual artifacts from the past.

Of course, Amsterdam is not the only place where you can find some girls. If you are in the Rotterdam there are plenty of places as well. For example, Crystal Rive (Wolphaertsbocht 323B), there are happy hours when you can spend an hour with a girl just for 95 EUR. You will get a private room and girl of your choice. Another place is Privehuis Lust (Lange Hilleweg 190-A), prices start at 50 EUR (for a quickie – 15 minutes, if you can manage to be so quick). 

If you are looking for a strip club here are some possible place you could visit. Club OQ Gravendijkwal 115. You will be able to get into the club for 25 EUR and you will get three drinks for that. Everything else is an additional cost. Nightclub Lido, Gravendijkwal 124. A little bit cheaper than the previous club, you can get the same here for 20 EUR, but same as there. Any additional services will be an additional charge.

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