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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Ok, just had my lunchbreak, walked into a bookstore and just out of curiosity start reading a bit in the Lonely Planet guide of the Netherlands.
Dangers and annoyances:

"Mosquitos can be a problem in the summermonths, especially near lakes and canals or water underneath houses". Ok, so far a possibility, but I wouldn't mention it.

Now it comes:

"In some parts of the Netherlands, again near lakes and canals, people sleep under netting".

I really thought it was copied from let's say the Lapland or Brazil LP.

Just had to share this...

Or is there anyone here from the netherlands who likes to confirm this

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Now it comes:

"In some parts of the Netherlands, again near lakes and canals, people sleep under netting".

I really thought it was copied from let's say the Lapland or Brazil LP.

They must have been referring to the red-light district in Amsterdam.

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

"Mosquitos can be a problem in the summermonths, especially near lakes and canals or water underneath houses".
"In some parts of the Netherlands, again near lakes and canals, people sleep under netting".

Or is there anyone here from the netherlands who likes to confirm this

okay its embarressing but i attract mozzies really badly , so if i'm staying in Epe I have been known to use nets as I end up covered in bites !! even in utrecht this summer my neighbours said how great it was that we had no mozzies this summer, i was standing there with swollen arms from so many stings......

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

LOL, two excellent replies.
I guess it is hot and sticky in the RLD in Amsterdam.

I must admit, in our old apartment we did live closer to a canal and we did have more mosquitos. But still you can't compare it to many other countries.
I guess they like your blood Nicky, a good thing probably;)

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Come to think of it, when Neal's family was over just a few weeks ago, we sat outside at my parents' on a very humid evening. We natives were fine, but the Irish were eaten alive. Neal's poor sister-in-law had her foot swell up something ridiculous from all those bites. Maybe mosquitos like Irish blood? Or Guinness?

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Or Guinness?

I thought they were drinking Coors?

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

I hate mosquitos and I get eaten alive by the buggers.

Still, dunno about having a net.

8. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

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I guess they like your blood Nicky, a good thing probably;)

Good thing they weren't vampires

on a similar note.........i have a dutch phrase book that i picked up a few years ago and one of the first phrases after the usual how are you ? etc ....is ...where can i leave my ski's? ......... i know a lot of dutch people like skiing but they always go abroad for it and mostly to places where dutch isn't spoken...........

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Quoting Rraven

Quoting Utrecht

:
I guess they like your blood Nicky, a good thing probably;)

Good thing they weren't vampires

on a similar note.........i have a dutch phrase book that i picked up a few years ago and one of the first phrases after the usual how are you ? etc ....is ...where can i leave my ski's? ......... i know a lot of dutch people like skiing but they always go abroad for it and mostly to places where dutch isn't spoken...........

I guess the Dutch have been and still are misunderstood

I hate ski-trips. The whole week in one village going up and down the mountain, that's downright boring

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Rraven

Quoting Utrecht

:
I guess they like your blood Nicky, a good thing probably;)

Good thing they weren't vampires

on a similar note.........i have a dutch phrase book that i picked up a few years ago and one of the first phrases after the usual how are you ? etc ....is ...where can i leave my ski's? ......... i know a lot of dutch people like skiing but they always go abroad for it and mostly to places where dutch isn't spoken...........

I guess the Dutch have been and still are misunderstood

I hate ski-trips. The whole week in one village going up and down the mountain, that's downright boring

How else are the Dutch to escape the hoards of blood-thirsty little dive-bombers? By the guidebook's description, they are everywhere - I mean EVERYWHERE!!! The dive-bombers, not the Dutch. By taking ski trips, they can make a hasty retreat down the hill. All Dutch know mosquitos don't know how to ski.