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 Post subject: Re: The Netherlands...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:03 am 
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Thanks for all the information guys. I'll start a 6 month language program in February and expect to make the move with my family in August 2012... so about a year from now. My family is very excited. My son, almost as big a bike geek as me, is beside himself.

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 Post subject: Re: The Netherlands...
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 1:30 am 
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The move is coming up quickly... We'll be heading over in late August or early September. I am very excited!

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 Post subject: Re: The Netherlands...
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 1:57 am 
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Ted,

If you're planning on racing be sure to get your USAC international license and FPL before leaving. I've never been asked for an FPL in the Netherlands but in Belgie it's nearly every race. If you're currently a USAC license holder an easy update.

There is a good local 'cross series every Sunday in the Utrecht area-info will be at http://www.knwumidden.nl/ as the season gets closer.

Enjoy the NL, very happy to live here now as an expat.

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 Post subject: Re: The Netherlands...
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:58 am 
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I moved to the netherlands 4 years ago. I never thought i would miss something like mountains, but yes i do. It's flat and wind are the hills here. Lot and lots of people cycle here. Learn the language or you are literally *f##k* up and isolated. it's great place to live though, speacially if you move with your family. I´m located in Rotterdam, let me know if you want to meet for a ride, I do mtb and road. for mtb of ciclocross there are lot of big parks with hills and trees... kind of a world cup circuit. good luck in your new life. let me know if i can help you with anything. best regards.

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 Post subject: Re: The Netherlands...
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:19 am 
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Hi Ted,

While learning the language can be helpful, almost all of the Dutch speak English. When you are here, PM me, I can show you my part of the country. :beerchug:

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Another endorsement for The Netherlands. I moved here just over a month ago and have loved every second so far.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:20 am 
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Thanks guys. I will definitely do my best to stay in touch and (hopefully) meet those of you who are there. We'll be in Den Helder in the North of North Holland. But I imagine meeting up for a good ride will be well worth the trip. I have been in a full time Dutch language course for a little over 2 months. I'll finish at the end of August. I won't be fluent, but I will be functionally literate... at least, that is the plan.

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:50 pm 
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Hi Ex Naval, Civvy Airline type here from the UK, I nightstop extensively throughout Europe with the job(airbus), and the happiest people in Europe are the Dutch.

They nearly all speak English :D

My only criticism is it's hard to get a large glass of beer they drink small ones ?

You'll have a great time

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:37 am 
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If you want beer, you shouldn't stop in the Netherlands but cross the border to Belgium. We can offer you beers in every size you can think of :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Hi , :welcome:

I'm from the south of the Netherlands and here ( the south ) there are plenty of options .
Within 30 minutes i can be in Belgium or Germany . And almost every week i ride the roads of the Amstel gold race ( Cauberg , Keuteberg , Ijzerbosweg ).
So if you are ever in my neck of the woods let me know and we can go for a ride .

For now enjoy your time in the Netherlands and of course welcome :welcome: :welcome:


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:54 am 
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Thanks again, guys. Hopefully we'll have a Weight Weenie gathering at Worlds in Limburg. There is another thread in the cycle-chat section.

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Ted, come have a ride some time. :welcome:

Ian, the magic word is "halve liter". :D

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Well, we're about 6 weeks away from our move and things are starting to come together. My son will be attending school in Bergen, so our focus is in that area to find a nice house to rent. I'll be making the commute each day to Den Helder (hopefully by bike) which is about 33km North.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to meet some of you Dutch Weenies!

Also, we'll be at Worlds in Limburg.

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Ted - when the wind's blowing, 33k's can feel double that.

I've travelled the roads between Bergen and Den Helder many times (to the Heliport) in the 80's. Some bracing seaside places around the area at Bergen aan Zee and Castricum further down the coast.

The Netherlands is a very civilised country, i'm sure you will enjoy your time there.


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Also, one of the best signposted mountainbike tracks is in Bergen (or Schoorl, to be more exact).

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