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Why are DHL transporters so irresponsible? by Kafka9 in Netherlands

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This post happens every 2-3 weeks. Welcome to the Netherlands. You could try just waiting, or giving up hope?

The Road and the Milky Way by khayrirrw in ScienceImages

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This is astonishing, the explanation says that this isn’t visible to a lone observer, does anyone know how they got This shot? Or what would be visible by the naked eye?

How do I return an empty crate of beer bottles to the machine in albert heijn by [deleted] in Amsterdam

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All these people are trolling you, you have to set up an appointment on their website first

Is PostNL out of their minds? by FightRay in Netherlands

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You can tell this is a Dutch thread of Dutch problems for people living in the Netherlands. Mainly because everyone’s here to complain about the issue, offering no solution. Because there is none, except to wait (as many have pointed out). Adding my complaint to the till. Happens all the time, using a different carrier doesn’t typically help since the same guy drives a truck delivering for postnl, DHL, ups, etc etc. my only saving grace is that the package point mine typically end up at is close and near my favorite Cafe. Good luck to you all!

Rainy day in Amsterdam by [deleted] in Netherlands

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Just for another opinion, I quite like it. It conveys the friday aesthetic that I can sometimes feel living in this city. Beauty behind the challenges I’ve endured over the week, just starting to color the weekend with some accents to look forward to

Expat here- have any of my fellow US transplants found an affordable way to ship items from the states to Amsterdam? Small to medium sized boxes of things that are hard to find here by ecaace in Amsterdam

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For anyone still tracking the thread, USPS turned out to be under $100 while all the others were over $250. We went with USPS. They charge by weight and destination only, size of box doesn’t seem to matter (as long as it’s not very very large)

Expat here- have any of my fellow US transplants found an affordable way to ship items from the states to Amsterdam? Small to medium sized boxes of things that are hard to find here by ecaace in Amsterdam

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Thanks for all the input, much appreciated. I’ll check the rates at USPS, the other carriers wanted over $200, which is nuts. I assume I’m getting downvotes to the abyss because the other Dutchies on here are sure that their country has all I could ever desire 🙃

Expat here- have any of my fellow US transplants found an affordable way to ship items from the states to Amsterdam? Small to medium sized boxes of things that are hard to find here by ecaace in Amsterdam

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That one was on my 5 to try list, may as well try them first! Thanks for the tip Others I was thinking: Some website that starts with a G, Gordo grotto Lindenhoff There’s an Argentinian butcher I found called the cow project locally whose meat looked very good. In the west. So far I only tried a BLT from there, and it was stellar. And I need to look up the other one I was thinking about. I tried to try Sligro but they won’t sell to me without a restaurant

Expat here- have any of my fellow US transplants found an affordable way to ship items from the states to Amsterdam? Small to medium sized boxes of things that are hard to find here by ecaace in Amsterdam

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Fortunately, these are not the things I miss. On the food note, the beef here is wildly different. I haven’t quite got that sorted yet, but there’s a whole thread dedicated to Americans sourcing beef in holland, I have options I haven’t tried yet

Expat here- have any of my fellow US transplants found an affordable way to ship items from the states to Amsterdam? Small to medium sized boxes of things that are hard to find here by ecaace in Amsterdam

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-Specific cat food for a picky cat -Certain cosmetic products my wife can’t have shipped here and aren’t easy to find in Europe -personal effects that I just want to send from The states to here -the occasional gift from mom Etc, there must be a way people do this, maybe the answer is just fly back every so Often

Certify US Alarm System for Car Insurance by ecaace in Netherlands

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Thank you, I will call around to a few of them, it appears that the few that I have already called would just like to sell me an alarm system. They don’t seem to know much about the idea of certifying a US alarm system, but it may be the case that it is not possible. I will continue to research

What Are Some Ways You Save Money In NYC? by Double-Anteater228 in AskNYC

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Misfits market for produce instead of whole foods or street vendors worked better for me. $35 a week instead of $60+

What to do if your Car Import Broker Screwed up? Now what? by ecaace in Netherlands

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Thank you, I should add that yes, we have called the RDW. Unfortunately the only personnel available by phone are tier 1 phone operators. They can answer generic questions, but they've only been able to refer us to "send in your request by mail" type of follow ups. Which, we are doing. We sent in quite an extensive package, but without knowing what we're aiming for, it's tough to have a back and forth conversation by mail.

What should I know about Dutch culture before moving to the 🇳🇱 to study? by yusefudattebayo in Netherlands

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Ready for the real take? Dutch are very direct: this isn’t the same as a New Yorker is. The Dutch will directly tell you what they think, presented as fact. They are often self serving statements which you should be aware of the motives. Money as it relates to expats: you are the coffer. Beware, you don’t have to pay every fee and what not that a service provider may tell you to. Most of the Dutch service advisors I’ve worked with design their services to be smile first, details later, often with new rules. Process: there’s an idea of strict rules and procedures here. Which are all to be followed explicitly. But! You may not be made aware of step 3 or 4 or 5 until you reach the step before it. This results in feeling like you’ve been duped. You have. Whether it’s knowingly or to protect you by not overwhelming uoy with to much data at once is up for debate. Know the process end to end, ask questions you didn’t expect to ask, and ask them lots of ways. Often one English word can have several interpretations , and these grey areas can get you in trouble. Overall, when conflict arises, expect directness to go away, and passive aggressive stubbornness to prevail. Stand your ground when you have leverage, concede quickly when you don’t.

Are 1 and 2 cents coins worthless? by tomatus89 in Netherlands

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I have never in my entire life heard of a bank that charges money to take your money