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(The Spectator UK)   What American hipsters think of Holland: weed, hookers, perfect Utopia of freedom. What Holland really looks like: underage runaways, sex trafficking, forced prostitution, the knowledge that you've become the armpit of Europe   (spectator.co.uk) divider line 47
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2013-02-20 10:07:14 AM
9 votes:
There are two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch.
2013-02-20 09:31:28 AM
8 votes:
At least all those windmills will keep them cool.
2013-02-20 10:24:35 AM
5 votes:
2013-02-20 09:36:41 AM
5 votes:

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: And about half the time I was with girls, so why pay for milk.


You were getting the cow for free?
2013-02-20 10:28:15 AM
4 votes:

Arkanaut: Also, I thought the armpit of Europe is still Albania.


that would be the anus.
2013-02-20 09:36:29 AM
4 votes:
So... other countries have problems?  It's not just us?  Good to know.
2013-02-20 09:00:08 AM
4 votes:
Teenage runaway hookers, you say?

Let me check with Expedia...
2013-02-20 01:40:15 PM
2 votes:
dk47:
Does grindr work for the straights?  Seriously.

Sure. If you are a straight guy I am sure you will have no problems finding other guys to have sex with on grindr.
2013-02-20 11:50:10 AM
2 votes:

calm like a bomb: tonguedepressor: I thought Kolkata (Calcutta) was the armpit of Europe? Or maybe it was the asshole..

It would be both, if it were in Europe.


Geology was never my forte.
2013-02-20 11:49:21 AM
2 votes:

Bryntryst: "What American hipsters think of Holland Amsterdam: Weed, Hookers, perfect Utopia of freedom. What Holland really looks like: Underage runaways, Sex Trafficking, Forced prostitution, the knowledge that you've become the armpit of Europe"

FTFY, subby.

/lived in Landgraaf for three years.  An amazing country that I'd go back to in a heartbeat.


I literally thought the whole of Holland was Amsterdam.  I once got of the train in Rotterdam, thinking it was Amsterdam (because of the Zig Zag adverts)  and walked around for quite a while with the map of Amsterdam trying to get my bearings.
2013-02-20 10:44:02 AM
2 votes:
l.yimg.com
Awful Dutch being all awful & stuff.
2013-02-20 10:27:55 AM
2 votes:
Let's not let this thread drift too far off course.  Steady rudder, folks.
2013-02-20 10:21:42 AM
2 votes:
Liberals are funny and sad at the same time...
pnsexplosion.com
2013-02-20 08:52:35 AM
2 votes:
Sounds sexy.  Actually, when I went there (a BUNCH of times) I never once looked at the girls in the windows and said, "I think I'll have one of her and two of those."  It's about as sexy as buying a piece of meat at Trader Joe's.  While I'll walk around TJ's with a hard-on like a racehorse as often as the next guy, I never partook in the meat market portion of the redlight district.  Not b/c of morality issues, just b/c it wasn't sexy.  And about half the time I was with girls, so why pay for milk.

But yeah, forced/underaged prostitution is awful too. DNRTFA, but I thought that place was pretty tightly regulated.
2013-02-20 08:43:28 AM
2 votes:
Oh, the Netherlands, how I hate ye.

Your language sounds like a girl speaking English with her mouth occupied by a certain male sexual organ
2013-02-20 11:49:19 PM
1 votes:

silvervial: doglover: And I don't care HOW nice Germany gets, you don't get a free pass for fueling the two largest wars in history in a mere century just because your economy looks good now.

Don't mention the war! (I did once, but I think I got away with it)


If you're in a situation where you have to mention the War, the most acceptable way to do so is with charades.
2013-02-20 06:22:50 PM
1 votes:

suggiethames: Let me guess , this article was written by some fundagelical from the American south who spends most of his time foaming at the mouth because the world doesn't kiss the ass of JEBUS as much as he thinks they should


Let me guess, 2/10.  You'll get some nibbles.
2013-02-20 12:36:46 PM
1 votes:
No, submitter is wrong. Prostitution is awesome. Empowering for women and convenient for men.

I know the hookers I see always look really empowered. You can tell by the way they stand around and then lean over while talking to people in cars.
2013-02-20 11:16:52 AM
1 votes:
Written by Nigel Powers?

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-02-20 11:16:07 AM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: Also, I thought the armpit of Europe is still Albania.


Armpit is a step up from "netherlands," isn't it?
2013-02-20 11:16:04 AM
1 votes:

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Andromeda: I feel perfectly comfortable cycling home at 3am while alone as do all my friends, for example, and so does everyone I know: it's that safe, and you could never do that in the US.

In the vast majority of the US, yes you can.


I'm trying to think of the places that you can't do that in the US. Very limited neighborhoods in US cities. Hell, bicyclists are a bigger threat to your health at 3AM in NYC than any mugger.
2013-02-20 11:09:33 AM
1 votes:
Holland ... a land of contrasts.
2013-02-20 10:50:54 AM
1 votes:
Farkers should find news sites that don't try to charge you to read the farking news.
2013-02-20 10:41:34 AM
1 votes:

scumshine: Holland is a great place. I try to avoid American stoner tourists when I vist there - most of them act like farking assholes. Try getting out of Amsterdam, Holland is a fantastic place to explore and the people are nice.

Anyhoo, beats hell out of France.


The worst tourists in my experience are not americans.

1. Israelis, in groups of 1-2 they are fine, but anything more they reach critical mass and become drunken unruly louts, and unfortunately krav maga is always involved.
2. Canadians they always say "hi i am canadian, not american" and annoyingly refer to americans as yanks, they get drunk and unruly, or just do something assholeish and say "its cool dude, I am canadian".
3. Spaniards - they think everyone in latin america are inferior creatures but love banging the women there.
2013-02-20 10:36:45 AM
1 votes:
I saw the slagboom at bergen op zoom near the fietsterpad.
2013-02-20 10:32:43 AM
1 votes:

theflatline: Citrate1007: The Super Bowl is an event that creates the #1 highest concentration of illegal prostitution in the world.  So ya, Fark the Dutch.....

Because you could put 2 hookers at the Superbowl and it would be the highest number of illegal whores in the world, because most countries have legal hookers.


At the Super Bowl, there are always at least 22 legal whores on the field.

/and overpaid
2013-02-20 10:30:48 AM
1 votes:

Bastard Toadflax: Looks like the Dutch have lost their rudder.


what someone who lost their rudder may look like:
images.hitfix.com
2013-02-20 10:29:57 AM
1 votes:

clane: Liberals are funny and sad at the same time...
[pnsexplosion.com image 600x450]



I just glanced at your profile.

You seem a bit obsessed with something.
2013-02-20 10:29:21 AM
1 votes:

MBooda: Let's not let this thread drift too far off course.  Steady rudder, folks.


what you did there... i see it.
2013-02-20 10:28:33 AM
1 votes:
Looks like the Dutch have lost their rudder.
2013-02-20 10:20:55 AM
1 votes:
Isn't Holland the place that's filled with "swamp Germans"?
2013-02-20 10:20:37 AM
1 votes:

Citrate1007: The Super Bowl is an event that creates the #1 highest concentration of illegal prostitution in the world.  So ya, Fark the Dutch.....


do people bring hookers in their bags with them?
2013-02-20 10:18:33 AM
1 votes:
So they've been hiding the good stuff from us.

/fark your paywall
2013-02-20 10:18:16 AM
1 votes:
I remember when "hipster" used to mean something

/also, before it was cool
2013-02-20 10:16:10 AM
1 votes:

doublesecretprobation: human trafficking happens EVERYWHERE, not just in places with legalized prostitution.


Yeah, that article sounds more like bashing than truth.

Andromeda: Oooooh boy.

American living in Amsterdam here (for 1.5 years now) and let me tell you, the city does not resemble what the article paints it like at all.  Only time I ever see prostitutes is if a friend is visiting and just HAS to see the Red Light District/ a Fark party.  Nor have I as a woman been accosted going home as the article says, or anything like that.

I further find it telling that this article doesn't say how much more prevalent human trafficking is in the Netherlands than in other countries.  I would be curious to hear if it's much higher as of the last 10 years or so.


Thank you.  It read like bashing, I'm glad to see my suspicion confirmed.
2013-02-20 10:15:51 AM
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: At least all those windmills will keep them cool.


WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!
2013-02-20 10:13:36 AM
1 votes:
Well, at least they're not Belgian.
www.id-wall.com
2013-02-20 10:13:08 AM
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: At least all those windmills will keep them cool.


i1.kym-cdn.com

Windmills do not work that way!
2013-02-20 10:12:38 AM
1 votes:
I had a good time in Amsterdam...I think.
2013-02-20 10:12:04 AM
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: At least all those windmills will keep them cool.


That really made me laugh way too much. But really, man, they aren't African Turtles, they are people.
2013-02-20 10:11:57 AM
1 votes:
I spent some time in Amsterdam in the 90s. I thought it was very pretty and the people were very nice. Though I didn't purchase any fresh human-trafficked underage prostitutes. It wasn't in the brochure.
2013-02-20 10:09:12 AM
1 votes:
When I think of Holland, I think of underage sex prostitutes, and I'm not even Dutch!
2013-02-20 10:08:04 AM
1 votes:
Also, I thought the armpit of Europe is still Albania.
Biv
2013-02-20 10:07:11 AM
1 votes:
I fail to see the problem here.
2013-02-20 09:50:05 AM
1 votes:
Hmm, I've already got my vacation time booked for this year.  Going to have to shift some stuff around...
2013-02-20 09:46:12 AM
1 votes:
On of my ancestors left there before 1600. He settled inland of Sherwood Forest so I'm guessing he was running from someone with a navy.  He regained his title as English Lord and two generations later his grandson was Cromwell's right hand man with the whole choppy/choppy with Charles. I would love to know more.
2013-02-20 08:49:59 AM
1 votes:

cman: Oh, the Netherlands, how I hate ye.

Your language sounds like a girl speaking English with her mouth occupied by a certain male sexual organ


I lived in Eindhoven for three years.  Wonderful place if you're not so petty or childish as to hate an entire nation for the language they speak.
 
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