My Sweet Holland,
I love you so much, you tiny little country that I call my homeland.
I love riding my bike on all the bicycle paths that you have.
I love all the crazy snacks that I can eat while being with you.
I love your 'gezelligheid' that I sometimes find here too, if I look really hard.
I love the people that live there, because a lot of them are just as blunt as I am.
I love all the water that surrounds you, especially the sea.
I love all the terraces that suddenly appear when summer is near.
I love being able to walk to a grocery store in only five minutes and buying fresh bread (without sugar), fruit, cheese and vegetables for a small price.
I love leaving my car at home and still being able to do lots of things.
I love putting my clothes outside on my own drying mill (No clue how you guys call it here, I've never seen one here).
I love all the flowers that are on your land and the fact that you can actually buy a beautifully made bouquet for almost nothing.
I love the old history that belongs to you and the old buildings that represent that.
I love the famous artists that are representing you; such as: van Gogh, van Rijn, Mondriaan and Appel.
I love the famous writers that wrote their books after being born on your grounds; such as: Couperus, Bomans, Wolkers, Japin, Grunberg, Verhoef, Van de Vlugt and Noort.
I love the Dutch cows and windmills that you see anywhere while riding your bike.
I love the fact that almost everything is really good regulated by the government; such as: good health insurance, good education for everyone, jobs with contracts and the fact that a lot of people are still whining about it.
I love the fact that people kiss each other three times instead of hugging each other.
I love the silliness that comes back every time there is a big skate or soccer event.
I love the down to earth way people look at life and theirselves and the honesty they speak about it.
I love it that the people learn their history and look further than their own country.
I love it that the people speak a lot of different languages and are pretty good at them too.
I love it that I can make stupid jokes, even very dirty ones to almost everyone.
I love it that I can speak openly about (not going to) church, gay people, abortion, sex, drugs and euthanasia.
Nederland ik hou van jou en in mijn hart blijf ik je altijd trouw!
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