Well, the Netherlands was rich in "social experiences" for me. At the Hague University of Applied Sciences -it is not a real uni, "of applied sciences" is not a protected term in dutch or most european systems oh and so is the term "bachelor of", it is actually more something in between a high school, thus hogeschool in its original dutch name/form, and a community college. However, well the dutch are used to turning a bad situation into a "better" one, for themselves, thus they have adapted themselves to the floods of foreigners streaming into the country, mainly through the gates of education institutions -which need the cash from foreigners, as it forms an integral part in their business models, the dutch do not pay anything- and from those streaming floods then the economy there starts rollin', i.e. the housing, cafes, shops, nightlife, everywhere are tons and tons of cheap/shitty dutch businesses aimed at taking your money. The dutch have their own places, but they are unattractive to the foreigner, because there are only dutch people and they play really weird dutch music. Also, dutch people really either don't have to pay for entry or they get some off the prices you are charged, regardless. Travel, on the other hand, of course works pretty well, i.e. good infrastructure, however, of course you have to pay an unreasonably amount of money, before you can reach dutch borders and it gets better -again totally free for the dutch. Sports was so lala, the Haagse Hogeschool, has an underground sports hall, where rarely somebody goes, but recently the student associations -which are middle-man, working together with other local businesses- have tried to cater that need more regularly, but it is largely ignored by the microcosm of the Hogeschool.
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