The Netherlands as represented by emoji

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Every once in a while fun stuff, rather than controversial or nasty stuff, does the rounds on Dutch Twitter. One user names Mathieu from the province of Zeeland came up with an emoji map of the The Netherlands.

The mountain is for the Sint-Pietersberg mountain in Limburg, the only mountainous part of the country. The mountain border Belgium and Germany – I ran up them this summer, it’s beautiful.

There’s parasols for coastal resorts and beaches, an airplane for Schiphol, tractors for many farming regions, tulips for Lisse, South Holland and a skate for Heerenveen, Friesland. My guess is that the phone is for Apeldoorn (tax office), microscope for Eindhoven (why not a lightbulb?) and a roller coaster for the Efteling.

Nos.nl tells us that the telescope in Drenthe stands for the big radio telescope in Dwingeloo and the dust bin stands for Almere – someone explain that to us. Feel free to check out Dutch Twitter to see a whole bunch of other versions, including who says ‘patat’ or ‘friet’ (different ways to say ‘fries), sports and politics.

(Link: nos.nl, Image: Twitter)

3 Comments »

  1. I grew up in the US (and was smart enough to marry a nice Dutch lady) and I know “Even Apeldoorn Bellen”, for Centraal Beheer “Insurance Company”, not the tax office.

    Comment by PapaVanTwee — October 24, 2019 @ 3:35 pm

  2. What’s the gun about?

    Comment by Gunman — October 24, 2019 @ 4:12 pm

  3. Not sure, Branko would know.

    Comment by Orangemaster — November 13, 2019 @ 4:26 pm

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