The Netherlands is famous for being one of the flattest countries on earth about half of the land of the entire country is at or below 1 meter above sea level and 25% percent of the countries land is at or even below sea level this can be seen more obviously when you look at a relief map of the country like this one Most of the land here in the north is flat the land in the center has some low rolling hills and the highest part of the country is here in the south at just 322m above sea level where the land rises slightly into the foot hills of the Ardennes mountains So based on what i just told you there is no such thing as a mountain in the Netherlands we’ve constructed over 50 buildings that are taller than the tallest point in the country. but that hasn’t stopped a few eccentric dutch from dreaming it is been said that god may have created the world but the Dutch created the Netherlands building an entire mountain seems unrealistic until you consider what else the Dutch have already done like their so far victorious centuries long war against the ocean between 1200 and 1900 the Dutch people managed to reclaim 940 thousand acres of land from the sea and an additional 345 thousand acres by draining their lakes but the craziest thing they’ve probably done was just last century when they transformed an entire ocean bay into two fresh water lakes and reclaimed enough land from it to add another province into the Netherlands called Flevoland the Dutch claimed enough land from the sea by doing this that it was twice the size of Singapore and this amazing feat of engineering led some to speculate about what else they might be capable of achieving and thus we arrive in 2011 and encounter a man named Thijs Zonneveld who first proposed the idea to build the mountain in a news column Zonneveld suggested that the flat Netherlands needed a mountain 2 kilometers tall and 5 kilometers wide such a huge geographic feature he argued would greatly benefit Dutch sports as the Netherlands has struggled before in games like skiing and bobsledding a 2 kilometer tall mountain would also enable Dutch athletes to train at higher altitudes at home instead of going somewhere else to train a 2 kilometer tall giant man made mountain would also probably become a pretty big tourist attraction as it would easily become the tallest man made structure ever build the Burj Khalifa
the current man made structure in the world is only 828 meters tall witch is less than half the height that this mountain would be it was also suggested that the mountain could provide a huge surface to place solar panels on in addition to windmills at higher altitudes witch together could provide Europe with an enormous amount of clean and renewable energy but the most hilarious part about the construction
of this mountain would be the numerous problems that it would probably cause first of all it actually probably possible to build something like this in real life if the mountain was solid though it would tak up an insane 7.7 billion cubic meters
of sand and rocks reacquiring that much material is actually doable but the estimated price tag of over 7 trillion dollars to finish the mountain when accounting for all the time and labor that it would take just makes it seem silly for reference NASA has estimated before that the price to establish a permanently manned base on mars would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 trillion dollars so we could either send hundreds of people to Mars and establish multiple bases
or give the Dutch a mountain so their athletes don’t have to travel to Ostria to train for winter sports
its a pretty tough choice, but consider also what the mountain would do
to the surrounding country side concentrating that much material that’s mostly flat
and below sea level would probably affect all the land in a 50 kilometer radius around it all of that land could sink by as much as 100 meters witch would put it almost certainly below sea level
witch means yeah the mountain would probably turn into an island surrounded by a lake this lead designers to propose reclaiming more land form the sea and building the mountain just off the coast of the Netherlands but this just brought up even more problems building anywhere here off the coast of Zeeland
or in this lake was determined that it would too badly effect shipping routes near the port of Rotterdam and building in this lake would create a weird tall obstacle for pilots landing nearby Amsterdam Schiphol airport basically the geography
of the Netherlands is flat for a reason and there is really no good place for a mountain
in the middle of nowhere this led Zonneveld and some of the designers suggesting a smaller mountain just 1 kilometer tall
or even one just 300 meters tall but a 300 meter tall mountain is less of a mountain and more of a hill isn’t it? over the past 2 years that i have been making videos
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The Insane Plan to Build a Mountain in the Netherlands

100 thoughts on “The Insane Plan to Build a Mountain in the Netherlands

  • May 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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    If anybody is curious and wants to read an absurdly detailed 22 page report on this, check out this pdf written by a bunch of people smarter than me; http://www.maths-in-industry.org/miis/664/1/p5.pdf

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  • March 6, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    Must be all that hashish….

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  • March 8, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    3:21 really

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  • March 9, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    There's no point in comparing a mountain and a building…

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  • March 9, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    G E K O L O N I S E E R D

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  • March 10, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    Well they can reclaim a bunch of land, so I guess they could

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  • March 10, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    Frozen: Do you wanna build a snowman?
    Dutch: Hold my bier.

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  • March 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    Netherlands is amazing

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  • March 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    Lemme go get my empty wallet

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  • March 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    im living in the Netherlands and im from poland

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  • March 11, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    If weed wouldn’t be legal they would have never gotten that idea

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  • March 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    I am dutch and i laughed becouse no one can say dutch names

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  • March 20, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    Modifyin land for defence yes givin the Netherlands a mountain is fuckin with nature

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  • March 20, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    Tjaaa wat een goed idee dat ja gaan we doeeeen

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  • March 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    skipple airport is the best

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  • March 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    Lol, I live 200m above sea level but can easily see the coast from my bedroom window lol

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  • March 25, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    It would help lower the sea levels.

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  • April 3, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    I am from the netherlands

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  • April 4, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    Hey, Dutch Bro's. Let's do this.

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  • April 8, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    okay but how many toyota corollas tall would this mountain be?

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  • April 9, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    4:18 A mountain of 300 meters isn't really a mountain, but more like a hill. for me as a dutch person that is a mountain. (yes I am Dutch)

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  • April 10, 2019 at 5:46 pm
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    Deze makker verdient zijn specerijen

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  • April 10, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    it's the Mia Khalifa building not Burj Khalifa

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  • April 15, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    Netherland is flat not earth

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  • April 15, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    It'd literally be cheaper for them to buy a mountain from France, build a high speed maglev train, and subsidize it's operations for free rides, than to actually do this

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  • April 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    Iam Dutch!

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  • April 17, 2019 at 3:47 am
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    Have a problem? Just call the Dutch.

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  • April 22, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    We have a big artificial hill in Malta.

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  • April 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Yeah zhe dutch are not equal to us germans.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    We don't need mountains, we already are mountains ourselves

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  • April 25, 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    The Netherlands:
    50% Sea
    50% Weed

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  • April 29, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    2:05 i love how the woman in that scene is doing something with that familiar looking diagram… lol

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  • April 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    at this point i'm convinced that the dutch are earthbenders

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  • May 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    I guess flat earthers are from this country :v

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  • May 6, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    How to transform a 1st world country into a 3rd world country (not clickbait).

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  • May 10, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    in Spanish Netherlands is literally "low lands" ,países bajos

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  • May 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm
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    i am dutch lol

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  • May 19, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Im brazillian
    Why my subtitles are in dutch*???

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  • May 19, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    Plot twist, the Dutch are causing global warming so they have more ocean to fight

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  • May 22, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    I've gone bobsledding on an man-made mountain in Orange County, California.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    Where are you from? U sound like ur from the netherlands cuz why u have a windmill as profile picture? The Netherlands is mostly known for windmills and bcuz u have a bit of videos on the netherlands and can say these dutch words really good

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  • May 28, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    flat earthers: EXPLAIN THIS THEN

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  • May 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    R.I.P utrech

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:09 am
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    This guy smoke some real good stuff…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm
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    THEY BETRAYED THE SEA!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    I visited the Netherlands and when getting directions from a local, he said we would turn right at the top of the hill. We went up a speed bump, and the road no longer went straight, so we were very confused for a moment. The speed bump, or, perhaps generously, a ‘slope’, was a hill for them.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    The creator of the video failed to notice that the highest Dutch mountain is Mount Scenery, 887 m. OK, so it is not in Europe, but it IS Dutch!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:16 pm
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    They are Wind Turbines not Wind Mills

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Dutch be like: Let's declare war on the sea
    also Dutch: Why is my country sinking?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    Danmark then

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  • June 3, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    haha
    thats how netherlands is
    im from dutch but im afghan
    this is dutch:ik ben een goeie mens
    nederland is door mensen gemaakt

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  • June 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    wtf

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  • June 7, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    lol their moutain is bigger than ours

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  • June 8, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    In denmark the higest placeret is 72 meters

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  • June 11, 2019 at 9:36 am
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    I knew it! There's a Toyota Corolla at the merch!

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    4:01 (for the Dutch people) zij hij nou net ‘Schifol’? HAAAHAHHAHAHAAH

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  • June 15, 2019 at 8:24 am
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    WHAT ABOUT HOUSTON

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  • June 17, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    I like the part of the country under sea level

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  • June 18, 2019 at 6:23 am
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    Some countries have wars with each other.
    The Netherlands has wars with the ocean….

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  • June 22, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    Holland : I want Mountains!!!
    Switzerland : I want Sea!!!
    Albania : Imma flex on u b*

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  • June 23, 2019 at 4:47 am
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    I live in netherlands lol

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  • June 23, 2019 at 9:43 am
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    Denmark wants it more, all they got are Lego towers and their highest point as a windmill

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  • June 23, 2019 at 9:45 am
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    2000 years later : The Netherlands annexed the Atlantic sea

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  • June 25, 2019 at 10:55 am
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    Deoes someone know the song in the video ?

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  • June 29, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    YAY FINALY YOU DO A VID ABOUT THE NETHERLAND MY FATHER LAND YEET

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  • July 1, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    I put mountain dew at Netherland and every dutch people calling it "MOUNTAIN!!!"

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  • July 1, 2019 at 2:48 pm
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    Dit is nou een kanker goed idee

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  • July 3, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    I propose that the Dutch just eliminate the concept of water

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  • July 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    Groeten uit Limburg

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  • July 6, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    Ask china for advice.they are the master of building and reclaming land out of no where specially in the ocean.😤

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  • July 6, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    Why not build it out of Toyota Corollas?

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  • July 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    Im going there for holiday its the third time going to the Netherlands

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  • July 7, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    i know a lot of flat women

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  • July 7, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    the dutch:netherland
    the netherlands:belgium
    BELGIUM:luxembourg

    LUXAMBOURG:BANALOX

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  • July 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    What

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  • July 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    Neterlands needs a high mountain

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  • July 17, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    Im dutch why u bully me

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  • July 18, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    i live in the netehrlands and i never heard of this i dont even think they considered it

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  • July 19, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    He's a comic.. Don't take this serious.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    Well i dont care we dont have moantains

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  • July 20, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    You know what, go for it, you do you Netherlands. Sending love from the U.K.
    🇬🇧 -❤️>🇳🇱

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  • July 20, 2019 at 9:18 am
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    You are not a Dutchman!!! Funny tho' !!!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 9:52 am
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    Some one in Netherland: we need to build a mountain for Skiing
    Government: who the heck plan this
    RealLifeLore: bring the pic of the guy who suggest it (a middle age man driving a children's bike)
    Government: good plan how much
    Government official: 7T usd

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  • July 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    I LIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS

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  • July 24, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    Immigrants could be used, there's a mountain of them !

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  • July 25, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    That drift at 0:39 thou

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    Like als je Nederlands bent

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  • July 29, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    Trump: "Wall"
    Netherlands: "Mountain"
    Trump: 😑

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  • July 31, 2019 at 6:33 pm
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    How much would that mountain weigh in Toyota Corollas?

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  • August 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    It would look awful. No mountains in the netherlands

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  • August 6, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    Atleast the dutch carribean is somewhat tall
    Sint maartin highest point is 6,300 ft tall

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  • August 14, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    Hey, no sponsor.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    Elon Musk could just by the Swiss Alps and give it do the Dutch

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  • August 16, 2019 at 5:58 am
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    I know you guys probably see something different but I'm getting tired of those BMW commercials. I mean if you are going to have a woman speaking half English and half Spanish at least make it sound good

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  • August 18, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    Am I the only one thinking about the matterhorn that disneyland built???

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:01 am
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    Comparing how much it costs to build a mountain or go to mars…

    How much would it cost to build a mountain on mars though?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:29 pm
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    Who’s Dutch/Netherlands

    *

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  • August 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    Man I flew to Amsterdam and back and I was there for a week but that flight back was long as shit I had to go Amsterdam Seattle then Seattle to Phoenix where I live.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    nice idea

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