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Amsterdam vs. Beirut: People & Culture

AmsterdamThough Netherlands is far away from Lebanon, both of these countries have a good relation with each other. Their relationship was established with the Special Tribunal of Lebanon, which can be found in the Dutch town of Leidschendam. It is dedicated for the former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and to bring justice to his killers.

Nowadays, it is easy to travel in both of these countries. No need to worry about your traveling expenses because you can use coupon codes that contain discounts and freebies which you can use in websites that provide travel services.

 

Relations between Netherlands and Lebanon

hand shakeNetherlands and Lebanon also have good economic and political relations. Aside from the governing party Hezbollah, the government has contact with all political parties in Lebanon. Even though Lebanon is located in the Western Asia, they have an agreement with the European Union (EU) that included them in the European Neighbourhood Policy. In Netherlands, Lebanese NGOs have the full support of the government with reconciliation, citizenship, and freedom of religion and the press.

 

The People

Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands. The city is interconnected using 165 canals that help trade and transport. Plus, it is rich in green nature with wildlife. Thus, it is perfect for nature lovers. In terms of locals who live in the area, they have a wide range of backgrounds due to the immigration of the people after the World War II. Some of these people are from the Caribbean, Indonesia,Suriname, Morocco, and Turkey. Therefore, they have diverse population and culture.

On the other hand, Beirut is a small city where everyone knows each other. You won’t have any problem with language since the locals here are using Arabic, French, and English. Moreover, there are also people who speak Armenian and Spanish. Thus, you won’t have to worry about visiting this foreign land.

Lebanon

Rich Cultures

Amsterdam is famous for their canal system and narrow houses. Furthermore, they have an amazing contribution in the field of art, film, music, theater, and photography. There are also several festivals that tourists can enjoy during their visit.

Beirut also has tons of contributions to architecture, art, cinema, literature, music, and theater. Their culture was influenced by different civilizations including Assyrians, Arabs, French, Greeks, Persians, Phoenicians, and Turks.

 

 

  1. I’m not aware of the “cooperation” of Lebanon and Netherlands, however, seeing masonic influences on each country, I think I agree with your idea!

     
  2. Lebanon and Amsterdam are just 2 countries that have active Masonic influences. The presence of this on every country resulted to business and cultural changes.

     
  3. Shirley says:

    Every cooperation always resulted to movement. This countries have the most amazing developmental movement I have witnessed.

     
  4. Amsterdam is on my bucketlist of Travel. I am excited to see the famour Tulips and of course the windmills. 🙂

     
  5. Well, saving money while traveling can be a bit tricky. I think the best part of the process is knowing where to put more of the budget.

     

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