TheStrayCat wrote:When I was a child, one breed of potatoes my granny was growing in our village was called (at least by her) Dutch potatoes. Whether it's true or not, now I subconsciously associate the word Dutch (голландський) with those pinkish potatoes.
Yes, it's a very popular sort of potatoes, I wonder where this name came from.
There's also a stove called "голландка
"[gollandka], such type of stoves was very popular in Soviet days for building summer houses, may be it was popular earlier too and it is popular now again according to search results, that's how it looks like:
As for me I associate Netherlands with lots of international companies who have HQ office there. I myself started a career in a Dutch international company and communicated with many Dutch people here in Moscow, a Dutch girl was sent here specially to teach me all the peculiarities of the profession. Also we lived together in one room in Turkey where we had a team building event. And I was a Moscow guide for several Dutch employees who came here to take part in an exhibition or something.
And when I was in Barcelona, the only person I could have a talk in English with was a Dutch guy from my hotel
So I have nice memories connected with the Netherlands