Mrs. Amanda Ziehm (my sister) and I traveled together to the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
We landed in Amsterdam.
My sis speaks German and I was pretty sure that that meant she could understand and speak Dutch. This in not the case. Regardless she was our primary navigator.
I have to mention here that ALL Dutch people speak near perfect English. In fact, when greeted with, "Hello, do you speak English?" about 30% will roll there eyes as if to say OF COURSE I DO, I'M DUTCH! Ok, I'm stupid and only speak English, but at least I am trying to acknowledge that you may not.
We love Amsterdam!