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  • Publicado em 26 Jun 2022
  • It feels like no-one's told the world about this yet. ■ AD: 👨‍💻 NordVPN's best deal is here: nordvpn.com/tomscott - with a 30-day money-back guarantee! ■ More: Royal FloraHolland's flower auction in Aalsmeer had a famous clock: a literal Dutch auction where the first person to press their button would win. But it's no more, and that's down to the internet. www.royalfloraholland.com/en/...
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Comentários • 2 856

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  3 meses atrás +1796

    Sometimes I don't get the story I expected, and this is one of those times. ■ AD: 👨‍💻 NordVPN's best deal is here: nordvpn.com/tomscott - with a 30-day money-back guarantee!

    • FiredAndIced
      FiredAndIced 6 dias atrás

      @Equalizer When we start "equalising" the London Stock Exchange.

    • Equalizer
      Equalizer 11 dias atrás

      When is Tom going to come out against the WEF and globalists?

    • Rawn
      Rawn 13 dias atrás

      Get that paper scott you handsome bastard

    • das ich
      das ich Mês atrás

      There is one serious concern I have with NordVPN, they can't count. I always get offers with calculation mistakes, this time: 24 months for 2.88/Mo, amounting to 80.73. 'Wait!' you say, 'shouldn't it be 69.12'. NO! It should be 69.42, but I guess that wasn't the point I was initially trying to make.

    • FlowingYolk
      FlowingYolk Mês atrás

      No

  • WackoMcGoose
    WackoMcGoose 2 meses atrás +5334

    Biking around in a warehouse full of flowers is the most aggressively Dutch thing I've ever heard.

    • Micah M
      Micah M 20 dias atrás +1

      Fun fact, I have an old friend who currently works at one of the largest greenhouses in the midwest US, which is over 100 acres of greenhouse and they use bikes to get around. Nearly a necessity when dealing with over 4 million sq ft of space you might need to traverse

    • SarahIsPan
      SarahIsPan Mês atrás

      Homestuck Detected

    • lenwax
      lenwax Mês atrás +2

      @TheDutchest Dobrze

    • lenwax
      lenwax Mês atrás +1

      @Angel Lopez Both are polish

    • TheDutchest
      TheDutchest 2 meses atrás +3

      @lenwax jin dobrze mijn kolega, hoe is het bo chiebe?

  • grobacz
    grobacz 3 meses atrás +1500

    Tom, this is the most truthful add for a VPN with no misleading info and honest thoughts. I love it.All in-video commercials should be done this way instead of repeating like zombie what the sponsor wants.

    • RFX
      RFX Dia atrás

      Sometimes it's not necessarily them repeating what the sponsor wants. Michael Reeves did a VPN ad where he went out of his way to be misleading by setting up an unencrypted webserver, running a packet capture and pretending like data is always transmitted in plain text if you don't use a VPN, even though any remotely reputable site would force you to use encryption. If that's not intentionally misleading I don't know what is.

    • Flayff
      Flayff 5 dias atrás

      @Von Noman Internet Historian though has probably one of the most funniest way to advert his VPN sponsors on youtube. I really recommend taking a look, the amount of effort he puts into the advert is insanse
      edit: I just looked up, and there are videos with more than 100k views which are literally "All Internet Historian adverts in chronological order". If this doesnt speak for itself than i dont know what does

    • Von Noman
      Von Noman 27 dias atrás +16

      I wanted to write the same thing. The amount of BS that VPN providers say to sell their product doesn't bother me that much, I've seen worse. But, everybody repeats it like a damn parrot. Its nice to see, somebody is just presenting the actual safe and legal use of affordable VPN services.

    • Kid_Missive
      Kid_Missive 2 meses atrás

      Seems like they've made a zombie out of u.

  • ArchOfWinter
    ArchOfWinter 2 meses atrás +689

    The auction clock would be a fun interactive experience for the tourists. Instead of betting on a whole lot of flowers, tourists can bet on just one flower, a bouquet, or even a limited daily supply of special souvenirs. Doesn't even need to be paid in real money, it can be part of a paid tour and end in the auction clock room with a friendly competition for a special prize.

    • pomelo
      pomelo 19 dias atrás

      Fun at parties

    • Gert Mensing
      Gert Mensing Mês atrás +2

      The Broekerveiling is a former vegetable auction turned into a museum where they do just this.

    • Jason Wilcox
      Jason Wilcox Mês atrás +2

      That's a fun idea.

    • Hb Jong
      Hb Jong Mês atrás +11

      I know about a chicken museum in Barneveld (somewhere in the middle of the Netherlands) were they do this! It used to be an chicken egg auction, now the visitors can buy small souvenirs or just participate for fun

    • OzixiThrill
      OzixiThrill Mês atrás +12

      @Co-Star Luma Except you can always have digital pseudo-currencies.
      Give each tourist the same amount, and then have them bid for those souvenirs. If you press the button the fastest, you might not be able to get another souvenir until the last few pieces which time out because nobody else has any fantasy money left either.

  • Not Just Bikes
    Not Just Bikes 3 meses atrás +6955

    I'm not sure what surprises me the most: that the clock is gone or that Tom Scott is running a VPN ad. But I'm not a stickler for tradition, and I loved every minute of it.
    Also, my Dutch is good enough that I didn't need the subtitles at all. Nice.

    • Hans Jagers
      Hans Jagers 2 meses atrás

      keep up the good work! as a fellow american in NL, i know how hard it is. Blijf zo doorgaan en bedankt voor jouw leuke video's :)

    • Nippy Bridge
      Nippy Bridge 2 meses atrás

      I'm so happy how my country is getting so much international attention lately!

    • ImpishlyIt
      ImpishlyIt 2 meses atrás

      Hey, I just saw you on a video of car noises! You know the one.

    • Rincewindl
      Rincewindl 2 meses atrás

      nord are good lads, i mean they used to support a group of lads talking about "baby birding"

    • CreativitySubs
      CreativitySubs 2 meses atrás +1

      The fact that Tom was surprised despite all his prep work

  • Brave Sir Robin
    Brave Sir Robin 3 meses atrás +5348

    I find the fact that there is a warehouse the size of a small country devoted only to flowers with entire roadways inside it, more believable than the fact that Tom took a sponsor.

    • DividingToast
      DividingToast 27 dias atrás

      A VPN sponsor ( look at his previous videos on vpn companies and you will see why)

    • Wilson A.
      Wilson A. Mês atrás +1

      It's just flowers wth 😆 🤣

    • Teringlijer420
      Teringlijer420 2 meses atrás +3

      @Marc-Ten it gets even more crazy when you realize that that small country as big as a game reserve in africa also houses the biggest port of europe and is the biggest supplier of ecstasy pills in the world this goes to show that being small doesnt mean your weak

    • Marc-Ten
      Marc-Ten 2 meses atrás +4

      Wait theres a warehouse as big a small country in a small country thats an small as a game reserve in South Africa 🤣🤣🤣

    • Ben Rickin Marks
      Ben Rickin Marks 2 meses atrás +4

      It's even funnier considering his videos on VPNs

  • eleyo
    eleyo 3 meses atrás +770

    Hey Tom, as a gardener in plant production who also supplies products to our local flower market. It's always great to see someone actually showing how the flower marked works and huge it really is, a lot of people don't know about it. Great work keep it up👌

    • Sam Sibbens
      Sam Sibbens Mês atrás

      Honestly it kind of makes sense. Each flower is different, and flowers are big and bulky compared to many other items that get sold. So it makes sense that an elaborate system was put in place to make the purchase and sale of flowers easier

    • Matt
      Matt Mês atrás

      I was definitely surprised at how it was done. I had no idea that it was sold in such small batches and picked before even bought. I guess I assumed customers would simply order a certain amount of a certain type from a producer and who would then pick and deliver or just ordered well in advance and packaged and delivered when grown.

    • memespace
      memespace Mês atrás

      It's interesting because I've bought maybe two or three flowers in my entire life.

    • AMAL ANSARI
      AMAL ANSARI 2 meses atrás

      ok

    • thoa tran
      thoa tran 2 meses atrás

      ok

  • ObviouslyBenHughes
    ObviouslyBenHughes 2 meses atrás +304

    The fact that this entire production was one big in-joke about NordVPN - and the end of Tom’s storied saga with Nord specifically - made the experience that much more thrilling. 🤣

    • WarriorofCathar
      WarriorofCathar Mês atrás +7

      @Elliot W. I think he made video a while back about having to reject a nice bit of sponsor money from ****VPN. Because of what he considered to be "false advertising"(i.e. their usual bs about being more secure and private).
      But money finds a way and this is actually a very truthful and accurate take on the advantage of using a VPN service

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W. Mês atrás +6

      what was the saga?

  • xxx
    xxx 3 meses atrás +310

    I'm Dutch and I'm sad to learn this has changed without me knowing, even though I didn't know that much about it to begin with.
    Edit: AND SO GREAT that you kept the language in Dutch, I always love it when there are two languages (with the subtitles) because they both add a different nuance. :D

    • The Egg
      The Egg Mês atrás

      I HATE it 😠 because then I'm forced to read the captions instead looking at the pictures. Very annoying.

    • Klaus Fischer
      Klaus Fischer 2 meses atrás +4

      @weeardguy The problem is, that most creators embed subtitles in the video. So BRclip isn’t aware of them and the app can’t read them to me…

    • weeardguy
      weeardguy 2 meses atrás

      @Klaus Fischer Really? I thought (by BRclip's own explanation back in the days when community-based subtitles could still be submitted for review) that subtitles provided to BRclip could be 'read' by braille-keyboards. That's why I find it equally sad that the translation of the Dutch employee has subtitles burned into the video, making it impossible (if ever) for braille-equipment to read it.

    • Klaus Fischer
      Klaus Fischer 2 meses atrás

      Unfortunately, subtitles don’t help blind people, like I am… and sadly, when I was young, our neighbors language wasn’t taught in school…
      Greetings from Düsseldorf!

    • weeardguy
      weeardguy 2 meses atrás +1

      @Ra Senché On the other hand I'm always surprised how bad Dutch people from big international operating countries are at speaking English...

  • Faranox
    Faranox 2 meses atrás +68

    My Japanese grandparents own/owned a flower business. They would buy flowers from an auction in the exact manner shown above. I went there a few years ago (2019?) and it was still displayed on a digital clock counting down, with many varieties of flowers. They would buy thousands of flowers a week, more common varieties were purchased in bulk orders, but more limited(from a special region, rare color or species) or seasonal flowers were almost always bid on. Unfortunately the parent company to their business has started taking larger and larger cuts. Their business used to take ~70% of commissions, and buy, arrange, and deliver all the flowers, pay the 50+ employees etc, with the parent company using the remaining 30% to rent the venue and pay their employees. In the recent 10 years (following the passing of my grandfather) they have increased their cut to 45%, and during the pandemic they raised their cut to over 65%. It's quite sad that their business of over 40 years is coming to a close due to predatory practices.

    • Differently Abled Muslim Jewish Lesbian of Colour
      Differently Abled Muslim Jewish Lesbian of Colour Mês atrás +1

      this is the threat of globalisation of things. everything gets the soul drained from it, and you can't carry on with local business like you once could.

    • Bob Kerns
      Bob Kerns 2 meses atrás +2

      My wife's parents were in the flower business in Tokyo as well. I wish I had learned more about it; unfortunately, between language and not knowing what questions to ask, I know very little. It was a much smaller operation; I don't know if it involved the exchange. It was inherited from my father-in-law's parents post-war; there was a lot of hardship, in part due to the loss of young men, leaving widows and children to do the work, and that shaped that generation.

  • hi its aria
    hi its aria 3 meses atrás +6999

    Before watching the video, I thought this might've been a case of internet people ruining something just for the sake of it, but it is actually the mere existence of the internet that ruined the clocks. Ironic, considering I've never heard of them until being on the internet.

    • Alexandre Alves
      Alexandre Alves 2 meses atrás

      Same here, wouldn't know it exists if this video hasn't been uploaded to BRclip

    • MsEgwene
      MsEgwene 2 meses atrás

      @Aaron Davis But it is a lot of quick auctions. There are just different kinds of auctions, and this one is aimed at finding the highest price someone is willing to buy at (vs finding the lowest price at which only one person wants it, if that makes any sense grammatically 😅)

    • Rena Kunisaki
      Rena Kunisaki 2 meses atrás +3

      I can understand the case for calling it misleading to say the internet "ruined this clock" rather than "made this system obsolete".

    • Matthew W
      Matthew W 3 meses atrás +2

      It's not just here too. Stock exchange floors are empty relics of what they once were.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 meses atrás +1

      @Dillinger Video killed the radio star, but some footage of the radio star is still shown on video.

  • DJ de Waal
    DJ de Waal 2 meses atrás +67

    Dear Tom, while this clock (sadly) isn’t quite there anymore there still exists one. In the Broekerveiling museum in Broek op Langedijk. That’s also coincidentally the only auction where the products are transported through the room by boat. Might be cool for you to cover that.

  • John NZ
    John NZ 3 meses atrás +112

    Sad to see that those auction rooms are gone, I used to repair and maintain those clocks and those rooms and the people had a special atmosphere . That were good times.

  • anembac
    anembac 3 meses atrás +117

    Having the clocks account for latency like he claims they do seems like a really interesting distributed systems problem.

    • callak _
      callak _ 2 meses atrás +3

      Just having it send certain bits of information, like the amount that was bid with and comparing it to everyone else would be enough. Whichever one pushed it at a higher number will be the purchaser at that point, latency wouldn't be a huge deal with that.

    • hecko
      hecko 2 meses atrás +3

      can't they just have the client send whatever number was displayed locally (so no calibration needed) and have the server wait for half a second before picking the highest bid
      then lower ping couldn't benefit anyone because the only time the server sends something is when the bid is already over

    • Laura
      Laura 2 meses atrás +2

      @Stefan I think for that to bypass any security they might have implemented you'd actually have to send your packets there, which would then again but you at a disadvantage. But I don't think they even did it that way at all.

    • Stefan
      Stefan 2 meses atrás +5

      I want to know if you can make it look like your packets are coming from the other side of the world, when they're actually coming from next door. Seems possible, but not my area of expertise.

  • Werner T
    Werner T 3 meses atrás +60

    Thanks for letting my fellow Dutchie speak in Dutch. IMHO having your guest speak their native language always works best to capture nuances and get a story without stuttering.

    • Ferdinand Buitenhuis
      Ferdinand Buitenhuis 19 dias atrás

      @Cavalerie des marres et des guêtres About the accent of the interviewed person. If I had to guess as a native speaker I'd say he's somewhere from the province South-Holland, judging the way he pronounces his R's mostly. But other than that, he spoke nearly without any accent at all.

    • Cavalerie des marres et des guêtres
      Cavalerie des marres et des guêtres 2 meses atrás +1

      When he did the video about the french guy flying with birds it was so pleasant that I did not have to read the subs at all and could just listen to everyone talk 😄
      Also I'd like to ask you a question about dutch, I wanted to know if the guy from the interview had kind of an accent or if that could be considered standard dutch ? Because to my french ears he sounded like a french-belgian guy (or very north French) and i wondered if that was an accent or just the regular way to talk ! Thanks 😄

    • pseydtonne
      pseydtonne 2 meses atrás +4

      I liked hearing "Vatikanstad". I'm also a sucker for those diphthongs you can only get in Dutch, such as 'ij' and 'ui'.

  • KilleRoyNL
    KilleRoyNL 3 meses atrás +5722

    Did you just rickroll us during the sponsor part? "Oh, ik zal je nooit opgeven", "Oh I'm never gonna give you up?" It's a funny feeling, being educated about something in your own country (let alone something you pass by whenever you commute to the office) by someone that is from abroad, but if it's anyone, I'm glad it's you. Your videos are always interesting!

    • Sam Holdsworth
      Sam Holdsworth 2 meses atrás

      You can't get rick rolled unless he actually injected the Rick roll music video

    • Sam W
      Sam W 2 meses atrás +2

      @Flex & Dark Ik ben Nederlands en verstond er niks van, klonk eerder Duits.

    • TheGame Boys
      TheGame Boys 2 meses atrás +1

      @Norlice deJ Als belg kan ik hier in meeleven. Ik ga akkoord :)

    • IridescentKySoul
      IridescentKySoul 3 meses atrás

      Damn sponsorblock now even protects you from rick rolls

    • Codex 404
      Codex 404 3 meses atrás +1

      I heard him say it but didn't make the connection

  • CreepersNeedHugs
    CreepersNeedHugs 2 meses atrás +9

    Tom is the guy who always reads the terms and conditions

  • HenryLand
    HenryLand 2 meses atrás +39

    As a Dutch person I was like: "Huh... 'ik zal je nooit opgeven'..? Wait what does he mean?"
    Until I realised it was Tom rickrolling us 😅
    ('Ik zal je nooit opgeven' is 'never gonna give you up' in Dutch.)

  • Aaron Hindle
    Aaron Hindle 3 meses atrás +20

    Tom: "I need it to look professional and it to look good with me in frame"
    also Tom: "OoO windmill"

  • c0d3 m0nk3y
    c0d3 m0nk3y 3 meses atrás +5

    As a software engineer, I'd be interested how they have managed to solve the latency issue of their online auctions.

    • Qaatloz
      Qaatloz 2 meses atrás +6

      Last that I know of (information from 2016&2017) is that they did not compensate for latency in Aalsmeer but they had done a test in Naaldwijk where the client on the buyer side communicated the price on which the buyer had pressed the button. If multiple buyers had pressed the button in say 30ms the buyer which client reported the highest price would get the buy. So you might see the clock jump back up if an buyer with a high latency had pressed. That was one way they (at that time) intended to compensate for latency. I'm actually not quite sure if this has been implemented because of the rivalry within Royal FloraHolland between the Aalsmeer and Naaldwijk locations.

  • lil frikandelbroodje
    lil frikandelbroodje 3 meses atrás +12005

    Hey Tom! While this clock may not be in use anymore as far as flowers go, there is still a fully functional (analog!) version in the BroekerVeiling museum. They do a practical demonstration involving the pressing of the buttons and such as well, super interesting and fun to see how auctions used to be held.

    • Xander Veldman
      Xander Veldman 2 meses atrás

      I hope one day you will be an artist. Because Lil' Frikandelbroodje is perfect🤣

    • Wim De Ruiter
      Wim De Ruiter 2 meses atrás +1

      @Ragnhild There will be a set minimum-price. If products aren't sold before that price hits, the products won't be solded. They call it "doordraai product". Depending on the kind of products (not only flowers are sold this way), it might be resold at a later date, goes to bulk-buyers, becomes animal-fodder or even be destroyed.

    • Lion
      Lion 2 meses atrás

      I was there too, it was really fun to buy some vegetables using these traditional buttons and clocks :) tom if you thought just going to see the clock is interesting, you should definitely go to this museum where you get to participate in the auction yourself

    • lolkippetje
      lolkippetje 2 meses atrás

      The pluimvee museum in Barneveld also has a clock that was for selling eggs.
      They still use it in there museum to sell some eggs and other chicken related stuff in auction style to visitors.
      Would reccomend the towels 😜

    • sipos0
      sipos0 2 meses atrás +1

      I have paid too much for some veg or plants there and had a lot of fun :)
      The rest of the place is well worth a visit.

  • jliller
    jliller 3 meses atrás +29

    I've never heard of the clock nor the flower auction house nor a Dutch auction. I knew there was a lot of flower growing in the Low Countries, but that was about it. Thanks for the education.

  • TorzyTheJer
    TorzyTheJer 3 meses atrás +13

    This is amazing. I didn't know about this clock and auction. It looks like a great warehouse to have work experience at, honestly, you got some great shots of how massive the scale is and the need for vehicles everywhere. Also props for you using actual footage of your Nord VPN usage; I saw the "not stock footage" disclaimer and rewatched the segment to what the service really is. It worked!

  • Silver
    Silver 2 meses atrás +6

    I don't think the internet "ruined" it, the auction actually became more convenient for the parties involved. Though I get why it's saddening to not see it out there in action because the giant clock looked majestic

  • bart moekestorm
    bart moekestorm 2 meses atrás +9

    Living closeby, I do remember these clocks on fairs where it was some kind of game who would get the closest could win a price. Thought is was quite well known that these clocks weren't in use anymore but interesting that it isn't documented.

  • Eden Lippmann
    Eden Lippmann 3 meses atrás +1223

    I still can't get over how Tom completely changed how VPNs as a whole are advertised, with that video. I can remember before and after, and there was an almost seismic shift away from cybersecurity scaremongering and towards the actual (legally acceptable) benefit of location-hopping.

    • Keznen
      Keznen 2 meses atrás +1

      @Robby Bevard Can't TOR be used for that?

    • Deag Edwards
      Deag Edwards 2 meses atrás +7

      @David Ciani that's why he included the "check terms of service" disclaimer

    • x
      x 3 meses atrás +21

      There are a lot of people, especially the kind of people who would be watching videos like this, who actually need these things from a VPN service. I had to recommend one to another expat because he wasn't able to access his bank's website from outside the US. I've been in that same situation. It's a good idea for them to branch out and have youtubers talk up other practical uses for them rather than just trying to market to people who don't need them.

    • David Ciani
      David Ciani 3 meses atrás +2

      "legally acceptable" until you use it to violate your contractual agreement with your favorite streaming sites.

    • Robby Bevard
      Robby Bevard 3 meses atrás +9

      @whuzzzup The reason many people get VPNs is so they can illegally torrent things without being tracked.

  • Christopher Creutzig
    Christopher Creutzig 2 meses atrás +6

    5:08 “If tradition gets in the way of that, then tradition had to go.” Showing a cart ignoring the tradition of adhering to the arrow direction. Well played!

  • Spencer Benisch
    Spencer Benisch 2 meses atrás +3

    Once upon a time super long ago my great grandfather owned the biggest flower company in NYC. My whole life I always viewed this as kind of a "dead industry" but boy was I wrong.

  • Will Johnson
    Will Johnson 3 meses atrás +1

    You're one of the few people who are honest about your sponsor. You use the product and speak from experience rather than spew out whatever their marketing team asks you to say.

  • Ramon Keller
    Ramon Keller 2 meses atrás +1

    hey tom, i was at royal flora holland two weeks ago and the clock was still running. it might be that it isnt running for flowers anymore but it is for sure running for outdoor plants!

  • Salutations YT!
    Salutations YT! 3 meses atrás +5333

    i like how tom is VERY careful with how he words his advert, everything he criticised in his anti VPN Ad video was sidestepped, mainly because his use for the VPN is a practical use for researching the Video your watching. he does not mention the Privacy or the security of Nord VPN once, removing the VPNs main selling point whilst still making it work

    • DarkCoreX
      DarkCoreX Mês atrás

      @TaiFerret Problem is torrenting is very, very illegal. It’s the same as walking into a store and stealing something.

    • Octo da Trupa
      Octo da Trupa Mês atrás +1

      *you're watching

    • Keznen
      Keznen 2 meses atrás +1

      @no one He made a whole video on it. Go watch that.

    • Booty Crusader
      Booty Crusader 2 meses atrás

      But if it wasn’t in Dutch then nvm, I skip ads 🥱

    • Booty Crusader
      Booty Crusader 2 meses atrás +3

      @Epä Järjestys if he said the line in Dutch, then the person saying “Deutch” (i.e. Deutsch) was wrong, so they corrected to Dutch or Nederlands

  • fivewd
    fivewd 3 meses atrás +108

    I met one of the auctioneers several years ago. While it's true that you can bid from wherever in the world, being closer to the "source" can save you lots of money.
    All comes down to the clocks and the latency of your connection with the auction system. Just physically being closer to the auction servers can save you some miliseconds, which on larger scale means €€€. Of course the quality of your internet connection matters even more, so a lot of effort is put info getting the best option available.
    This is similar to the connections to the stock markets. NYSE has a long fibre cable installed on their local network to delay the packets, so that trading from the "inside" does not have the advantage over traders from the "outside". I believe Tom made a video about that some time ago.

    • melongrab
      melongrab 2 meses atrás +1

      Tom did make a video about that, but I don't think it was NYSE. It was a much smaller market.
      Same principle in many video games.

    • GambitsEnd
      GambitsEnd 2 meses atrás +13

      latency is part of why they have 35 different clocks now.

  • Jonathon VS
    Jonathon VS 2 meses atrás +1

    Thanks, Tom, for being the only BRclipr sponsored by a VPN (that I’ve seen) who doesn’t claim that the VPN improves security. Technically speaking a VPN does add an additional security tunnel, but most wireless networks are secured with an unhackable key anyway. Besides, a shady website is just as dangerous on a VPN as off of one, so the VPN doesn’t make a noticeable difference in security. So thanks for not misrepresenting the product like so many other BRcliprs do! Great video, too!

  • Tomás A-M
    Tomás A-M 2 meses atrás +2

    Even with half your script binned before you landed, your videos are still succinct, informative, and entertaining.
    I wish i could write as well as you, Tom.

  • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
    Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 meses atrás +1

    I feel like huge warehouses are just the perfect location for Tom Scott videos. So much to film.

  • TheMightyZwom
    TheMightyZwom 3 meses atrás +1806

    So Tom thought he would never advertise for Nord VPN. And I thought I would never see an honest VPN ad without fearmongering. And yet, here we are :D

    • Derpy Mule
      Derpy Mule 2 meses atrás

      @Blackadder75 Honestly, having to skip through some sponsor segments now and then is actually worth it for me just for those occasional ads that are genuinely funny or interesting. I’ve never actually been convinced into buying anything that’s advertised, but some youtubers are still genuinely really good at making their sponsorships just as entertaining as the rest of the video

    • ToyKeeper
      ToyKeeper 3 meses atrás

      @Plasmaboo They're not going to stop unless legally mandated to... and that's not happening any time soon. So it's a lot more practical to just pay for a privacy-oriented VPN (not Nord) and stay up to date on p2p news. The days of reasonable streaming services are long gone.

    • Moreno K
      Moreno K 3 meses atrás +1

      in the business world, tradition is rarely more important than money
      -Tom Scott 5:46

    • Plasmaboo
      Plasmaboo 3 meses atrás +2

      @Otto either the services stop being awful with the region locks and the split across services, or we go back to torrenting and they get nothing.

    • ToyKeeper
      ToyKeeper 3 meses atrás +8

      If Tom's next video includes an ad for Raid Shadow Legends, we'll know he's just trying to troll everyone. Either that, or trying to finish a bingo card for bad sponsors.

  • Ploy T.
    Ploy T. 2 meses atrás

    I've visited this place back in 2017. It was MASSIVE!! Million of flowers gone through the warehouse every day. They have automated system too, many trollies moved on their own like little trains. I've a chance to witnessed the auction clock in real time too. very interesting :D

  • Melchior Hof
    Melchior Hof 2 meses atrás +1

    I'm Dutch and grow up in the region. I remember visiting the museum about this in my youth. In the museum the previous version of that clock and auction room where on display, while the more modern (but still) analog clock was still running for business. I wonder if the museum is still existing and the ancient clock still to see?

  • Vincent Marotta
    Vincent Marotta 2 meses atrás

    I think it would be cool if they ran the analogue clock in a special room, but only for really special events (like a rare flower, or someone is retiring, etc).

  • Phileo SS Nature & Music Channel

    I found out about Aalsmeer because I knew there was a block of apartments called Aalsmeer. And apart from the fact that the spelling looks Dutch I knew nothing about it, so I did some research. Nice to see the most up-to-date information on video.

  • Deadl0ck
    Deadl0ck 3 meses atrás +3391

    As a Dutch person... I got smarter today. I would've sworn it still worked the old way.
    Also, getting rickrolled in Dutch by Tom Scott is such a mindf*ck... (He said: Never gonna give you up, in Dutch.)

    • lieps
      lieps 2 meses atrás

      @Glenn Griffon for me it was really bad until i knew what he actually said and then i was like ohhh ye i can hear it

    • LLIW BROWN
      LLIW BROWN 2 meses atrás

      (John 3:16)
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    • JeManGerrit
      JeManGerrit 2 meses atrás

      @Deadl0ck I know what code switching is and I interact with people that are learning dutch on a dayly basis. You do not have more knowledge then me. You are not more qualified then me. And yet I have a different opinion. Thats fine. Just dont assume you know more, its annoying

    • Phsycres Conquest
      Phsycres Conquest 2 meses atrás

      @Generic Human Afrikaans is a dialect of dutch from the 1600/1700s meaning that while dutch has stayed on course Afrikaans has more or less stayed the same with a bit of additions here and there. they can understand it. however for them I've been told it's like speaking Elizabethan English to a modern English speaker. if that makes sense.

    • Deadl0ck
      Deadl0ck 2 meses atrás

      @JeManGerrit Code switching is switching between languages. switching between any language at any time is code switching. If you couldn't understand it because of "wrong" emphasis, I can only suggest you spend more time interacting with people that speak Dutch as a second language. I promise you he is more understandable that some dialects in Dutch.

  • ForboJack
    ForboJack 3 meses atrás +8

    04:39 As a software developer I'd be really interested how they managed to give everybody the same chances no matter where in the world they are.

    • Number_055
      Number_055 2 meses atrás +1

      @Mischievous Cow On the face of it, that seems like a decent solution, however you have to remember that lag goes both ways. Not only will the bids return out of sync, but the bidders will receive the clock out of sync. It's a very tough problem to overcome. Tom's video "Slowing down a stock exchange with 38 miles of cable" showcases one very clever way that this problem was addressed by the IEX stock exchange.

    • Mischievous Cow
      Mischievous Cow 2 meses atrás

      Come on!!!! It's so simple!! Just make all bidders send the price they bid on, so if bids are received within a second of eachother, the bid with the highest price wins!!!!

    • weeardguy
      weeardguy 2 meses atrás +6

      I can only assume that all bidders get the same clock and can place their bid, but that the result is calculated afterwards based on measured latency and such. So not completely real-time bidding, but not slow enough to notice it.

  • A Van Der Hulst
    A Van Der Hulst Mês atrás

    I've been there many times, my dad used to transport flowers! I had no idea about the scale of it or the whole clock thing though. Not what I was expecting when I clicked on this video, but a very welcome surprise!

  • Taron
    Taron 2 meses atrás +3

    Thanks for having a section of the video in Dutch, most of us speak English (as you probably knew already) so having our own language out there online is a nice thing to see! My opinion on the video will be in Dutch this time: Zeer interessante video, hij geeft een goed kijkje binnen de veiling. En zelfs ik als Nederlander wist niet dat de klok weg was... Jammer :(

  • nobodynemoq
    nobodynemoq 2 meses atrás

    Tom, as always - you deliver! Thanks for your short, comprehensive films!

  • Dion
    Dion 3 meses atrás +1

    Had such a blast shooting this together with you! I think it turned out great 🔥

  • Deag Edwards
    Deag Edwards 2 meses atrás +1

    Tom Scott, yet again, telling you about something you didn't know existed and had no interest in, but making you glad you now know about it. And he does it all without shouting, using red arrows, or acting superior.

  • Gojiro7
    Gojiro7 2 meses atrás +6

    I find it very refreshing to hear Tom be someone who level headedly reminds us that the word is ever changing and you cant hold onto everything of the past, things have to change because the world is a great big business and we have to pick and choose what traditions to keep alive but they can't be things that actively get in the way of our daily infrastructure and way of life and you can't be selfish demanding that something has to stay around just because you like it or it looks cool, that just isn't how the world works.

  • JohannesMP
    JohannesMP 3 meses atrás +4

    Love you actually sharing very legitimate uses for the VPN! :)

  • Experiment IV
    Experiment IV 3 meses atrás +3360

    holy crap i never expected such massive infrastructure/elaborate logistics for flowers

    • DumbNDutch
      DumbNDutch 2 meses atrás

      @WlatPziupp Extra Credits did a show on the Tulip Mania recently and.. it was really blown out of proportion. not much of a disaster at all

    • Lord J'zargo
      Lord J'zargo 2 meses atrás

      Clearly not Dutch

    • van kim
      van kim 3 meses atrás

      ok

    • Miriam B
      Miriam B 3 meses atrás +2

      @KDVR flowers traded at these markets in NL are mostly for international trade. Roses (for example) often ship from Africa, go to the NL for auction, to be redistributed over entire Europe and beyond.

    • Quercus
      Quercus 3 meses atrás +2

      @Locutus nah, Holland is the important bit

  • Marc Elzen Media
    Marc Elzen Media 2 meses atrás

    Ive actually been with a local friend to one of these auctions to help him out. It was in 2016 and It was with a few big digital clocks and just buttons to press on the table and not in cubicals, so this was still a thing in some auctions.

  • Doctah Wahwee
    Doctah Wahwee 2 meses atrás +1

    It's always so sad to see tradition die, especially in favour of nothing but money and efficiency. I had never even heard of this tradition before yet I love it. Maybe one day it'll come back.

  • Yce
    Yce 2 meses atrás +5

    It's cool seeing the place i deliver to on a daily basis in a video.
    I can confirm that it's truly massive.
    Funny that you even included that stupid inverted speedbump down on the flowerfloor. 🤣

  • bingbong
    bingbong 2 meses atrás +1

    I remember as a kid going to the auctiond. My grandmother allowed me to press the button. I think i bought 1 kg of mandarins for 5 euro's. Not the best buy but I was so anxious to be the winning bidder.

  • Sarah Cleveland
    Sarah Cleveland 3 meses atrás +820

    Here for the ongoing 'will-they-won't-they' love story between Tom and NordVPN.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 meses atrás +3

      enemies to lovers

    • Xwtek
      Xwtek 3 meses atrás +24

      @Brian Clare If you see Tom's anti-VPN video, he actually acknowledges some uses of vpn, like changing country. And in this ad, he doesn't acknowledge the security benefits of VPN.

    • Sir Shroom
      Sir Shroom 3 meses atrás +20

      @J He's admitted many times he needs funds to continue his videos, and unfortunately with the state of youtube , sponsors are just necessary for large-scale creators.
      Free stuff comes with conditions, and for BRclip that's 2 main things you're accepting while using: 1. your search data, to constantly evolve their algorithm, 2. advertising, to pay both creators and corporate (but mainly corporate). That's why creators seek out sponsorships on their own.
      Tom is a responsible and skeptical individual, be glad that he can continue his work as opposed to quitting because he can't afford it. At least he speaks out about these issues when he can, that's what matters.

    • Gameboygenius
      Gameboygenius 3 meses atrás +8

      Doesn't beat when TomSka tried to get "fired" by SurfShark though...

    • J
      J 3 meses atrás +1

      Kinda sad to see the selling out tbh.

  • bificommander
    bificommander 2 meses atrás +3

    I guess this is partly on me. I worked on their internet buying software a few years ago. I remember that light green color. But the auction rooms were still occupied when I was there. Although when we were given the tour of the place, one of the buyers in the room figured out we were IT guys, and snarked at us to take a good look before the place was gone.
    Also, unlike the cut flowers, the plants with roots they sold were still being railroaded into the auction hall. Is that gone too?
    BTW, I think you got lucky with the wind direction when taking that outdoor video. Most of the time, the airplanes taking off from the airport fly right over the place.

    • weeardguy
      weeardguy 2 meses atrás

      Yep, gone as well. The carts making their way through the auction room were only there to show the flowers themselves. It's no use doing that when it's completely internet-based. As said, ever more systems based on reputation are in place.

  • ffc1 a28c
    ffc1 a28c 2 meses atrás

    6:15 Hearing Tom speak dutch is always a treat lmao.

  • Joseph Morris
    Joseph Morris 2 meses atrás +1

    This video is amazing as usual. I also was convinced to watch the Nord VPN advert, which I always skip with every other BRclip video. I liked that Tom actually told the truth instead of the half-truths that you often hear in VPN adverts.

  • Makujah
    Makujah 2 meses atrás

    It is really awesome that we as a civilization can turn something as unnecessary and temporary as decorative flowers into THIS big if an industry

  • James Hopkins
    James Hopkins 3 meses atrás

    I have always wondered if the Dutch auction process is patented or similar. Can anyone run a Dutch auction on a public scale?

  • Niki Lauda
    Niki Lauda 2 meses atrás +14

    Hey Tom, great video although it isn‘t quite true that this system isn‘t used anymore, as a son of a florist family i can prove that this is still in use, we are buying the flowers for example at veiling rhein maas also in the netherlands, where the buyers are still present in a big auction room with up to 8 large clocks:)

    • Wim De Ruiter
      Wim De Ruiter 2 meses atrás +3

      He didn't say it isn't in use anymore in the Netherlands. Just Aalsmeer has lost this system. There are dozens of veilingklokken around in the Netherlands. And not only for flowers, fruit as well.

  • Willy
    Willy 3 meses atrás +1

    Kind of sad seeing this tradition ended, but it makes sense. Thanks for the update!

  • destiny035
    destiny035 2 meses atrás

    As a Dutch person I found this very interesting, thank you! Also, your pronounciation was very good :)

  • garret
    garret 3 meses atrás +6904

    the most dutch thing is them biking around in the warehouse haha

    • Garrett Poulin
      Garrett Poulin 2 meses atrás

      Hello fellow garret!

    • True River
      True River 2 meses atrás

      ...and the bike racks :)

    • weeardguy
      weeardguy 2 meses atrás

      @Ravaxr I think that's the thing ;) Many Dutch people are so used to cycling to and from work that they won't be bothered at all cycling after a day of work. Carrying things or even people is also rather common to us ;)

    • weeardguy
      weeardguy 2 meses atrás

      @TheSteelRodent Yep, many hospitals in The Netherlands have small scooters and can have a bicycle (usually only for very great emergencies within the building and not for normal use).
      I could easily cycle at my former job as well if my bike needed some maintenance. It was about 150 meter from one side of the building to the other.

    • AssBurgers
      AssBurgers 2 meses atrás

      You laugh but the Dutch have a lower rate of obesity than the US does..

  • Qvinny Leemans
    Qvinny Leemans Mês atrás

    There used to be auction clocks at smaller local auctions as well, for fruit for example. We once went on excursion to the local auction clock with my primary school. Now I'm sad knowing it's gone...

  • Theorak
    Theorak 3 meses atrás +3

    Speaking of tech replacing tradition, I wonder when this warehouse become fully automated with roboty, many similar ones are already there. Or there might be something about flowers or the Dutch that makes them care enough to do it manually.

    • s d
      s d 2 meses atrás

      Large parts of that Aalsmeer warehouse are automated, using robot drivers to move flowers around. The only 'tradition' that the dutch care about is 'making money'.
      Our flower tradition has nothing the do with a love of beauty and everything with bragging rights regarding rare and difficult-to-grow flowers

  • Charlie
    Charlie 2 meses atrás

    I used to live in Aalsmeer! There's a bus line to a neighbouring town that passes through the terrain of the auction. There's 4 stops on the terrain itself so people are able to commute into work easily. It's huge!

  • kexta89
    kexta89 2 meses atrás +1

    Here's what they could do to bring back a little of the traditional and increase the tourist enjoyment. Mini auctions for tours. Like have the clock restored to analog and then auction bouquets of flowers for the tourists. Money and tradition.

  • Candisa
    Candisa 3 meses atrás +1035

    As a dutch speaking Belgian, it was a nice change to just hear a dutch guy speak dutch and seeing subtitles for everyone who doesn't understand dutch, instead of somebody trying to explain things in broken English with a hilarious dutch accent oversimplifying things because they are working with the English vocabulary readily available in their brain at the moment, or being annoyingly dubbed.

    • gotioify
      gotioify 2 meses atrás +1

      hearing spoken Dutch was odd because I felt like I could almost understand it. Native English speaker

    • belgianfried
      belgianfried 2 meses atrás

      You are a lovechild between France, the Dutch and Germany

    • Mu Che
      Mu Che 2 meses atrás

      @Chris Warrick I doubt the usefulness of having Tom Scott's videos in the background while doing something else.

    • Sheevino Palpatino
      Sheevino Palpatino 2 meses atrás

      @Chris Warrick ok englishman

    • Tom
      Tom 3 meses atrás

      Totally agree, Candisa! It's nice to hear Dutch

  • Ilovepanzer
    Ilovepanzer 2 meses atrás

    I went there in 2017 and I did actually see an empty room with 2 big screen running. It was interesting but I was more into trains then so I focused more on the longest cart I could find

  • Osmium
    Osmium 2 meses atrás +1

    I was expecting him to say something along the lines of "trolls from 4chan found a way to subvert the Dutch flower auction a few days ago" and it wasn't until I was more than halfway through that I realized he meant just the general progress of technology made it obsolete.

  • Nautilus Shell
    Nautilus Shell 2 meses atrás

    This video reminds me of a visit I paid to the old floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in 2001. Our guide (who happened to be the head trader of a member company) brought us to one of the booths surrounding the octagonal pit. The old floor had been closed for a number of years. He reached into one of the drawers.....and drew out a few grains of wheat that had been sitting there for years from when the grain traders used to bring in samples of their wares. At that stage, more and more trading was being done electronically. I imagine these days that open outcry is only a remnant of what it used to be, if indeed it still even exists.

  • Wesley Mouch
    Wesley Mouch Mês atrás +1

    They could turn this into a tourist attraction. Bring back the analog clock, and let tourists bid on a single bouquet. With a price range between reasonable and 2x of reasonable. Charge them a euro to participate. Keep the auction running for a few hours a day.

  • István Lovász
    István Lovász 3 meses atrás +473

    Bless you for this sponsor spot, especially after your video about VPNs and honesty. As someone with mild understanding of the inner workings of computers and the internet, I'm happy how the sponsor was not about security claims, but rather examples of real-world use by average people. Also thank you for calling out US sites not even bothering to comply with GDPR, they deserve a mention in negative light.

    • Paul Cassidy
      Paul Cassidy 2 meses atrás +2

      @Dan Davidson Who said anything about "unregulated abuse"? The question is whether GDPR is a proportionate and sensible means to achieve an objective. If you've read it in all its glory (I have as I've had to deal with it) you would consider it to be totally OTT. These things carry heavy costs and ultimately the consumer will have to bear them. They also act as a barrier to entry to new competitors entering markets and thus protect the entrenched positions of incumbents. Or, as this video highlighted, other countries will respond by cutting off your access. Fortunately there is now a glimmer of hope that the UK will wind back the excesses of GDPR in favour of a regime that takes a more balanced approach.

    • Dan Davidson
      Dan Davidson 2 meses atrás +13

      @Paul Cassidy If you like unregulated abuse of your private information, feel free to think that way. Personally, I prefer that there are stringent laws on my side to protect the use of any data gathered about me.

    • urouro niwa
      urouro niwa 3 meses atrás +19

      @IoEstasCedonta Those are not the sites that are blocking traffic from the EU ;-) Also, they aren't collecting Personally Identifying Information (PII).

    • IoEstasCedonta
      IoEstasCedonta 3 meses atrás +2

      If we're talking about large websites, sure, but some history nerd's personal website (remember those? ah, the days...) - it ain't happening.

    • midgetwars1
      midgetwars1 3 meses atrás

      @Paul Cassidy Ahh yes, the "excessive law" of protecting their citizen's privacy. How dare they. We should continue to suck up to big tech and have them control all our data.

  • Pim de Boer
    Pim de Boer 2 meses atrás

    I remember going there once as a kid, and the digital clock was there still. Very cool to see

  • ohrino
    ohrino 2 meses atrás +2

    The Dutch Rickroll had me laughing so hard 😂😂

  • FireVixen164
    FireVixen164 2 meses atrás +2

    I genuinely love this ad. It feels honest, rather than buzzword-y ad-speak

  • Retro Gaming
    Retro Gaming 2 meses atrás

    I was lucky to see the pre digital clock in 1999 during my N.C. in horticulture for a course enhancement Holland trip. It was amazing and almost a privilege. Being on the warehouse floor the sense of space was incredible.

  • ODISeth
    ODISeth 3 meses atrás +272

    Tom Scott getting sponsored by a VPN is quite surprising given that he single-handedly changed how VPN sponsorships are handled. Thought they’d be too upset at him to allow that

    • Adil Mohammed
      Adil Mohammed 2 meses atrás +2

      @Minchandre he didnt reveal which one was sponsoring, did he

    • midgetwars1
      midgetwars1 3 meses atrás +11

      @Minchandre Looks like they both won? Nord gets the sponsorship but Tom gets to make it right.

    • Minchandre
      Minchandre 3 meses atrás +16

      If I remember correctly, it was N__VPN that was going to sponsor his original video, right? If so, this is extra ironic.

    • ODISeth
      ODISeth 3 meses atrás +13

      @HALL9000ish that is quite true

    • HALL9000ish
      HALL9000ish 3 meses atrás +135

      They also know that if, after watching that video, we see Tom accepting a sponsorship, it's a legitimately good product.
      An endorsement from a famous critic is worth more than a thousand endorsements from anyone else.

  • ML Kipp
    ML Kipp 2 meses atrás

    It would be interesting to see if they could implement the old clock in the lobby or wherever the tours would gather and start. It could be synced with any random computer clock auction currently being used but would just be a fun demonstration/decoration piece.

  • Captain Arepa
    Captain Arepa 2 meses atrás +1

    I still remember when I was in university our software project management professor gave us an assignment on how to improve the Dutch flower market auction system (they were still using the rooms)... that was almost 12 years ago.
    Damn, I'm getting old XD

  • Thijmenmees
    Thijmenmees 2 meses atrás +5

    6:13 Tom just Rick Rolled us in Dutch... That was actually genius

  • Dionysus
    Dionysus 2 meses atrás

    As a Dutch person, hearing we have a auction/warehouse the size of a micro-state that makes 5.6 Billion yearly purely from flowers for once makes me feel very happy about where I live. I’d say patriotic but I don’t think that’s the right word… English is weird

  • Lara’s Hope: Flying Adventures

    You can always count on Tom Scott to educate you on something you never knew you wanted to be educated on or need to. I’ve seen tulip fields and farms but I never knew it was such a huge logistical thing with selling/buying flowers.

    • Ruud Bleeker
      Ruud Bleeker 3 meses atrás +5

      Good farmers/growers care about their product and the quality at which it reaches the consumer. This is true all around the world I would hope but it certainly is in the Netherlands. So that's why the people who grow these flowers started this marketplace and made it as efficient as possible with the technology available to them at the time, and as Tom points out in his video it is still updated whenever the need arises. This means that a perishable product like a flower that's cut from it's roots can be sold and shipped so fast, internationally even, that it will still stand fresh in a vase in your living room for a week or more.

  • eroi bior
    eroi bior 2 meses atrás

    demonstration involving the pressing of the buttons and such as well, super interesting and fun to see how auctions used to be held.

  • Paul, Does things.
    Paul, Does things. 2 meses atrás +1

    I saw this building when I flew into the netherlands and could fathom what it was, it was just this mega roof.
    But I had no data on my phone and the few people I asked just seemed confused at what I was talking about and I quickly forgot about it on our trip through europe.
    Now I remember my intrigue that day and now I know what it was.
    Thanks Tom!

  • Spitler
    Spitler Mês atrás

    note: ive been once to a more historical auction for tourists especially, where at the end of the run you could participate in the old-fashioned way. Same system, though I think we were auctioning veggies

  • Ori Ovadia
    Ori Ovadia 2 meses atrás +2

    I was there, in that warehouse, 22 years ago when i was 12, as part of a group tour :)
    I didnt understand what was going on, it was so overwhelming, but the flowers were very nice to look at, we even took a picture of this!

  • Zeerob
    Zeerob 3 meses atrás +872

    That Rickroll in Dutch though, well played! Hope you had a good time in The Netherlands and would love to see more stuff filmed here if you ever get the chance to visit again.

    • Vaiman tobe
      Vaiman tobe 9 dias atrás +1

      I think he meant "ik zal je nooit opgeven" (I'm never going to give you up)
      Instead of 'ik zal he nooit hoop geven' which means 'i'm never going to give you hope'

    • tygo
      tygo 2 meses atrás

      He pronounced is very good I def didn't need to read the dutch subtitles

    • Abhinav Diwakar
      Abhinav Diwakar 2 meses atrás

      ok

    • doan tran van
      doan tran van 2 meses atrás

      ok

    • hieu hoang thanh
      hieu hoang thanh 2 meses atrás

      ok

  • hypercept
    hypercept 3 meses atrás

    Kudos to the engineers that designed the program with distance latency in mind.

  • Lordmonocr
    Lordmonocr 2 meses atrás

    This is so interesting. It’s also a flower auction? Out of all things? Thinking about it, it kinda makes sense right? There’s a lot of places that use or sell flowers

  • Kalder
    Kalder 2 meses atrás +1

    I am Dutch and this was very interesting as I had never heard of this clock and its importance!

  • Matthias Holzinger
    Matthias Holzinger 2 meses atrás

    I'm ok with Tom using ads in this very aware and correct way. So often ads done by channels are just blatant sections of lies in otherwise fine videos and that makes the whole video less for me.

  • Juliën van der Niet
    Juliën van der Niet 3 meses atrás +740

    I think it very much speaks to Dutch culture that we (most of the time) have no problem replacing or changing traditions if it means getting more efficient.

    • Dopamine Cloud
      Dopamine Cloud 2 meses atrás

      @jan kees shhhh wat niet weet wat niet deert

    • rnedisc
      rnedisc 3 meses atrás

      COUGH cough cough zwartepietCOUGHCOUGH

    • SirZeck Lucious.
      SirZeck Lucious. 3 meses atrás

      @Erik B wow

    • jan kees
      jan kees 3 meses atrás

      @Luuk Arkesteijn waarom moet je liegen

    • Chimbo
      Chimbo 3 meses atrás +2

      Who said every time their behavior was fine but still got kicked out of 109?

  • koen miseur
    koen miseur 2 meses atrás

    These clocks aren't only in flower auctions, they are also on fruit auctions for example, I've seen them used in Belgium to when I was there on a school visit.

  • Bauke Conijn
    Bauke Conijn 2 meses atrás +1

    If you still want to see those clocks in action, there's a museum called the broekerveiling a little to the north on Langedijk, where they re-enact such auctions. The gimmick about that auction is that produce was moved in and out of the auction house on boats.

  • b-art
    b-art 2 meses atrás

    Great quality video again Tom, really nice to see you shooting so many videos in the Netherlands. Any reason in particular that you visit our country so much? Cheers!

  • Ian V. Raybeck
    Ian V. Raybeck 3 meses atrás

    Leave it to Tom Scott to make me mourn the loss of a device that I had no idea existed until 7 minutes ago. Bravo.

  • KoploperMau
    KoploperMau 3 meses atrás +1323

    Interesting fun fact if you ever visit Schiphol Airport: The train tunnel to the airport houses a never used branch to this flower auction! Its called the 'flower tunnel' (geez, aren't we original here) but it never got finished or used for its desired purpose. Its located if you travel from Hoofddorp to Schiphol Airport on the right side. Its not that special, but its something... You might not have known. ^_^

    • Morgana Howll
      Morgana Howll Mês atrás +1

      I've been once, but it happened to be in 2019, and also the day that the airport completely broke. was too busy haggling with KLM to get me home to actually go visit anywhere :(

    • Dipsy Teletubbie
      Dipsy Teletubbie 2 meses atrás +1

      Can you go in there or is it prohibited?

    • Marek Siciński
      Marek Siciński 2 meses atrás

      idk it doesnt seem that unoriginl

    • ThisBoyPerforms
      ThisBoyPerforms 2 meses atrás +2

      @Marius Kreuder Hi @TheTimTraveller this is an incredible idea!

    • Life With Astrid
      Life With Astrid 2 meses atrás +14

      I work at RFH but I really never know that the tunnel was never finished? Everyone always told me it was in use hahaha. (Note to co-workers: STOP TELLING ME LIES!!

  • Stephan8063
    Stephan8063 2 meses atrás +1

    The split tunneling, kill switch, and a handful of other "advanced" features all have known issues with NordVPN and they have not done anything about them for years. The base VPN part works but if youre looking at any of the other features thinking "its may be worth it because of that" just be warned that there's a halfway decent chance that the feature wont work properly or be compatible with other features.