I live in a student house among 24 other Dutch people on my floor, each having their own room. Leisure room, two kitchens, 3 showers and 6 toilets are shared. Thankfully, there is a cleaning team coming by every morning that takes care of common properties. A Washing machine and a dryer are also usable. Specially noteworthy is my Internet connection speed in my room: astonishing 11 MB/s. Followed by another astonishing number 350 EUR per month I pay for rent. Although Netherlands has one of the highest populations density in Europe (396/km2) this number has not affected my "quality of living" in any way.
Every month there is one Saturday whose events is organized by one LC in Netherlands. That means that every month people all over Netherlands come together to have some games, a dinner and in the end a party. The latest event I visited took place in Enschede, "the greatest student party in Benelux" as it was advertised - party as any other just in five halls at once. Every week there is also an AIESEC meeting where presentations and various announcements are made. Afterwards, as always, is the socializing part - you know, drinking, talking, chit-chat and simply relaxing. Sometimes we go to the city for a drink or just have a cozy dinner.
The city itself is criss-crossed by numerous canals matched with swarm of bridges, each and every one possible to open. Interestingly, one can see an open bridge very seldom, usually only if you are in real hurry to cross it. Yet the snail speed boat passing by doesn't really care. The shores of canals are full of boats and small ships so the captains have to be really alert when moving. There are no skyscrapers in this town, my 8th floor building is one of the highest. The common practice is that even in central city, people have living quarters above the shops or just rent a room in a bigger house.
Transportation is organized very well. There are separate roads or lanes for bicyclists everywhere so that sometimes there is even less space for pedestrians. The number of bikes is accordingly huge which effectively helps to promote the national sport: bike-theft. Getting your bike stolen is just so common in here, therefore I try to avoid letting my ride outside for a night. So far so good. The railroad connection between cities is just superb: you can get almost anywhere by train. By now I have used the services of local railroad quite many times and I have no complaints.
Despite the number of outside differences, I consider Netherlands and Estonia quite quite similar countries. That is, taking account the nature, location and history, there are no major barriers. What I realized is that the main difference is in people themselves. It is a huge difference whether you live your everyday life at home day after day or whether you experience true multi-cultural environment on your very own skin.