First of all, yes: anything Dutch and auto-related makes us hot and bothered. Second of all, the Romans had mad roadage. 53,000 miles of highway, to be precise. This allowed those skirt-wearing legionaries to quickly spread out across the empire and bop upstart Vandals and Visigoths on the noggins when the barbarians got out of line. These roads also allowed a certain Elephant loving Hun to, you know, sack the shit out of Rome. Still, the fact that the Romans were building roads over 2,000-years before anybody bothered to invent the automobile shows just how forward thinking our Italian forefathers were. I mean, do you think the Dutch even knew that DAF was coming?
Ancient Roman road found in Netherlands [Irish Examiner]
How Van Gogh REALLY Lost His Ear: The Dukes of Holland [Internal]