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Posts all about the famous Dutch tolerance or tolerantie as they say in Nederlands

The Uitzwaaidag Islam Dutch Tolerance Strikes Back!

uitzwaaidag islam

Dutch tolerance, just when I thought it was as dead as disco, out of blue it makes a grand return!  Which brings me to the subject of today’s post, the uitzwaaidag Islam, Dutch tolerance strikes back! Another day another uitzwaaidag event If social media had existed during the time of the NSDAP …

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Dutch Tolerance and the Uitzwaai Dag for Sylvana Simons

The Uitzwaai Dag for Sylvana Simons For my expat readers that are learning Dutch, here are some phrases from the Dutch language that you won’t normally learn in Dutch courses. jankneger, aandachtshoer,  Zeurpiet, Klaagpiet, Kutpiet, landverrader, kutwijf, sloerie, vieze teringhoer, zwarte doos, negermongool en aap.” All of these phrases, and …

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Dutch Tolerance and the Jobs Market

The Jobs Market and Dutch Tolerance Mark Rutte, the Dutch Prime Minister, knows how to fight and overcome the odds to be successful. Here is a man who despite a complete and utter lack of charisma, and a speaking style that is as exciting as a notary reading out the terms of a …

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Stuff Dutch people hate

angry Dutch shooting tourists on bikes in Amsterdam

Some Stuff Dutch People Hate The Shallow Man received an angry message from a reader complaining that my writing style was too sarcastic, “why can’t your blog be more like Stuff Dutch People Like?”  Now Colleen Geske, the woman behind that site does a great job, but The Shallow Man is simply …

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Take the Shallow Man Inburgering test

Zwarte Piet is racist

Inburgering take the Shallow Man test Riding on a wave of intolerance, a few years ago the Dutch government ratified a law which required non-EU nationals living in the Netherlands to take the civic integration exam, Inburgering (a.k.a. inbuggering). Just to make things clear, this is different from the exam …

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