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Life in the Netherlands through the eyes of Amsterdam’s most sarcastic expat.

Tips on working with the British and the Dutch

British work life balance

Essential tips on working with the British and the Dutch I recently received a message from a reader who is moving to the UK for work. “Shallow Man, I’m about to move to the UK, and would appreciate any tips you have on working with the British”. The Shallow Man, always keen to …

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Recommended Sites For Expats

Recommended Sites For Expats in the Netherlands I’ve put together this list of recommended sites for expats in the Netherlands as I’m often asked to recommend good sites for expats. So below in no particular order is a selection of the sites I myself visit on a regular basis. This …

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7 reasons not to accept Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands

There are always 7 reasons… What a week it’s been in Dutch politics. Throughout the Netherlands people are revolting. No I’m not talking about wearing birkenstocks with three quarter length leggings, I’m referring to the number of demonstrations going on throughout the land against accepting asylum seekers. I wanted to …

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Dutch Stereotypes of Other Nationalities the Top Seven

Dutch stereotypes of other nationalities The Shallow Man recently made a video called Things Not to Say To Romanian Women in Amsterdam. The idea for this came from the feedback I’d received from some Romanian expats in the Netherlands about their experiences here.   Since the publishing the video, I’ve been inundated …

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