Life in the Netherlands through the eyes of a sarcastic expat
Welcome to the Amsterdam Confessions of a Shallow Man. Since 2013, the shallow man has been commenting on life in the self titled, most tolerant country in the world, the Netherlands.
Warning, this site has no fluffy content
If you’re looking for lovely, fluffy, cuddly, content, about how wonderful it is living in the Netherlands. Or would like to hear about the joys of cycling, and how Dutch people like eating stroopwafels, then this isn’t the site for you. If you’d like to know about the Stuff Dutch People hate, the oddities of Dutch fashion, or how to date the Dutch, then you’re at the right place.
With over 18,000 followers on stalkbook, sorry I mean Facebook, the Amsterdam Confessions of a Shallow Man, is a much despised, but essential reference to life in the Netherlands for expats, visitors, and open minded Dutch people, curious to gain a different perspective on life in the Netherlands from a foreigner’s point of view.
Life in the Netherlands
There’s more to life in the Netherlands than cheese, windmills, King’s Day and bikes. Find out why painting your face black, and donning an afro wig, can’t possibly be offensive in anyway shape or form.
Learn why there’s absolutely no discrimination in the Dutch job market, and Dutch women are the most emancipated in the world, this in spite of having the largest number of women working part time in Europe.
Dutch fashion can be a shock to the uninitiated. When I first moved here, and witnessed the fashion sense of the Dutch, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Learn all about the peculiarities and deadly sins of Dutch fashion, and why denim, is almost a religion in the Netherlands. The never ending love affair of Dutch men with brown shoes, and the irrational fear that Dutch women have of hair dryers, is also explained.
I also have some useful tips on how to dress like a Dutch girl.
Working with the Dutch
Don’t fall for all this nonsense about Dutch companies having no hierarchy, and the bloody polder model. Find out what it’s really like to work with the Dutch.
Your essential guide to life in the Netherlands
Whether you’re an expat living in the Netherlands, or one of the many tourists, hated by the locals, (unless they’re staying in an Airbnb let, then the Dutch will love you) then this is the website for you. It’s also popular, or shall I say tolerated, by many Dutch people too. Leuk!!! So without further ado, welcome to the Amsterdam Confessions of a Shallow Man.
The Shallow Man also hosts seminars about life in the Netherlands. Click here for more info.