Five Essential Dutchisms Definition of Dutchism 1: a patronising and irritating way of explaining some aspect of Dutch culture to foreigners 2: a tendency towards condescension a manner of behaving toward others in an outwardly polite way that nevertheless implies one's own country is superior to that of others; One can detect a Dutchism as they always begin with … [Read more...] about Five Essential Dutchisms That You’re Bound To Hear As A Foreigner
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The latest denim fashion trend will it become popular in the Netherlands? The Netherlands is the biggest player in the European denim market. The Dutch love of denim knows no bounds. Adriano Goldschmied, one of the founders of Diesel, once strikingly described it this way in an interview with the NRC: "The Dutch have jeans in their blood. The Dutch love fashion, but they're not … [Read more...] about The Latest Trend in Denim For Women Will It Catch On In The Netherlands?
Dressing to be comfortable There are many things that the Netherlands is famous for. Water management, cheese, XTC, cycling, the red light district, and of course tolerantie. These are all well and good, (with the exception of the tolerance part which is a bit of a myth if you ask me) but there's one thing that the Dutch, well actually Dutch women are the world leaders in, … [Read more...] about Edgy Dutch Fashion Dressing to be Comfortable
More Questions For the Dutch Inburgering Exam In his never ending quest to assist his readers, the Shallow Man recently developed the Shallow Man inburgering exam test. For those of you who are not familiar with the inburgering exam process, Dutch residents from non-EU countries are expected to take a series of tests that upon successful completion will assist the candidates … [Read more...] about More Inburgering Exam Questions