Are Common Stereotypes About The Dutch True Or False? When I first moved to the workers paradise commonly known as the Netherlands, I had very little knowledge about the country or its people. In fact, what I really knew, or at least, thought I knew about the Dutch and Amsterdam in particular, were really common stereotypes about the Dutch. Which brings me to the subject of … [Read more...] about Are Common Stereotypes About The Dutch True Or False?
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 with messages from many other expats about the kind … [Read more...] about Dutch Stereotypes of Other Nationalities the Top Seven
Are you becoming Dutch? Take this test and find out. A common question the Shallow Man is often asked by Dutch people once they realize how long I've lived in the Netherlands is, "do you feel Dutch?" If an attractive woman asks me this then my response is usually, "well if you allow me, I'll be happy to feel you, where would you like me to start?" In terms of 'feeling Dutch', … [Read more...] about Expats Telltale Signs That You’re Becoming Dutch
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 not fluffy enough to write jolly observations about stroopwafels and herring. In fact, … [Read more...] about Stuff Dutch people hate