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Welcome to Holland – Dutch Hospitality

Dutch hospitality can be a shock

Dutch hospitality and Barbecue Protocol Dutch hospitality is quite rightfully famous throughout the world. In spite of students being invited to come to the Netherlands, only to discover that when they look for accommodation here, that many advertisements for rooms clearly state, “NO INTERNATIONALS” or “DUTCH GIRLS ONLY.” This doesn’t …

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One In Eight Dutch Drivers Text While Driving

Dutch drivers text while driving

One In Eight Dutch Drivers Text While Driving What an incredible week it’s been for shocking news. Firstly, the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) published a report that one in eight Dutch drivers text behind the wheel. But that was nothing compared to the other amazing story that King Willem-Alexander …

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From Annoying Blogger to Amsterdam Vlogger

ripped jeans

From Blogger to Amsterdam Vlogger At the time of writing this, my blog has been around for two years. As I’ve stated before, the purpose of my blog, like the BBC is to inform, educate and to entertain. Some might add an additional purpose, which is to annoy, something I’ve certainly …

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How to Dress Just Like a Dutch Girl and Make Friends

The Shallow Man was recently approached by an expat lady, who in spite of having lived in Amsterdam for three years, still hadn’t made and Dutch female friends. Upon listening to her sad story it quickly became clear to me that the root of her problem was actually that she …

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How to really integrate into Dutch society

How to really integrate into Dutch society I hope that as you read this that you’re sitting down as the Shallow Man will do something different with this post. Today, on this very page, I’m going to be serious.  I’ve recently written two posts on how to fit into Dutch …

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