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Life in the Netherlands through the eyes of a sarcastic expat
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    The Dutch love of caravans and campers If you’re a single expat that’s recently moved to the Netherlands, you may have been somewhat confused while swiping your way through Tinder profiles to see photos of attractive singles taken in front of their caravans or campers. The explanation for this is simple, the Dutch love caravans …

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    The Netherlands Heatwave Plan The Netherlands has been experiencing freak weather for weeks. By freak weather, I am of course referring to a prolonged heatwave. At the time of writing this, it hasn’t rained for weeks. I see confused and shocked expats and locals on Facebook asking each other, “what’s going on? is the world …

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    It happened on an NS Train ride One of the joys of being the Shallow Man is that I often receive wonderful messages from my readers about various aspects of life in the Netherlands. The story I’m about to share with you below is one of the most interesting and touching messages I’ve ever received. …

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    Healthy Dunkin Donuts “Restaurant” Opens In Amsterdam Zuid Dunkin Donuts opens in Amsterdam Zuid on Wednesday, September 12th. The store will also be shared by Baskin Robbins who will sell ice cream. In spite of what you might think about them, they are apparently definitely not fast food. I know this because the Amsterdam Zuid …

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    Rental scams on Social Media and how to avoid them As I write this post, it’s the time of year when a lot of people are planning to move to the Netherlands to study or have just arrived and are looking for somewhere to live long-term.  Whether it’s due to the poor support provided by …

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    Smartphone use while cycling to be banned from July 2019 In a move that will enrage many, A Dutch government minister has proposed that smartphone use while cycling should be banned from July 1st 2019. This is, of course, a slap in the face to the social and love lives of many in the Netherlands. …

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    Food Delivery Services In Amsterdam Until recently, the Shallow Man lived happily in Amsterdam Zuid. One of the great things for a man whose cooking repertoire is like a Dutch woman’s wardrobe, severely limited.  Was the huge choice and number of options available from food delivery services in Amsterdam which brings me to the subject …

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    Five Things The Dutch Blame Expats For Firstly, I’d like to make something very clear. It’s tough being Dutch. After all, the Netherlands is only the seventh largest economy in the EU. Poverty is practically non-existent and the country has extensive social benefits and a first class affordable medical system. (No I’m not being sarcastic). …

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    How To Dress Like A Dutch Girl 2018 Fashion Tips Back in the distant past, in the days when Donald Trump was still just a reality TV star and leopard print hadn’t taken over the wardrobes of Dutch women like bacteria on the fish of an all you can eat sushi place, the Shallow Man …

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    Rant of the day! The imaginary black friends of Zwarte Piet supporters Once upon a time, there was a man named Piet, Zwarte Piet. He was loved by all kids throughout the Netherlands. Well, that’s not exactly 100% true because, in fact, the Dutch children’s ombudsman did some research which showed that the majority of …

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