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Cara Räker 🇩🇪

Cara moved to the Netherlands at fifteen and she is here to stay! After all, there is so much to love about it, except maybe the bread (as every German will tell you). Next to finishing up her bachelor's degree in European politics (dry), Cara loves to do yoga, swim, and cook delicious veggie food.

Dutch Quirk #102: Refuse to drive drunk, but biking drunk is fine (of course)

Swerve to the left, swerve to the right... we all know that Dutchies love their bikes. They...

Dutch Quirk #27: Have almost zero customer service skills

The Dutch are bad at many things: decent lunches, biking safely, and building staircases you can climb...

Dutch Quirk #22: Give everyone three kisses to say hello

So, here's a quirk that gets awkward really quickly if you get it wrong: the Dutch custom...

Dutch Quirk #104: Be prescribed only paracetamol by every Dutch doctor

Got a headache? Paracetamol. Sleepless nights? Paracetamol. Broken leg? Hm, maybe try a paracetamol. Or two, that'll...

Dutch Quirk #34: Join a fraternity and wear a (seriously gross) jacket

Sororities and fraternities tend to be associated with the US, but don't be fooled because the Dutch...

5 times The Simpsons made the Dutch say “d’oh!”

Oh, The Simpsons. The animated sitcom with its quirky yellow characters has been running since 1989 and...

Dutch Quirk #4: Eat dinner ridiculously early

It’s 6 PM, and you know what that means: first beer of the day, you might say,...

7 practical questions about smoking weed in Amsterdam, answered

So, you’re planning a trip to an Amsterdam coffeeshop but don’t quite know where to start?  If you’re...