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Ultimate List of Dutch Quirks

Dutch Quirk #18: refuse to go into debt

Have you ever noticed that almost all Dutch people refuse to go into debt and are terrified...

Dutch Quirk #52: Write poems for each other for “pakjesavond”

Didn't think the words "Dutch" and "poetry" were two things you'd hear in one sentence? Well, turn...

Dutch Quirk #9: Drink copious amounts of coffee at work

Ok, picture this. You're at the office (during better times), the clock reads 12:42 and you're fired...

Dutch Quirk #46: Never close their curtains

It's happened to the best of us. You're walking along, innocently minding your own business, your eyes...

Dutch Quirk #21: Put mayo on absolutely everything

Dutch mayonnaise is definitely on another level. For expats, the condiment is different in flavour for sure,...

Dutch Quirk #35. Put public urinals in the middle of busy streets

Picture this: you're taking a delightful walk through a classic Dutch city, completely mesmerized by the canal...

Dutch Quirk #43: Hang a birthday calendar in their toilet

You read that right. It's the mighty verjaardagskalendar: a calendar that holds birthday reminders and party possibilities,...

Dutch Quirk #17: Treat the public footpaths like their personal terrace

The outer part of the street is usually designated for parking your bike, while the inner side...
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