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Ultimate List of Dutch Quirks

Dutch Quirk #55: Be rollerskating royals (and even hold skate parties) 

So, it’s the weekend, and you’re hanging out with your Dutch friends, wondering what to do when...

Dutch Quirk #73: Not have any mountains…or hills…or bumps

As the Dutch saying goes: “God may have created the earth, but the Dutch created the Netherlands.”...

Dutch Quirk #87: Invest way too much in window decorations to announce a new baby

Ah, the sweet joy of a new life entering this great big world. But how do the...

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

Ok, picture this. You're at the office, the clock reads 12:42, and you're fired up like one...

Dutch Quirk #81: Have toilets with an inspection shelf for their poo

Let’s be real. We’ve all experienced the horror of toilet water backsplash when we relieve ourselves. Well,...

Dutch Quirk 11: Eat hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles) for breakfast

The entire world eats Nutella on toast for breakfast. Except for the Dutch. They open a box...

Dutch Quirk #26: Complain about the NS

You can't possibly be in the Netherlands and not hear, or personally sprinkle, some complaints about the...

Dutch Quirk #84: Buy everything from IKEA and then donate it to a kringloop a year later

If you love an IKEA purchase but also kringloop hunting, you're in luck in the Netherlands —...