Best Of DutchReview: Most Popular Articles of August 2019

Whew, what a month DutchReviewers! We know that with all our really ridiculously good-looking content, it can be hard to stay up to date.

But thankfully, we’ve made it easy for you, by bringing you the crème de la crème of the articles our readers were most fond of over August 2019. What was your fave?



#1 How Did the Netherlands Manage to Become the First Country to Have No Stray Dogs?

There are over 2 million stray dogs around the world, but the Netherlands ain’t got one. That’s right! So how did this country claim the crown to be the first to have no stray dogs? (Hint: it wasn’t euthanasia, thank god/dog)!



#2 Not Always the Best: Here’s 7 Times the Dutch Suffered a HUGE Fail

Ja, ja, ja, we get it! The Dutch are super-tall, innovative as hell, and speak English better than we do. Need a morale-boost? Let’s look back on some of the times the Dutch stuffed things up.




#3 57,000 People Want to Sit on a Dutch Beach to Watch Brexit Unfold Across the Water

What makes Brexit just a little bit better? Not living in Britain of course! Tens of thousands of people are keen on heading to the beach, sipping a beer, and watching Britain self-destruct. Wanna come?



#4 We Asked Readers About their Experiences With the Infamous Dutch Directness

Ever felt the stinging pain that comes from someone being totally, brutally honest? These DutchReviewers sure have. We asked our readers for their worst experiences with the infamous Dutch Directness – and they delivered!



refugee girl reconnects with man#5 Twitter Reconnects Woman With Man Who Gifted Her a Bike When She Was a Refugee Child

For your monthly dose of heartwarming, tales let’s take a walk through the past when a young refugee girl from Iraq was given a bike by a kind Dutchie. Fast-forward 24 years later and the power of Twitter reconnects them! We’re not crying, you’re crying.



#6 Dutch Language Out of Stock: Why Employers Are Switching to English Speakers

If you’re an expat struggling to grasp the Dutch language and really want a latte, this article is good news for you. For our favourite Nederlanders who want to preserve their culture, history, and identity through their 1500-year-old language, wellll, maybe it’s not so good.



#7 In the Netherlands, Rules are Rules (But Only When It’s Convenient)

There exists a bizarre paradox in the Netherlands, where rules are not only plentiful but strict. Yet each Dutchie genuinely believes they’re for someone else. What purpose do they have in Dutch life, and should you be following them?



There you have it! DutchReview’s 7 Most Popular Articles for August 2019. Which one was your favourite? Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below!

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Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Sam has over six years experience writing about life in the Netherlands and leads the content team at DutchReview. She originally came to the Netherlands to study in 2016 and now holds a BA (Hons.) in Arts, a BA (Hons) in Journalism, and (almost) a Masters in Teaching. She loves to write about settling into life in the Netherlands, her city of Utrecht, learning Dutch, and jobs in the Netherlands — and she still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike (she's learning!).


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