Bidets growing in popularity in NL: No toilet paper? No problem! Get a toilet with a spray installed

Ever been to the toilet, but you see that the toilet paper has run out? You rummage through your bag for tissues or anything to wipe after you’ve relieved yourself, but you just don’t have the means. Well, there might be an easy solution for that – a toilet with a sprayer installed in them!

This Japanese toilet would be a totally new toilet experience, and they are getting more popular in Dutch bathrooms. The luxury product even comes with music to drown out any (ahem) sounds that come from the bathroom!

Photo credits: Wikimedia commons/Chris 73

According to what Richar Scheps, owner of, told RTLNieuws, these toilets with sprays, or bidets installed in them are gaining popularity with Dutch people. “We finally see that it works. Of course, we already had Asians and people with disabilities who were enthusiastic about it, but now the Dutch are also tacking,” he says.

Photo credits: Olivier Bruchez/flickr

He continues to say that toilet production companies are also getting more enthusiastic of offering it a luxury product. There are a variety of shapes and sizes of the sprays you can choose from. “The Japanese have heated toilet seats, warm air that blows your buttocks dry, self-opening toilet seats and even a radio function,” Richard explains to RTLNieuws. “But we also have Turkish, where an unheated jet comes out of the pot. We also sell Thai toilets, with a separate shower hose next to the pot.”

You’ll be using lesser toilet paper, and your bum will be happy! It’ll be a truly relaxing experience, and no, we were not sponsored to say that 😉 what do you think? Have you used these? Are you thinking of getting one yourself? Let us know in the comments, below!

Kavana Desai
Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


  1. In English, America anyway, a WC bril is called a “toilet seat”. Just FYI, it would make your article more understandable.

  2. What I mean is where you say “glasses”, it should say “toilet seat”. “The Japanese have heated glasses….”

  3. In India it’s common practice to use water and they devised a nozzle like thing to serve the purpose but it is not healthy for women as splash of water sometimes carries the faecal particles in the vaginal vault and urethral opening, thus causing repeatedly urinary tract infection due to E coli.


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