Court rules: Ratelband (69) will remain 69 years of age, despite pleas to lower his age

Emile Ratelband’s request to change his date of birth was rejected. According to the court, the law offers no room to assign a change to his formal age.

Ratelband (69) wanted to lower his age by twenty years because he says he feels much younger and – even lower – score more tinder-matches.

However, a request to that effect at the civil registry of the municipality of Arnhem was rejected today. Ratelband did not agree obviously, because people can also change their name and their gender.

Well, it was fun while it lasted:

Abuzer van Leeuwen πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
Founded DutchReview. Rotterdammer living in Leiden. Politics, innovation and epic food-reviews are his thing. Interested in doing anything with DutchReview? Contact him at abuzer[at]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Weekly update: Dutch infections nearly halved β€” but hospitalisations double

The RIVM has released its weekly coronavirus figures from July 20 to July 27. The number of infections has decreased dramatically compared to the previous week. Over the...

Coronavirus in the Netherlands: all you need to know [UPDATED]

Coronavirus continues to sweep across the Netherlands and the globe. Here's up-to-date information, as it happens, on COVID-19 in Holland.Β  The Netherlands reported its first...

Can you get a mortgage in the Netherlands as an international? With college debt? Or as a freelancer?

Can you get a mortgage in the Netherlands as an expat? Are you an expat in the Netherlands and thinking of buying a house?...

The latest Dutch news.
In your inbox.