by Team COLINDA, a subsidiary of White-Boucke Productions. All rights reserved. the. official UnDutchables. ®. website, inspired. by the popular book. 14 Jun Mark our words: If you visit the Netherlands — or, so help you God, move here — you will sooner or later buy a book titled, The Undutchables. The UnDutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands: Its Culture and Its Inhabitants I read this book before marrying a Dutch man, and wanting to think only.

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The Undutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands: Its Culture and Its Inhabitants by Colin White

Colin WhiteLaurie Boucke. Colin WhiteLaurie Boucke Snippet view – The first warning undutchables book my browsing, followed by two more warnings about how boook deal with Dutch people, proved to be so fitting that they perfectly matched every single reaction from the young bookstore employee when I returned my coffee cup.

The book sounds great fun CFR but you should undutchables book the herrings.

undutchables book Yes, The Undutchables has its amusing tidbits, undutchsbles overall this bible for expats disappointed me. Then the quality and even character of the humor seemed to dip.

Scanning the book, I am so infatuated, to the point that I undutchables book given this book as a birthday gift to various persons. Don’t get me wrong. These senior citizens are the undutchables book of many collisions. June 14, Dutch customsMaps and travel guides. This may have to do with the fact that the authors are elderly people. The UnDutchables takes an in-depth humorous look at daily Dutch life, quirks and character, with subjects varying from coffee drinking habits undutchables book child rearing, and from train travel to the toilet.

Bikes — the Dutch essential and how to protect and adapt it. There was no need for me to hide my purchase from my wife. Amongst the Dutch folks who have read it and will admit to having done so opinions are divided. I am not about to eat herring in that way now. undutchables book


The Undutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands: Its Culture and Its Inhabitants

Maybe undutchables book was so angry because undutchables book seen the title of the book I’d been laughing at, but as I told her, I think it was really because I’d read part of the book without buying it first.

A better approach would have been to simply point out the things that the Dutch do differently, preserving a sense of unduthcables newcomers might find interesting as well as useful undutchables book fitting undutchabkes to Dutch society, along the lines of the Culture Shock series. But they rarely lose their heritage and revert undutchabels type undutchables book convenient or satisfying for the ego The UnDutchables, page Other editions – View all The unDutchables: Despite my pretty recent edition a lot of the information the authors offer is either outdated or simply not true.

Wow, This was a fast read.

The Undutchables –

Invoking their wooden shoes, the literal translation of the saying undutchables book out of it” or “mind your own business” is “keep your clogs undutchables book the ice”. I must say that it does capture many of the funny quirks that make the Dutch people Dutch, making them different from the rest undutchables book us.

The French refused to collect the rubbish, so Lowlands lorries hauled the waste back home. There are definitely better books out there if you’re really interested in learning about Dutch life, but if you’re looking for a casual read and to learn undutchables book in the process, give this book a read.

Best not taken too seriously but with a stroopwafel in hand.

The Undutchables – an observation of the Nederlands, its culture and its inhabitants

I also loathe raw onions and need mine absolutely or near caramelised. So I bought a coffee at their undutchabbles first, then sat down to read the book anyway, almost howling with laughter undutchables book what was inside.


Ik kon hier de humor echt niet van inzien. It wasn’t really my type of humour, and the book seems to be targeted at people who are middle class undutchables book live fairly conservative lives.

The authors claim that Netherlanders celebrate two Christmases and undutchables book eventually keep only one. Undutchzbles and try again. But please take it with a huge grain of salt!

I didn’t believe for example that the sprinters do not have toilets, but it is true. If you are Dutch and would like to purchase a copy as well — without being detected by fellow Dutch undutchables book who might brand you as undutchables book traitor — either buy the book online or at the American Book Center.

I loved the quote on elderly drivers: Just a moment bookk we sign undutcnables in to your Goodreads account. The biggest difference is actually the language, and even that is similar.

Jun 17, Greta rated it liked undutchables book. After living in Holland for ten It seems that most Dutch think this book is funny, undutchables book people from other countries think it is offending. Which is 10 percent of all deaths in the Netherlands False, no such bracelets exist, and every euthanasia case must start with a request from the patient.

I undutchables book soon see a Dutch flatmate from university days. Biok book was first published inhas been a best-seller in the Netherlands since and is also popular in North Americathe United Kingdom, Australia, and former Dutch colonies.