You know you’re definitely Dutch when…

1. You think it’s perfectly normal to transport another human being on a bike with you.

2. Your calves resemble Popeye’s biceps.

3. You get annoyed when people think the Netherlands is all about Amsterdam.

4. You get annoyed when people think Amsterdam is all about weed and prostitutes.

5. You own one of these:

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6. On special occasions and at Christmas time, you dust off your gourmetten set and let everyone cook their own food on the dinner table.

7. You eat (and enjoy) frikandellen.

8. You manage to say hoor 10 times a day without so much as a stifled giggle.

9. You roll your eyes when someone refers to your country as Holland, then take a deep breath and prepare yourself to deliver your rehearsed speech about the difference between Holland and The Netherlands.

10. You fly a Dutch flag when camping so that people don’t mistake you for Germans.

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11. You’ve stepped in dog poo and then walked into your house with your shoes still on.

12. You will not allow people to say that oliebollen are doughnuts. EVER.

13. (Women) You think that white leggings are a fashionable option for summer.

14. (Men) You think that coloured jeans are a fashionable option, period.

15. You don’t know what the Dutch two-tone sigh is, because you don’t even realise you’re doing it.

Hayley x

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22 comments

  1. Yes, very recognizable, especially the part about Amsterdam. However, I have never walked into my house with the dog poop on my shoe! That is just gross!

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  2. The Oranges were in Michigan yesterday and I didn’t know it! (*cries*) I would’ve gone, if I’d known. (Doesn’t matter that Grand Rapids is an hour away…I still would’ve gone!)

    That’s okay…they gave some nice coverage to His Majesty’s speech on the evening news, so I didn’t feel too left out. 😛

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  3. 1. It is.
    2. Not any more unfortunately.
    3-8. True.
    9. It’s easy to explain to Britons; Holland is to the Netherlands what England is to the UK.
    10-12. True
    13. Only in certain places.
    14. Ant trousers, not just jeans.
    15. The what?.

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  4. I had to laugh when you mentioned the two-tone sigh. I immediately knew what you meant, but I had absolutely no idea it’s typically Dutch. Awesome!

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  5. White leggings should be forbidden by law! Says me a Dutch girl
    A Dutch flag on our campsite? Never seen it, thank God. Although I being mistaken for a German is an absolute no go!

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  6. I have quite often been the other human being on the back of the bike. Since they usually call it a love seat and I’m usually riding on the back of one of my male friend’s bikes (because I forgot my own) I do get some strange looks.

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  7. ,13 out of 15, probably because this test was written by an English lady. You see, I never step in dog poo and then keep my shoes on. My Dutch mother would not let that happen. Nor would i be proud letting my guests cook their dinner at my table? My Dutch mother would not let that happen either! However, as my mother stopped buying my clothes i now own several pairs of oddly coloured jeans

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  8. Only scored 13 out of 15, probably because this test was written by an English lady. You see, I never step in dog poo and then keep my shoes on. My Dutch mother would not let that happen. Nor would i be proud letting my guests cook their dinner at my table? My Dutch mother would not let that happen either! However, as my mother stopped buying my clothes i now own several pairs of oddly coloured jeans!

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