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Dutch customs

The Netherlands can be exasperating.

There's culture shock, but exasperation can be a persistent phenomenon. Shock decreases with familiarity. Exasperation can become increasingly acute.

Public telephones

I could not get the 'phone to work with coin (anno 2003)..

Following and pacing

The way that the Dutch people walk in public ...

Dutch bureaucracy

Part I (Amsterdam 2000) ...
...and II (Nijmegen 2004) ...

Having a beer

... The head fills and overflows the tiny glass....

I know my Dutch is bad

"No offense, but youre Dutch quite a few flaws...."

Een klacht

A complaint ...

"Do you understand this?"

A rude question in the wrong language....

Dutch toilets

A shelf, instead of a bowl ...