Beer Sommelier: "Beer tastes better tepid than cold" (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Beer Sommelier: "Beer tastes better tepid than cold"

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Social media are filled by complaints about tepid beer. The beers…
5 differences between the Dutch girl you date and marry

5 differences between the Dutch girl you date and marry

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I recently received a message from a reader. “Shallow Man,…
Dutch population not getting enough sleep

Dutch population not getting enough sleep

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Many people in the Netherlands are not sleeping well. According…
Cito scores 2014: Compare schools in your municipality (Photo: RTL Nieuws)

Cito scores 2014: Compare schools in your municipality

RTL Nieuws has made a calculation tool to compare the final Cito…
Dag van nationale rouw (Photo: Politico Magazine)

Dag van nationale rouw

Today in the Netherlands is the "dag van nationale rouw | memorial…
The Oranje General (Photo Daily Mail)

The Oranje General

I am not a huge football fan but do like to watch it during the…
An interview with Zwarte Piet (Photo: de Volkskrant)

An interview with Zwarte Piet

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The Shallow Man, in his never ending quest to fulfil the requests…
Best Pool of the Year Election (Photo: ANP)

Best Pool of the Year Election

Summer! And that means (hopefully) nice weather. Time to look…
How to fit into Dutch society, have a home birth (Photo: Sofeminine)

How to fit into Dutch society, have a home birth

The Shallow Man, after ten years in the Netherlands has learned…
All Dutchies speak English (Photo: Front Page Mag)

All Dutchies speak English

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Is this true? According to Jakub Marian: almost fully true.…
'Zwarte Piet will disappear from the NLs' (Photo: Geen Stijl)

"Zwarte Piet will disappear from the NLs"

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July, full Summer period, temperatures higher than 20 degrees...…
Are Italian men the worst flirters in Europe? (photo: Runawaycook)

Are Italian men the worst flirters in Europe?

The Shallow Man recently read an article on the expatsHaarlem…
Netherlands v Chile, simulated

Netherlands v Chile, simulated

Netherlands v Chile: can't wait for the real match? Check out…
Are Dutch men the worst lovers in Europe? (Photo: Marco Alf)

Are Dutch men the worst lovers in Europe?

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Do you know the feeling when you think there’s something wrong…
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Yes. Summer has finally arrived..!!

In case you haven't noticed.. Today it's June 21st. In other…
What makes you an Expat?

What makes you an Expat?

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Is it possible to feel more at home in your new country than…
INTERVIEW DANIEL-RYAN SPAULDING (Photo: Arianna, Daniel, Novita)

INTERVIEW DANIEL-RYAN SPAULDING

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Daniel-Ryan Spaulding, the Internationally-Touring Canadian Stand-Up…
Shit Expats Say in The Netherlands

Shit Expats Say in the Netherlands

Stand-up Comedian Daniel-Ryan Spaulding explores expat culture…

Songs not to play on Father's Day

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Songs not to play on Father’s Day   It is Father’s…
Luilak Day

Luilak Day

Saturday before Pentecost: little wagons and a lot of noise?…
10 ways to fit into Dutch society

10 ways to fit into Dutch society

It’s another beautiful day in the Netherlands, time to sit…
'What If Gay Guys Said The Shit Straight People Say?'

'What If Gay Guys Said The Shit Straight People Say?'

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Daniel-Ryan Spaulding asks 'What If Gay Guys Said The Shit Straight…
Nederlandse politiek voor dummies (Photo: Bol.com)

Books - Nederlandse politiek voor dummies

Finally a book in which Dutch politics are understandably explained.…
Spijt! wins best European youth film

Spijt! wins best European youth film

The Dutch youth film Spijt! has won the European Film Academy…
Orange clothes that come with beer

World cup 2014: Orange clothes that come with beer

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On June 12th 10 pm (Dutch time) the waiting is finally over:…
ETOS proclaimed best drugstore of the Netherlands by consumers (Photo: Careality.nl)

Gfk: Etos best drugstore of the Netherlands

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Etos has been named best drugstore in the Netherlands. In a…
10 May: Nationale Molendag / National Windmill Day (Photo: Luca Guarnieri)

10 & 11 May: Nationale Molendag / National Windmill Day

Windmills are an iconic part of the Dutch landscape.. and a visit…
4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)

4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries…
Nature greener and earlier than last year (Photo: Michael Hofmann)

Nature greener and earlier than last year

We could enjoy blooming flowers earlier this year. Spring came…
First "Rokjesdag" of the year (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

"Rokjesdag"

What is Rokjesdag or Skirt Day? It is officially the first day…