(Image: Carol Rossetti)

10 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting…
Finally! The first comparison site for Dutch health insurance in English (Photo: Globelink)

Finally! The first comparison site for Dutch health insurance in English

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ZorgWijzer.nl has launched the first and only Dutch health insurance…
A common bond between Expats and the Dutch: manners (Photo: Getty Images)

A common bond between Expats and the Dutch: manners

On Sunday the Shallow Man ran through the Amsterdamse Bos. The…
Drongo Festival (Photo BIMU)

Drongo Festival

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Drongo Festival: "Languages for your Future", Professional information…
Dealing with Dutch Directness: disconnect or connect? (Photo: Creative Mornings)

Dealing with Dutch Directness: disconnect or connect?

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Did you catch the tongue-in-cheek article, “10 ways to fit…

Comparisons of the Dutch with other Europeans

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The Shallow Man is a well travelled old fossil. I’ve lived…
A problem called "Happiness"

A problem called "Happiness"

When I was studying psychology at university, I did not imagine…
Cost of renting a home in Amsterdam reaches record levels

Cost of renting a home in Amsterdam reaches record levels

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The cost of renting a home in the free sector in Amsterdam has…
Gendered marketing funny and effectively explained

Gendered marketing funny and effectively explained

You may think you’re the one deciding what you buy at the supermarket…
Home is a place you can tell about…(Photo: Bertolda)

Home is a place you can tell about…

He was a chubby kid. He wasn't pretty but with one of those faces…
Primary school in the Netherlands (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Primary school in the Netherlands

Compulsory education under Dutch law applies to children of all…
Amalfi

26 Places to Visit Before you Die

Last month online magazine Architecture & Design has made…
Aikido, a new balance in the life of the Expat

Aikido, a new balance in the life of the Expat

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I have been living in the Netherlands for more than 10 years.…
Amsterdam 12th most expensive expat city in Europe

Amsterdam 12th most expensive expat city in Europe

Last month Mercer released its annual Cost of Living City Rankings. The…

Amsterdam 11th in worldwide quality of life index

According to Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey, Amsterdam's…
Belgians drink the most on holiday (Photo: Ibiza.nl)

Belgians drink the most on holiday

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With an average of 3.7 drinks per day, Belgians are the biggest…
Being a Third Culture Kid - Part 1: The Challenges (Photo: Chaud)

Being a Third Culture Kid - Part 1: The Challenges

Do you have small children and are you thinking of moving abroad?…
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,…
The Amsterdam Casual sex guide (Photo: Thinkstock)

The Amsterdam Casual sex guide

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The sun has been shining in Amsterdam, everywhere I look I see…
Learning A Language By Popping A Pill? (Photo: Huffington Post)

Learning A Language By Popping A Pill?

I just saw a YouTube movie, previously published and commented…
About migrants that landed but with anchors made of salt, as their thoughts (Photo: Marco Ottaviani)

About migrants that landed but with anchors made of salt, as their thoughts

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“They go on with their lives here. I might have realized it…
Identity and Living Abroad (Photo: Muntz)

Identity and Living Abroad

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In my work — personal coaching among internationals living…
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…
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…
My Dutch Difficulty – The Elusive Word

My Dutch Difficulty – The Elusive Word

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At least one Dutch word still eludes me. It’s a word I cannot…

Living Abroad and Making Connections

It’s been four and a half years since I settled into Haarlem…
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…