Have you started picking up Dutch habits? Have you started thinking like a Dutch person? Do you think you might actually be becoming Dutch person? If the answer is yes here is part three of our warning signs to look out for:
You Might Be Becoming Dutch If…
1) You’ve unintentionally freak out your non-European friends by automatically kissing them on the cheek three times when saying hello.
2) You’ve also experienced that confusing moment that happens when you give your European, non-Dutch friends the incorrect number of cheek kisses.
3) You’ve realized that when queuing in Holland there are no rules, only survivors.
4) The locks on your bicycle are more valuable than your bicycle itself.
5) But you’ve had your bicycle stolen.
6) You’ve finally accepted that the word ‘gezellig’ will never be translated into your own language.
7) You have become brave enough to try the extra sour Dutch drop and are able to do so without pulling a face.
8) You own a pair of fluffy clog slippers purely to be ironic.
9) You’ve used a bakfiets to transport beer.
10) You know what a bakfiets is.
11) You’ve muttered the word ‘tourists’ under your breath in annoyance when walking around Amsterdam.
12) You know the difference between a Dutch coffee shop and ‘a Dutch coffee shop’.
13) You’ve started using Dutch-isms when speaking your own language.
14) The Dutch have told you that you’ve been around too long to still be considered an expat but don’t have a suggestion of an alternative designation for you.
Think you might be becoming English? Check out the list of Warning Signs That You Are Becoming English.