Becoming Dutch

Becoming Dutch – What Am I?

Becoming Dutch

Recently, a lot of people have started telling me that I have lived in Holland far too long to still be considered an expat. I find this slightly troubling. I was not aware that there was an expiration date on being an expat and hopefully I have not been breaking any Dutch laws by continuing to call myself one. However, even more troubling is the fact that (if it is true) I no longer know […]

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Even More Warning Signs of Becoming Dutch

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… (Part 3) 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 […]

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More Warning Signs That You Are Becoming Dutch

Have you been living in Holland for a while? Do you think you might be becoming Dutch or do you think you might actually be Dutch? Here is part two of our warning signs to look out for. You Might Be Becoming Dutch If… (Part 2) 1) You are familiar with and have used the two tone sigh. 2) You enthusiastically over extend the word ‘Goedaaaaaaaaaa’ until you’ve figured out what time of day it […]

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Warning Signs That You Are Becoming English

Becoming English

Previously I shared a few of the warning signs for expats to look out for if they think they are starting to become Dutch. But what about the Dutch themselves? Could they also be influenced by all of us English expats moving into their country? Do you think you might be becoming English? It’s very possible. Here are a few early warning signs that might indicate you are starting to become English. You Might Be […]

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Warning Signs That You Are Becoming Dutch

Spend any amount of time in Holland and you are bound to pick up a few habits from the locals. It’s good to become integrated but here are a few warning signs to look out for that might mean you are becoming Dutch. You Might Be Becoming Dutch If… (Part 1) 1) You no longer freak out when someone reminds you that the entire country is below sea level. 2) You’ve forgotten what hills and […]

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