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Not as funny as I was led to believe...
on 2 July 2009
I agree with the other reviewers giving this one star. I have lived in the Netherlands for more than 6 months now and am well versed in their idiosyncrasies, so I failed to see the humour in this book. It seems to be a medium for insulting the Dutch, which I'm sure wasn't the intent. I did giggle at a couple of the comments regarding the bording/alighting trains and the WC, but that was about it. This book tries very hard to be witty, but comes off rather childish, with the air of "they're like this, therefore they're stupid". Another reviewer recommended "A Xenophope's Guide to the Dutch" - it's more accurate, cheaper and you don't have to spend half your life reading it.