Bricks but no mortar

Typical Dutch
Every old house and many footpaths in the Netherlands are made of grey-brown bricks. Why are bricks so commonly used in the Netherlands, I wonder?

The Animal Ambulance

Typical Dutch
I sometimes get the impression that the Dutch health service cuts a…

A tall guy and his big bike

Typical Dutch
Breaking the stereotype of Dutch guys not being very romantic*, this guy…

Finnish nightmares

Typical Dutch
When it comes to teaching methods, the Dutchies seem to be very…

The heavy handshake

Typical Dutch
Dutch smiles are mostly accompanied with a very heavy and serious handshake.

On first-name terms

Typical Dutch
It was shortly after I started my Master’s at WUR that I…

‘You can always bake a cake’

Typical Dutch
It was in the end phase of a course’s group work when…

Fresh air is the Dutch medicine

Typical Dutch
There was no need for a drug prescription, we simply had to…

Working in the sun

Typical Dutch
When I came to Wageningen in the summer of 2012, I was…

Giving birth in your own bedroom

Typical Dutch
Childbirth is not child’s play. In my home country, people usually go…