The Dutch abroad…

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6 March 2007, AMSTERDAM - What Dutch people seem to miss most while on holiday is their pet. Remarkably the computer comes in a close second, followed by their favourite newspaper, a Dutch breakfast and the television. This according to Raph Schouten's new book Het is hier geweldig… ("Having a wonderful time…") which came out last week.

6 March 2007

AMSTERDAM - What Dutch people seem to miss most while on holiday is their pet. Remarkably the computer comes in a close second, followed by their favourite newspaper, a Dutch breakfast and the television. This according to Raph Schouten's new book  Het is hier geweldig… ("Having a wonderful time…") which came out last week.

The book is a collection of holiday stories, most of which rather bizarre, which don't just focus on the sunny side of going on holiday. The other side of the coin receives extensive examination as well.

The author conducted a number of surveys in his research. These show that the Dutch are most annoyed at fellow Dutch on the road while on holiday. The French come in second place on the list of most annoying drivers.

Respondents were also asked which nation produces the most irritating tourists, the Dutch were high on the list once again (second place), but had to yield first place to the English and Russians, who received the same number of votes for "most annoying tourists."

The Dutch and Belgian women are considered the most beautiful by the Dutch (34%), while Scandinavian women came in a distant second (19%). The Dutch have to share first place with the Italians for "best looking men."

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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