THE UNDUTCHABLES (7th edition)
COLIN WHITE & LAURIE BOUCKE
BOOK (312 pages, illustrated)
A hilarious yet profound and revealing look at the Dutch, their customs and
their mentality. This exquisite satire explores the most diverse aspects of daily
Dutch life, from coffee to child rearing, from train travel to the toilet.
Learn why the Dutch believe, "It is better to debate a question without settling
it than to settle a question without debating it," and why it's so hard to learn
the Dutch language, "The more you try to learn Dutch, the more the Dutch
refuse to speak Dutch to you and the more they complain that you haven't
Other topics include Dutch moralizing & criticizing, cozy Dutch homes, flowers
& plants, money & thriftiness, work ethics, welfare, commercial cunning,
telephone habits, the national passion, rules for shopping, driving, Dutch
customs, bikes, language, gay community, food, sex, drugs, phobias, the
Dutch abroad and the 1995 flood disaster.
This book is a must for anyone with Dutch connections and who enjoys wit
and humor. A perennial best-seller in Europe, and an increasingly popular
book in North America.
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