Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

  • 304 pages
  • 1857886852
  • English
  • Kindle
Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

‿ Many Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands ⁞ ePUB Author Ben Coates ⁽ A SCOTSMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he d met some months earlier He stayed for dinner Actually, he stayed for good In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world s smallest countries is also so significant and so fascinating It is a self made country, the Dutch national character shaped by the ongoing battle to keep the water out from the love of dairy and beer to the attitude to nature and the famous tolerance Ben Coates investigates what makes the Dutch the Dutch, why the Netherlands is much than Holland and why the colour orange is so important Along the way he reveals why they are the world s tallest people and have the best carnival outside Brazil He learns why Amsterdam s brothels are going out of business, who really killed Anne Frank, and how the Dutch manage to be richer than almost everyone else despite working far less He also discovers a country which is changing fast, with the Dutch now questioning many of the liberal policies which made their nation famous.A personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue, Why the Dutch are Different is the story of an Englishman who went Dutch And loved it. Randy Olson charts out median male height in various countries from and explains why experienced a Golden Age WND The mobile shortcut will then be added as an icon on your home screen Press menu button find option to bookmark this page star for Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

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