What is it like to be an expat in the Netherlands?


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  1. Abu Hashem

    I lived for five years in the Netherlands and had an amazing time and still have a couple of amazing friends living there.

    I agree with other people saying that Dutch people are very friendly and helpful. But, yes there is a but, there was a certain shalowness (not sure if I am using the right word here). It was easy to have a chat with someone, but it was really really hard to become proper friends with Dutch people. This was something that some other expats I knew experienced as well. I didn’t really have many proper Dutch friends. Many other expats or Dutch people that liked hanging out with expats.

    This surprised me a lot, given this general view that most people seem to have.

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