Dutch culture shocks | American in The Netherlands 🇳🇱 in 2022

Updated: 07-2022


I’ve just moved to The Netherlands after 2 1/2 years in Germany, and I thought I’d compile a list of the biggest cultural differences I’ve noticed since moving here – hope you all enjoy & maybe learn something about Dutch culture from my American (and slightly German) perspective! enjoy πŸ˜‰ 🀍

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0:00 welkom! πŸ˜‰ (a little bit of context)
1:37 i’m literally not allowed to learn dutch (multilingual country)
3:28 the dutch vs german accent (ft. Goedemorgen)
4:38 BIGGG ass expat community (myself included)
5:25 the BIKE culture *wheel to wheel bike traffic*
7:05 the weather… πŸ₯²
8:06 everything closing at 6PM??!!
8:50 tiny country = easy access (lots more travel in my future ;))
10:22 the trains here actually work!!! (unlike deutsche bahn…)
11:24 people keep offering me free COFFEE?! (i can get used to that)
12:38 why drive your car when you can take a boat?! (dutch canals)
14:09 thank you for watching ❀️

FAQs
how old are you?
– 17
where do you live?
– I’m from the USA, then moved to Germany, and now living in The Netherlands (cool, right?) πŸ˜‰
where do you shop?
– it’s a big goal of mine to shop more sustainably, so i often go thrifting, look on depop, vinted, grailed, thredup, or small businesses with ethics that align with mine πŸ™‚
what do you use to edit your videos?
– final cut pro x (worth the price for me!!)
what camera do you use?
– canon EOS 7D (20-75 mm lens)
– canon G7X