How to be Dutch
Welcome to ‘How to Be Dutch, the Quiz’: the questions that SHOULD be on the Dutch citizenship exam, according to an American Netherlander who’s been in the country for 20 years.
If you’re looking for an official guide to the Netherlands, this is not it. But if you’re looking for some odd Dutch quirks – in snarky quiz form – then this book is for you.
If you want to take the official Dutch exam, you can do it online. You can also see the results of many famous Dutch people who’ve taken the exam – and failed. So welcome to this self-made quiz. It can’t be any weirder than the real one.
Gregory Shapiro: Comedian. American. Dutchman. Celebrating 25 years in comedy. He has catalogued his clumsy assimilation into Dutch culture with Boom Chicago Comedy Theater, BNRfm and Comedy Central.
Reviews for Mr. Shapiro’s previous book ‘How to be Orange: an Alternative Dutch Assimilation Course’:
‘Difficult topics are tackled with facts, sharp insights and often hilarious,
personal anecdotes.’ – DutchNews.nl
‘Shapiro holds up a hilarious mirror to Dutch society that magnifies all
the stereotypes and shows you how you can look past them to become
a true Dutch citizen.’ – Wel.nl
‘Humorous columns, funny illustrations, hilarious photos and observations.
Very nice book.’ – Netherlands Library Council