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An observation of the Netherlands, its culture and its inhabitants.
Nothing is more interesting than to see yourself through the eyes of an outsider.
The UnDutchables is a very revealing treatise about us... This book in a very exact yet funny way discloses all the secrets about us that we really would have preferred to keep to ourselves. In other words, they hang out the dirty linen...
The authors have clearly looked much farther than wooden shoes and tulips... Even the way we stir sugar in our coffee has not escaped their notice and not until you read this book from cover to cover do you understand how much our behavior, that we consider as completely normal ourselves, borders on insanity for a non-Netherlander.
Everything in it is true, and only the humor with which it is written makes it at all palatable for us.
A fine little work, then, that will be around for years. -- Johannes van Dam, Het Parool, May 26, 1990