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, expat women in the Netherlands express constant frustration; they can expect more attention from a Dutch sack of bricks than its construction worker wingman.

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So, whether you’re looking to knock nethers in Amsterdam or ensnare a Dutchman passing through your neck of the woods, here’s Tipsy’s compilation of advice from women (expats living in the Netherlands) who have (eventually) succeeded in bagging one of these elusive prizes: • Project strength.4) They are egalitarian: I’ve had people I consider big.boss in a foundation, the medical specialist, the brainy professor or even the pastor, address me like they were my equal, eyeball to eyeball.I find myself thinking that back home in Kenya, unless he’s a relative or close friend, people with similar qualifications prefer to float on celestial clouds further up, at a high unreachable pedestal, with some assistants scurrying around to transmit messages to we “earthly mortals.” Your protests will likely be met with a booming rebuttal ‘Haiyaaa, si there’s a chain of command!’ 5)They are not finicky over food: Ask a dutch guy over for lunch and he will be perfectly fine with slices of bread served with cheese and ham followed by hot cups of coffee.As a black female traveller who has graced a couple of continents with itchy feet, I dare say that dutch guys are..super cool!1) They are tall: I came away from my country feeling giraffe-like.Here, even with 12-inch heels, I’m still quite average among dutch guys.

It’s a comforting feeling being around them, and not feeling self-conscious sticking out over everyone.

• If a Dutch guy starts explaining his job, divorce, kids, salary, living situation, etc. It may seem crass, but to many Dutch this is an integral part of flirting.

Sluttier or more desperate Dutch men are even known to work the room, explaining their CVs to any girl who will listen until they find one who expresses interest.

In years past, whenever I entered the train with a heavy baby pusher, dutch guys would always be milling around ready to spring into action to help get it onto the train.

This behaviour has been repeated countless times, like ‘rescue the damsel’ is ingrained into the .

This explains why a female friend-of-TP was recently asked by an apparently interested Dutchman in a bar, “So, why did your last boyfriend break up with you?