The UnDutchables is a term originally coined by author Colin White who, together with author Laurie Boucke, wrote a book with the same title. The complete title is: The UnDutchables: an observation of the Netherlands, its culture and its inhabitants. The book was first published in 1989, has been a bestseller in the Netherlands since 1990 and is also popular in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Netherlands Antilles.
The UnDutchables takes an in-depth humorous look at Dutch life, quirks and character. With subjects varying from coffee drinking habits to child rearing, from bargain hunting to food, and from train travel to the Dutch ‘water closet’ The Undutchables is considered by many foreigners and expats to be a survival guide for living in the Netherlands. The book also includes tips on learning the Dutch language, including appendices on Dutch idioms, expressions, and homonyms.
Previous editions appeared in 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2013 and 2017
The 9th edition has undergone a thorough editorial revision to catch up with the major developments of Dutch society since the previous edition appeared 6 years ago. This edition has been updated with new illustrations and photos, for a fresh and contemporary look.
On this website you can find more details about the 9.0 edition published by XPat Media in November 2023.
Distribution Netherlands: Van Ditmar Boeken B.V.