Disclaimer: The following observations are things I noticed during my time living in Holland.
They are in no way about certain people and the opinions stated are just that, my opinion.
I don’t mean to portray anything as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ difference, simply ‘different’ then what I was used to.
As time goes by, I plan on sharing some of the things I learnt/noticed/experienced during my time living and traveling in Europe.
This is the second such post and I apologize in advance if I repeat some things, when moving around the different subjects, you can read the first post here ‘Go Big Or Go Home’ Kitchen And Surroundings
‘Go Big Or Go Home’ Home Edition.
So, once we leave the kitchen space of a *typical Dutch home, we head to the bathroom.
Where else would you go after being in the kitchen 😜
Anyways, they generally have one small bathroom near the entry as the houses kind of main bathroom/guest bathroom and that one contains a toilet and a sink.
A sink that fits one hand at a time, no joke 😳
(And it’s usually just a cold water tap)
They will have a ‘normal’ 😉 sized bathroom somewhere else, with a sink you can wash in, a toilet you can sit on without hitting your head on a slanting ceiling and usually a shower/tub of the size I’m used to.
Though I hardly ever seen a bathroom that had a fan in it?
They have brick houses, so humidity, post shower isn’t such a worry to get rid of as it is for our dry walled/wooden homes in Canada. I guess the Dutch must not smell when they go number 2 either, because personally, I like a fan for that reason, be it my stench or someone else’s 😝
They are big on subway tile in the bathrooms and for the most part, they had an older, more sterile feel then the decorated bathrooms I was used to.
Having three bathrooms, all with a shower/tub and all diversely decorated in the home I grew up in.
I think it’s due to the fact that the homes last longer and can be years old by the time someone else moves in and if a bathroom is tiled and usable it would be one of the more costly/left last, to renovate places in the house?
Not really sure, if you know why, better, let me know in the comments! 😊
On to stairs… the blasted, narrow little slats sticking out of an almost upright incline. Continue reading “‘Go Big Or Go Home’ Home Edition”