"Birthday calendar, a toilet experience" Top 5 Page for this destination Netherlands Tourist Trap Tip by ATLC

Netherlands Tourist Traps: 76 reviews and 53 photos

Go to the toilet in a Dutch home and you''ll often find a birthday calendar stuck on the door. Which always makes me wonder: if it is stuck on the door, the women will read it. If it is stuck above the toilet, the men can read it.

Unique Suggestions: Toilets in NL will usually be clean. So there's nothing stopping you sitting there and taking ample time to study the birthday calendar at length. You'll find nieces and nephews, wedding anniversaries and deaths.
I always check if they have a birthday on my birthday and if I am, in fact, even on their calendar!

Fun Alternatives: Come back from the toilet an announce that month's birthdays to your hosts! After all, why wouldn't you have been studying their family and friends if they hang up that info in such a public place.
Also announce your own birthday if it's missing from the calendar and be suitably "insulted" if in fact it was ignored

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2002
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