Cel­e­brated Laid-Back Award NETHER­LANDS

Herworld (Malaysia) - - HER LIVING -

Why? Com­pared with most women in the world, Dutch women have it all—with re­pro­duc­tive rights and high rates of po­lit­i­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion. It may come as a be­wil­der­ing shock to some, con­sid­er­ing the fact that the coun­try has been con­sis­tently ranked in the top-five for women, but Dutch women are happy with be­ing em­ployed as part-timers in­stead of full-timers. They take a re­laxed ap­proach to their ca­reers, vastly dif­fer­ent from the glass-ceil­ing shat­ter­ing and con­stant drive of the mod­ern 21st cen­tury woman. That’s not to say it is not a fem­i­nist coun­try, but here, a woman’s suc­cess in the work­place doesn’t de­fine who she is and her rights.

What to eat? When we say go Dutch, we don’t mean split the bill, but feast on what the lo­cals have to of­fer. • For the tra­di­tion­al­ist: the Hol­landse nieuwe har­ing is a must-try when you visit the coun­try.

• To eat, pinch the fish’s tail, throw your head back, and dan­gle the fish over your mouth.

• For the cheese con­nois­seur: en­joy Gouda cheese ac­com­pa­nied with a pint of beer or a glass of wine.

• For the sweet tooth: if you’re a fan of liquorice, the Dutch love this candy snack – it comes in ev­ery shape, flavour, and size imag­ine­able!

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