City #28, Amsterdam. 2013/2015. The Dutch are big, bold, and bad-mannered. They do not take kindly to criticism. They do not mince their words. Everyone is equal and everyone has a right to their own opinion, which usually boils down to ‘every opinion is right’. The country is flat: geographically and in terms of social stratification. At least they have a sense of humour.

Type of Youropeans? They are not really very interested in Europe, which is surprising for a nation of traders that was also one of the six founding members of the EU. But even though Brussels is just a stone’s throw away, RTL News has no correspondent there, and the newspapers tend to focus on national issues.