Win a copy of The American Netherlander by Greg Shapiro

Win a copy of The American Netherlander by Greg Shapiro

The winners are:

  • Chrystian Ramirez
  • Annette Reichstein 
  • Senga McColgan

IamExpat, together with is offering three copies of The American Netherlander -  25 years of Expat Tales by Greg Shapiro. This newly-released book explores the life of an American expat in the Netherlands in a very funny way!

To get your hands on a copy, tell us why you think you should be a winner!

In 1994, author Greg Shapiro came to the Netherlands. The idea was to spend a while doing comedy for a start-up theatre called Boom Chicago, but he stayed for love. That was the start of a cultural adventure, with incidents and elements that anyone who spends some time in the Netherlands is bound to recognize.

So funny, you'll hardly be able to put it down!

Covering topics that range from places he lived in – and what each of these places taught him about the Dutch – to the social issues such as Zwarte Piet, Dutch meetings, trying to make sense in Dutch, and cycling etiquette, The American Netherlander is just too much fun to put down. 

Written with a wry sense of humour and an eye for detail and the ludicrous, he manages to paint a picture of a nation that is part cartoon, part realism. At each turn of the page, you find yourself both laughing about and appreciating the Dutch. 

And then, once you have seen the Dutch through Greg Shapiro’s eyes, you are treated to that very special aspect of deciding to live in the country; the Dutch Assimilation Test – which even the Dutch themselves have been known to score notoriously badly on. The American Netherlander is accompanied by entertaining cartoons by illustrator Floor de Goede and photographs by the author.

Enter to win or buy a copy

Enter the giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a free copy! For those who are not lucky winners, The American Netherlander -  25 years of Expat Tales is available to purchase in Dutch bookshops and online via and Amazon.

To get an insight into how funny Greg Shapiro is, take a gander at the Netherlands Second video that went viral, in which Shapiro impersonates Donald Trump:



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