I have been living in the Netherlands for almost 6 months now, and am slowly getting used to life here, but there are a great any things that baffle me about the Dutch and their country. So, in this series, I will explore some of the curiousities from an outsiders point of view.

The first thing I want to cover are Dutch toilets. They look pretty normal on the outside, but once you look inside, you may be surprised.

Unlike most modern toilets where your post-intestinally processed dinner drops into a water-filled bowl, many Dutch toilets have a ledge, which catches your ex-food. This is sometimes referred to as an ‘inspection shelf’, for obvious reasons.

When you flush, water runs across the ledge (hopefully) washing everything away.

Why on earth you would want your loo to work like this is beyond me.
It certainly takes a lot of getting used to using these toilets.