Housing Quiz

Welcome to the Netherlands. You’re going to need a place to live. What should you expect? Here are some helpful quiz questions, based on my own personal research and submissions from readers of my book How to Be Orange.

Question 4: The woman from whom you’re subletting announces she’s broken up with her boyfriend. What should you do?
A: Offer to let her sleep on the sofa.
B: Offer her your bed and you offer to sleep on the sofa.
C: Find another place to stay.

Answer: C. Since your subletting arrangement was probably as solid as her relationship, the announcement ‘We broke up’ basically means ‘You’re moving out’. With luck, you can find temporary housing from someone who chose not to sublet, but instead do Airbnb.


Greg Shapiro
2015 Winter

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