According to a survey by Dutch television station BVN, which offers Dutch language programming abroad, top of the list of items missed by Dutch expats is the humble herring.
Some 9% of those polled said they missed the herring most of all, followed by kroketten (8.6%), cheese (8.1%) and household goods chain Hema (8%).
Family and friends are back in fifth place, with 6.7% of the vote, followed by cycling (6.5%), Dutch bread, cakes and biscuits (2.7%), the warm atmosphere (2.2%), Sinterklaas (2.1%) and things to eat on bread (2.1%).
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