Funny Dutch thing #2: I saw my coworker's passport during our trip to Israel. See if you can spot the humor.
Etc., etc., etc.??!?!! Somehow the idea of "etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah" on an official document strikes me as odd. Like some alcoholic college student who forges passports in his parent's basement got bored and decided to go make a sandwich and just wrote "etc. etc. etc." so he could finish the damn forgery because he can't remember the Queen's title and the royal family is so outdated and irrelevant anyways and forged passports aren't as profitable as they used to be and isn't Star Search on TV? Good enough is good enough, nobody really looks at that page, do they? Or maybe it's the Dutch government's way of being passive aggressive about the idea of having a Queen. Crazy old Beatrix, "her majesty," blah blah blah, whatever she's calling herself these days. Whatever the reason, this juxtaposition of practicality and bureaucracy makes me laugh.