Ben Coates is the author of the best-selling book Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands. He was born in England in 1982 and has worked at various times as a political adviser, speechwriter, lobbyist and aid worker. He lives in Rotterdam.

Ben occasionally works freelance as a journalist, copy editor and speechwriter – if you have a project which you’d like to discuss, please email bencoates1@gmail.com

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  1. I’ve just finished your book, thanks, read on the Isle of Wight in preparation for a trip to the Netherlands in April. Enjoyed the journey and will be looking forward to meeting the Dutch armed with your insight. Don’t forget to update the “will be published” bit!


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