I can’t lie. Trying to get my self- employment visa sorted has thus far been a nightmare of sizable proportion, involving a bizarre Catch-22 in which I need paperwork which I need *that* paperwork to obtain. But before I say something slanderous about the Dutch bureaucratic departments, I need to remind myself that Albert Heijn supermarkets have free coffee, which is lovely.
Also, every person I have talked to in the Dutch bureaucracy has been very nice, even though it seems that someone somewhere (but WHO??) is lying their pants off.