Bitterballen, biking and buildings
In travel vlogs about the Netherlands a Dutch national identity is put forth by the traveller on YouTube. The Dutch viewer, in turn can reply in the comments section and can show their agreement or disagreement with this national identity. For this research seven travel vlogs about the Netherlands were analysed via the method of thematic analysis to determine the Dutch viewer's thoughts on the national identity portrayed in the travel vlogs about their country. The Dutch viewers were most proud of Dutch cuisine and travel vloggers trying out these dishes. Whenever Dutch viewers did not agree with the travel vlogger, they would debunk their information and provide the information they believed to be correct. Sometimes the viewer would also add to the theme when they felt some information was lacking.
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