My American kids got a new perspective on modesty when we moved to the Netherlands. They adapted to open-air urinals and unisex locker rooms.
• Open-air urinals and unisex changing rooms were shocking when we arrived in Europe.
• The Dutch favor practicality and have a different sense of modesty than Americans.
• My kids didn't flinch, but it took some time for me to get used to a more open, practical society.
When we stepped off the train on our first day in the Netherlands, my family saw a lot of unfamiliar sights, but the one that really jumped out was an open-air urinal. It was a grey plastic contraption divided into four stalls