One of the big topics of discussion between foreign-dutch couples must be the heating. Why does it have to be so incredibly cold in dutch houses? I guess it comes down to the single-windows instead of triple glass and the fact that the houses are 100+ years old.
If I would be solely be in control of the heating, I would set it to +23 C.
If the Dutch guy would solely reign, he would set it probably to +16 C.
Therefore our compromise is around 18-19 degrees while we are home. But on some days, like these when it is really cold and windy outside, it is FREEZING!