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Dutch pronunciation of R

It seems as if the Dutch have three kinds of R sounds: /r/ (similar to the Spanish R), /x/ (similar to the French R), and /ɹ/ (similar to the American R). From my observations, these three R sounds are only really distinguished in major cities and surrounding areas, but farther off into the Netherlands, the sound tends to be only /r/. Is this correct? And how do I know when to pronounce each R?
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