The Dutch

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Dutch people want to have a good figure tall and well proportioned, and the fact they are the greatest appearance in the world. But the Dutch society more and more people from different cultures, so you will see many different looks, especially in large cities.


When you meet a Dutchman, it’s hard to comment on the status or financial capability through their appearance. A man walks an old bike, take an old pair of shoes and wear a funny hat can be a janitor that can also be a professor. A woman with high heels and suits can be a polite female managers that an employee can also set the table in a restaurant. What style of dress of the Dutch is like? In fact most people do not run according to Holland fashion, so they like to dress for comfort, convenience should not form too. Fashion taste is personal, not formal and is generally quite simple. Whether to go to concerts, theater or dance everyone dressed very normal as long as they feel like it. Only in business or government agency new people in a suit, tie only.

Working as planned

The Dutch always work according to a schedule quite seriously. For example, if you invite them to suddenly stop bar after work, then maybe they will not hesitate for dinner at home will be at the table at the right 6 hours 30. Most Dutch people always plan for their activities before a long time, and record them in the pocket diary. Almost anyone 12 years or older carry such a diary. It is called a log, and you can write on it all of your appointments. The result of this habit is, most people find themselves very busy. Almost every day they have stated in the appointment book and this is why the Dutch very annoying when you force them to wait. You should never be late for a meeting.

Respect for privacy

On the train, though not large, but if we are together, the Dutch rarely talk to each other. When you ask the person in front of something, you can get an answer but can also be curt smile and an enthusiastic response. Then, you will realize that the Dutch are not unfriendly, but simply need someone or something torn away the original air reservations. The Dutch always respect the privacy of others, such as celebrities, they may travel quite comfortable in public places without being disturbed. One can recognize the VIPs or politicians on the street, but most people afraid to approach them to talk. Queen Beatrix occasionally go shopping at the store, and her son live a normal life like everyone else.


The Dutch always want in the natural enemy and honest. This means that speech or that person’s behavior is understandable, when talking to people that answer right away without much thought before answering. But if nature goes too far and the speaker is not interested in the listener’s feelings, they will be regarded as accidental, and thus it is not good. However, in general the Dutch are very straightforward and less when they feel offended. So if you startle front of someone saying, remember that they probably do not mean rude. And when you get used to how to talk like that, maybe you’ll notice that frank habits of the Dutch will more comfortable talking subtle ways that you do not understand. Be the initiative if you need help, let’s say you want to get to know them and you will get the help of their enthusiasm. Can be said that the Dutch will be very friendly, generous and willing to help when they have open contact. In general, you talk candidly say what you thought when exposed to them. Do not expect them to learn the implications of your words.


In dialogue, the Dutch not because of their age or status of the listener that uses formal speech. Youth speak out what they think without a cover up by any reverence. In fact they have no intention of hostility, that’s just straight only. You will be surprised to hear the Prime Minister was interviewed on television like. The interviewer considered complete equality Prime Minister, set the hard questions and get answers with the same frankness. But the voice in this case is open but not antagonistic. The Dutch hate those who like to flaunt and those who think they want the world richer, smarter or more talented people. In the Netherlands, the rich want to avoid attention. A friend gave lavish gifts may be seen as bragging, not be regarded as a generous person. Queen Beatrix and the royal family members are notable because of how popular they behave.

Do not competition

The Dutch tend to be less competitive than other Westerners. In relationships, people are no hierarchical distinction very clearly. The teamwork and agree to be appreciated. A person trying to work to excel others will be considered “a single artist” (‘solo artist’) and will be excluded. Many sporting events take place in the Dutch non-competitive. They organize walking, running, swimming … in a certain place at a certain date. And all participants that complete the course will receive medals. No one wins in the event someone like that. Greatest joy is to achieve the targets set by themselves. The traits of the Dutch are always serious, gentle and more interested in the job. Really you are rarely seen someone angry scenes too or cheer too. However there is a cultural ethos in the Netherlands, and will be very lucky if you get that feeling. It is a friendly atmosphere when people integrate into the world around him. And no contention that the atmosphere is more easier.

Praise and blame

The Dutch have a habit of self-assess themselves through their own opinions and not through other people’s opinions. For them, praise is not important and you rarely hear their praise. They rarely make comments. A man who constantly praise or criticize someone or something who would be considered flattery, not honest or stupid. The criticism usually comes from people who know, and when you get used to this, you will see the criticisms are very useful for you. Therefore, if you criticize someone, do not worry you’re hurting them. The Dutch will be able to argue with you, but they will not feel offended.

Habit of self-pay

There is a Dutch habit of the same in restaurants or cafes, which are all self-pay portion of their costs. This is very normal in the Netherlands. And so, if you learn the language, you are quite familiar with the saying ‘going Dutch’ or ‘pay Dutch’, which means the same pay. If you are a foreigner and a Dutchman invites you to dine and intends to pay all of your money, they will clear you from the beginning that you as a guest. Otherwise, it’s best to pay part of their own. If after a meal of a group of people, who carry out service bill payment is one of them will read to the amount of each person up, and no one feels awkward because it at all. If at that time stated that a person pay for all the results are abnormal. If someone paid with a credit card bill, then the rest will pay him part of their cash.