Moving to the Netherlands: Will your neighbours welcome you in the neighbourhood? You move into your new home in the Netherlands. Will your neighbours pass by with home made cookies or a cake to welcome you to the neighbourhood? Probably not. The Dutch are sensitive about invading your privacy. They have seen you moving in […]
Why do many Dutch always say ‘why/ waarom??’ when they are asked to do something instead of just doing it?
The Dutch assume everyone is equal. The boss/manager has no more rights or privileges then his employees. So no special parking place and he will have to wait in line for food in the canteen as well. In line with this equality principal the Dutch don’t like direct orders. They hate the feeling to be […]