10 Fun Cultural Things that are Typically Dutch
Great that you are planning on moving to The Netherlands!
They do not talk that and share much about their feelings or emotions.
2. Greeting – If you meet someone for the first time, you can either greet them by shaking their hand. For those who You considers good or long term friends, you can greet them by 3-point kiss - that’s cheek-to-cheek-to-cheek. Greeting your neighbor or a stranger walking by is also but normal here in The Netherlands. You can say,
3. Agendas, Appointments and Flowers - The Dutch love their agenda. If you want to plan a business or social meeting, it is normal that you plan this beforehand. It is not usual to just drop by for a friendly or business visit without an appointment - even if you are family.
9. Candy - The dutch are proud of their national food. One of the most popular candy is salty liquorice. This is candy only for the brave. It can be salty and could make you scream in horror.
10. Ignore emergency alarms – Every first Monday of the month at noon the national alarm will set off in the whole of Netherlands for a few minutes. The dutch are used to it, and just ignore this alarm.
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