Now you’ve heard the rumours, the stereotypes, the hearsay, and the clichés – and I’m here to tell you, that like the majority of gossip, they are, in fact…all absolutely true!
Dutch people are direct. Direct to the point of shocking at times. Direct to the point of “what the f@#$ did he just say to me?!?. If you plan to spend any times in the lowlands you had better get used to it, and fast!
Dutch people don’t mince words. You certainly won’t find them biting their tongues.
In the Netherlands you are likely going to hear a lot of statements, that in other cultures politely fall into the category of “better left unsaid”.