Why are the Dutch so blunt?
Who is actually the boss in The Netherlands?
Why do the Dutch leave their curtains open at night?
And what are the cultural differences between the Netherlands and other countries?
In her talk / workshop ‘Dealing with the Dutch’ Saskia Maarse shows how Dutch culture is seen by other nationalities and cultures. She provides a lively analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Dutch character.
For instance, the Dutch norm that ‘an appointment is an appointment’. And while this is very much appreciated by people from other cultures in the context of business – it is regarded as somewhat bizarre in private life. Why consult your agenda to make an appointment with family members?
Saskia humorously describes the origins of some typically Dutch characteristics, as well as… read more