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Netherlands culture: what you should know before visiting

Posted on 08 August 2019 by admin (0)

The Netherlands. A great place to visit or to live in. However, there are a couple of things that you need to know before you can go to the Netherlands on a holiday. Going to a foreign country is really a great experience, but then you need to make sure that you have the right information about the country. This is why you should read this. This is to ensure that you know vital information about the Netherlands culture:

They don’t know how to stand in line

This is something that you might be want to remember. In the Netherlands, they don’t really stand in line and they don’t use the phrase: first come, first serve. You need to make sure that you are going to take on their customs if you ever want to get onto the public transport or when you are ordering food at a takeaway store.

This is the one thing that people that are visiting this country is struggling with. They are struggling to use the public transport because they don’t get on the transport in time.

You are paying for your own food and drinks

Normally when you are going out with friends, someone might be paying for your drink. This is a custom that we are used to. But it is completely different when you are going to the Netherlands. There you are going to pay for your own drinks. No matter if your friends have asked you to come with you or not.

You are going to pay for just the drinks and food that you have ordered. This might sound strange, but this is how they are doing it in the Netherlands.

Most people are using bicycles

You will not see many vehicles in the Cities in the Netherlands. You will see much more bicycles than vehicles. They are saving money by using the bicycles because vehicles are really expensive there. By saving money, the Netherlands is also a lot cleaner with clean air.

There are many bicycle shops where you can rent or purchase your own bicycle. Making it just easier to get around and it can be great family outings as well to ride bikes on weekends to parks.

They have a delicious breakfast

Their breakfast. Something that the children in Netherlands love. They don’t believe in heavy breakfasts where you are eating porridge or bacon and eggs. There you are eating chocolate sprinkles on bread. This is their popular breakfast and most children are eating this for breakfast.

This is why statistics are showing that the Netherland children are the happiest children on earth. But, what child will not be happy when they are getting chocolate for breakfast.

The Netherlands. A great place to visit or to stay in. However, there are a couple of things that you should consider when you are going there on holiday. Things that you need to know in order to make your holiday unforgettable.

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