Bottles of beer on the wall - photo: Annoesjka Brohm

Drinking with the Dutch

“Would you like to have a drink?”
Make sure you react immediately when a Dutch person asks you this question. Never beat around the bush: if you want to have a drink, this is the only moment you can say “yes please”. Otherwise you just won’t get a drink. Even though the Dutch will get himself/herself one.

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Closed cookie cans

Time to tell you about one of the weirdest characteristics of the Dutch I know: the case of the closed cookie cans.