Learn Dutch, the no-nonsense language you need to make your guests from the Netherlands feel at home

The Dutch society is egalitarian and modern. The people are modest, tolerant, independent, self-reliant, and entrepreneurial. The Dutch are reserved and don’t touch in public or display anger or extreme exuberance. They have an aversion to the nonessential. Ostentatious behavior is to be avoided. As they value privacy and seldom speak to strangers, it is more likely that they will wait for you to make the first move to talk or start the conversation. Remember, the Dutch come from the Netherlands. Many people incorectly call it Holland, but only the central part of the Netherlands is called Holland.