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Netherlands: Culture


  • In a pink tulip field
  • Cycling is the main method of transportation in Amsterdam
  • Vintage Dutch wooden clogs
  • Windmills

Social Conventions

The Dutch are a very direct people and sometimes visitors mistake this for being rude, yet they expect such straight forwardness from visitors to the country, too.  Shaking hands is the traditional way of greeting people and casual clothes are generally acceptable unless in business or in smart restaurants or functions.

 

Language

Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands, however, English, German and French are spoken. In the province of Friesland, the Frisian language is spoken.

 

Religion

Roman Catholicism is the most followed religion in the Netherlands, representing approximately 30% of the population.  Other religions represented in the country include the Dutch Reformed Church, Calvinism and Islam.


 

Netherlands Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to the Netherlands.

Learn about the history and culture of the Netherlands, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about the Netherlands's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Netherlands for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Netherlands tours today!

 


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