a good looking Dutch girl will not go out with anybody who she considers below her looks-wise," says one correspondent. Dutch women here are rude, arrogant and unfriendly.
They do not wish to communicate with people outside their own circle of friends.
The top 10 Dutch traditions, compiled by the Dutch folk culture centre NCV. Sinterklaas Sinterklaas is St Nicholas, the patron saint of children, sailors and many others as well.
He’s also the precursor of Santa Claus – thanks to Dutch immigrants in the US and Conde Nast.
They have this idea that they are among 'the most beautiful women upon earth," according to another.
The problems don't end even when you manage to break down their initial barriers.
Pages of posts in Expatica's discussion forums brand Dutch women as rude and aloof.
It would seem they wouldn't even nudge a foreign Casanova with a barge poll. Dutch lassies are described as big bummed, hard-nosed, masculine, looks- and money-orientated specimens.
Expatriates in the Netherlands aren't shy about voicing negative opinions concerning romantic encounters with the Dutch.Shopkeepers, however, love the idea of yet more presents so have been quick to adopt the Anglo-American interloper as well.There is, however, an unwritten rule that Christmas trees themselves don’t go on sale until after the Sinterklaas celebrations on December 5. The Queen’s Day market April 30 is Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) and was the birthday of Queen Beatrix’s mother, Juliana.Traditionally, citizens do not need a permit to sell goods on the street on Queen’s Day which is why the streets turn into a giant flea market. New king Willem-Alexander has decided to rename it and shift it forward three days to his birthday on April 27. Eating oliebollen – deep-fried donuts – on New Year’s Eve One habit which foreigners seem to be very quick to adopt. The carnival festivities – complete with lavishly decorated floats, oompah-oompah music and LOTS of beer – hit the streets in February.And although traditionally a festivity for the Catholic south, the party is slowly spreading northwards.
When Beatrix succeeded her mother in 1980, she decided to keep the celebrations on the same day, which is a public holiday.