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› Statistically, Dutch are among the tallest people in Europe.
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› Although it may seem a bit impolite, eye contact and critisism are to be expected when chatting with a Dutch.
› The Netherlands has the highest number of part-time workers in the EU (four out of ten employees).
› One out of three Dutch belongs to a sports club.
› Almost all Dutch people can swim, skate and ride a bike.
› The Dutch always consult their agenda and do not appreciate "surprise" visits.
› They are the world's second biggest coffee drinkers.
› The Dutch are not conversation-starters. However, they will respond immediately and rather eagerly when addressed.
› Dutch citizens take their own bags to the supermarket to pack their groceries.
› When you introduce yourself, always state both first and last name and shake hands with everyone in the room.
› Dutch ladies have to get kissed three times (right-left-right) on the cheek. Expats may get by with shaking hands though.
› The Dutch enjoy one of the longest average life spans in the world.
› Congratulating your Dutch friend for his / her birthday is more than expected.
› About 30% of all Dutch babies are born at home.
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The Netherlands' population growth: Dutch cities soaring ahead
According to the CBS, the population of the Netherlands grew to 17,1 million in the first 11 months of 2016. The speed of this growth has hit a record.
The Netherlands deemed most connected country in the world
The Netherlands won first place in the 2016 DHL Global Connectedness Index. The study is based on an analysis of 140 countries.
The Netherlands to increase by 10 hectares
The Netherlands will see an increase in its land area by 2018 thanks to a treaty signed by both governments of the Netherlands and Belgium.
The Netherlands ranks lower in 2016 Global Wealth Report
The 2016 Allianz Global Wealth Report reveals the Netherlands has the ninth highest private wealth in the world at 80.180 euros per person.
New study reveals how tall Dutch grew compared to other countries
A new analysis of 100 years of data confirms Dutch men as the tallest in the world. Dutch women, however fall short of being the tallest for their gender.
Eight ways to recognise a Dutch tourist on your holiday
Leaving the Netherlands for your holidays? Find out how to recognise a Dutch tourist!
Invader Stu: A Dutch guide to camping
The Dutch love to go camping but it is not camping as most of us might know it. Invader Stu investigates the Dutch take on sleeping in the outdoors.
10 things I love about life in the Netherlands
We like to complain about the weather and food, but expats often stay longer than expected in the Netherlands. Here are 10 reasons why.
Dutch people sleep longer than anyone else in the world
The Dutch sleep an average of eight hours and 12 minutes per night, more than citizens of any other country.
The Dutch love affair with freedom
More than wealth, status and love the Dutch love to be free. Ruud Hisgen explores this yearning for freedom by looking at seven related words or phrases.