[Video] Mythbusting some common stereotypes about the Dutch

[Video] Mythbusting some common stereotypes about the Dutch

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “Oh you live in the Netherlands? Everyone there is so rude and so cheap, and they bike everywhere and get high all the time, right?”. 

While this may be what people around the world think about the people of the Netherlands, but how true is it really? A couple of Dutch people got together to share their views on stereotypes and misconceptions about the Dutch.

Fact or fiction: Dutch people react to stereotypes

How does the average Dutch person feel about people around the world assuming that they’re really frugal and direct to the point of being rude? Nine Dutchies discussed five different stereotypes about the Dutch, and shared some of the things they’d like their fellow countrymen to be known for.

What idea did you have about people before you moved to the Netherlands? Were your expectations fulfilled, or after living here for a while did you realise you’d gotten a couple of things wrong? Let us know in the comments below!

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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