I think what summarises for me the cultural
shock is… how spontaneous Dutch people aren’t. I actually myself became a bit like Dutch. I am also very direct. But I know in Poland for example… especially towards people who you do not know… you shouldn’t sometimes say some things. In The Netherlands, there is no limitation! For me it was like coming home. When I got to this country
and I found out how direct people were, I was like: wow, these are my people! They tell you what they think. English are notorious for not saying what
they mean. I am not the kind of person who can catch
the meaning underneath the words. So it’s really good for me personally. When talking to my parents over the phone sometimes I explain things in a very direct and most short way
most efficiently as possible. They ask me:
“Are you mad or something?” “Are you tired?” Because it’s just not normal for them. And I understand that. I noticed an ad at a train stop for clothes
that the slogan was: “Fit in to stand out!” And that just caught me as something
that I would never see in the US. That would just never happen. The US has so much more of a focus on
you doing everything yourself than the Dutch culture. It seems like they feel more responsible
as members of society. Here, people are just more easy going in a way. It’s just easier to approach. Did you experience culture shock when you
came here? I don’t think people experience that. Of course we had some culture shock! They don’t like to share a lot. No, it’s 1 bitterbal 1 glass of juice. They are fun people to have drinks with, I think. They will end up all drunk
and then singing André Hazes songs… … till 4 in the morning. Also, in Brazil we don’t have a time to finish. So you don’t plan anything after…
because you’re not going to say to your guests, you know… “het is op!” They plan everything. And they are very well organised. They put everything in their agendas. So… let’s go out for a drink…
and they get the agenda and they say… which day? It all boils down to the level of respect
that people have for each other’s time. You need to be very observant… and not expect to just push your values on them. If you listen, and you observe, and you watch… you will be able to integrate and be able to work that much quicker with Dutch people. But I think that’s any society. If you don’t learn the language, you miss
out on so much. You never really are going to fully understand
the people that are living next to you. So, they are like always trying to speak English
with me… but it’s like, they start speaking in English
with me and then 5 minutes later they speak in Dutch
again. When there are those rare occasions
where it’s just Dutch that people are speaking then it can be quite awkward. And it reminds me that I’m not really well
integrated… and that I would like to be more integrated.

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100 thoughts on “The Dutch culture (shock)… How to deal with the Dutch?

  • April 10, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    I was Born and raised in the Netherlands but I’m Iranian! Dutch people are very nice people!

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  • April 10, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    "In het filmpje zie je cursisten Nederlands van de BLC Dutch Winter School: hoger opgeleide professionals die in Nederland werken" Ik weet niet, sowieso wat pompeuze zin, maar denk dat er ergens iets niet klopt. Volgens mij is dit correcter: "In het filmpje zie je hoger opgeleide in Nederland werkende professionals, tevens cursisten Nederlands van de BLC Dutch Winter School. En dan nog één: ""Toch zijn ze allemaal tot de conclusie zijn gekomen"", daar kan natuurlijk de laatste "zijn" weggelaten. Ja hè hè, gaat over hoger opgeleid en Nederlands, dus kon dit niet laten tuurlijk. (NA….tuurlijk, ohhh, ja). Als reactie op bericht krijg haal ik 'm weer weg (vanwege dat dan misschien bericht niet meer relevant is). Doeg.

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  • April 10, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    becoming dutch must be the most fantastic thing except when you are from france, italy, germany or spain…

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  • April 11, 2019 at 1:00 am
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    Well.. I guess they never went outside off the big city's cause i don't see what they see around me and i lived in 6 diverent places.

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  • April 11, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    We are very organised and leave eetch odder free. we do not give a shite what you think about us. you are idiots :))))probably from the U. S.!

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  • April 12, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    the Dutch are straight to the point and they are very organised…??? Have these people even met any Dutchies?

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  • April 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    It's simple: Get out as fast as you can. Netherlands is changing fast and becoming a very hateful country. I honestly consider the Netherlands the ''ass of Europe''. I just don't get why people want to move here.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    Whats the fun if anybody became Dutch (the same 😝)

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  • April 12, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    onze NEDERLANDSE cultuur is prachtig.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    I'm dutch but I think people who are also dutch think the same like me: F**KING BULLSH*T! 😂😂

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  • April 13, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    i just find it so weird that people from the americas and asia are so small

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  • April 14, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    You racist
    I am Dutch
    You know what
    America sucks
    I am also Canadian

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  • April 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Me: watches this video
    Me: ‘why am I watching this? I am Dutch, I know Dutch people.’
    Also me: ‘I don’t think I’m Dutch anymore.’

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  • April 14, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    Direct, yep I agree. Greedy nah. Come visit my home near the german border. Your belly will explode with vlaai/cake koekjes ect. You leave with a fat belly. Open house here.

    But then I say " minder snoepgoed eten, je wordt dik".

    Rough translate " you becoming fat. Eat less candy and cake.

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  • April 14, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    geef me een frikandel broodje en je bent welkom

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  • April 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    In Philippines. Good luck being straight forward… I get scolded.

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  • April 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    00:16 ewa poland

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  • April 15, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    Vgm ben ik geen nederlander

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  • April 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    You're talking bullshit.. you need to be longer in the Netherlands to know how we are..

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  • April 16, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    My mother always says the best way to learn dutch is to speak it. We are not going to just switch to english because you would never learn the language that way

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  • April 16, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    Ik wil ook wel nederlands leren. Wie geeft mij les? Ik kan een woord al zeggen: Kanker.

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  • April 17, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    I love speaking Dutch It's a wonderful language.Just a shame the Dutch are being overrun by people that hate civilisation.

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  • April 17, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    Lmaooo "good organized" and "direct" my school told me I'm not organized enough and I know a lot of ppl who are def not direct. Yall probably live in the big city's. Try Leidsche Rijn or something, it's like different but still not you'll just have to try to find out

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  • April 17, 2019 at 5:52 pm
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    We don’t say “can you please close the door” we say “doe die tering deur dicht!” and I think thats beautifull

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  • April 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    Dit is totaal niet waar

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  • April 17, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    Yeah im dutch so like were very open to people but i think its a personal thing. Some people give you 1 bitterball but some give you the whole plate.! So I think Dutch people are the same as us and uk but the culture is different but that’s very normal 🥰

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  • April 18, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    2:54 skele

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  • April 18, 2019 at 9:08 am
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    In the netherlands we dont say come to my party, we say ‘Neem je zwembroek mee, maar ik zeg nog niet wat we gaan doen’ and i think thats beautiful

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  • April 18, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    ZUIPEN lmao hi dutch people

    Hoi nederlanders lmao lekker met de meiden

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  • April 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    I am Dutch!
    Ik ben Nederlands!

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  • April 19, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    WHY THE NETHERLANDS, WHY NOT NETHERLAND
    IT IS ONLY ONE COUNTRY

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  • April 19, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    I don't feel Dutch anymore after this

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  • April 21, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    Oh yeah the Dutch like to be direct. They then go all snowflake and triggered when its done back to them. Years of experience dealing with Dutch companies who claim to be direct yet whine like children when its done back claiming its rude and arrogant…

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  • April 21, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    This is is almost only Amsterdam go to like Groningen or Utrecht Terwijde THEN YOU SEE DA GOOD STUFF

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  • April 22, 2019 at 11:20 pm
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    its so funny to see what everyone else thinks of our culture :p
    I knew we are direct, but never knew it was that noticeable.
    I love to see how actually nobody really hates the dutch culture, good to know it is loved by many 🙂
    And ofcourse, alot of love back from The Netherlands.
    or like we would say: het ga je goed <3

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  • April 23, 2019 at 11:21 am
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    Go to brabant

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  • April 27, 2019 at 6:36 am
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    Of corse , hahahahhaha, but they only are direct for ordinary stupid things. When it comes to serious and competition. They will never tell you anything.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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    It's not that Dutch don't share a lot.
    It's just considered rude to expect more than you're entitled to.
    We rather negotiate than just take.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    ja man

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  • April 28, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    echt geniaal al die engelsen

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  • April 29, 2019 at 10:38 am
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    Yes Arubans are also Dutch caribbean and ohyes we are so different in many ways!

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  • May 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm
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    2:25 3 words. We absolutely don’t

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  • May 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    3:04 so that’s not logical

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  • May 2, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    I don't feel like we're really that direct, honestly. I wonder how much people from other countries beat around the bush if we're considered to be direct. Although we are quite sarcastic, I suppose that this can come across as being very direct as well, sometimes

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  • May 3, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Handy name "Ewa" now I can say hello and your name at the same time!

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  • May 3, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    Well… they didn't met the newest generations in the Netherlands cuz those are just shit…(sorry) I mean every child can be polite to an older person but when you're a child it's another story…

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  • May 8, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    Is the Netherlands the homo country? Queers and drugs are normal there

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  • May 15, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    we also have some fantastic swear word, that even when they learned how to speak Dutch can not say LOL

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  • May 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    Girl on 3:20 learned The Dutch launguage? I heard her say "vijf minuten" 😊

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  • May 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    Dutch guy here. One of the most difficult things for me is to find out what people truly mean in indirect cultures like the UK's.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    I lived in Rotterdam in 1966 and i found the Dutch quite friendly and open especialy the Dutch girls legs !!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    Da is wel waar ik schrijf allllllllllllles in mijn agenda xD

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  • May 25, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    A lot of this is true but a lot of it is not true at all😂😂😂😂

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  • May 25, 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    True story, I have NEVER met or worked with (on a few occasions) a Dutch woman or man I didn't like…

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  • May 27, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Im direct and people tell me you cant say that. I just did.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I think the Dutch are more like 1/2 bitterbal LOL

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  • May 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    the Dutch are farmers

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  • June 3, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    Hup Holland Hup! Groeten van de Duitsers.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    Why do the Dutch exist?

    To ruin everything on Earth with there plastic pumped penises….

    There's no use whatsoever for this stupid nation….

    They ruined even football …
    It's no longer football… it's sexball …and no need for stadiums or fields….
    The dumb Dutch made it a blowjob sport …you don't even have to use feet to play ….

    The planet needs to rid itself from That virus called Dutch …

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  • June 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm
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    Dutch people they are rich stingy ass hell!!! lol I work in supermarket and the only people who gave me tip is a very nice British guys 🥰😍

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  • June 11, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    IK WIL KAAS!!!

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  • June 15, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    Just throw them a piece of cheese (Gouda) and they will be your best friend…

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:00 am
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    I've never been to the Netherlands, but the more I see and hear, the more I like it. There are sometimes little (or big) differences in national character, courtesy, outlook, behavior, things like that. They go with what makes a language or culture its own unique thing. The two comments about learning a language to really know the people and the culture, the reasons why, I really liked that. The comment on the ad, "Fit in to stand out," illustrates how Americans want to be unique and individualistic, where Dutch people (and many others) want teamwork, fitting in. (Americans also want to fit in, but in another way.) I'm interested to learn Dutch.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:04 am
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    who on earth will want to learn Dutch?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    My bf is very dutch, very direct. I brought him to Indonesia once to meet my mom. You guys can imagine how that escalated quickly.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:41 am
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    2:35 kan ik me heel erg in vinden

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:37 am
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    BS vid

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  • July 2, 2019 at 9:01 am
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    OK So I'm an Australian born Dutch Guy who understands Dutch perfectly.. All my cousins speak perfect English. SO when ever I've visited I speak English and they speak Dutch.. we are both speaking our mother's tongue. SO don't be afraid to ask them to speak Dutch but is it OK if you speak English. You won't ever have a trouble and you will be able to express yourself better. trust me .. Trust me… THEY don't want to hear your shitty Dutch! and chances are you don't want to hear their awkward English accent..LOL

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  • July 8, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    These people met the wrong dutch. the " Randstad" (wich is amazing) is not like the country side. we are small but damn are we diverse.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    1:57 dat is niet waar

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  • July 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    I'm very dutch and direct

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  • July 13, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    Typical Netherlands are fucking stupid ..look at u witch empty head .LOL strange country

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  • July 13, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    The Spanish of the North is a very true description of the Dutch

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  • July 15, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    Just have some goddamn faith

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    i am portuguese and i lived in holland (Utrecht) for 2 years and i loved holland. Dutch people are the niceste persons i have met. In work they can be funny and professional at the same time, they are very organized as well. they give you value when you do a good work, very polite and good english speakers. i was 19 years old when i moved there and it changes me as a person. Thank you Netherlands.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    Dutch is from the term Deutsch, meaning German. Why do english people call people from The Netherlands Dutch, we are called Nederlanders and we speak Nederlands. We do not speak german or deutsch. I am from Nederland and I am NOT Dutch(deutsch). You English need to update your school books and stop calling us Dutch.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    The Dutch are basically the North of Game of thrones. Bit angry. Bit direct. But atleast we wont stab you in the back

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  • July 21, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    I'm a Turk now i feel the dutch in me when it comes to complaining, criticizing and direct talking. And being Irreligious and laidback. I'm also quite cheeseparing person. And really proud all of these.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Yeah, we arent afraid to run you over with a bike

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  • July 24, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    These people talk a lot of smack

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  • August 1, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    ik vind het zo grappig om te horen wat mensen raar aan nederland vinden terwijl dat voor mij heel erg normaal is en ik het niet eens opmerk

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  • August 6, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    2:07 daar herken ik me in 😂

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  • August 8, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    I love this Country ! Especially Christians are very good and helpful. They helped me with food and shelter. I can't forget N.land and love more than my birth Country. George from India.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    It isn’t all weed 🙂

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  • August 12, 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    Despite not being a common nationality, I love how this channel talks about the Dutch

    Some other channels don't do the same with Germans nor other nationalities

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  • August 14, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    How to deal with the dutch? Please tell me so I can pass on the information to my friends.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    We are nice people 😀

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Im dutch and this is utter bullshit

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  • August 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    Dutch people are direct only when they dont have anything to loose. Otherwise they pretty much lie and hide a lot. Between dutch its a well known tactic

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  • August 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    How to deal with the dutch? Always ask a sample and smoke that first before you start about the price.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    3:20 She said: "and then 5 minuten…minutes later" 😂

    Well integrated, you have won this cheese 🧀

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    dont they dare touch my bitterbal

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    Fantastic 😍

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    2:07 Wie is Andrea Hazes?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    3:13 Girl, your smile looks like 95% of Nicki Minaj' body… FAKE!!!

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  • September 10, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    Not everyone in The Netherlands is the same.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    Every child on school learns English.. so you can always speak English if your Dutch isn't that well

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  • September 13, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    “They are very well organised”

    Hahahahahahaha no.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    I heard a lot of great things about this country. God Bless from Serbia

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  • September 19, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    03:06 He looks like Oliver Riedal from Rammstein

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