No. 24: Dairy

Dutch people like milk products, a lot. Even if you know very little about Dutch people or have just arrived in the Netherlands, you will soon observe the Dutch's predilection for dairy. Need proof of their pe...

No.7: Orange

Perhaps you’ve noticed that Dutch people like love the colour orange.  Yes, the love of orange is alive and kicking in the Netherlands. You can even eat orange sprinkles on your toast! But why orange, you ask? ...

No. 47: Normalcy: doe normaal

Dutch people like normalcy. The Dutch expression "Doe normaal" roughly translates to “just be normal, already!” "Doe normaal" is the kind of statement your Grandma might say to you in church if you were blastin...

No. 8: Not owning curtains

Dutch people like living a curtain-less existence, thereby showing the world they have nothing to hide. Take a leisurely stroll down any Dutch street and you are sure to notice one starting similarity: a persis...

No. 37: The Birthday Calendar

Step into any Dutch persons home and you will be sure to find one particular household oddity: the Birthday Calendar (de verjaardagskalender). And where, do  you ask,  would one find such an odd item? Well, i...

No. 29: Licorice

Stuff Dutch people like: Licorice, or Drop that is for you highly ingeburgerd (integrated) folk! Dutch people love licorice. But not the kind of licorice you are thinking about, not that North American variety...

No. 11: Discussing the weather

Dutch people love to discuss the weather. Want to join in a friendly chat with your Dutch co-workers or neighbours? Not sure what exactly they are discussing fervently by the coffee machine? Chances are it's th...

No. 45: Ikea

Dutch people like love IKEA. And no, I'm not talking about the DIY, sleek, Scandinavian-designed furniture. That's too obvious! You will, of course, find at least half a dozen IKEA items in any Dutch household ...