Netherlands – Culture Smart!

Sheryl Buckland

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Offering invaluable information and illustrations to help travelers understand a country’s people and avoid cultural faux pas Taking readers beyond the stereotypical images of windmills, clogs, and tulips, this pocket-sized guide helps visitors understand the complex layers of identity in this small, densely populated country on Europe’s northwestern seaboard. With roots as a maritime nation that built a network for transportation, defense, and trade, the Netherlands of today is still a prime economic hub of Europe. The Netherlands is also famous for its liberal attitudes, recently challenged by high levels of immigration, and is home to an intelligent, cosmopolitan, enterprising, tolerant, and modest people. The visitor or business traveler will find that the predominant attitude continues to be one of live and let live, and that many different communities live alongside each other in harmony.