Customs & Etiquette of Holland

Customs & Etiquette of Holland

by Mark T. Hooker

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Customs & Etiquette of Holland by Mark T. Hooker

A comprehensive ready-reckoner to the customs and etiquette of Holland (The Netherlands — or 'flat lands')— Europe's land of windmills, tulips, clogs and cheese par excellence, yet historically and contemporaneously among the most adventurous, progressive and entrepreneurial of cultures. A people who speak Dutch or Flemmish and the butt sometimes of jokes, but a country that continues to be proud of its 'modern' consititutional monarchy and liberal democracy.Contents: Land, Sea and People (including typical stereotypes and New York and the Dutch); Dutch Tolerance; Home & Family; Festival & Holiday Traditions (including New Year's Eve, April Fool's Day and the Queen's Birthday); Eating Out & Shopping; Visiting Formalities (the Dutch do not like 'surprise' visits); Business Matters (including 'rules of the game'); Travel in Holland; The Dutch Language & Useful Expressions; Facts About Holland; Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857333909
Publisher: Bravo, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Customs & Etiquette Pocket Guides series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Mark T.Hooker served as alinguist and foreign area specialist with the US Armed Forces, and later as a Department of Defence civilian. He is currently a visiting scholar at Indiana University. He has been a regular visitor to Holland for over twenty years.

Table of Contents

Map of Holland8
Introduction - Dutch Icons9
1Land, Sea & People13
2Dutch Tolerance21
3Home & Family27
4Festivals & Holiday Traditions31
5Eating Out37
6Shopping43
7Visiting Formalities48
8Business Matters54
9Travel in Holland60
10The Dutch Language & Useful Expressions66
Facts About Holland & Useful Addresses70
Dutch Words Used in this Book77
Index79

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