So don’t argue, smile and nod politely and say “ja, je hebt gelijk.”If you want to impress Dutch women, forget showing your car keys, or talking about how fine the wool is that your suits are made from. You could see that some of the affected residents were rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of how much money they’ll save on energy bills as a result.
Spaarzegels can be bought for 0.10 cents a time with each purchase at Albert Heijn.
’ In most of the civilised world, holding doors open for women is considered to be chivalrous and the behavior of a gentlemen. If I’m about to walk into a cafe, and there’s a woman walking in at the same time, I’ll pause and hold the door open for her. A look that says “this guy has just escaped from mental health institution.” Holding doors open for Dutch women will earn you scorn and contempt.
Previously I provided some holiday season advice on dating Dutch women which many of my fellow expats appear to have ignored at their peril.Impress your Dutch lady by waving your almost full book of stamps in her face, she’ll be like krentenbollen in your hands, and hopefully not as greasy.If you value your life, never, ever, get the idea in your head to ask your Dutch partner to cook for you. A lot of Dutch women, just like their British counterparts believe that critical processes in preparing a meal involve a microwave, or a dangerous driving scooter rider to execute the delivery of the dish.Silly me in the morning has come to my senses and I see that if you know a man to be like this, he has to show you over time that you are the exception to his rule before you give him a chance. Like anything else, it does depend on the two people but if someone has a deserved reputation, be wary. As an expat, you’ll get away with standing up to them, and using a little humor always goes down well. If you’re from London, and a Dutch woman tells you the name of what she says is THE coolest club in the city, don’t politely point out to her that the place she’s referring to has been closed down for several years, and is in fact used as an old peoples home. Dutch women, are used to dating Dutch men, whose deep and passionate love of money is legendary.