The Dutch are a very open-minded people and they will not be easily offended if you do not behave according to the typically Dutch conventions. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, the Dutch people will understand as you are a foreigner. To help you understand the Dutch a little better, we will give you some examples of typically Dutch (cultural) behaviour.

The Dutch generally avoid superlatives. Compliments are offered sparingly, and to say that something is ‘not bad’ is to praise it.

The Dutch speak directly and use ample eye contact.

The Dutch generally call in advance to make appointments with friends. It is not very common to just drop by.