Netherlands: Communication Styles

Cultural Advice , Europe Nov 11, 2016 No Comments

You may have heard that the Dutch tend to give off the impression of being rude or crude, but the more accurate way to describe their communication style is direct and informal with a strong sense of humor. It’s easy to see how this can be misconstrued by cultures that are used to a more formal communication style.

So the next time you’re in the Netherlands, don’t be so quick to be offended and keep in mind that their intention is to not offend.

Check out the full article for more insight on communication etiquette in the Netherlands.


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