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  • Strange people those Dutch! Perception of the Dutch An introduction in cultural differencesJean-Pierre Schreurs MBALecturer, market researcherLeiden University of Applied SciencesCommercial EconomicsFaculty of Management and Business StudiesE-mail: JP@SONDZ.NL 1 SONDZ.nl
  • Strange people These are strange people those Dutch! 2 SONDZ.nl
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  • A short history of the Netherlands 4 SONDZ.nl View slide
  • Cultural aspects 5 SONDZ.nl
  • ‒ Probably the first academic account on cultural differences - “Inhabitants of the world”, by William Darton, 1790Strange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 6 SONDZ.nl
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  • Hofstede’s cultural dimensions 8 SONDZ.nl
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  • Traditional bourgeoisie 14 SONDZ.nl
  • Traditional bourgeoisie 15 SONDZ.nl
  • Traditional bourgeoisie 16 SONDZ.nl
  • Cosmopolites 17 SONDZ.nl
  • Cosmopolites 18 SONDZ.nl
  • Cosmopolites 19 SONDZ.nl
  • Post materialists 20 SONDZ.nl
  • Post materialists 21 SONDZ.nl
  • Post materialists 22 SONDZ.nl
  • Friends – Where do Dutch people come from? 23 SONDZ.nl
  • Foreigners about the DutchResearch by the Dutch Bureau for Tourism,june 2010 24 SONDZ.nl
  • Question: what do people from Scandinaviathink of when thinking of the Netherlands? ‒ Tulips ‒ Windmills ‒ Amsterdam 25 SONDZ.nl
  • General associations with The Netherlands ‒ Tulips ‒ Cheese ‒ Windmills ‒ Water ‒ Friendly ‒ Canals ‒ BicyclesStrange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 26 SONDZ.nl
  • Positive associations the Netherlands Amsterdam Cheap Bycicle country Open Cheese Beautiful Freedom landscape Friendly Close people Culture Sea Hospitality 27 SONDZ.nl
  • Negative associations the Netherlands drugs unfriendly people prostitution dirty weatherbusy / too small language country side expensive boring landscape / flat traffic jams food/quisine 28 SONDZ.nl
  • Pulp fiction 29 SONDZ.nl
  • Dutch habitsDutch bureau of toerismwww.holland.com 30 SONDZ.nl
  • Birth of a baby ‒ “Beschuit met muisjes” ‒ Buscuits with blue (boy) or pink (girl) sprinkles 31 SONDZ.nl
  • Easter bunny – searching for eggs 32 SONDZ.nl
  • Meeting family and friends – 3 kisses on the cheek ‒ But men only shake hands Kiss me, I’m Dutch!Strange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 33 SONDZ.nl
  • Conversations ‒ Dutch are very direct ‒ Not rude ‒ Not done: asking what someone’s salary isStrange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 34 SONDZ.nl
  • Dutch saying: “looking the cat out of the tree” ‒ In a new surrounding, you stay put, low profile ‒ That is something Dutch people DON’T doStrange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 35 SONDZ.nl
  • Doing business ‒ Not much social talk ‒ Getting right to busines ‒ Calling one another by the first name ‒ Once a contract is signed, there is no more room for negotiationsStrange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 36 SONDZ.nl
  • Gifts ‒ Dutch bring gifts ‒ Not only for a birthday ‒ Also when invited over for dinner ‒ Dutch unwrap gifts immediatelyStrange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 37 SONDZ.nl
  • No curtains ‒ Nothing to hideStrange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 38 SONDZ.nl
  • Food ‒ Dutch do not really value eating ‒ Many people skip breakfast ‒ Lunch is a simple meal of bread ‒ Dinner is potatoes, vegetables and meat ‒ Dinner is usually between 18.00 and 19.00hrs ‒ Restaurants finish serviing at 21.00hrsStrange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 39 SONDZ.nl
  • Mc Kroket 40 SONDZ.nl
  • “Eating out of the wall” 41 SONDZ.nl
  • Typical Dutch (junk) food 42 SONDZ.nl
  • The Dutch about the DutchResearch by the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf,n = 1803, 2008 43 SONDZ.nl
  • #10 Cheese French, Italian, Swiss…. 44 SONDZ.nl
  • #9 Bycicles Most recent Dutch winner of Tour de France Joop Zoetemelk year: 1980!!! Parking area for bycicles in Amsterdam 45 SONDZ.nl
  • Dutch cycling 46 SONDZ.nl
  • #8 Licorice But this is also licorice.... English licorice 47 SONDZ.nl
  • #7 HerringIndeed typicallyDutch 48 SONDZ.nl
  • #6 route of 11 cities ice skating Mountains? In the Netherlands? Route of 11 cities in Austria 49 SONDZ.nl
  • #5 Tulips Tulips are originally from Turkey… 50 SONDZ.nl
  • #4 Orange 51 SONDZ.nl
  • #3 Wooden shoes #1 clogs: Crocs Origin: USA 52 SONDZ.nl
  • Wooden shoes by Victor and Rolf 53 SONDZ.nl
  • #2 Sinterklaas Bisshop Nicolas of Myra In the 4th century 54 SONDZ.nl
  • #1 Windmills #1 country: Denmark provides 24% of own enery needs by windmills 55 SONDZ.nl
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  • Jean-Pierre Schreurs MBA Lecturer, market researcher Leiden University of Applied Sciences Commercial Economics Faculty of Management and Business Studies E-mail: JP@SONDZ.NLStrange people those Dutch! By Jean-Pierre Schreurs 58 SONDZ.nl