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Social Life in Netherlands

It is of course very interesting to take a look at someone’s social life to see how they live. In the Netherlands, you do not even have to look through the keyhole, because the curtains are usually wide open. So you can shamelessly stare inside the house as you pass by. That is a sign that most people in the Netherlands are very open. It is said that this Dutch habit is a descendant of Calvinism. Honest citizens have nothing to hide and with open curtains you know for sure that others are honest.

When moving to The Netherlands you will have plenty of options to get your social life going. Dutch people in general are open, talkative and like to meet new people. The second language they are learning in school is English. Dutch people should be able to understand you and help you in any way. Finding a hobby or group of your interests shouldn’t be hard. Dutch cultural and social life is rich and varied, with influential artists and writers, a lot of museums, plenty of bars and restaurants, clubs…


Sports are extremely popular – especially cycling, but also water sports, football, running (the country is flat), golf, athletics and in winter, skating. Everyone in Holland owns one (or more) bikes and scooters. If you are looking for a new sports club there are plenty of options from finesses to local groups. Just ask around in your local supermarket or try to find one online.

Dutch language

Learning the language will be the hardest part of your move. The grammar will be difficult to understand and they have a lot of different words to explain just one thing. But if you are open and talkative you will learn quickly. Becoming social and trying new things will get you a long way. And as you know almost all Dutchies understand English.

Finding information

Tourist information centres have a generous amount of information on the sites to visit, and the local library will have details of the culture – theatre, music, art and exhibitions. The ten top cities in The Netherlands are Amsterdam (capital), The Hague, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Haarlem, Breda, Den Bosch and Delft.

Going out & dating in The Netherlands

The nightlife is renowned – you can find almost anything there. The days to go out our Thursday (students) and the weekend. Some places even have something special on Monday as an after-work party. You can find a calendar of all the events at . They also have some big festivals in summers such as PinkPop and Lowlands. There are also plenty of dating sites for the Netherlands – and you can find more information at this site:

Family life

Social and family life are good in The Netherlands, the people know how to enjoy themselves, and are usually pleased to welcome in newcomers. Getting to know your neighbours by inviting them over or going to an event for newcomers. Social life in The Netherlands is open and exciting. There is something for everyone. And if you can’t find something? Just start your own group.

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Published By VanOne
Last updated on 12th August 2019

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