Things Dutch people never say

The Dutch are very proper people, not to say they don’t have their own cliches but they are proud and proper (not in the British way), in their own ways.

If you’re not Dutch then you probably have less of a filter, if you are Dutch then you probably can’t even control your filter because you’re raised with it. When the Dutch aren’t being incredibly blunt they can be quite guarded and private.

What are some things Dutch people never say?

You’ll never hear a Dutchie order beer with half foam, welcome unexpected guests, or admit that the Belgians are hilarious. It would go against the very fibre of their being to utter any of these common phrases.

There’s a lot to be learned from this video by Survival Guide to the Dutch. Check it out!

What do you reckon? Any truth to this? If you’ve made a couple of Dutch friends does this reflect them accurately? Leave a comment!

Jesse Rintoul
I'm a 24-year-old writer living in Amsterdam, pursuing videography and media. The coffee I am drinking in my profile picture is a black coffee.


  1. My colleagues ask me why I love visiting the Netherlands, and I’m most likely to tell them that the Dutch tell it like it is. Admirable quality unlike the u.s.a.

  2. This video is so apt. The dutch ppl are not so welcoming to the unexpected visitors, likes ppl to see how they live aka open culture/society, no foam=shit beer etc.

  3. The video could have been bit more specific. Maybe with some explanation in stead of just showing some events which are actually opposite of these. And the last part where the woman was asking to turn up the volume is not so necessary, because anywhere in the world, the neighbors would ask you to turn it down if it disturbs them, not only in the Netherlands.


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