Brits say that the Dutch are the friendliest people in Europe

Jetcoast, a flight comparison website, conducted a study of British people who have traveled at least once in the last two years and found that they thought that the Dutch are “the friendliest people in Europe”, reports the Daily Mail

A total of 73% of the respondents thought that the Netherlands was a very welcoming country to visit. A close second was Portugal at 70%, whereas they thought the French to be the least friendly of all. Spain follows Portugal at 67%, Sweden with 64% and the Republic of Ireland at 62%.

The Study for Friendliest Country in Europe

The study polled 2300 British people who are over the age of 18 and had been on a holiday outside of their country once in the last two years. They were given a list of various European countries, asking them if a particular country was “friendly, unfriendly or neither”.

What makes the Dutch so great for the Brits? 26% of them thought that the locals were “very welcoming”, 23% of them said “they engaged in conversation”, and 18% of them said it was because they spoke to them in English.

What do you think? Do you agree with the Brits, or do you think it’s a completely different story here? I have always found the Dutch to be super friendly! Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below!

Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.

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