I knew there was a new language to learn, one I thought at the time had vague similarities to my A-level German.
New Year, however, is one party the Dutch do manage to ruin.
Natural look Most of them are positive about the way Dutch women look.
They are tall, blond, good-looking and 'well-built'. “All those pretty girls on bikes, with their open and positive expression and wearing little make-up,” sighs an Australian. How can they let their appearance go the way they do?
Most Dutch children learn to cycle before they can walk and undoubtedly the aged Dutch pedal their way into the next life. Despite the sometimes unwelcome bluntness of the natives, they are overall a friendly tribe.
In fact, complete strangers acknowledge and greet each other in lifts or doctors’ waiting rooms.