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Netherlands - Culture Smart! : the Essential Guide to Customs & Culture.

Author: Sheryl Buckland
Publisher: Chicago : Kuperard, 2018.
Series: Culture smart!
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Buckland, Sheryl.
Netherlands - Culture Smart! : The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture.
Chicago : Kuperard, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheryl Buckland
ISBN: 9781787029378 1787029379 9781787029361 1787029360
OCLC Number: 1039695024
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title page; Copyright; About the Author; Contents; Map of the Netherlands; Introduction; Key Facts; Chapter 1: Land and People; Geographical Overview; Climate; A Brief History; Cities in the Netherlands; The Royal Family; Government; Living Apart Together; Pim Fortuyn; The Rise of Populism; The Dutch in the EU; The Dutch People Today; Chapter 2: Values and Attitudes; The Influence of Calvin; Egalitarianism and Democracy; National Pride; Added Value and Thrift; Work Ethic and Modesty; "Doe Maar Gewoon ... "; Stoicism; Cleanliness and Health. Dutch Honesty Gezelligheid; Community Spirit; Religion; Chapter 3: Customs and Traditions; National Festivals; Annual Special Events; Family Celebrations; Historical Occasions; Chapter 4: Making Friends; Attitudes Toward Foreigners; How To Meet the Dutch; Vrienden of Kennissen? (Friends or Acquaintances?); Greetings; Joining Clubs, Societies, and Classes; Gastvrijheid (Hospitality); Entertaining; Gift Giving; Chapter 5: The Dutch At Home; Quality of Life; Living Conditions; Schoon, Netjes, en Gezellig (Clean, Neat, and Cozy); Furnishings; Appliances. Identity Daily Life and Routines; Attitudes Toward Children; Schools and Schooling; Resolving Complaints; Changing Lifestyles; Chapter 6: Time Out; Shopping; Banks; Eating Out; Drink; Restaurant Etiquette; Sex in the City; Leisure; High Culture; Popular Culture; Countryside Pursuits; Sports; Chapter 7: Travel, Health, and Safety; Cycling; Walking; Public Transportation; Local Transportation-Buses, Trams, and Metros; Car and Driver's Licenses; Taxis; Where To Stay; Health; Safety; Chapter 8: Business Briefing; Making Contact. Office Style and Etiquette Dutch Businesspeople; Communication Styles; Presentations; Teamwork; Gezelligheid at Work; Leadership and Decision Making; Meetings and Negotiations; Contracts; Handling Disagreements; Chapter 9: Communicating; Language; Familiar and Polite Forms of Address; Greetings in Shops; Written Communications; Misinterpretations; Humor; Conversation; Body Language; The Media; Telephone and Internet; Mail; Conclusion; Further Reading; Index; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Culture smart!

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