Category: Dutch customs
Ordering a beer is simple enough, of course, but knowing the Amsterdam lingo for doing so can certainly help foreigners get exactly what they want.
What will it be: Pilsje? Vaasje? Biertje?
We have a prediction. Mark our words: If you visit the Netherlands â€” or, so help you God, move here â€“ you will sooner or later buy a book titled, â€œThe Undutchables.â€ Here’s why…
While The Undutchables could rightly be described as a caricature of the Dutch, certain aspects of Dutch society are described with painful accuracy. Take, for instance, the way we board and exit public transportation.
There are a number of ways to describe the service in Amsterdam stores and other businesses, but we can’t actually print any of them here for fear of upsetting our more sensitive visitors. So we’ll start with the good news: Until you have visited Amsterdam, it is quite likely that you have taken service at home for granted. That will change just as soon as you have had your first experience with Amsterdam-style poor service. The Good Mind you, we hasten to say that your are far more likely to encounter wonderful, friendly people, who will go out of their
In many establishments service charges are included in the published prices, but tipping is appreciated nevertheless.