Netherlands - Culture Smart! Paperback – 30 Oct 2003
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"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, Sunday Times Travel -...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, Global Travel -...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, Observer -...as useful as they are entertaining, Easy Jet Magazine -...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, New York Times." --various
About the Author
SHERYL BUCKLAND is an English management trainer and consultant who has worked for public and private organizations in Britain and the Netherlands. A member of the British Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, she holds a BA (Hons.) degree in English and European Thought and Literature and an MA in Education. In 1995 she moved with her husband to the Netherlands and immersed herself in Dutch culture, conducting research on cultural acclimatization, the role of language teachers, and child development. During this time, she has also worked as an Associate Lecturer for the British Open University Business School, and conducted intercultural training for a major Anglo-Dutch corporation.
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The author includes so much information and essential knowledge for those wanting to know how to behave and interact with the Dutch people.It is amazing how much the customs vary throughout Europe and the Netherlands is one of those countries where you really must know the right way to communicate in order to integrate successfully.
I congratulate the author for making this such an easy and informative read and I highly recommend it to anyone considering "going Dutch"!!
I've started using the Culture Smart series of books at a time when I needed to understand better the Swedish culture for personal reasons. I was very impressed at how insightful the book was. Since then, I have relied on the series anytime I need to learn more about the traditions and mindsets found in a country.
I will be moving to the Netherlands in a few months' time and have used this book as a prep. I found that the habits described in the book match very accurately the outlook of several of my Dutch friends.
All in all, I found this a great tool for anyone planning to spend some time in the Netherlands, or simply looking to improve his/her relationships with the Dutch.
I hope this helps.
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It is informative and gives specific details of how the Dutch people conduct themselves at home, at work, and at play. Understand, however, that this is NOT a traditional visitor's guide to The Netherlands, in that it does not have maps and places of interest for the vacationer. This is solely a culture primer.
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