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"Language - Most people in The..." Netherlands Local Custom Tip by joecooper

Netherlands Local Customs: 288 reviews and 290 photos


<b><font color=blue>Language</b></font> - Most people in The Netherlands under the age of 60 speak English better than the average American, Auzzie or Brit! As soon as they realise you speak English most take great delight in practicing the language on you, which can be very helpful and welcoming! Many also speak French and German but not as well or with such emthusiasm as they do English. Many bill boards are in English and strangly enough, all graffiti is in English e.g. Piet loves Saskia 4eva!!

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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