Koen van der Lip

Koen van der Lip

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Everyone thinks that every Dutchman likes to eat a lot of cheese. Sometimes Dutch people are therefore called 'cheeseheads' by foreigners.

Everyone thinks that every Dutchman likes to eat cheese which is not true. Dutch are oftenly called "kaaskoppen" by immigrants.

People from other countries, especially those who are in contact with Dutch tourists, think that Dutch people are very cheap. They have a saying in Dutch, namely 'Kijken, kijken, niet kopen.' which basically means that Dutch people look at much things for sale, but don't buy any. Personally, even though it is a stereotype for the Dutch people, I think there is some truth in this.

The Dutch are generally stereotyped as greedy people. Just like Dagobert Duck in the picture, the Dutch do not want to spend too much money.

Wooden shoes (or clogs), this is a typical product associated with the Dutch population. The stereotype is that all Dutch people supposedly wear wooden shoes, while the vast majority of our population certainly does not.

Wooden shoes (or clogs), this is a typical product associated with the Dutch population. In a lot of countries around the world it is believed that Dutch people walk around in wooden shoes the entire day. As you can see wooden shoes come in different kind

The Dutch are in general very private people. It's therefore clear that privacy is highly valued in the Dutch culture.

IRS reminds taxpayers of their privacy protections under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.