Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mid Norfolk
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We have several very good Dutch friends, mainly resulting from our school interacting with French, German, Spanish and Dutch schools through an EU initiative (Comenius Project).
They were always generous and willing hosts, as well as delightful guests when over here.
My two eldest children were both able to spend time in a Dutch school and there is still contact with some ex-pupils.
On-site I ALWAYS go to a Dutch camper for help: I've only once met one who didn't speak English reasonably fluently, I've never met one who was surly and they are almost always a fount of knowledge.
I concur with the sentiment about them being amongst the friendliest in Europe.
[However, I can't say that I've encountered many unfriendly folk and to classify them by nationality could be the start of a slippery slope which some people in the UK seems keen to pursue.]