"Getting-to know-the-Dutch-day"

Sunflowers by Van Gogh

You'll learn about ...

The Dutch! Who are they, what makes them tick? Who are these people who always seem to know how other should behave? Do they stil wear wooden shoes? Are they all still fond of tulips? Do they live in mills or in canal houses, or is there more to them than these cliches?
If you wish you or your employees to find out the anwers to these questions and if you want to know more about The Dutch, their language and their habits, then this is the way to do it:
Take part in the "Getting-to know-the-Dutch-day" on February 22nd, 2020. A day that will give you the answers, will teach you some Dutch, takes you on a trip through Dutch history, art, cuisine, and more...



In a one-day program, set in a beautiful location within an hour's drive from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, together with other EXPATS from around the world, you are going to be informed about the Dutch and how they live their lives below sea-level.


Whether you found the love of your life in The Netherlands, or whether you are going to work in Holland for a period of time, as an EXPAT it is very useful to get acquainted with the Dutch, their habits, and their ethics. EXPATS from around the world will meet and will be informed about different aspects of living in The Netherlands.


Chateau Marquette

An estate as in a fairy-tale: with a long driveway, a moat, a gate and a tower. Chateau Marquette is a medieval castle situated in a lovely landscape near the dunes in Heemskerk. This lovely conferencecenter and hotel is located within a 40-minutes' drive from Amsterdam.


Chateau Marquette

On Saturday, February 22nd 2020, an historic conference room-with-a-view has been reserved for a group of maximum 22 EXPATS.
During the day you will enjoy a typically Dutch lunch. You'll experience a gezellige dag with people who are "in the same boat" as you are.


for Saturday, February 22 nd 2020.

9.30 Arrival at Chateau Marquette at Heemskerk. Koffie met cake: A cup of coffee and a Dutch cake are waiting for you.
10.00 Welcome and introduction of the "Getting to know the Dutch - Day".
10.30 Introduction into Dutch history, arts and habits.
Dutch regional differences.
11.15 Dutch activity.
12.15 Lunch with typically Dutch ingredients.):Kroketten! 😀
Other food also available.
13.00 Language Acquisition (on 3 different levels).
14.00 Explaining Dutch law-, tax- and schoolsystems.
14.45 A short introduction into Dutch politics (‘polderen’) and Dutch healthcare.
15.30 What NOT to do and say in Holland.
Basic information on how to use the daily amenities.
16.00 Language acquisition : Useful phrases.
16.30 Vrijbo (a drink at the end of a memorable day)
Doei !

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