This is one of many books in the Xenophobes series which, according to their website,
‘highlights the unique character and behaviour of nations’.
The Dutch version of the series is true to form. The author, Rodney Bolt, was born in South Africa and now divides his time between Amsterdam and Madeira, after having lived all over the world.
It’s a concise book, less than 90 pages, and is arranged by topics ranging from Character to Manners & Etiquette. All of the standard observances about the Dutch are covered, from their bluntness to their tolerance. The book expands on their traits by putting them into a historical framework.