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Language & Culture in the Netherlands

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Language & Culture in the Netherlands 

Historical evidence suggests that for decades foreigners have settled in the Netherlands bringing with them their own ides and cultures. Moreover, this led to a very open minded and tolerant attitude within dutch society. Moreover, the dutch society are not easily offended and prefer direct talk. Currently there are over 200 nationalities living in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands is generally safe as well with friendly and helpful police. The police in Netherlands take their duty to protect everyone seriously and talking to them should not be a problem. Moreover, they are often proficient in English. 

English proficiency in the Netherlands

The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch but many people are fluent in English and often German or French additionally. Additionally, the Netherlands has been named as the highest proficiency in English among non native speaking countries within the EU. 

Currently international students can choose over 1500 courses that are taught in english be it bachelor or postgraduate programs.

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This country study guide was published in cooperation with the Dutch organization, Nuffic

About Nuffic

Nuffic is the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education. Nuffic works to bring people together by connecting international students to Dutch universities. Nuffic’s motto is “Linking knowledge worldwide.” By enabling Dutch universities to share their knowledge with international students through a study abroad education, Nuffic not only links knowledge on a worldwide scale, but also connects people from many different countries.

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Sources:

  • http://www.studyinholland.nl/
Last update: 09 Mar 2018

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