Are DUTCH people PROUD?

Are DUTCH people PROUD?


If I were Dutch, I’d be proud. Yeah, I wouldn’t be here if they weren’t proud. Do you think Dutch people are proud of being Dutch? Oh, very much. They couldn’t be more proud. I think so yeah. Of course. Of course! Yes. Definitely… You can feel the spirit of nationalism. You just sense it. Yeah, they’re super proud of being Dutch. They can sing about that for the whole day if you let them… Especially if there is a beer involved! They are very proud, but I would be also very proud. Trots Trots! Trots Trots? That’s Dutch, right? Pride Pride, yeah. They are proud about their history. They celebrate the National days. It’s easy to see during King’s day, for example. So many people go to the street… OK, to a party… but because it’s the birthday of the king. Once a year when it’s King’s day, when it’s Koningsdag, there’s flags everywhere. Oh Jesus… the flags are everywhere! The little Dutch flag everywhere, on the houses. Whenever you celebrate something, you hang out the flag to celebrate. You go to the next level for education, so we always put the flag there with the bag. Everybody has orange. How about even the orange thing? Oh yeah, the orange thing! There’s a lot of pride behind that. I have the socks to prove it. ‘Ik ben een held’ (=I’m a hero) They’re humble individually, but their sense… …as a country…. Their national pride is really there. Especially at sporting events, Dutch fans are world famous for cheering on for all of their sports. In football matches when I watch and the orange all comes out or during the Olympics, I see a lot of pride. Speed skating. If the Dutch are skating, there will be Dutch fans dressed head-to-toe in orange, and there will be tubas and instruments, and they’re having a party, supporting their team. They’re very patriotic when it comes to their history with building dikes, building dams to hold back the North Sea. The famous dike, somewhere near Rotterdam; the water management system in the Netherlands has been accepted all over the world. An example of that is when New Orleans suffered Hurricane Katrina, the first thing the Louisiana government did was reach out to a Dutch expert to come and help them figure out how they can prevent that from happening again. I think they should definitely be proud of what they’ve achieved in terms of their inventions, how they’ve regained so much land from flooded areas. The Dutch are one of the most creative people in the world. The history speaks for itself. I mean the commitment to sustainability. Economic level. The economic level. It is a very rich country. In terms of the personality of characteristics of Dutch, everybody knows that Dutch are like… stingy and also the Dutch are quite proud of it. In different circumstances, they have self-mockery about that part. Even the way they use when you confront someone about being too direct, they say, I’m Dutch… almost proud of it. They are very open minded and everyone has an equal position and everyone is friendly. Everybody is reasonable and sensible. They have a pretty good society. The young kids have the same polite manners as the adults, as the middle aged, and the middle aged just as the adults. It’s all the way through, whereas in the US, it’s the exact opposite. The kids are a little rebellious. They feel that they’re better than their parents, and the parents feel they’re better than their grandparents, and so there’s like a competition but the Dutch seem to just fall in line. People try to celebrate their lives quite a lot as well. They are proud and they should be. It’s also a form of pride… like what sort of things you are doing that you feel comfortable doing. The way you make life worthwhile. Good quality of life. Yeah, it’s a reason to be proud, and you have the best beer! Of course, they do complain about the country and the bureaucracy and the government sometimes. They love their country, but they are spoiled, and sometimes they complain and complain, complain about the weather, the politicians, things that are not working… but perfectly work, but they think, oh, no, it’s one minute late … all the time, but if you foreigners say something, whoa. It’s a bit like families, where families argue and squabble amongst themselves, but if you then attack that family, then they’re united, and I think the Dutch are a bit similar. If a foreigner comes and complains about the country, then you’re going to hear an earful. I would say Dutch people are proud of their heritage, their culture, but they’re not hyperbolic about it. One of the things that I really liked about Dutch people and the Netherlands is they recognize that they’re a small country. Dutch people seem to achieve a lot for such a small place on the kind of world stage. It seems that Dutch people seem proud of that. We absolutely see pride in the country. What we don’t see is strident nationalism. When it’s a national holiday, when a child is graduating from high school and they hang their backpack out the window. There is pride in the country but you don’t always have to scream about it to be proud about it. I really, really appreciate that difference. They’re proud of their heritage but they don’t take it to the point that they think they are the best people in the world or aren’t so aggressive with that pride as in some countries. They have so much pride when you try to speak Dutch and then they have the pleasure to correct you. Oh yes. They are very proud. Well, sometimes I wish they were a little bit more because quite often, for instance, they too readily want to speak English with you and not sort of take pride in their own language and expect people to be speaking Dutch. Sometimes, I think: they should be a bit more Dutch and not so international. They’re very open to people from other countries, so I think they are proud of being Dutch. Yeah, it’s a great country and also a great nation.

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    Rob Numan

    John Adams was de eerste Amerikaanse toerist in Nederland, kijk wat hij in zijn dagboek schreef. https://youtu.be/emp0pS-C7Og

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    T.R. Peters

    I wouldn't say spoiled. We're just never satisfied and have the drive to fix things. It's a drive to invest energy into making things take less energy.

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    American Lady ACDC Fan 1998

    Daarom koos ik (een Amerikaanse vrouw) ervoor om in Nederland te wonen, mijn oma (aan mijn moeders kant) was Nederlands en mijn moeder (was Schots maar kwam in 73 naar Amerika). Hij koos ervoor terug te gaan naar Nederland omdat ik me voel alsof ik daar thuishoor. Ik weet niet waarom, maar ik denk dat, omdat ik veel Nederlandse persoonlijkheid heb, en ja, mijn oma heeft me Nederlands geleerd omdat ze dacht dat het op een dag nuttig voor me zou zijn en ze had gelijk!

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    MKB

    04:24 Okay, we complain. It's true. But that's exactly the reason why a lot of systems and roads work here. Because when something isn't up to standard we complain and work towards something better.

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    appetite for destruction

    I am and there is NOTHING to be proud of. At Firts its a fucking kingdom when youre a little bit rightwing youre a racist. This people realy dont heve any idea where they talking about.

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    Marit

    It is kind of misleading because we are not complaining, in the Dutch wheater you can have rain, sun, it can suddenly drop from 30 degrees to 19 degrees which is very cold. Myself I don't know much about our politics but Geert Wilders is against moslims so he is racist and that's very annoying because he gives them the guilt of everything that they didn't do also he said a few years ago 'Meer of minder marokkanen' which means More or less people with a Moroccan heritage.

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    gone through

    The Dutch are the most kind people I have ever met in my life. They have gold hearts and I’m so proud to be in their country actually it’s I call my country to because my man must come from the Dutch family ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Hoppii

    Valt niet aan de maatschappij af te zien dan die "trots" ver te zoeken hier in Nederland als Nederlanders zo trots waren was de situatie hier niet zo dramatisch.

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    rose rose

    ik lig in een deuk.mijn vader is een allochtoon en hij is terug naar zn land.hij ging uit eten met vrienden en die maakten kut opmerkingen over nederland,hij flipte helemaal de pan uit.hij heeft heimwee naar nederland en mist het nederlandse eten zoals stampot,een lekkere blok jonge kaas.en het brood uiteraard.ook mist hij hoe netjes de plantsoenen zijn en dat alles wordt bij gehouden.en dat het zo mooi groen is.

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    Cathelijne BAMBINO FEVER X

    Ik ben er niet trots op dat we ook de 2dewereleoorlog mee moesten maken maar ben wel trots op alle strijders die zelfs iets wilde doen waarvoor ze dood konden gaan denk aan t verzet. De rest van de geschiedenis boeit me geen kut. Ik zweer ik vind alleen de 2de wo interessant

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    its_a_trab

    Mensen hier in Nederland zijn niet trots genoeg op nederland. Ik reken mezelf daar niet tussen. Ik ben echt trots op dit prachtige land. Ik zou nergens anders willen wonen

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    Andre Tutuarima

    Is the dutch proud, hahahaha proud of what. They have nothing, the duch gouvernement Rutte have sale everything for the dutch people, shame, shame shame

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    StitchTehZombie

    Im not proud of being dutch, but when i see dutch in the title, i WILL click so i can complain about dutch culture in the comments which is a very dutch thing to do. (complaining, that is)

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    DieValie!

    Why?..
    Nationalism is so stupid. There's things "we" did right, but the is so much "we" did that was incredibly immoral.

    I do not cheer for my country in sports, I think: "May the best win."

    Some people ARE stingy, but they won't be honest about it.

    Work, work, work. The rich get richer, the poor will probably not even get to grow unless they either get help/offered a course by their boss/work their asses off.
    The people that were born rich are spoiled. Not the middle/lower class people. Don't make a country seem more beautiful than it really is.

    "Niet de kantjes er vanaf lopen."

    Don't be blinded by celebration. Think. Work.

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    Kayleigh Volkering

    So I think there's something to be said about pride. For me there's a clear difference between for example patriotism and just being proud of something. For example I am proud of our country as clearly The Netherlands offers a lot to countries that others don't always see and because we are so small our voice often gets deafened. And I think that's why we Dutchies tend to wave our flag around when we can. For example at world championships. We tend to win a lot of medals and then suddenly people know us. We invented a lot of stuff etc. But what I don't think we have a lot is Patriotism in the way for example the USA or France has.

    We embrace diversity to the max whilst still maintaining Dutch roots. But we don't try to promote ourselves better than we actually are. When something happens, like winning a medal, we like to say ' yay we're good ' but what I notice from certain other countries is that they say they're good… but don't always have the receipts to back that up. Take for example France that doesn't like to speak English for some reason. It's as if their language is holy and as if they can never do something wrong. In those cases we tend to be very blunt and be like ' ow come on we all have good and bad things, we're not perfect but we do our best. And if the largest news is how our trains keep coming a minute too late than I think we're doing fine '

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that we tend to be proud of what we've achieved and what we are to other countries even if it doesn't show as fast. And even though we're not everywhere in the news like America for example, we do a lot of things behind the scenes and we don't mind that at all. But when it does happen that we're in the spotlight, we do like to take that moment and then give it to others again without complaining. And I like that.

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