Dutch Birthday Party Flow Chart

24 Sep

Grasping cultural differences differences can often be difficult for expats, especially when very formalized rules exist. Many thanks to the Facebook friend who took this photo. You never know when you might get an invite!

Dutch Birthday Party Flow Chart


Posted by on September 24, 2015 in Living in Holland


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4 responses to “Dutch Birthday Party Flow Chart

  1. kristinkingauthor

    October 29, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Very true. The more international the community the more exceptions I would think.

  2. Morella Clyde

    October 8, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Well, I must say I heard about those “dutch etiquette rules” before, however there is always good exceptions. My lovely neighbor invited us to her 80th birthday and to our great surprise, food and drinks were served non stop and we stayed for almost 3 hours, being the first one to leave. Ahhh and no circle!!!! Nicely arranged tables and chairs all around her garden. Well, I guess the fact she is the widow of a dutch diplomat might have something to do!!!

  3. kristinkingauthor

    September 25, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Definitely adults! I’m not sure what a purely Dutch children’s party would look like since those we’ve attended are quite the international mix. Two hours is still the norm, though, and keeping gifts reasonably priced. Older youths (say age 13 and up) go with cards and money in our community.

  4. quivera

    September 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Is this a birthday party for adults or children?


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