Taking readers beyond the stereotypical images of windmills, clogs, and tulips, this pocket-sized guide helps visitors understand the complex layers of identity in this small, densely populated country on Europe’s northwestern seaboard. With roots as a maritime nation that built a network for transportation, defense, and trade, the Netherlands of today is still a prime economic hub of Europe. The Netherlands is also famous for its liberal attitudes, recently challenged by high levels of immigration, and is home to an intelligent, cosmopolitan, enterprising, tolerant, and modest people. The visitor or business traveler will find that the predominant attitude continues to be one of “live and let live,” and that many different communities live alongside each other in harmony.
About the Author
Sheryl Buckland is an English management trainer and business studies tutor who lived for 16 years in the Netherlands, and who has worked for public and private organizations in both Britain and the Netherlands.