Dutch business culture

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Netherlands

In the Netherlands, meetings and looking for consensus is at the heart of the business culture. Meetings is where much happens in the Netherlands, you will find that apparently you need to have many meetings as they seem to fill your agenda quickly, and it is likely that meetings will drive you crazy at some stage. There are many unwritten rules on how to behave at a meeting, how to prepare for it and what to expect from it. It might be useful to read up on Dutch meeting ettiquette and be prepared.