In a country of polders, flatness defines everything. This flatness means that nobody can rise above you, nor you above them.
The DNA of the Netherlands
Is there such a thing as a ‘Dutch identity’? And if so, what does it look like? Jan Renkema provides a clear analysis of the main characteristics in his pamphlet ‘The DNA of the Netherlands’. He does this in the form of a conversation between a curious foreigner and a Dutch expert. Ideal reading material both for people who think they know what makes them Dutch and for those who can sometimes feel irritated by the Dutch.
The Dutch have a constant willingness to compromise and whose aim above all is a general consensus.
Jan Renkema provides a clear analysis of the Dutch identity in his pamphlet ‘The DNA of the Netherlands’. He starts with a conversation on a flight to Schiphol.