From THE SPAIN about THE NETHERLANDS

“In my last post I was frequently tasked with working overseas in the Netherlands. Whilst maintaining an extremely high standard of professionalism, it is clear that attitudes to dress code and timekeeping were less formal there. (…) I should have been more considerate of the less formal work style at the time, as when a colleague and I were invited to attend a formal dinner function one evening, we were the only two to turn up wearing suits and ties – everyone else wore a shirt and jeans!”