’ In most of the civilised world, holding doors open for women is considered to be chivalrous and the behavior of a gentlemen. If I’m about to walk into a cafe, and there’s a woman walking in at the same time, I’ll pause and hold the door open for her. A look that says “this guy has just escaped from mental health institution.” Holding doors open for Dutch women will earn you scorn and contempt.The Shallow Man’s advice is that when you see a woman walking behind you, just let the door shut in her face. She might even and come over and say “wow you’re so well integrated with Dutch society, here’s my phone number.”In nature a pack of wolves will pick off the weakest caribou then strike for the kill. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner.
As Grandmaster Flash once said in the song White Lines, ‘don’t, don’t, don’t do it! Even after 10 years in the land of deep fried cuisine, I still can’t break the habit of opening doors for women.
What you need to know is that as an expat, if you stand your ground in face of the ugg booted onslaught, that Dutch women will forgive you and may even find your self-confidence attractive.
From Dutch men they expect total acquiescence, and the ability to follow orders.
The ones who come to your rescue are five bad boys who were previously employed by your father for very generous pay.
To make sure that you're safe, they move in with you so they can guard you for 24 hours straight!