Duch Tipping, Time zones, Weights & measures, Clothing
Value added tax and service charges are included in hotel, night clubs sightseeing companies, shopping bills and taxi fares. Tips for extra service are always appreciated but not necessary. It is customary to give taxi drivers a tip of about 10%. Check more details: Dutch Export Import, Foreign Trade & VAT Tax Refund
Holland is in the Central European Time Zone, one hour ahead of GMT. Generally Summer Time in Holland is from March 26 to October 29.
Weights & measures
|1 geografische mijl||4 zeemijlen
1/15 middelbare meridiaangraad
|1 oude el||0,688 meter|
|1 eng. mijl||1609,34 meter|
|1 zeemijl||1852 meter|
|1 eng. yard||3 voet
|1 eng. voet||12 duim
|1 eetlepel||15 cm3|
|1 theelepel||3 cm3|
|1 are||100 m2|
|1 acre(eng.)||4047 m2|
|1 square inch||6,4516 cm2|
|1 square foot||(144 square inches)
|1 square yard||(9 square feet)
|1 centenaar||100 kg|
|1 ton(t)||1000 kg|
|1 dram(dr.)||1,77 gram|
14 eng. ponden
Clothing and Traditional Costume
Summers are lovely but along with your shorts and beachwear pack a light-weight raincoat - the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winter winds can be cold and you should certainly wrap up well in January and February. The average temperature in these months hovers just above 2 degrees centrigrade. One of the nice things about Holland is that the Dutch are relaxed about clothes. You wear what you feel good in - particularly in Amsterdam when an opera audience happily turns up in jeans and t-shirts. Which is not to say you cannot wear dress if you want to. Men should bring a tie and women a skirt or dress if you plan dining up-market. Otherwise feel free.
Different parts of Holland have different types of traditional costume, but they're all largely similar. Typically, traditional Dutch clothing consists of black shirts, trousers, and caps for boys and white dresses, blouses, and hats for girls.
Wearing traditional clothing was common until the late 19th / early 20th Century, when modern Western fashion began to take hold of the country. The longest holdouts tended to be Holland's coastal provinces, which were home to some of the country's most conservative citizens. Today you will still occasionally see some old people wearing traditional dress if you visit conservative areas on special occasions.
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