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Are Dutch people rude?

Are Dutch people rude?

Sure… many people say it all the time… Dutch people are very direct and according to many, they can even be rude.

Take this special sign for example. You can find it close to the beach in Castricum. The text on the parking sign goes like this: als u mijn plaats neemt, neem dan ook mijn handicap. Can you see what it means?

You could roughly translate it like this: if you take my place, then also take my disability

If you think about it, it makes sense, right? Sure… you always feel disappointed when you find that there is a free parking spot and then you find out that it is only for disabled people. Yes… it may look attractive to park your car there anyway…. but now at least this special sign will make you think!

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