The week starts for most Dutchies with…coffee. Most Dutch simply cannot imagine starting the day without a cup of freshly brewed cup. You’ll find a wide array of great options to enjoy it too.
Most Dutch people take a packed lunch to work, typically consisting of a sandwich with bread and cheese or hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles). Yes you read right!
The Dutch are known for their good work-life balance. Wednesday is a typical day that people who work part-time take the afternoon off and most schools also close by midday that day.
On Thursday most shops in the bigger cities are open later, until nine o’clock. ‘Koopavond’ is a festive time, when many people linger after work and enjoy the extra time to find their next delight.
The weekend starts with ‘Vrijdagmiddagborrel’, mid-afternoon drinks & snacks that may take place right at work or down at a cozy bar, local beers and a variety of deep fried snacks a common presence.
Every Saturday you can buy the best flowers at Janskerkhof, at the Flower Market. This is when the square is transformed into a sea of colour. Quite gezellig!
Sunday is firmly reserved for leisure. Whether that means sleeping in, visiting family and friends or joining a road bike peloton in the country, we enjoy it to the fullest!