●A warm and hearty handshake
is an appropriate greeting for both men and women.
●It is also a popular
among friends to kiss on alternating cheeks three times when greeting.
●A common phrase is Hoe gaat het? (How are you?) or Alles goed? (Is
everything all right?)
●The use of given names
generally is reserved for close friends and relatives, except among youth.
●Otherwise, the Dutch
address others by their titles and family names.
●When answering the telephone,
both the caller and the receiver identify themselves before
staring a conversation, It is rude not to do so.