Dutch people are usually very open, friendly and welcoming. In the Netherlands, only parents and children live together. In general, they do not live with grandparents, aunts, and uncles. During meals, Dutch families usually share their adventures of the day. In Dutch homes, all family members share chores.
In the culture of the Netherlands, parents are the heads of the family. They determine the rules. Dutch children, however, will often disagree and argue and discuss things with their parents. This is not considered rude or insolent, on the contrary: in the Netherlands many parents think it is good for young people to have their own opinions and encourage their speaking out.
Dutch families may seem very curious. They want to know everything. In general, this is because they are very interested in each other. Also, by talking freely and telling them details, children show their trust and confidence in their parents. It is something that is inseparable from being independent. When children share what is happening in their lives, parents have more confidence in allowing their children to be fully independent.
Dutch families like to do things together, especially on weekends. This includes sports, social clubs, visiting relatives, or attending social or cultural activities together. People in the Netherlands divide their time consciously between all sorts of activities. Simply sitting down doing nothing is considered a waste of time.