(this is an old post, but I want to gush about those Netherlanders!)
I think Dutch people are simply charming.
The men (I don't have any Dutch friends that are girls and actually would prefer some so I can have some girl-talk!), are friendly and great company. When I told them I wanted to learn Dutch, they were actually a bit shocked.
"Why would anyone want to learn Dutch???" (lol...such self-deprecating people they are!)
They were more than happy to help me with my homework. Good sense of humor, too. I do get the impression they are a bit frugal...so perhaps there is some truth to the term 'going Dutch'. Still, I like the level-headedness of the Dutch men I know--they like to think things through.
....and they're easy on the eye too! (and tall!)
Their licorice, however, is pure poison. Tastes like windex.