Dutch women

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Dutch women find Dutch guys dull, so as a foreigner you might stand a good chance to start dating one of these tall, independent women. Though you have to careful, because like their male counterparts, Dutch women just as easily bond with a man without ever becoming his lover.

Relations between men and women in The Netherlands are just as flat and equal as the landscape is.

What can you expect from a Dutch woman? Well, according to surveys found on the web:


Arie Boomsma

Arie Boomsma: most sexy man of The Netherlands

Dutch women are happy

  • Dutch women are very happy, whether they are alone or in a relationship. Dutch women rate their happiness in life with a 7,5. According to a researcher, Dutch women don’t get depressed.
  • 13% of Dutch women smoke.
  • Half of Dutch women has been in love with another man while in a relationship. 27% of Dutch women has cheated on their partner (in Italy this is 45%!).
  • On average, Dutch girls have sex for the first time when they are 16 years old.
  • Though only 45% of the Dutch women are (mildly) obese, some 70% find themselves too fat. 23% is so insecure, they’ll only have sex with the lights off. 43% is unsure about their good looks. In other countries this is 64%.
  • More than elsewhere, Dutch women think that ‘feeling beautiful’ has to do with what you have accomplished in life, whether you are doing what your really enjoy. In other countries, especially less developed countries, ‘to be loved’ and financial and business success is more important.
  • Dutch women like their men to be kind, sensitive and least of all macho.
  • Chosen as ‘most sexy man of The Netherlands’ is Marco Borsato, a Dutch-Italian singer and tv host and famous ‘Christian’ Arie Boomsma.
  • Though plastic surgery is not very common in Holland, many women (33%) would change something about their bodies if they could.

Amsterdam: where the most beautiful women live

Ask  a man who has visited several countries where he would to return to and you can be sure he picks the places where he saw the most beautiful women.

A web survey made a list of the cities with the most beautiful women, based on the quality of women, the ratio women/men and approachability.

On number 10, we find: Amsterdam Holland. “Indeed, the dream of many men: seeing tall blond beautiful women riding bicycles and behaving friendly. No need for the Red Quarter.”

  • The amount of women (and men!) in The Netherlands working part-time is higher than anywhere else in the world. Some 60% of Dutch women aged 25-54 work part-time. This percentage is 19% in the USA, 22% in France, 38% in Germany and 37% in Ireland (2009, OECD statistics).
  • Dutch women like working part-time, especially after having had their first child. Still, they have a busy life working, taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, shopping for groceries, cooking, catching up with friends, doing sports and hobbies. When they work, they work for ‘fun’ and not for the money. Full-time work is not a financial necessity when they have a second income from the partner.
  • Dutch women are tall. The average length is 1.70 m. Average clothes size of Dutch women is 42 and they weigh 80 kilos. Around 50% of Dutch women have cup size D.
  • 70% of Dutch women like to experiment in bed.
  • Dutch women cheat, but with morals. It’s ‘not done’ to cheat with the partner of a friend nor to sleep with your partner’s best friend or brother. A colleague at work, parent of your kids’ friends or the neighbour seems to be less problematic.
  • One in 3 marriages in The Netherlands ends in divorce.

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16 Responses to Dutch women

  1. Half Baked Potatoes February 24, 2012 at 00:10

    Yeah I am just back I could not agree more. Dutch women are unbelievable. Some of the best looking women in the world.

  2. Dutch Women go to office whithout make up in jeans and knitted sweaters, also in local politics were the men are in suits you see women whit absolute no dress sense at all! They are representing voters in jeans and jumpers. They have in general rough attitudes and are very unfriendly and afraid of things out of the box, they make me sad.

  3. Maher August 23, 2012 at 11:43

    Following my visit to Holland, I truly can’t agree more about the beauty of the Dutch women.

  4. zapper August 21, 2014 at 23:41

    To me they come across very uncouth, unrefined and unfeminine. As a foreigner I lived in Amsterdam and dated one for 3 years. She was petite, black hair, not the described stereotype.

    Its an incredibly polarized society. So difficult to feel them, not literally.

    Also voice is very important to me and lets be honest the Dutch accent is terrible

  5. Jason August 29, 2014 at 04:59

    You don’t want a dutch girl as a pen pal.

  6. sundi johnson February 26, 2015 at 13:30

    Just got back from amsterdam and can safely say the women were the most unfrindly i have ever encountered. Tall and fairly attractive yes but rude, arrogant and agressive in bucketloads! To much wacky backy smoking as well!

  7. lola March 10, 2015 at 23:04

    This is all a lie in every country are beautiful ppl and ugly ppl but that gpes away with the years and what really mathers is the inside.

  8. deep_blue June 15, 2015 at 20:02

    I live in Netherlands since two and a half years.

    I have always heard that Dutch women “make the first move”, approaching guys on their own and (for example), going in front of him telling “I like you”.

    But, on my own, I have never seen this, so I believe it is a fake story.

    Someone has different experiences?

    • barryberry July 11, 2015 at 23:03

      In my opinion they are more forward then average. What does this mean? Not much.
      Like all women they are mostly passive, but when that dream guy comes along she might go that extra mile to get noticed.
      Guess what, you are probably not that dream guy they are looking for (as are 90% of all other men).

      • deep_blue July 16, 2015 at 21:13

        This of course could be (“you are not the dream man etc. etc…”), but why I have also never seen happening that to other guys (make the first move etc. etc. )?

        And I have never heard of someone who has seen/experimented that… despite from what they say (Dutch women, I mean :-)). Until I won’t see with my eyes, I will consider that a urban legend :-)

        • deep_blue July 21, 2015 at 19:09

          p.s. in other words: when I will see s Dutch girl moving straight towards a unknown guy and telling him “I like you, I want you”, I will start to believe to these fancy stories :-)

          • coco August 23, 2015 at 13:04


            it s true they really approach guys

          • Fagg August 24, 2015 at 16:14

            Just came back. Had a fine lady hit on me while ripping through the peak traffic on a bike. She was fast!

  9. June July 21, 2015 at 09:19

    Incredible how shapeless many of the women are. Tree trunk legs with no definition and the ones who keep “fit” splay their legs outwards whilst trying to jog. Always sporting dressed in orange though…representing…in their own land.
    The same contrived nonchalance as most of the men, wanting to be “seen” doing things and making something out of nothing, like being oh so cool whilst sitting in lame bars facing tram stops.
    A strong sense of schadenfreude, deeply unfriendly to foreign women, particularly if you are from a country they wish they were from and try to emulate in their attitude.
    Loud, crass, acting entitled, completely overbearing and often with no manners. Most never bother to cover their mouths when they cough, sneeze or yawn. Many don’t bother with washing hands in venue and workplace bathrooms.
    A complete lack of individuality in dress and appearance. The same long hair and basic look, tall until they reach their twenties when they grow outwards and cut their hair. Keeping on their cowboy boots and cheap looking clothes.

  10. Tony July 23, 2015 at 15:04

    “Dutch women cheat, but with morals…”

    Is this actually a noticeable thing, is it more common with Dutch women than other European countries?

  11. Esther July 23, 2015 at 17:46

    I am not really sure if this topic is about woman from Amsterdam or dutch women in general? Because these are two completely different subjects!! And yes the dutch in general are more forward and many of us do walk up to guys we want. If you have never seen it happen, well… I have more than one idea why! Anyway Amsterdam is great, but I am not a big fan of the people living there. I love the smaller cities like Utrecht, Nijmegen, Haarlem. Visit those and you’ll find nicer, more friendly women. Not to be confused with ‘easy’… We are only easy if we want to be! 😉

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