Do you fear that the Dutch culture will disappear?

No, simply because culture is always changing.

The idea that there is a Dutch culture at all, a national identity that we should protect, is actually a very modern idea.Before the 19th century there was no such thing as a national identity[1, because, in Europe at least, one divided land through intricate bloodlines and royal houses.People had not so much an idea that they belonged to one people, and that they could determine the course of ‘ their ‘ country themselves. This realization came only after the French Revolution. Although the placate of Verlatinghe was a precursor to this, and de facto a declaration of independence of the provinces, there was still a search for a monarch who could replace the King of Spain (also Elizabeth I was asked).

Even the symbols that we now use to stand for the Dutch culture we have made ourselves, but are not or not just Dutch.Just look at the tulip, a bulb crop from Turkey that is now cultivated in the Netherlands. On the Tulipa sylverstris -The Bostulp-na, tulips cannot naturalize in the Netherlands, they would not be able to sustain themselves in our nature.Our soil and our climate is not suitable for them, they can literally not earthen. What kind of a symbol is that well? And the beautiful indigenous flowers, like the wildemanskruid, let us go extinct because no one cares about it.

The Amsterdam terraced houses we find now beautiful, but in the 50s -70s many were demolished to make room for cars.For a very long time they did not like something special. The clog is also often cited, but when they were still really used by farmers it was something to look down for many people.

Still the typical Dutch values.We are oh so tolerant. But what we tolerate also changes continuously. Not so long ago, schools, work and political parties were strictly separated by religion. A popular proverb was therefore ‘two beliefs on one cushion ‘, where the Devil Sleeps. ‘ Marriages between two people of different beliefs, well that was not tolerated.

Also contraceptives and contraception may not be so long: when my grandmother had not been pregnant for more than a year, the pastor came along to ask for some fine reasons why she did not do her duty.My aunt is still well aware that she then saw her mother crying at the kitchen table, because they had no money at all for more children. In the end it was a family with fourteen children. My mother and father were the first in the village who went to live together before they married, my mother received a commentary from her GP. That is no longer this time, but was then just part of the Dutch culture.

If Buma has it in a debate about our ‘ Judeo-Christian values ‘ and how some people do not fit in here, then he can really take his values, and put them high up his ass.

Commercialism?Do you also belong to Limburg, Drenthe, and Noord-Brabant? Or are the Dutch values and traditions mostly Dutch examples?

That Dutch culture is what we make of it.What some people see as important cultural heritage can often be stolen. But what I find important will not see others as a Dutch culture. That goes, we all have an idea of what the ‘ Dutch culture ‘ entails, but these ideas often do not correspond.

And as long as there will be Dutch, that Dutch culture will remain, only in a hundred years (if we are not open) will it look different from now. Happy though.One hundred years ago, as a woman I would only have a right to vote, 1919. [2 We are now hopefully a little further.


[1 Rise of nationalism in Europe-Wikipedia

[2 Women’s rights in the Netherlands | Atria

Of course, the Dutch culture as we know it will disappear.Over 10 years already.

The Dutch culture of my childhood is different from that of my teenage years.And that is different from the Dutch culture now.

Dutch culture is constantly evolving.Just like the Dutch themselves.

Happy though!

‘, ‘ No.Anyway, I’m not afraid of being dropped out. And I think the Dutch culture is going to change. As she has been doing for centuries. Some people are afraid of that. They are looking for ‘ definitive values ‘. But the only culture that does not change is a dead culture.

“,” Which has long disappeared, merged with something I like to call the transatlantic culture.

If we had to believe paintings and prints of the past, almost the whole world around the North Atlantic was right.This started in the 18th century, where the cities in New England were as European as they could, where in the Netherlands the black hats and white collars had been exchanged for the stitch with Overjas, and where new (construction) arts and music spread through the half-world.

I would like to see the time around 1780 as the beginning of Western society, if it had not previously emerged.

Take note of it. After the 18th century you see almost no difference in Street View. The Netherlands, England, France, the USA, Spain, the German states; All to a certain extent alike.

Is this a problem?Certainly not. Contrary. Hundreds of years of exchange of knowledge, art and culture have helped to ensure that we now enjoy one of the longest peace periods in modern Western history.

No.Culture is something that is constantly evolving and continues to evolve as new influences come.

Take, for example, the development of Dutch culture after the Second World War.In the 30s, the culture was still quite pure and the influences came directly across the border, or from our large ports. Music was mainly Dutch-French-or German-speaking.

Until deep in the 19th century, German newspapers were published in Limburg.A great deal of effort was made from The Hague to reverse that culture. Among other things, by writing a contest that earned a Dutch-speaking Limburg national anthem. (Where in’t green oak wood)

After the Second World War, there were still a long time the troops of our liberators in the Netherlands.Englishmen, Canadians and Americans. These names, Coca Cola, rock’n roll and other fashion. That happened very gradually. But today, our culture has been heavily injected by the American influences in particular.

Not so long ago, no one had heard of Halloween, while All Saints and St. Martin’s party still have the origins of Halloween here in the house.But where All Saints have lost their holiday status, and St. Maarten is only celebrated on a small scale, the shops are full of pumpkin and witch merchandise. (And we say merchandise and no more commodity)
For some reason we are going to give gifts at Christmas.This has been overblown in English speaking countries and taken over by Dutch pragmatism. Sinterklaas is often impractical somewhere in the middle of the week, but at Christmas everyone is free. For instance, Christmas was the Sinterklaas feast in the years 80 almost completely. I remember the newspaper articles about it yet though. (Our culture disappears) But suddenly the saint had his comeback. To a large extent due to the modernised attention given by the NOS (NPO, NTR, whatever). The parades were happenings, there came a Sinterklaas journal, and so the TV determined how we live our culture.

Culture is fluid and always in motion, very heavily subject to fashion.Some cultural values are tough and do not stand for years, others blow over and disappear again.

This kind of question arises from a sigh of nostalgia, but is still determined strongly by the fashion of the moment.We do not want to return the real old culture. Will we all go back on clogs, walk to work on foot? Will we close all subsidiaries of MC-Donalds? Will we all and masse on Sunday go to church and all neatly do what the pastor or pastor instructs us? And will we only look at the channels that fit us? As a Catholic to the KRO and as a Protestant to the NCRV? And then we lezne the newspaper in the morning and do not look on our phone.
In the end we want to return the nice feeling of the past, but still just to the Chinese for a Bami and a spring roll.And then we want 50 transmitters with crap that tell us that earlier when we had 2 channels without advertising everything was better.

Culture is what is NOW. How you look at it you can know yourself, if you know that the first best person you come across will look at it differently.

Of course the Dutch culture will change and so as the culture is now it will disappear.Just as the culture of 50 years ago was not the same as the culture of today. Just as with any other culture, over time.

Especially now under pressure from today’s folk removals.

But what is the Dutch culture?It is easy to speak in general terms “Dutch culture”.

Is it about a croquette (out of the wall!)?

With a group of Dutch people going out in Antwerp and pissing in the mailboxes?

Indonesian fusion with Boerekool?

Want to win land everywhere on the sea?

If you are going on vacation, bring your own (z茅lfs de potatoes)?

Culture is a time-changing given.Pieces will crumble and pieces will come, mint tea for example.

Greetings, Stign

No though.

Definitely not!The real Dutch culture has been known for centuries that we can cope well with all sorts of populations and find compromises. That will not disappear, there is no reason to doubt that, though you think with some to be no raving parties that it is going to happen anyway. They SAY to stand for the Dutch culture and thus destroy him. So beware of those palcoats.

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