My friend is pondering over coming to Amsterdam for New Year’s Eve. I just received a question of how the Dutch people celebrate New Year’s Eve. While my experiences of the Dutch New Year are limited to one, I came up with two main ingredients and the Dutch guy added the third
- Oliebollen. Lots of oliebollen, with or without raisins.
- Fireworks. With a healthy disregard of any safety instructions. It’s completely OK to set fireworks on your small street and then take few steps back.
- Going to a bar before/just around New Year and kiss everyone there. And pay a lot of money for the ticket.
The theory is now there, I will spend my next New Year’s Eve gathering empirical evidence for these hypotheses.