One thing you might notice about Dutch men is that, aside from being tall and good looking, many of them… need a haircut.
I haven’t quite figured out why, but many Dutch blokes, especially young university students, have this very particular sort of semi-long hairstyle that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the world. It’s too short to tie back into a pony tail, but too long to stay out of their face, so they are left with no option but to overdo the hair gel.
A Dutch friend of mine (who has such hair) explained to me that it’s typical only for a certain segment of society, a segment which also tends to belong to fraternities and play field hockey. Indeed, I have noticed many of “them” around Utrecht, a university town, and they do tend to be wearing preppy clothes. I mean, the older professional men in my office certainly don’t have this haircut.
According to Urban Dictionary, this hair style can be referred to as the “Dutch prince.” So grease up those locks and look like royalty, baby!