Cultural Similarities and Work-Life Balance
Due to my experiences from living and working in Denmark for 5 years now, I find there to be both differences and similarities between Danes and Dutch people.
Generally, I think that the Netherlands and Denmark are very similar. People think in more or less the same way, have the same values, and lead pretty similar lives. On the positive side for Denmark, I would say that it feels there is a lot more space here, hardly any traffic, and a better work-life balance than in the Netherlands. What I miss from the Netherlands is the openness of the Dutch as well as the diversity and outgoingness. Danes have a focus on close friendship and relations and it takes time and effort to really become part of society in Denmark.
Quality is high on the agenda in Denmark and you can feel that in many things here. Going out for food is, albeit expensive, a great experience. For our family, Denmark has lots to offer. We love the beaches (in all seasons) and for example going to Legoland. Denmark is also a very safe country for children to grow up in. Our children are in an international school, which is relatively affordable in Denmark, and this was one of the key decision factors for us to come (and stay) here.