Dining and going out

As mentioned before, a typical Dutch custom is paying a bill ‘Sam Sam’ or ‘Going Dutch’.


A waiter or waitress is beckoned by making eye contact, raising a hand and adding ‘ober’ (waiter) or ‘mevrouw’ (waitress). Finger snapping is considered extremely rude.


Tipping is a sign of appreciation of service. Some people do, some do not. It also depends on the type of establishment one is in. In a bar it is rare, in a restaurant more common. The tip is usually between 5% and 10% rounded towards a full figure.


Where do you go in Enschede if you want to have a bite to eat? The following page features the restaurants in Enschede.