Due to the big cultural differences between Asia and Europe, a cultural training was introduced into the company to better understand each other’s way of doing things. During this training period, Willem Thielsch was busy setting up the first office in Pune, India.

On Saturday of the first weekend, the group trainees were invited for a trip to Amsterdam. We started the day with a canal tour and then walked past the Rijksmuseum and through the center of the city. Around noon they got hungry and we stopped at the “Belgische Patat” shop to taste the famous Vlaamse frites! This was the first time they were introduced to fries, frikandel and kroket! After a walk through Dam Square and the Red Light District “De Wallen” we continued to a nice Indian restaurant for dinner. At 9 p.m. we were picked up by the bus to take us back to Brabant.

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