Wageningers go for content, it is sometimes said. Just look at what they choose as a Christmas present from the boss. Quad biking? Nobody. Sauna? Very few. Jewellery? Surely not!
This year's Christmas present was a Tinteling, to be selected from an online catalogue. Staff have until the end of March to pick their gift, but half have already done so. The most popular option is to choose a book from an online store (8 percent), closely followed by a magazine subscription (7 percent) and - splashing out - a meal at Humphrey's (5 percent).
Dutch literature has little to offer our international colleagues. But they do need to equip their new homes. The kitchen knife set was the number one choice among them, followed by the infrared massager, the blender and the scales. Very handy.