In the northern provinces/ the Randstad you'll get "Go away coffee". You will be offered coffee and then are expected to leave. In Limburg you are expected to stick around and have a bit of quality time with the host.
Love these things about Winter: a warm fire, wool socks, a glass of mulled cider or wine and reading a good book. Add to all that a cat on your lap and a dog asleep in front of the fire and you have the definition of happiness.
I love winter when it is like this, dry and frosty in the morning, promise glittering in the day ahead. This is a lovely guest post, all about filling your home with winter scented candles this season.