Most Helpful Guy
Yes your right it a hang over from the Dutch - East Indies days. Most European powers had colonies of one form or another so it takes time for these racised bigoted views to subside fully and unfortunately the male/ female sexual dominance makes your situation worse iam afraid.
It will take time still as men still teach their sons hatred. Sexual religious and racist but I think we're getting there.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't know what these people are all talking about in the comments. Colonial times, proud of being white whatever but that's all not true. Guess they all haven't been to the Netherlands themselves.
My male friends actually prefer Asian girls. I know a lot of guys do. I don't think Dutch people are more picky in dating whatsoever. I think you just had some bad luck. The only thing you should keep in mind is that we might be a little harsh with words and that you don't misinterpret that.
Trust me I'm Dutch.