same here, but then NL and D are neighbours and so their eating habits wouldn't differ much, automatically.
Eating American-style would only abe acceptable for old and/or disabled people and for children up to an age of 4. At 5 you are expected to be able to use fork and knife with both hands. (ok, that might perhaps differ, depending on social status, like so many other educational principles. I am really horrified at how many of my colleagues are unable to hold their cutlery properly!)