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Direct Dutch Filmclub Sunday 17 December

November 21, 2017

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Are you looking for an entertaining opportunity to practise your Dutch? On Sunday December 17 there will be a new edition of Read more

Learning Dutch with Annie M.G. Schmidt

November 21, 2017

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This article is written by Ruud Hisgen (Direct Dutch Institute) for I am Expat. Almost all Dutch natives grew up Read more

Mevr. Mondriaan wil haar Piet uit het raam gooien maar doet het toch niet

September 28, 2017

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Mevrouw Mondriaan heeft vandaag een rustig dagje. Ze is van plan helemaal niets te doen want ze voelt zich niet Read more

American presidents and the Dutch words they learnt in the Netherlands

September 1, 2017

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By Ruud Hisgen (Direct Dutch Institute) for I am Expat  We recommends speaking Dutch as often as possible – even Read more

Mevrouw Mondriaan en mevrouw Escher schrikken zich gek

August 14, 2017

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Mevrouw Escher heeft van haar zoon, Arthur, een heerlijk stuk kaas gekregen. Hij was samen met zijn vriendin een paar Read more

Spreek Nederlands met mij: A week of eschewing English

July 6, 2017

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Article taken from DutchNews.nl, written by Deborah Nicholls-Lee, published on June 28, 2017 The Netherlands’ enthusiasm for speaking English leaves Read more

‘Spreek Nederlands Dag’ 2017, café Luden wins!

July 1, 2017

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Disclaimer: we post in English most of the time, so people who are thinking of learning Dutch can understand this as Read more

Top 5 Dutch foods voted most likely to be missed

May 30, 2017

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Top 5 foods voted most likely to be missed when leaving the Netherlands By Ruud Hisgen (Direct Dutch Institute) for Read more

Spreek Nederlands Dag 01-07-2017

April 6, 2017

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On Saturday July 1 we will celebrate the 4th edition of ‘Spreek Nederlands Dag‘. On ‘Spreek Nederlands Dag’ we will Read more

Mevrouw Escher vraagt advies aan mevrouw Mondriaan

March 9, 2017

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Mevrouw Escher en mevrouw Mondriaan hebben afgesproken in café ‘Het Paard van Troje’. Het is een bruin café in het Read more

Dutch up! workshop Dutch General Elections 12/03

February 16, 2017

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On Sunday March 12 there will be a new edition of our workshop series Dutch up!. This time we will discuss Read more

Four useful phrases made famous by Dutch statesmen

February 14, 2017

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This article was written by Ruud Hisgen of Direct Dutch Institute for I am Expat We all know and use Read more

Direct Dutch Filmclub Sunday 19 February

January 17, 2017

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Are you looking for an entertaining opportunity to practise your Dutch? On Sunday 19 February there will be a new edition of Read more

23 ways to ‘sod off’ in Dutch

December 20, 2016

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Written by Ruud Hisgen of Direct Dutch Institute for I am Expat Sometimes enough is enough and you just have Read more

Mevrouw Escher is ziek en mevrouw Mondriaan komt op bezoek

December 5, 2016

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Als je Nederlands leert is het goed om veel te lezen! Lees Droge Dialogen, grappige en soms ook rare conversaties tussen Mevrouw Mondriaan Read more

Dutch up! on Dutch 17th century painters, Sunday 11 December

December 1, 2016

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Workshop, level of Dutch A2 + / B1 Dutch up! on Dutch 17th century painters   English Let’s go back Read more