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Dutch up! on Dutch fashion 23/04

March 13, 2017


On Sunday April 23 we will present you with a new edition of our workshop series ‘Dutch up!’. This time we will introduce Read more

Mevrouw Escher vraagt advies aan mevrouw Mondriaan

March 9, 2017


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

Agenda ‘Dutch up’ 2017

February 18, 2017


Dutch up! is organised by Direct Dutch and The Hague Public Library Dutch up! is a great way to practise Read more

Schema Direct Dutch Boekenclub 2017

February 17, 2017


Dit is het schema voor de komende sessies van de Direct Dutch Boekenclub. Opgeven kan via hisgen@bart.nl. Stefan Hertmans, Oorlog Read more

Dutch up! workshop Dutch General Elections 12/03

February 16, 2017


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


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

Mevrouw Escher is heel blij en trakteert mevrouw Mondriaan

February 2, 2017


Mevrouw Mondriaan staat in de keuken aardappels te schillen en spruitjes schoon te maken. Ze is gek op spruitjes maar Read more

Direct Dutch Filmclub Sunday 19 February

January 17, 2017


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


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

Six ways of saying sorry in Dutch

November 29, 2016


By Ruud Hisgen (Direct Dutch Institute), for I am Expat The United Kingdom may be leaving the EU (so sorry Read more

Direct Dutch Filmclub 27 November

November 1, 2016


  Are you looking for an entertaining opportunity to practise your Dutch? On Sunday 27 November there will be a new Read more

Droge Dialogen: het reuzenrad

October 20, 2016


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

Direct Dutch boekenclub met Extaze van Louis Couperus

May 19, 2016


In juni gaan we de korte roman Extaze (1892) van Louis Couperus, de grote Haagse romancier, lezen. We komen bijeen op woensdag Read more

‘Wij houden van Nederlands’ with our beloved friends Bep & Truus

March 17, 2016


  Bep and Truus are back again! This time they have come up with more difficult Dutch words to test Read more

Escher en de verliefde kip

November 5, 2014

Image: wendie.nl

Mevrouw Escher heeft een romantisch diner gehad met Ferdinand Bol en vertelt alles aan haar vriendin mevrouw Mondriaan. Mevrouw Mondriaan Read more