Welcome to the Direct Dutch institute, The Hague. We provide effective courses for foreigners wishing to acquire an active command of Dutch while staying in the Netherlands.
Follow Direct Dutch on Facebook

Tag Archives: learn dutch

Spreek Nederlands met mij: A week of eschewing English

July 6, 2017

Speak Dutch

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


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

Direct Dutch Recipes: poffertjes

May 18, 2017


For the Dutch translation, see below! Dutch Poffertjes Ingredients: Half a packet of dried yeast 2 tablespoons of lukewarm milk Read more

Mevrouw Mondriaan en mevrouw Escher gaan samen op vakantie

May 18, 2017

Volle koffer

Mevrouw Mondriaan is haar koffer aan het pakken en dan gaat de telefoon. Mevrouw Mondriaan: Ha, Annelies. Ben jij al Read more

Agenda ‘Dutch up’ 2017

May 17, 2017


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

Direct Dutch filmclub May 28

May 9, 2017


Are you looking for an entertaining opportunity to practise your Dutch? On Sunday May 28 there will be a new edition Read more

Spreek Nederlands Dag 01-07-2017

April 6, 2017


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

Schema Direct Dutch Boekenclub 2017

March 14, 2017

download (1)

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

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

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

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