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Learning Dutch with Annie M.G. Schmidt

November 21, 2017


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

American presidents and the Dutch words they learnt in the Netherlands

September 1, 2017


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

Workshop ‘The Hague in a Nutshell’ 10-09-2017

August 17, 2017


On Sunday September 10 we will present you with a new edition of our workshop series Dutch up!. This time we will dive Read more

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

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

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

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

Direct Dutch boekenclub ‘Nooit meer slapen’, W.F. Hermans

September 15, 2016


Geef je op voor de Direct Dutch boekenclub! We lezen dit najaar twee romans. Voor onze boekenclub hoef je de Read more

Workshop Sunday 13 September – ‘Prinsjesdag’ –

August 11, 2015

Koffertje derde dinsdag in september

  Every year, on the third Tuesday in September, ‘Prinsjesdag’ is celebrated in the Netherlands. It is the day of ‘de Read more

Mevrouw Escher is naar de kapper geweest

July 29, 2015

marie antoinette

Mevrouw Escher komt  thuis na een bezoek aan de kapper. Ze is niet helemaal blij met haar nieuwe kapsel en Read more

Word of the Day: TRAM, tram

August 14, 2014


So you live in or near The Hague… You’ve been here for quite some time now… And yet, you admit Read more