The Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam offers a plethora of courses in a wide range of topics, as well as Dutch language courses for non-Dutch speakers.
From arts and culture to DIY
The Volksuniversiteit (literally: ‘people’s university’) is an adult education centre offering more than 700 affordable courses, lectures, excursions and guided tours covering arts, culture, social issues, languages, computers and the media, crafts and DIY. The majority of classes are held in Dutch but the Volksuniversiteit also has more than 100 years experience in teaching Dutch as a foreign language, offering Dutch language courses and workshops for all levels. As well as straightforward language teaching, the courses encompass a close look at society and culture in the Netherlands, including activities such as museum visits; a special feature is the monthly, free Café Nt2, a get-together for those that want to practice their newly acquired language skills in an informal and fun setting.