Learn Dutch with Taalthuis

Founded in 2006, Taalthuis is a well-known language institute that has lesson locations in seven different cities in the Netherlands, making it possible for expats, au pairs and international students to learn Dutch wherever they live. In Amsterdam they are located at the beautiful Van Baerlestraat.

Taalthuis uses its own course materials at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. During the courses you will explore all kinds of interesting subjects and current topics. A normal lesson lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes. On top of that, you need to spend about five hours per week on homework. For the Advanced courses, the lessons are 2.5 hours and more home study is required. E-learning is another important tool that helps you with vocabulary, pronunciation and provides you with challenging exercises.

Additional course information

For the Beginners courses it is obligatory to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

The Beginner basic course (A0>A1) teaches you the very basics of the Dutch language.

The Beginner plus course (A0>A2) is especially developed for German and South African students, or students who already have some knowledge of the Dutch language. This course has a higher level than the Beginner basic course. Students who are not from Germany or South Africa or who don’t have any knowledge of the Dutch language are advised to do the Beginner basic course.

For the Intermediate course (A1>A2) you must have finished a Beginner course at A1. The focus of the intermediate course (A1>A2) is on improving vocabulary, accent and intonation, spelling and sentence structure.

The Conversation Course is for people who want to become more fluent in Dutch and who have reached A2 level in a previous course. Goals are to improve your pronunciation, to expand your vocabulary and to improve your grammar knowledge.

For the Advanced course (A2>B1) you must have finished a Beginner plus or Intermediate course at A2.

For the Advanced course (B1>B2) you must have finished a course at B1.

The Introduction course for au pairs makes it possible for au pairs to meet each other and share experiences.

Do your children also want to learn Dutch? We have a fully supported online children’s course for children in the age of 8-12 who want to learn Dutch and speak with more confidence.

During the summer you can follow a summer crash course at Taalthuis. One intensive fun week of 30 hours of Dutch!

Special offer: Learn Dutch with Taalthuis this summer!

Whatever summer 2021 looks like for you, it is possible to learn Dutch at Taalthuis throughout the entire summer, either in a classroom or online!

SUMMER CRASH COURSE: Taalthuis offers a Summer Crash course in a classroom in Amsterdam and Haarlem! One intensive fun week of 30 hours of Dutch! After this week you can expand your knowledge at home with additional books and e-learning. This makes it possible to continue learning Dutch either in our Intermediate course (A1-A2) or in our Beginners Plus course (A0-A2) if you need more oral practice.

CONVERSATION SUMMER COURSE: Do you want to improve your Dutch Conversation? We offer a Conversation Summer Course. This 5-day afternoon course is only offered in Haarlem. For this course level, A2/B1 is required. During the lessons students will practice speaking Dutch by talking about various topics depending on the interest of the group.

ONLINE COURSES: To learn Dutch it doesn’t matter if you will stay at home or if you will be travelling this summer! You only need Wi-Fi and a laptop to follow the 100% online courses supported by a teacher. Or you can choose the 100% online self study course.

Personal attention is important so the maximum number of participants in all groups is 8. For the classroom courses we will observe all government guidelines concerning Covid measures.

Find out more and choose a course.