language

The majority of Amsterdam’s residents speak English well and are often fluent in one or two other languages on top of that. But if you live in Amsterdam, even though you can get by effortlessly without knowing a word of Dutch, learning the local language will help you understand the culture and make you feel more at home.

Five reasons to learn Dutch

Learning Dutch can open up new opportunities and enhance your experience of living in the Netherlands. Here are five great reasons to learn the langua...

Tips on learning a language

Some people decide to learn a foreign language for practical reasons: they may be living in a country where that language is spoken, or planning to tr...

Learn Dutch online

Too busy for traditional lessons? The wide variety of online courses available today has meant that picking up the local language is more accessible t...

Language courses in Amsterdam

Learning the local language comes with a long list of advantages. You will become better assimilated into Dutch culture, feel more at home, increase y...

Feel at home

Make the most of your life as an Amsterdammer by learning Dutch, getting involved in the local community and by joining international groups and ...

Learn Dutch

Learn to speak the local language with our guide to Dutch language courses in Amsterdam, finding a private tutor and official examinations.

Civic Integration

Non-EU citizens living in the Netherlands may have to fulfil certain civic integration requirements and follow courses (inburgering). There are curren...

Resources

If you're living in the wider Amsterdam area, then this list of essential resources for living, working and playing in the region should help you feel...