Dutch courses in Amsterdam

Although Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city which is home to people from around the world and most people, including native Dutch residents, speak English as a second language, students might want to familiarise themselves with the Dutch language to feel more like insiders, either for meeting Dutch people or for getting by in everyday situations.

Study Dutch in AmsterdamBelow is an overview of institutions providing Dutch lessons. Prices, duration of the courses and quality of the courses vary, however, they are nevertheless all helpful for acquiring the native language of the Dutch.

Koentact Dutch Courses for Expats

Koentact Language School offers private courses and group courses. Group courses take place in the evening or morning.The Koentact teachers are professional and energetic and they focus on a practical approach towards learning Dutch. Koentact is famous for its Field Trips (e.g. Market visit, Scavenger Hunt, Bootcamp). An Open Day takes place every six weeks where students can check their level of Dutch and participate in a free Dutch trial lesson. Furthermore, Koentact organizes the free Amsterdam Language Cafe where internationals can meet new people and practice their foreign language skills.
Adress: Elandsgracht 70 (Jordaan area),1016TX Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 737 16 16
E-mail: info@koentact.nl
www.koentact.nl
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Mercuur Taal - Private Dutch lessons in Amsterdam
Mercuur Taal offers inspiring Dutch courses. Private lessons and group courses. Evening courses and daytime courses. In our own classroom in the centre of Amsterdam, or at your office or home. Dutch for foreigners at a reasonable price!
Address: Nicolaas Witsenstraat 5, 1017 ZE Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031-(0)20-6934250
Fax: 0031-(0)20-6936082
Email: info@mercuurtaal.nl
www.mercuurtaal.nl

Dutch Courses Amsterdam
Quality Dutch courses for Expats, Students and World Travelers! Good grammar, useful Dutch in friendly & relaxed atmosphere.
Address: Baarsjesweg 298, Amsterdam, 1058 AG
Telephone: +0031-(0)6-54992219
www.dutchcoursesamsterdam.nl

Taalthuis
Language school that teaches you how to speak, read and write Dutch in small groups (maximum number of participants is 9). Exploring all kinds of interesting subjects and current topics you will gain command of the Dutch language in a light-hearted way. On top you will learn a lot about life in the Netherlands. This school offers 10-week courses 3 hours per week on 2 different levels beginner and advanced.  All students can take an exam and they receive a certificate of completion. The lessons take place during the day or in the evening and are given throughout the year, except during the (primary) school holidays. Students can join a course at their own level, after a trial lesson, at any time of year. Special courses are developed for au pairs and expats. Courses take place at:
Molenpad, Prinseneiland and Kerkstraat. For more information:
Tel. 0235444489 / 0613913516
www.taalthuis.nl

UvA Talen - the academic language centre
Offers a variety of group courses, ranging from one-week full-immersion courses (starting at breakfast and continuing till late at night) and four-week intensive courses, to weekly or twice-weekly evening courses.
Register on-line and complete your assessment from the comfort of your own home or office! Our courses are taught by native speakers who are used to teaching both international students and expats from around the globe.
Completing a course at UvA Talen earns you a certificate at an internationally-recognized language level.
UvA Talen B.V., Roetersstraat 25, NL-1018 WB Amsterdam
www.uvatalen.nl

Instituut Nederlands als Tweede Taal (INTT)
This is without doubt the leading institute for Dutch courses in Holland. It is part of the Universiteit van Amsterdam and many of the teachers here develop the top Dutch language learning books and aid materials available in Holland. The courses have 6 levels, from Absolute beginners to Advanced, and they are organised either as extensive courses with a duration of 6 weeks with lessons á 3 hours twice a week, or intensive courses taking place twice a year for 4 weeks with daily lessons. The materials include multi-media learning systems and textbooks developed by the staff themselves. Students of the UvA get a substantial discount from the course price.
INTT
Spuistraat 134 (P.C. Hoofthuis), room 405, 1012 VB Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031205254642
Email: intt@uva.nl, website: www.intt.uva.nl

Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam
Many foreigners participate in Dutch courses at this open university. They offer courses that last 12 weeks, either 2 hours or 2.5 hours per week. The Beginners’ course has 3 levels, in addition to which there are a 3-level Intermediate course and a 2-level Advanced course. Separate Conversation, Grammar and NT2 State-exam Preparatory courses are also offered. Students are placed at appropriate levels after an introductory interview. Courses take place at various locations.
Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam
Rapenburgerstraat 73, 1011 VK Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206261626
Email: secretariaat@volksuniversiteitamsterdam.nl,
website: www.volksuniversiteitamsterdam.nl

Joke Smit College
The College offers both extensive and intensive courses in Dutch, along with communicative training, preparation for the State Exam in Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), and more. Courses have varying duration.
The College operates in 4 locations:
1) Zocherstraat 23, 1054 LR Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031205891310
Fax: 0031205891335
2) Van Ostadestraat 103, 1072 ST Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031203059455
3) Elisabeth Wolffstraat 50, 1053 TV Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206850511
4) Dubbelink 3, 1102 AL, Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206998078

Elycio Talen
This school offers 10-week courses 2 hours per week on 5 different levels (Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert). Groups of 4-8 people are compiled according to entrance tests. After successful completion of a course, students can take an exam if they wish to receive a certificate of completion.
Elycio Talen
Entrada 151, 1096 EC Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031204160788
Fax: 0031206952503
Email: info@elyciotalen.nl, website: www.elyciotalen.nl/english/

KIT- Royal Tropical Institute Language Courses
The Institute for Languages of the Royal Tropical Institute offers also Dutch courses, among courses of other languages. The courses stress knowledge of everyday and business communication and are either in the form of Essentials, Advanced, or Academic.
KIT Institute for Languages (ITA)
Linnaeusstraat 35 F, 1093 EE Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031205688319
Email: languages@kit.nl, website: www.ita-talen.nl

The School for Dutch
This school offers courses at all levels, both intensive and extensive, and also one-to-one courses. The materials used provide students woth skills for everyday conversations and include dialogues, music and excerpts of everyday situations.
The School of Dutch
Weteringschans 74, 1017 XR Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206634380
Fax: 0031204281705
Email: information@learndutch.com, website: www.learndutch.com

Easy Dutch Plus
EDP has both group courses and individual courses and offers the possibility of combining the two variants. There are both intensive and extensve courses. Groups consist of 4-8 people.
Easy Dutch Plus
Leidsestraat 32, 1017 PB Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031204221906
Website: www.easydutchplus.com

British Language Training Centre (BLTC)
This Centre also offers Dutch for foreigners, mainly expats. There are extensive and intensive group and individual courses either at the centre or in-company. Courses start each January, May and September.
BLTC
Oxford House, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 328 E, 1012 RW Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206223634
Fax: 0031206264962
Email: bltc@bltc.nl, website: www.bltc.nl/en

There are also institutes which teach Dutch specifically for foreigners who are native speakers of a specific language:

Goethe Institut
(For native German-speakers)
Herengracht 470, 1017 CA Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206230421
Fax: 0031206384631
Email: info@amsterdam.goethe.org ,website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/nl/ams/

Istituto Italiano di Cultura
(For native Italians)
Keizersgracht 564, 1017 EM Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206387411
Fax: 0031206383596
Email: info@italcult.demon.nl, website: www.italcult.demon.nl

Studio PI Voor Beweging en Taal
(Specialised in Japanese people)
1e Jan van der Heijdenstraat 104, 1072 VA Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206751763
Fax: 0031206751763

Other schools offering Dutch courses in Amsterdam:

Dutch & Such
Nieuwe Kerkstraat 1
1018 DW Amsterdam
Phone: +31(0)6-42272974
Email: dutchandsuch@me.com
www.dutchandsuch.nl

Language Express
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 336-II, 1012 RW Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031204284478
Mob.: 0031628245082
Email: language.express@worldonline.nl

Berlitz Schools of Languages B.V.
Rokin 87, 1012 KL Amsterdam
Tel: 0031206221375
Fax: 0031206203959

Dutch for Foreigners
Nicolaas Anslijnstraat 103, 1068 WT Amsterdam
Tel: 0031206101230

Language Partners
We offer tailor-made language courses for business and government.
Also open group courses (4-8p) of 30 hours: € 895.00 per person.
Dam 27 (6e etage), 1012 JS AMSTERDAM
+31 (0) 20 685 2991
info@languagepartners.nl
www.languagepartners.nl

Foreign Affairs Communicatie- en Taaltrainingen B.V.
Kingsfordweg 151, 1043 GR Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031204919668
Fax: 0031204919090
Email: info@foreignaffairs.nl

Glossa
Admiralengracht 23 (3), 1057 EL Amsterdam
Mob: 0031614715372
Email: info@glossa.nl

KATAKURA/WBLC
Havikshorst 30, 1083 TT Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031204233917
Fax: 0031206123001
Email: katakura@ision.nl

Language Solution
Vinkenstraat 79, 1013 JM Amsterdam, or
Pieter de Hoochstraat 18/1, 1071 EE Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031204223122
Email: info@languagesolution.net

Linguarama Nederland
Kantoorgebouw Tellygate, Arlandaweg 16, 1043 EW Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031204280528
Fax: 0031204280628
Email: amsterdam@nl.linguarama.com

NedLes
Nieuwe Herengracht 145, 1011 SG Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206243510
Email: info@nedles.nl

Speaking Dutch/Sprekend Nederlands
Frederik Hendrikplantsoen 78 (2), 1052 XW Amsterdam
Tel.: 0206860963
Email: lgoemans@freeler.nl

TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen
WG plein 566
1054 SJ  AMSTERDAM
+31 (0)20 6851562
www.taaldenhartogzevenbergen.nl
info@taaldenhartogzevenbergen.nl

Talent Taaltrainingen NL
Lepelstraat 2a-II, 1018 XL Amsterdam
Tel: 0031204206659
Mob: 0031624946552
Email: info@talent-tn.nl

Vrisekoop Talen BV
Van Tuyll van Serooskerkenplein 27, 1076 LZ Amsterdam
Tel.: 0031206622662
Fax: 0031206734050
Email : info@vtalen.nl