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Learn Dutch while doing the things you love

Not another language school!

We know it’s hard to learn Dutch. Courses are expensive, boring, and time-consuming. And in the real world, everybody switches to English all the time!

Here you won’t find boring classrooms.

Instead, we believe the best way to learn a language is to speak it! In real life, with real people, doing fun activities, together with native speakers!

How does it work?

We’re a community-based organization of friendly natives and non-natives that come together to play board games, cook, watch movies, knit, enjoy BBQs and picnics, take walks on the beach and so much more… all with the aim of exposing non-natives to the Dutch language in a fun way!

Practice Dutch in a safe space
Everybody is friendly, speaks slowly, helps you, and doesn’t care if you make mistakes. It is the perfect opportunity to boost your confidence, improve your speaking, but also to meet new people!

Beginners welcome!

Are you a beginner? We highly recommend our beginners program. We will help you get confident speaking and will make sure you have a good time in our community!
Read more about it here!

Also for native speakers!

Here you can meet new people, do interesting activities, develop your skills, help others and have lots of fun! Click here for more information for native speakers!

At the Dutch Language Cafe you will

✓ Rapidly improve your Dutch level
✓ Boost your confidence with speaking
✓ Meet natives and get to know the culture
✓ Expand your social network
✓ Learn & grow as a person
✓ Have lots of fun!

Member testimonials

The DLC is truly a safe place to meet amazing new people! Everyone is very friendly & patient and the cafe has a cosy atmosphere as well. Improving my Dutch has never been so easy and entertaining: Even after the first activity, I have felt much more confident speaking Dutch. I wish I have explored DLC years ago! If you are new to The Hague, would like to improve you Dutch, or simply just want to meet some new people, the DLC is probably the best place to go!

Izabella, 23, Hungary

Outside the Dutch Language Café I don’t have a lot of opportunities to speak Dutch, because at many other activities in the city people speak English. But here you have a chance to speak Dutch with real Dutch natives and get to know their culture and habits. It’s the best way to learn Dutch in The Hague!

Petar, 36, Bulgaria

Ik kwam naar DLC omdat ik het leuk vond om mensen te helpen met Nederlands. Maar ik merkte al snel dat DLC veel meer is dan dat! Ik heb in korte tijd veel internationale vrienden gemaakt en super veel lol gehad! Hoogtepunten voor mij waren kanovaren, tennissen en de vele barbecues en feestjes! Wat ik mooi vind is dat ik als Nederlander veel heb kunnen leren van de niet-Nederlanders! Iedereen die nieuw is in Den Haag, leuk vindt om mensen te ontmoeten en en openstaat voor nieuwe activiteiten kan ik DLC aanraden!

Berber, Netherlands

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a native speaker. What is in it for me?
Nederlanders zijn natuurlijk van harte welkom! Je leert nieuwe mensen kennen uit allerlei verschillende landen en culturen, je doet allerlei leuke en interessante activiteiten, je ontwikkelt jezelf als persoon, en je kan je ontwikkelen in het taalonderwijs! Als native krijg je korting op het lidmaatschap als dank voor je hulp met de taal. Klik hier voor onze speciale pagina met informatie voor Nederlandstaligen

My Dutch is very bad. Can I still join?
Of course! In this case, we highly recommend to first follow our beginners program. We will make sure your Dutch quickly gets to a level where you can comfortably enter community events and continue your learning from there!