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How to join the community

Join the community in three steps

Step 1 – Join an open event
Step 2 – Follow the introduction program
Step 3 – Join the community!

Open event

We regularly organize events that are open for anyone to try! This way you can get a feel for the place and the people and see if you like it!

You can find the open events at our MeetUp page or on our calendar of open events. Just pick one and sign up :). The open events are meant as a try-out.

You can also go for a one-on-one talk at the café with one of the regulars so you can check out the place and ask any questions you have. Just send an e-mail to saying you would like to come for a short introduction and we’ll make an appointment!


Are you interested in joining the Dutch Language Café community? Then the next step is the onboarding!

The goal of the onboarding is to:

  • Already make some friends so you already know people in the community
  • Explain how everything works
  • Get a feeling for your language level and what activities would be good for you
  • And of course to have fun!

This is how it works:

  • You will meet three times with the same group of people
  • The group will consist of other people who are new, plus a few regulars
  • Thee meetings will be at the same day of the week (for example three Thursdays from 19:30 to 21:00)

The program will be roughly as follows:

  • Day 1: Welcoming presentation, get-to-know-each-other activities
  • Day 2: DLC crawl: Try out different typical DLC activities to see what you like
  • Day 3: Eating together! BBQ or cooking.
  • Bonus: after the onboarding we invite the whole group to attend the next members night to meet the other members!

The costs are 15 euro for the whole onboarding (three activities).

After onboarding, you will be a full community member! You can attend any activity at your own pace, and even organize your own activities if you want!

After the onboarding your community membership will start automatically at the rate applicable to you (see below). We like you to enter the onboarding with the intention of becoming a member, but don’t worry! Should you for some reason not want to continue, you can always cancel your membership easily any time!



Non-native: 35/month
Native: 15/month

Keep in mind – During community events we speak Dutch only!