Learn Dutch for Beginners: The Ultimate 75-Lesson Course
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Learn Dutch for Beginners: The Ultimate 75-Lesson Course

You learn Dutch minutes into your first lesson. Learn to speak, read and write with 75 video lessons by real teachers.
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Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 100 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Read and Write in Dutch
  • Sound like a Native Speaker with Pronunciation Lessons
  • Participate in Basic Polish Conversations and Use Daily Phrases
  • Understand and Pick Up on Basic Conversations
Requirements
  • No Prerequisite Knowledge of Dutch Needed
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to see the PDF Lesson Notes and Transcripts
Description

Are you ready to start speaking, writing and understanding Dutch in minutes? Then, this is the course for you. You unlock 75 high-quality beginner video lessons and we’ll guide you step-by-step.

Learn Dutch with lessons made by real teachers.

In every lesson, we take you by the hand and guide you through the language.

You will...

  • Learn Basic Dutch Conversation Skills with the 3-Minute Video Series
  • Sharpen Your Listening with Comprehension Lessons
  • Boost Your Reading with Comprehension Lessons
  • Get Access to 75 High-Definition Video Lessons
  • Unlock Bonus Access to Lesson Transcripts and Vocabulary Lists

This is the ultimate starting point for any beginner. 

By the end, you’ll be able to hold basic Dutch conversations – such as introducing yourself, asking for directions and making small talk with others. You’ll also know how to read and write in Dutch.

If you’re a beginner and want to learn Dutch in the fastest, easiest and most fun way, start here. This course is broken up into 5 parts:

  1. Learn Dutch in Three Minutes: In the Netherlands, manners are important, and in this 25-lesson series, you'll learn some of the basics you need to be polite while speaking Dutch. Marleen will take you step-by-step through must-know phrases like "Do you speak English?" and Hello, my name is…". See the phrases broken down on screen while native Dutch speaker Marleen explains the grammar and composition. Plus, you'll get some special tips on how to be extra authentic when interacting with native Dutch speakers. The best part? You'll do all this in just 3 quick minutes.
  2. Dutch Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners: Improve your Dutch listening skills in every lesson! This Dutch Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. Listen to the dialog, watch the video, and answer the questions asked. This video series is perfect for Absolute Beginners.
  3. Dutch Reading Comprehension for Absolute Beginners: Learned the alphabet and ready to read in Dutch? This Dutch Reading Comprehension Series is designed for Absolute Beginners. These lessons test you on your reading and make sure you understand every word. Watch the video, then answer the questions asked.
  4. Dutch Listening Comprehension for Beginners: Ready to understand even more Dutch? This Dutch Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. Listen to the dialog, watch the video, and answer the questions asked. This video series is perfect for Beginner Dutch learners or those looking to reach a Beginner level.
  5. Dutch Listening Comprehension for Beginners: Want to read in Dutch like a pro? This Dutch Reading Comprehension Series tests you on your reading and makes sure you understand every word. Watch the video, then answer the questions asked. This video series is perfect for Beginners who want to practice their reading skills!
Who this course is for:
  • Absolute Beginners of Dutch
Course content
Expand all 75 lectures 02:58:59
+ Master Dutch with 3-Minute Video Lessons
25 lectures 01:29:41


In this series, we’re going to learn basic Dutch expressions. It’s super easy and it only takes three minutes!

In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to introduce yourself in Dutch. We’ll start speaking right away, but first it’s important to clarify that in Dutch there is a difference between formal and informal language.

Preview 03:09


In the previous lesson, we learned how to introduce ourselves in Dutch. In this lesson we’re going to learn how to use good manners as we thank people. This is perfect for absolute beginners. Let's find out now!

Preview 02:47


In the last lesson, we learned how to be grateful to people by saying Bedankt. In this lesson we’ll learn some of the most common greetings used in Holland. This is perfect for absolute beginners. Let's find out now!

Greetings
03:08

In the previous lesson, we learned the most common forms of greetings in Dutch. Do you remember them?

In this lesson we’re going to learn a very useful phrase- “Do you speak English?”

If you find yourself in a situation where you need assistance in English, this phrase can be a lifesaver. 

Do You Speak English?
03:44


In this lesson we’re going to learn how to use Pardon and other words when apologizing in Dutch. This is perfect for absolute beginners. Let's find out now!

Making Apologies
02:38


In this lesson, we are going to learn numbers in Dutch.

Yes, numbers! Nummers! We’ll learn one to ten. And you are going to learn
them in only three minutes, drie minuten! Are you ready? Let’s start!

Numbers 1-10
03:46

The focus of this lesson is the Numbers from 11-100 in Dutch. Perfect for Beginners!  Are you ready? Let’s start!

Numbers 11-100
05:00


In the last lesson, we learned how to count in Dutch. I hope you spent some time practicing the numbers, because they will come in handy for this lesson. We’re going to learn how to go shopping in the Netherlands!

Before we go, you need to know how to say “How much is it?”

How Much?
02:27


In this lesson, let’s see how we could answer that question by counting euro in Dutch. In the Netherlands, the currency is the euro, de euro.

Please pay attention to the pronunciation in Dutch. Let's find out now!

Currency
03:23

In this lesson, we're going to learn other useful tips to talk about your schedule - for example, when a friend asks you "What are you doing this weekend?"

Let’s start! 

Making Plans
03:12


In this lesson, we are going to deal with the verbs “to be”, zijn, and “to come”, komen.

When you meet a new person in the Netherlands, they might ask you Waar kom je vandaan? which is the equivalent of "Where are you from?" It literally means “Where do you come from?” in Dutch.

Let’s break it down.

What is Your Nationality?
03:24


This is the second part of our lesson on the verb zijn, which is "to be".

This verb is also used to talk about location, to say things like "I am in the street" or "He is in the room", so it's very useful!

When you want to know where something or someone is, you use the verb zijn in Dutch.

For example, when someone asks you on the phone Waar ben je? That means
"Where are you?"

Let's break it down.

Where Are You?
03:25


In this lesson, we are going to learn a third practical usage of this verb. We will use zijn to talk about your age.

It’s normal for young people in the Netherlands to ask each other’s ages. But it might be risky to ask people over 25!

If someone asks you Hoe oud ben jij? just know that it means “How old are you?” in Dutch. Let's break it down.

Talking About Your Age
03:09

 In this lesson we are going to look at a new verb, hebben, which means “to have.”

You can probably guess that hebben can be used to talk about things you own. That will be the topic of this lesson.

Talking about Possessions
03:43

In this lesson, we’re going to learn how to turn these two verbs into their negative forms in order to say "I'm not" and "I don't have." Perfect for Beginners!  Are you ready? Let’s start!

Going Without in the Netherlands
03:51

In this lesson, we will start to learn about Dutch adjectives and how to use them properly. Plus, you'll learn new words and phrases. Perfect for Beginners!  Let's find out now!

Using Dutch Adjectives
05:10


In this lesson, we will start a series dedicated to the most common Dutch verbs – the ones you will definitely hear all the time. Perfect for Beginners. Let's find out now!

Taking a Holiday
03:24

In this lesson, we will continue our series dedicated to very common Dutch verbs. Plus, you'll learn new words and phrases. Perfect for Beginners!  Let's find out now!

What are you going to do?
03:47


In this lesson, we will learn how to use houden van, a very delightful Dutch verb, which is also the third verb in our series dedicated to the most common Dutch verbs.

Houden (van) can mean "to like". Laten we beginnen. Let’s go!

Do You Like Dutch Cheese?
03:40


In this lesson, we will learn how to use komen, the fourth verb in our series dedicated to the most common Dutch verbs.

Komen means "to come" in Dutch, and we use it a lot! Laten we beginnen! Let’s go!

Taking a Trip with Friends
03:32


We will now jump into our lessons dedicated to question words in Dutch. The first is one of the most commonly used question words, and it is "What." You’ll see that it in Dutch, it’s actually very similar to English, wat.

Asking "What" in Dutch
04:25

In the last lesson, we learned how to ask "What" questions in Dutch.

This time, we are going to ask "Where" questions. Perfect for Beginners!  Are you ready? Let’s start!

Asking "Where" in Dutch
04:08

In the last lesson, we learned how to ask "Where" questions in Dutch.

This time, we are going to ask "When" questions.  Plus, you'll learn new words and phrases. Let’s go!

Asking "When" in Dutch
04:03


In the last lesson, we learned how to ask "When" questions in Dutch.

This time, we are going to ask "Who" questions. Plus, you'll learn new words and phrases.

Let’s go!

Asking "Who" in Dutch
03:41


In the last lesson, we learned how to ask "Who" questions in Dutch.

In this final lesson of the series, we are going to ask "Why" questions. Are you ready? Let’s start!

Asking "Why" in Dutch
03:05
+ Dutch Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
20 lectures 33:40


In this lesson, listen to a conversation set in a bookstore. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Preview 01:49

Choose true or false.

Review Questions
5 questions


In this lesson, listen to a conversation set in a restaurant. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

At a Dutch Restaurant
01:47
Choose true or false.
Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a phone call to the doctor's office. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute
beginners.

Calling the Dutch Doctor's Office
01:36

Choose true or false.

Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a journal entry being read out loud. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Reading a Dutch Journal
01:38

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about a photograph. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Looking at a Photograph from the Netherlands
01:32

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about going to the movies. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Seeing a Movie in Netherlands
01:56

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about buying a shirt. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Shopping for a Shirt in Netherlands
01:49

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation set in a burger shop. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Ordering a Burger in dutch
01:34
Choose true or false.
Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about baking a cake. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Baking a Cake in Netherlands
01:49

Choose true or false.

Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about making plans. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Making Plans for the Day in dutch
01:52

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation between a student and a teacher. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Getting Help from the Teacher in Netherlands
01:58

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation set in a restaurant. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Ordering Lunch at a Restaurant in Netherlands
01:25

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about choosing a place to wait. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Choosing a Place to Wait in Netherlands
01:23

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about making vacation plans. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Talking About Vacation Plans in Dutch
01:35
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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about breakfast. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Talking About Breakfast in Dutch
01:26
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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation set in a department store. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Finding What You Want at a Department Store in Netherlands
01:47
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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about age. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Talking About your Age in Dutch
01:34
Choose true or false.
Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation set in a clothing boutique. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Shopping at a Boutique in Netherlands
01:47

Choose true or false.

Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about who's attending a party. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Talking About a Party in Dutch
01:42

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Review Questions
5 questions

In this lesson, listen to a conversation about arranging furniture in a room. Look at the image, listen to the question, listen to the dialogue and answer the question. Learn new vocabularies too! This is perfect for absolute beginners.

Arranging Furniture in a Room
01:41
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Review Questions
5 questions
+ Dutch Reading Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
5 lectures 06:05

How to buy a train ticket from a ticket machine in Dutch. Let's find out now!

Preview 01:15
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Review Questions
5 questions

You already bought your express ticket. Now, how to read and check your seat number using your train ticket? Let's practice!

Reading Your Train Ticket
01:14

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Review Questions
5 questions

You definitely need to know the train schedule when travelling by train. Now, how to read the train schedule? Let's practice. 

Reading the Train Schedule
01:13

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Review Questions
5 questions

Suddenly, there's a notice at the train station! How to read that?! Let's practice so you'll be ready.

A Dutch Notice at the Station
01:11

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Review Questions
5 questions

From the train station you need to catch a taxi. So, which exit should you take to get to the taxi rank? Let's practice!

Taking a Taxi from the Station
01:12
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Review Questions
5 questions
+ Dutch Listening Comprehension for Beginners
20 lectures 43:20

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Preview 02:28

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Listen to a conversation about rearranging an office. This Language Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. Plus, you'll learn new words and phrases. Perfect for Beginners!

Rearranging the Office in the Netherlands
02:21

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Getting Some Groceries in the Netherlands
02:35

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Review Questions
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Listening to a Dutch Forecast
01:24

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Review Questions
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Discussing a New Design in Dutch
02:32

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01:53

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Choosing a Drink in The Netherlands
01:56
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Shopping for a Computer in The Netherlands
02:12

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Talking About Your Schedule in Dutch
01:50

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Ordering a Pizza in Dutch
01:55

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Asking about a Restaurant's Opening Hours in Dutch
02:02

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Choosing a Delivery Time in The Netherlands
02:09
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Talking About Medicines in Dutch
02:04
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Talking About Your Family in Dutch
02:25
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Choosing a Pair of Glasses in The Netherlands
02:24

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Rescheduling a Dentist Appointment in The Netherlands
02:34

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Listen to a conversation about locating a friend's apartment. This Language Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. Plus, you'll learn new words and phrases. Perfect for Beginners!

Finding A Friend's Apartment in The Netherlands
02:18
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Review Questions
5 questions

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Renting a DVD in The Netherlands
02:03
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Listen to a conversation about the time. This Language Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. Plus, you'll learn new words and phrases. Perfect for Beginners!

What Time is it Now in The Netherlands?
02:05

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Listen to a conversation about choosing a seat on a plane. This Language Listening Comprehension Series tests you on your listening and makes sure you understand every word. Plus, you'll learn new words and phrases. Perfect for Beginners!

Choosing a Seat on a Flight in The Netherlands
02:10

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Review Questions
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+ Reading Comprehension for Beginners
5 lectures 06:13

How to determine the last stop of your train? This is very important to know when travelling by train so let's practice.

Preview 01:17
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Review Questions
1 question

Imagine you lost your wallet at the train station! How to report that? Let's practice.

Reporting a Lost Item at the Station
01:12
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Review Questions
5 questions

How to read a maintenance notice at the station? This is very important so let's find out.

A Dutch Maintenance Notice at the Station
01:16

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Review Questions
4 questions

How to check if the express train is running? This is very important to know so your travel will not be delayed. Let's find out.

Is the Express Service Running Today?
01:17

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Review Questions
5 questions

How to read a promotional offer? This is very important so that you'll know the latest offer. Let's practice.

A Dutch Offer You Can't Refuse!
01:11

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Review Questions
5 questions