Dutch language and culture
In this section, you can find out more about Dutch language and culture. And you can even learn to say your first Dutch phrases!
Why learn Dutch?
When looking for an internship or a job, knowing Dutch will prove very useful. In some cases it is even a requirement. Even if you start your career in an international company, having basic knowledge of Dutch will help you settle in the Netherlands much easier.
Although you can speak English with practically anyone in Holland, learning the local language helps you to get to know the country and its culture and society even better.
Learning Dutch the fun way!
By playing the serious game "Hoi Holland!" you will learn some basics of Dutch: understanding and speaking Dutch makes everyday activities, such as grocery shopping or going to a restaurant a little easier and more fun. It will also help you to connect with the Dutch and make new, Dutch friends!
The serious game is your first step towards mastering the Dutch language. Hoi Holland! shows you how much fun it can be to learn Dutch!
Hoi Holland! is an initiative of Nuffic, within the context of the Dutch national programme Make it in the Netherlands! and is made possible by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.