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Although the Dutch generally speak English quite well, it is advisable to learn Dutch if you plan on staying here for more than a few months.

Dutch language centres

Nieuwegracht 94
3512 LX Utrecht

Telephone: +31 (0)30 2270008


Achter Sint Pieter 25,
3512 HR Utrecht
+31 30 253 8781

Volksuniversiteit Utrecht

Nieuwegracht 41 
3512 LE Utrecht 
Tel: 030-2313395


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dept. Dutch as a Second Language
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)20-5986398

Self study

Another good way to learn Dutch is via the (free) program from DUOlingo. You can find more information via or download an app for your phone via

Other helpful online courses:

In Utrecht, you'll find many (free) groups and activities, where you can practise Dutch at all levels:

Hoi Holland! app

This serious game is your first step towards mastering the Dutch language. Hoi Holland! shows you how much fun it can be to learn Dutch! Here you can download the app.

Please check also the Study in Holland website for more tips how to learn Dutch!