Want to know more?

On-line - Watch and listen!

You can watch short Dutch videos with English and Dutch subtitles on www.2bdutch.nl. Look out for Ernie and Bert from Sesame Street’s telephone call, with Banaan in je oor, which has an absolute cult status in Dutch and Flemish minds! This site also contains plenty of links to other places where you can listen, watch and learn Dutch.

More TV in Dutch can be found on www.uitzendinggemist.nl, where you can watch films, documentaries, soaps, anything the national broadcasters (the Dutch equivalent of the BBC) have to offer.

Want to study Dutch?

At university


Are you interested in studying Dutch? You can study Dutch at degree level at UCL (single honours) or the University of Sheffield, Cambridge and Nottingham (joint honours). Have a look at the UCL alternative languages website to see what studying a smaller language can offer you.

Other universities also offer courses in Dutch, that can be taken alongside any other degree (Newcastle upon Tyne, Leeds, Manchester, Bango, York, Southampton).

For contact details, go here.

On top of that, you can study Dutch in classes up and down the country, for a link, click here.

In evening class

More on Dutch culture?

The Dutch Embassy in London offers a lot of general information on the Netherlands, and the same goes for the Belgian one.

Of course you can also visit each country’s tourist sites on www.holland.com and www.visitflanders.co.uk.

If you would like to know more about a particular city, Dutch and Flemish cities all have websites in their names, such as www.amsterdam.nl or www.brugge.be, so have a look at what Leiden, Groningen, Utrecht or Gent have to offer, simply by typing the name with the country’s extension (.nl or .be).

Last but defnitely not least, you can browse a large variety of Dutch studies study packs, available in both Dutch and English on topics such as the Multicultural Netherlands, history of the Duch language, the Flemish Movement or Concrete Poetry at www.dutch.ac.uk.