Dutch Studies

UCL houses the oldest centre for Dutch Studies (Neerlandistiek) in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1919, it was the first of its kind in the UK. Today UCL Dutch, part of the UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society, is one of the leading centres of excellence in both teaching and research in the field of Dutch and Flemish language and culture. We are looking forward to celebrating our centenary in the autumn of 2019!

Our research interests are varied, broadly encompassing: Dutch language, sociolinguistics of the Dutch language area, Dutch literature, political and cultural history of the Low Countries, especially the modern and contemporary period, translation studies and comparative literature.

We organise a range of cultural events, often in association with other centres and institutions. We play a prominent part in various national and international organisations concerned with Dutch Studies and have excellent contacts with universities in the Netherlands, Belgium and further afield.