How to Say it in Dutch

No language problems in Amsterdam! Almost everybody speaks English. Still it is very rewarding and great fun to be able to say a few words in Dutch. Learn how to count and how to say hello and goodbye.

Dutch is not a very difficult language. It may have some unfamiliar sounds, but some vocabulary is pretty much the same as in English. Start learning Dutch as soon as you arrive in Amsterdam – read all street signs!

Days and Months in Dutch

Everywhere in Amsterdam you will see posters for exhibitions and concerts. When you see someone playing the violin you need no further explanation. Popconcerts are also also easy to recognise. The only problem may be the names of the days and the months. The names of...

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Food translator

Eating out in Amsterdam is no problem as there are hundreds of restaurants. Most menu cards are both in Dutch and English. Still, in some smaller restaurants or snackbars the menu may be in Dutch only. Here are some key words to help you along. And, remember, most...

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Dutch in the snackbar

'Is Dutch a difficult language to learn?' That is a key question and the answer depends on many factors. If you speak German, Dutch is not very difficult because the two languages are very similar. Young people learn foreign languages more easily than older people....

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Days and Months in Dutch

Everywhere in Amsterdam you will see posters for exhibitions and concerts. When you see someone playing the violin you need no further explanation. Popconcerts are also also easy to recognise. The only problem may be the names of the days and the months. The names of...

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How to Count in Dutch

Mini Lesson Counting 1-1000 Even though most Dutch people speak English, it is very useful to know the numbers. You may have to give your telephone number to someone and would not it be fun if you can say this in Dutch? Knowing your numbers also comes in handy when...

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Food translator

Eating out in Amsterdam is no problem as there are hundreds of restaurants. Most menu cards are both in Dutch and English. Still, in some smaller restaurants or snackbars the menu may be in Dutch only. Here are some key words to help you along. And, remember, most...

read more

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