Most people don’t learn Dutch unless they are moving to the Netherlands or Belgium. With about 23 million people speaking it as a first language and another five million as a second language, it’s not among the world’s main languages. For me personally it’s hard to judge how it is to learn Dutch as a foreign language because it is my native language. It’s the official language of the Netherlands and one of the official languages in Belgium, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles.

Linguistically Dutch is in the same family as English, German, Danish and Swedish among others. If you already speak one of those languages it should not be too difficult to learn Dutch. For most native English speakers, the hardest part of Dutch is pronunciation.

Tulip field- visit the Netherlands, learn Dutch

If you’re learning Dutch or planning to learn Dutch in your own pace, you will find some resources on this website to help you out. I will be sharing some links to sites that are useful to get started with Dutch and I will be posting some interesting Dutch expressions for the more advanced learners.

Anyone planning to move to the Netherlands or thinking about learning Dutch, I recommend to have a look at the site of Dutch Review to begin with. It has a great variety of articles about learning Dutch and the particularities of the Dutch language. Besides that, you can find a lot of other useful info and resources about living in the Netherlands.