• About Dutch traditions and customs, tailored for beginners and from a language learner’s perspective.

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    Welkom in Nederland

    Welcome to the Netherlands

    1. meet the main characters of this course
    2. test your knowledge about the Netherlands
    3. get familiar with some of the exercises in the course
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    Oud en Nieuw

    New Year's Eve

    Here you'll learn:
    1. how the Dutch celebrate New Year's Eve
    2. to follow a conversation in Dutch
    3. where Emma and Jan are celebrating New Year's Eve
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    Carnaval

    Carnival

    Here you'll learn:
    1. where the Carnival season is celebrated in the Netherlands
    2. why Emma thinks it's good when the Carnival is over
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    Pasen

    Easter

    Here you'll learn:
    1. how people celebrate Easter in the Netherlands
    2. to hide some easter eggs
    3. where Emma and Jan are going for Easter
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    Koningsdag

    King's Day

    Here you'll learn:
    1. what is celebrated on King's Day
    2. how to dress for this day
    3. some traditional Dutch games
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    Bevrijdingsdag

    Liberation Day

    Here you'll learn:
    1. why the 5th of May is important to the Dutch
    2. what the 4th of May has to do with this
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    Prinsjesdag

    Prince's Day

    Here you'll learn:
    1. more about the role of the King
    2. some useful vocabulary regarding Prince's Day
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    Sinterklaas

    St. Nicolas

    Here you'll learn:
    1. about the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas
    2. some typical sweets
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    Kerstmis

    Christmas

    Here you'll learn:
    1. how Christmas is celebrated in the Netherlands
    2. a typical Dutch culinary tradition
    3. some Christmas vocabulary
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    Een tijd van komen …

    A time to come…

    Here you'll review:
    1. what Emma and Jan did throughout the year
    2. a famous Dutch saying and do a little quiz
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