A fun way to learn with
our variety of Dutch

Learn Dutch the fun way in Amsterdam

Learning a language means far more than just memorizing words and learning grammar rules. At the School for Dutch in Amsterdam, located in the heart of De Pijp, we focus on teaching Dutch in a fun, innovative way in order to help students from all over the world feel at home in the Netherlands.

With convenient course schedules and a system you can follow from beginner to advanced, the School for Dutch is ready to guide you on your Dutch language learning adventure!

Offering Dutch courses for all levels since 1990

The School for Dutch has been teaching Dutch language courses for the past three decades in Amsterdam. Under the direction of Wessel van der Heijden, students don’t learn Dutch through studying, they learn Dutch through doing. With a background in theater, Wessel brings innovative language learning techniques to every course, focusing on speaking and immersion. Courses put a large emphasis on rhythm and feeling in order to get students thinking in the true Dutch mindset. If you don’t know your level, you can click here for our free online level test.

Our courses

Ready to get started learning Dutch? We offer courses for every level each season. With mostly evening courses times, it’s easy to squeeze in your Dutch course after work or school. Our location in the heart of De Pijp also makes our courses convenient no matter where in Amsterdam (or outside the city) you might live. Check our next starting dates below and click through to learn more about what to expect with each level:


Type of courses.

Individual Lessons /
Special groups

Group Lessons at the

In-company lessons

Our teaching curriculum

Are you interested in finding out more about our teaching methods and philosophies? Download the full curriculum of our courses below.

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