About the School for Dutch in De Pijp

Since 1990, the School for Dutch located in De Pijp, Amsterdam has been helping students of all levels progress and improve their Dutch language skills. With a variety of classes at convenient times, our courses put a strong emphasis on speaking and conducting typical day-to-day interactions in Dutch, from simple transactions at the grocery store to more in-depth conversations with colleagues or acquaintances. We strive to create a safe, welcoming environment where everyone is free to make mistakes and learn the Dutch language through a process of trial and error, just like you did learning your first language as a child.


The School for Dutch community

The School for Dutch has helped thousands of expats in the Netherlands learn Dutch and gain confidence as they settle into life in and around Amsterdam. We have served a diverse range of students from hundreds of different countries. In addition to helping you learn the language, our Dutch classes are a great opportunity to make new friends and generally learn more about life in the Netherlands. The majority of students who take one class at the School for Dutch return for the next level, so you’ll find yourself with a cohort of dedicated classmates to support you on your language learning journey.

About our founder, Wessel van der Heijden

With a background in theater and psychology, Wessel van der Heijden founded the School for Dutch in 1990. To Wessel, teaching Dutch and theater have the same basic function: communication. Whether it is artfully reenacting a story on stage, or ordering a plate of bitterballen in a cafe, the human need to communicate obviously relies on much more than reproducing words and applying grammar rules. Therefore, Wessel strives to create dynamic classes that focus on the flow and essence of language and communication instead of rote memorization.


The Learndutch community.

Our quick online test helps us get an idea of where you stand with your Dutch. This then allows us to properly place you in a course that fits your needs. Don’t worry if you get stuck or don’t know the answers to everything; that’s why we’re here! If necessary, we can also reevaluate your skills via a short telephone chat.

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Learn more about the School for Dutch

Want to learn more about our variety of Dutch courses or have a question about how to take the level test? Get in touch via email or phone.

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