How to bridge
Especially if you want to make the Netherlands your new home?
Find out how this introduction course provides a basis for having simple conversations in Dutch that help you expand your social circle and to feel more confident in Dutch society.
Have you been living in the Netherlands for not so long?
And are you looking for a useful start-up kit to take your first steps in Dutch society?
Then give yourself a 'soft landing' by learning Dutch language ànd culture the fun way,
with the Piece of Dutch crash course for 'fresh' newcomers!
What makes this course different from others is the unique mix of 4 components that make the course interactive and strongly focused on practical application.
In just 4 sessions!
How do you anticipate the differences between the country you come from and the Netherlands?
During this course we help you recognize possible differences between your culture and the Dutch one. Did you know, for example, that on birthday parties it is appreciated by the giver of a gift that the host opens this gift right in front of the giver's eyes? If you don't know this because it may not be common in your country of origin, it could lead to some awkward situations.
However, this and other tips that we will give away during this course, will help you participate in Dutch society with more confidence.
Every meeting will be closed off with a typically Dutch cookie or candy. 'Stroopwafels' will be one of the tastings which of course should not be missing.
We believe that tasting something together connects, and that is exactly also one of the reasons this course is worth attending: meeting new friends!
Check the following:
If you answered 'yes' to most of the above points, then this course will certainly appeal to you!
During this course you will learn to:
The course will be given in English and Dutch so you will gradually get used to the Dutch language.
The emphasis in this introduction course is to quickly familiarize yourself with the basics of Dutch language and culture in a fun way to 'get up and running', but not on preparing for the Civic Integration 'inburgering' exam or on obtaining official certificates.
We do offer private classes (online) to practice conversations for €12,50 per 30 minutes.
* Aiming for a rewarding experience, our group lessons are given in-person at our own office.
For holding course meetings, the Dutch government advises a few health safety measures like the admission to cultural events with a corona entry pass. Please read in our Covid Policy how we strive to keep the courses as safe as possible.
prefer to have
private practicing sessions
feel free to contact us, to see how we can tailor the session specifically to
As a child of Asian migrants, but born and raised in the Netherlands, Dutch native speaker Debbie Butarbutar understands like no other how important it is to be able to
bridge language and culture gaps.
Her study abroad experiences and internationally oriented work career at global companies give her a 'fine nose' for the challenges that internationals face these days.
After a career in communications, she now follows her passion to help newcomers find their way in the Netherlands.
Whether you are an international student at TU Delft, or an expat living in the region between The Hague and Rotterdam, you are most welcome at our own course venue which is strategically located across Delftechpark, on the other side of the A13 highway at the Verlengde Spiegelmakerstraat 30 in Delfgauw.
Are you interested in a Piece of Dutch?
Please fill out this form and we will get back to you!