AM I A BEGINNER?

HOW MUCH & WHAT TYPE OF A BEGINNER ARE YOU? I HAVEN’T LEARNED DUTCH BUT I have been living here for a couple of years and I do understand what people say around me pretty well, as long as I know the subject………… Good first step! Wouldn’t it be nice if you could also join [...]
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BOOST YOUR DUTCH WITH A CRASH COURSE

Are you tired of not daring to speak Dutch? Are you ready for your Dutch Breakthrough? Then it's time to plan your Flowently Crash Course! WHY A CRASH COURSE? Make huge steps forward within a short period of time. Improve your speaking skills with our special method Taal Tempo Nederlands. Set realistic goals together, expand [...]
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HOW TO SPEAK DUTCH, TIPS FROM A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER

I am a native English speaker and have lived in Amsterdam now for 3 years. When I got here I spoke no Dutch at all. At this stage I am somewhere in the region of being an advanced intermediate speaker… still a beginner writer though. I am also an English teacher though, so when I […]


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LEARN DUTCH FOR KIDS

So, you’ve moved to The Netherlands and you could be here for a long time. You’re learning Dutch, but what about your kids? The way children learn is very different to adults. Your lessons aren’t really going to help them.  That’s why we have developed Dutch For Kids. It’s great for helping avoid misunderstandings and […]


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WHY IS LEARNING DUTCH SO HARD?

When you start learning Dutch, you know and everyone will tell you, ‘practise makes perfect’. So you start your Dutch language classes and use every opportunity to practise your Dutch skills. Doing this, you can come to the point where you think ‘why is learning and speaking Dutch so hard?’ Let’s have a look at […]


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WORKSHOP DUTCH & COOKING

Wouldn’t it be fun to learn some useful ‘kitchen and cooking-Dutch’ while preparing a wonderful meal? Do you want to learn prepare delicious ‘hapjes en drankjes’,snacks and drinks or are you planning to host a great dinner party? Welcome to my kitchen! YOUR CHEF My name is Gwen and I am your chef. My background […]


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DUTCH LANGUAGE & POLITICS GUIDE

The Netherlands, you recognize it by its beauty and quirks: its picturesque canals, the charming architecture, the difficult language and the super tall people; always on their bikes. Perhaps you like the country and its habitants, despite the rigidness that makes them somewhat hard to get acquainted to. You may even start feeling at home. […]


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DUTCH CAREER & NYNKE FONTEIJN

Accelerating your Job Hunt with these new Quick Scans? QUICK SCAN COVER LETTER / CV Thinking about working in the Netherlands, but could you do with some assistance on the application process? How do you stand out between those who want that job as well? With an appealing cover letter and a CV, showing your motivation, […]


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7 FLOWENTLY TIPS FOR FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES

HOW CAN I HELP MY FRIEND/COLLEAGUE LEARN DUTCH? These tips for learning Dutch can be applied for any language. Congratulations, your colleague has started a Dutch course! Now, why do you need a manual? Learning and living in a new language is a challenge. Where, in your own language you have an entire spectrum of […]


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DE / HET – LOTTERY

DE / HET – LOTTERY Do you recognize playing the lottery and you actually cannot believe you will ever win? Compared to other lotteries the DE/HET lottery is not bad at all; have a steady 50% chance of winning. Nevertheless it can be rather frustrating to gamble every day with these two little killers. DON’T […]


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