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Learning Dutch

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If you are going to live, study or work in the Netherlands for a longer period of time, it might be interesting for you to learn Dutch. Luckily, there are many different places where you can do so in Groningen. Make sure to have a look at some of the options mentioned below, to find the course with the best price, location and group size for you.


The University of Groningen also offers a free, three-week, introductory course where you can learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch.

The language cafe

Besides these courses, Groningen also offers you a place to practice the languages you are learning. Cafe de las Lenguas organizes meetings in the Harmony building of the University of Groningen. You can choose a language table and start practicing your language by simply talking to others. After a while you can choose to switch tables and talk in a different language for a while.

My local friend

My Local Friend is a volunteer organization in Groningen. They match international residents who are looking to integrate with Groningers, one-to-one, to provide language support for new residents, and to bring old and new Groningers into contact with each other.