Benny’s Top Resources for Learning Dutch

Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Dutch.

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Favourite Courses & Apps to Give Your Dutch a Boost


This is my favourite Dutch audio course. This course is much better value than more famous audio courses, and in my opinion it’s more effective too!

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Learn through sentences and repetition. Glossika uses the “mass sentence method” combined with an advanced spaced repetition system to teach you Dutch in context. Best for upper-beginner to intermediate learners.

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Dutch Speaking Tools: Practice with Native Speakers

Speak from day one is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:


The best way to learn a language is to speak from day one. That’s why I love Preply — because it means you can find an affordable Dutch tutor for on-to-one lessons, and start speaking right away.

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Dutch Text Courses and Books

These are the course books our team recommends when learning Dutch:

Colloquial Dutch: Beginner's Course

This series is a great way to introduce yourself to the natural flow of Dutch, without worrying too much about the grammar.

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Assimil Dutch

A beginner’s text-based course with audio, if you’re more of a textbook person. Assimil’s explanations are a bit on the technical side, though. If you like that, this is a great course. If you prefer more down-to-earth explanations, DutchPod101 (above) will be a better fit.

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Dutch Learning Websites You Must Bookmark Today

You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Dutch study sessions.


Find out how any Dutch word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Dutch!

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VanDale Dictionary

Simply the best online Dutch dictionary. Available both as a monolingual or bilingual dictionary.

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Start Speaking Dutch Now

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Conversation Countdown

Have your first conversation in Dutch in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.

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