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Dutch

Information about and learning and speaking Dutch.

  • Dutch lessons for adults: there are several places in the Flemish Rand offering Dutch lessons. You can also learn Dutch in some of ‘de Rand’ centres.
  • Practice Dutch in your spare time: ‘de Rand’ has developed lots of language-related initiatives and a wide range of materials to help you to practice and improve your Dutch.
  • Language courses and workshops for children: children aged 4 to 12 making things and playing while learning and speaking Dutch, during the school holidays or days off during the school year.

Dutch lessons

A few adult education centres (CVO) provide Dutch lessons in ‘de Rand’ community centres.

Conversatiegroepen

Conversation groups

If you can speak Dutch quite well but would like some more practice, why not enrol with a ‘de Rand’ conversation group?

 

language IMMERSION for children

The school holidays are the ideal moment for children to participate in relaxing and enjoyable activities, and so that is the period when ´de Rand´ organizes creative and instructive language apprenticeships for all children from 4 to 12 years of age for whom Dutch is not their native language.

 Babbeltuur taalatelier

Learning dutch through play

If children learn Dutch it is important to practice in their free time. There are plenty of opportunities for this not only during the school holidays but also during the school year. Children can play games, make things, sing, listen to stories,…and learn new words while having fun.

 

 

Pictogram booklets

Our four pictogram booklets contain a theme-specific series of images. Next to each image or pictogram is the right word in Dutch.

 

 

Dictionary for newcomers

Vzw ‘de Rand’ is publishing a bilingual dictionary for non-native speaking newcomers, called Jouw vragen ondertiteld ("Your questions with subtitles").

 

Agenda - Speak

Babycafé - babymassage

A babymassage is a wonderful experience to enjoy with your baby. You are gradually introduced to techniques to help you learn more about your child.
de zandloper
31 Jan
10.30 AM

Theater van A tot Z - Romeo en Julia

'Romeo and Julia' is the most beautiful love story of all time. Back in 2006 Fast Forward created the play ‘Romeo and Julia’ to be performed in simple Dutch. It turned out to be such a huge success, that many people will be delighted to see it produced on stage again.
de bosuil
13 Feb
08.30 PM

Learning Dutch through play - Practising Dutch

new
A reader from the De Horizon non-profit-making organisation uses a kamishibai (Japanese story-book theatre) to tell a story in simple Dutch. Listening to a story is great and it allows you to fantasise and dream about the story and the characters.
vliegicoon
de boesdaalhoeve
23 Feb

Babycafé - Voetreflexologie

Feet contain the reflex points of organs and body parts connected to the rest of your body. Physical relief can be achieved by gently massaging these points. You can help your baby or toddler in the case of a common cold, stomach cramps, pains in the stomach, teeth, ears …
de zandloper
28 Feb
10.00 AM

Sportstage - Sport en oefen Nederlands

School holidays are the ideal time for children to enjoy pleasant activities. For children whose mothertongue is not Dutch, learning and practising Dutch during the holidays is absolutely beneficial.
de kam
04 Mar
09.00 AM

Learning Dutch through play - Practising Dutch

new
A reader from the De Horizon non-profit-making organisation uses a kamishibai (Japanese story-book theatre) to tell a story in simple Dutch. Listening to a story is great and it allows you to fantasise and dream about the story and the characters.
vliegicoon
de boesdaalhoeve
10 Mar

Theater van A tot Z - Romeo & Julia

'Romeo and Julia' is the most beautiful love story of all time. Back in 2006 Fast Forward created the play ‘Romeo and Julia’ to be performed in simple Dutch. It turned out to be such a huge success, that many people will be delighted to see it produced on stage again.
de zandloper
26 Mar
08.00 PM

for children 4 – 9 years - Dutch language immersion

08 Apr until 12 Apr
We travel around the world. But how? By train, by airplane or in a boat? We start from Europe to go to Africa, America, Asia… We travel along the sea and through the mountains. Sometimes it is cold, sometimes it is very hot. This will be a journey to remember!
vliegicoon
de lijsterbes
08 Apr

Learning Dutch through play - Practising Dutch

new
A reader from the De Horizon non-profit-making organisation uses a kamishibai (Japanese story-book theatre) to tell a story in simple Dutch. Listening to a story is great and it allows you to fantasise and dream about the story and the characters.
vliegicoon
de boesdaalhoeve
10 Apr
02.00 PM

Babycafé - Verwendag voor mama's (en papa's)

What we have in store for you may be a surprise, but we can reveal one part of the secret: you as a parent are set to be the centre of attention. Relax and enjoy the pampering and coddling in the company of your baby or toddler. We will be celebrating Mother and Father's Day during this special Baby
de bosuil
07 May
10.00 AM

Dutch language immersion - Babbelkous

The school holidays are the ideal moment for children to participate in enjoyable activities, so that is the period when Panta Rhei and vzw ´de Rand´ organize creative and instructive language apprenticeships for all children from 4 to 12 years of age for whom Dutch is not their native language.
vliegicoon
de kam
19 Aug
09.00 AM