An Indo-European language and a member of the West Germanic group, spoken by over 14 million speakers in the Netherlands, where it is the official language, with further 5 million speakers in Belgium, where is has official status (together with French); it is also the language of administration in Surinam and the Dutch Antilles. Dutch spoken in Belgium is also known as Flemish.

The region of today's Netherlands was colonized by Frankish Germanic tribes from the 3rd century onwards and that was also the time when Old Dutch was crystallized. The earliest written documents date from the 10th century.

Modern Standard Dutch is based on Amsterdam (northern) usage and there is a marked difference between the literary standard and the colloquial usage. The language is spelt in the Roman alphabet. The standardized orthography was revised and simplified in 1947.

CLASSIFICATION = Indo-European family, SCRIPT = Roman


Colloquial Dutch : the complete course for beginners DU CBEG 2(PACK)
Complete Dutch DU CBEG 3(PACK)
Dutch Conversation : [Teach yourself] DU CBEG 4(PACK)
Dutch for self-study : Nederlands voor zelfstudie DU CBEG 6(PACK)
Dutch in 3 months DU CBEG 5(PACK)
Routledge intensive Dutch course DU CBEG 7(PACK)
Spoken world Dutch : a complete course for beginners DU CBEG 1(PACK)
Colloquial Dutch 2 DU CINT 1(PACK)
Specific Purposes - Business
Ter zake : zakelijk Nederlands voor anderstaligen DU BUSI 1(PACK)


Cassell's dictionary : English-Dutch Dutch-English - 38th ed.= Cassell's handwoordenboek : Engels-Nederlands Nederlands-Engels woordenboek (Cover title: Cassell's Dutch dictionary) DU DICO 3
The new Routledge Dutch dictionary : Dutch-English/English-Dutch DU DICO 2
Standaard Nederlands-Engels : Engels-Nederlands handwoordenboek [derde druk] DU DICO 1


21 days: the Heineken kidnapping DU FILM 3(DVD)*
De Aanslag DU FILM 4(DVD)
Alles is liefde DU FILM 7(DVD)
Antonia's line DU FILM 9(DVD*
Daens DU FILM 5(DVD)
De Noorderlingen DU FILM 1(DVD)
North Sea Texas DU FILM 2(DVD)*
Simon DU FILM 10(DVD)*
Spoorloos DU FILM 6(DVD)
Supernova DU FILM 8(DVD)*
The treatment DU FILM 11(DVD)*


201 Dutch verbs fully conjugated in all the tenses : alphabetically arranged DU GRAM 2
Basic Dutch : a grammar and workbook DU GRAM 1
Dutch : an essential grammar - 8th edition DU GRAM 3
Dutch grammar you really need to know DU GRAM 7
Intermediate Dutch : a grammar and workbook DU GRAM 4
Introduction to Dutch : a practical grammar DU GRAM 5
A reference grammar of Dutch : with exercises and key DU GRAM 6


Als broer en zus DU RFICT 4
Bobo ; Mazzel en pech DU RFICT 7(PACK)
Dutch for reading knowledge DU RSKILLS 2
First Dutch reader for beginners : bilingual for speakers of English DU RFICT 8
De huwelijkreis DU RFICT 3
The language of twenty million Dutch and Flemish people DU RFICT 2
Reading Dutch : fifteen annotated stories from the Low Countries DU RFICT 1
Retourtje Curaçao DU RFICT 7(PACK)
The Routledge intermediate Dutch reader DU RSKILLS 1
Vader en zoon ; Dik DU RFICT 6(PACK)

Dutch Reference - History, Culture, Literature and Language

Introducing the Dutch language DU REF 2(CD)
Nederlands literatuur na 1830 (video material) DU REF 1(PACKS 1-4)


Wijze woorden : woordenlijst academisch Nederlands met idioomoefeningen DU VOCAB 1