• testimonials

    Bob provided language training in Dutch for my wife and me as well as number of colleagues in Makro C&C Netherlands. He gave very good understanding of the Dutch grammar, words and structure. Moreover Bob can provide good insights on the Dutch culture and environment. Thus the language class became more then a mere grammar and words exercise. I was happy to work with him and my Dutch language skills improved a lot.

    Milen Gentchev
    CFO Makro Netherlands

Is our English that great or are the English too polite to tell us that we make mistakes. Differences in what the English say and what they mean.

maart 03, 2014

Our English, especially in and around Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague and Utrecht, is definitely not bad compared to the English speakers in other European countries. Still we do make mistakes and yes, the English are too polite to tell us. Even when an Englishman will comment on your English there is still the chance that […]

Gefeliciteerd! Congratulations! Info on Dutch birthdays

februari 27, 2014

  Even when it is nobody’s birthday, you are still confronted with birthdays every day! Most Dutch people tend to display their birthday calendar in the bathroom, in order not to forget anyone’s birthday. These birthday calendars only give you the dates. They are without days of the week and the year, so you can […]

Making friends with the Dutch. Impossible?

februari 11, 2014

Most of the Dutch have their friends outside work, meaning colleagues are not immediately seen as friends. If you want to get to know your colleagues or neighbors better, you definitely have to make an effort. Most of the Dutch love their privacy and they assume you as well. So they are never sure that […]

Welcome to our blog

december 23, 2013

Welcome to our blog. On a regular base we  will provide you with tips concerning: Dutch culture, the Dutch language and what to do in the Netherlands.