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Helpful external material

Here we have gathered the material that we have found helpful for anyone studying Dutch. If you have any good suggestions, feel free to post them here and we will add them to this opening post :)

Jane's Dutch Learning Resources List

Reputable Dutch grammar books

  1. "A Practical Dutch Grammar", by Yolande Spaans
  2. "Klare Taal!", by Jenny van der Toorn-Schutte

Website that provides grammar explanations:

  1. http://www.dutchgrammar.com/

Supplementary Dutch courses:

  1. http://www.memrise.com/home/


  2. http://www.learndutch.org/online-dutch-course
  3. http://www.learndutch.nu/

Dutch reading/television content:

  1. http://www.uitzendinggemist.net/
  2. http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/ResultByWorld?area=4=0=12=en=English=cover=title=0=country38

Note: Check this website http://www.2bdutch.nl, which provides subtitles (in English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese) to Dutch videos

Pronunciation help:

  1. http://www.forvo.com/languages/nl/
  2. http://www.omniglot.com/writing/dutch.htm

Dutch (help) forums:

  1. http://www.reddit.com/r/learndutch/
  2. http://www.dutchgrammar.com/forum/index.php


  1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzvus5I2fyRns04E6ivBftg

Good site for the tougher questions (all in Dutch):

  1. https://onzetaal.nl/
  2. http://taaladvies.net/

User suggestions for Dutch music to listen to

  1. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3283207
  2. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3528146

All Dutch radio channels:

  1. http://www.100p.nl/web/ - Dutch artists
  2. http://www.radionl.fm/ - Actual Dutch music

Dutch radio channels which also play other music:

  1. http://www.538.nl/radio Select 'via de computer', on the right. This will give you a pop-up.
  2. http://www.skyradio.nl/player/skyradio
July 16, 2014



100% NL is all 100% Dutch in that it plays Dutch artists. So don't expect it to be 100% songs in NL.


I'll edit that, thanks for the correction :)


LyricsTraining is a site for learning languages by listening to and translating songs (with music videos). The site has songs in Dutch, as well as in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, English and French (which happen to be all the languages that Duolingo currently teaches!).


Would anyone happen to know of any other sites with good reading material? What I'm really looking for are texts that are on a good level after finishing the tree here. I'm not looking for other online courses or tutorials or things like that, but texts that are specifically targeted towards language learners.



You can search for words here. Often the word page has a clip of a native speaker saying it.

For instance here are the pages for jongen and vrouw.



An other place where you can hear Dutch (and Belgian) native pronunciation is at nl.forvo.com :




More useful, I think is the English/other native language Wiktionary page. So in this case it would be en.wiktionary.org. The audio clips are usually still there, as are the conjugations, but there are native language explanations.


On nederland.fm you can listen to every Dutch radio station.


I would also like to add that http://woordenlijst.org (a branch from http://taaluniversum.org) can be quite helpful. You can enter a Dutch word and view its gender, breakdown of pronunciation and other potential variations of a word (e.g. plural and diminutive forms, etc.). :)

de[m.] –> indicates that a noun is masculine (mannelijk)

de[v.] –> indicates that a noun is feminine (vrouwelijk)

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