Dutch Course Hall of Fame

Please respond to this thread if you've completed the Dutch tree or the English tree for Dutch speakers.

We would like to keep track of the amount of users who've finished our tree, make sure that the right amount of compliments and recognition are bestowed on you, and we might contact you for feedback. :)

1. Those who have completed the Dutch Course Tree

A. Joyce

2. Those who have completed the English (for Dutch Speakers) Course Tree


3. Those who have reached level 25 in Dutch

Come on you guys...make us proud ;)

Also thanks go to AlexisLinguist, for inspiring this post. :)

December 28, 2014


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This is an excellent idea! Perhaps anyone who is 25th level in Dutch also could be recognized here.

December 29, 2014

That's a very good idea!
Thanks for the suggestion :)

December 29, 2014

I'm glad you liked the suggestion. Thank you for adding a section for people who reach Level 25!

December 29, 2014

I've seen a few people here:

December 31, 2014

It looks like there are three people with a Dutch badge on that list. Not very many!

December 31, 2014

At least there are people to add!

December 31, 2014

I'm working really hard to reach level 25 in Dutch..! I just reached 19.. I hope I can make it!

January 25, 2015

I've finished the Dutch course and I'd like to say thank you because the course has helped me greatly with learning Dutch. Bedankt!!

December 28, 2014

I've finished the course!

December 28, 2014

Mijn verhaal begint als alle andere...Mag je me toevoegen aan de lijst, aub?

December 28, 2014

me too me too :D I finished the course in a 64 day streak :)

December 28, 2014

I'm gonna go and finish the Dutch tree just to get my name on here

December 28, 2014

The hall of fame will be waiting (:

December 28, 2014

Unfortunately I have to finish German first. Well, I just got passed the last checkpoint so hopefully I can finish by February 2015 (I'm really lazy, but I review a lot)

December 28, 2014

I've finished the Dutch course! Thank you for everything! It's been my favorite course so far! :-)

December 29, 2014

Ik heb de cursus voltooid - wil graag aan de lijst toegevoegd worden aub :)

December 29, 2014

Kan je me toevoegen? Alsjeblieft :)

Edit: Ah, jij hebt me toegevoegd, dank je wel!

December 28, 2014

Alsjeblieft.. kan je me toevoegen?

❤❤❤ zeg je "pretty please" in het Nederlands..? >w<

December 29, 2014

I also finished the tree a few weeks ago and I'm currently working on making it all gold ;)) It was great, thanks for all your work.

December 29, 2014

Ik heb het afgemaakt! Was heel grappig, hoor :D

A few years living in the Netherlands rather helped me... :/

December 29, 2014

I have finished the course :)

December 30, 2014

Finished it right now! First duolingo tree I've finished. Dank u wel Team Dutch!

December 30, 2014

I finished the Dutch course about a month ago.

December 30, 2014

I have completed it.

Is this solely for the EN > NL course? Or is it also applicable for the NL > EN course, (as I've finished that tree as well)?

Many thanks to the creators!

And a very special thank you to every single person who has taken/is taking the course -- you catch errors within the course and report them, which greatly affects/improves the learning experience for everyone. ^_^

December 31, 2014

Well done! :)

What a good idea, I could add American owls for the reverse course (:

Thanks for taking our course, Brijsven ^^

December 31, 2014
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In case you do: I also completed the NL->EN :-D

December 31, 2014

I just finished the tree. Thank you for the course, it has really helped my Dutch.

January 1, 2015

Count me in! :D Thank you so much for this fantastic Dutch course! :)

January 1, 2015

Right as it turns 2015 on the nose! (for my timezone anyway) :D

January 1, 2015

Hi guys! :)

Yes, this thread is not up to date. There is actually another hall of fame thread, an updated one. However that one is not super up to date. No worries though, we'll be updating these threads soon! :)

June 18, 2015

Thanks Lavinae! I migrated my post to the other thread.

June 18, 2015

I have finished the Dutch course, and I would love to be added! :D

December 28, 2014

I also wanna say a big thank you to the Dutch Team! You guys are amazing!

December 28, 2014

I'm in! And, no hay problema. :)

December 28, 2014

Yes, I finished also.

December 28, 2014

I have finished the Dutch tree! :3

December 28, 2014

I should change my username to like AAA Dogepamyupamyu so that I'm always first on lists lol

December 28, 2014

LOL, me too... having to scroll down to 'r' in Halls of Fame is so tedious....

first world problems

December 28, 2014

I've also finished the Dutch tree. It helped me progress so much. Thanks to you and the rest of the Dutch team for this!

December 28, 2014
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I enjoyed every second of it ! (and of the reverse :-D)

December 28, 2014

I'm almost there- I hope to be in the first set of 20- what an honor! I have four days until I fly out from het huis van mijn moeder and real life smacks me in the face.... I'm tempted to try to finish the course. Maybe I'll just try just a couple more rounds tonight- is this what an addiction feels like?

December 29, 2014

Well it's looking like the first 100 for me but that's good too!

December 30, 2014

Me too, and I'd like to echo all the thanks for Team Dutch. Great work guys.

December 29, 2014

I've just finished the Dutch tree too, thank you for the excellent course.

December 29, 2014

I finished my tree some days ago, thanks for all the work, it was really easy and fun to learn :)

December 29, 2014

I finished a few days ago! ^_^

December 29, 2014

Finished it yesterday in a 96-day streak..

December 29, 2014

I'm finished =)

December 29, 2014

Ik ben klaar!! Dank u wel, Duolingo!

December 30, 2014

I have just finished the Dutch course! Thank you so much to the Dutch duolingo team for creating such a wonderful course. It has been a great tool in helping me to learn the language.

December 30, 2014

I have completed the Dutch tree!

December 31, 2014

Kan je mij ook toevoegen, alsjeblieft! Dank jullie wel voor de fantastische cursus. Een dag zonder Team Dutch zou zoals een tuin zonder bloemen zijn :)

December 31, 2014

I finished the English tree for Dutch speakers. :)

January 1, 2015

I've finished my tree. Thank you to all the Dutch team members and other Duolingo users who have helped me along.

December 29, 2014

I'm going to finish this course too! You guys are awesome for doing an awesome job!

December 31, 2014

I've completed the Dutch tree. I was one of the first, just after some other guy who wrote a lengthy review about the course after he completed it.

January 2, 2015

Hey everyone,

I finished the Dutch Course Tree, too, a couple of days ago. It was a very awesome experience, well-built and pretty thorough.

It took me a little longer than others (around 140 days, I did around 2-3 lessons a day). But this is because I tried to squeeze the most I could from the course. My method of approaching it was writing down the new sentences using the good ol' pen and paper, because I felt too superficial only "nailing" each sentence and moving on. This way, I better understood the constructions and I think I also got pretty good at spelling. It was particularly challenging for me since I had never learned a Germanic language (well, apart from English, I guess :) ).

I really enjoyed the progressive integration of past lessons into the later exercises. It was quite good for refreshing vocab and grammar. Also, the more easygoing sentences and specific Dutch cultural exercises were a real nice touch.

Now that I have a good feel of the language, I'm reviewing the Tips & opmerkingen for each lesson, to reinforce my knowledge, while still keeping the Course Tree golden and all skills "strong". Also, I'm doing a quick pass through the English for Dutch speakers course, this time without writing anything down.

At this moment, I feel my weakest points are listening (everyday spoken Dutch is much harder to understand than the Duolingo voice :) ) and actually formulating sentences myself in Dutch. To improve my weak points, I plan on translating more in the Immersion section and watching some Dutch films/videos/news. And since I'm interested in the business/financial world, I've subscribed to the newsletter of Het Financieele Dagblad and I'm making a list of all the specific terms used in the news, while trying to understand as best I can the headlines.

A sincere thank you to the whole Duolingo Dutch team! You guys did one helluva job and though I see you're still struggling to iron out the kinks, you should be really proud of what you have achieved so far, because it really helps out us complete Dutch newbies.

Mijn hartelijke dank, Sebastian

January 27, 2015

Ik heb de Nederlands boom gedaan! Mag ik ook hier zijn? En natuurlijk veel bedank voor de groep!

March 1, 2015

Today I conquered the Dutch (Nederlands) for English speakers tree! And made it all golden as well. Still working on that famous 25-th level though.

I'm going to share my thoughts and observations on the forum soon. For now, I must say that it is the best Duolingo course that I've finished so far. The most useful selection of words, sentences and grammatical concepts but also loads of hilarious sentences were provided.

March 3, 2015

Gefeliciteerd! :)

March 3, 2015

Just a question :P.

What's the point of putting the Dutch trophy next to the name if it's a Dutch hall of fame? :P

December 28, 2014

I think it looks pretty... you don't like it?

I can remove it... :)

December 28, 2014


I did not mean it like that. It was just funny to me. Keep it

December 28, 2014

I think it looks nice too. Just 3/4 of my tree left and then I'm there (which I'm actually pretty proud of considering it's only been about three weeks)

December 29, 2014

Ik ben klaar met de boom! <3 Bedankt voor de cursus! Groetjes uit het warme Brazilië! ^^

January 4, 2015

I just finished the tree!

I had a great time learning Dutch! The sections on geography and food at the end were really neat.


January 7, 2015

Ik heb de Nederlandse boom voltooid. Dank jullie wel voor deze cursus!

January 8, 2015

I just finished the Dutch course and got my golden owl. My tree is entirely golden, too. Bedankt, Team Dutch!

By the way, my favorite sentence was: "Er zit een mannetje in mijn computer!" Pure genius!

I really liked the last two skills, too, as they made me want to visit the Netherlands soon. Well, that's almost completely true. I'll admit that the lesson that had a lot of sentences about all the traffic jams during rush hour briefly dampened my enthusiasm. I got over that, though, and can't wait to go and try out some of the local cuisine! Except maybe I'll pass on the stamppot. . . ;-)

January 9, 2015

I have just finished the tree!

Bedankt voor de cursus!

January 10, 2015

"De uitjes kwamen in opstand" en ik ben klaar met de boom! Bedankt! I've finished my tree! Thanks Dutch team and fellow Duolinguists.

January 11, 2015

I just finished my Dutch tree :)

January 12, 2015

Ik ben klaar met nederlands voor engelsen, omdat ik 'm wilde doen eigenlijk. En ik heb ook ff snel de Engelse voor nederlanders gedaan. Engels voor Nederlanders ging super snel omdat ik nu pre-IB doe. Door naar Duits!

January 13, 2015

Hi, I just finished my Dutch tree. Could you add me to the club?


January 22, 2015

I finished my Dutch tree! Wohoo!

Could you add me, please! Now I will continue to keep everythig gold until I can get a 5.0 in the exam. Currently only at 2 I will try to write a post about my experience.

Dank u wel.

January 25, 2015

Just finished the Dutch tree... 28-day-streak but I had some knowledge before from doing all Dutch lessons on Babbel. Babbel was essential for learning pronunciation and a base vocabulary of around 2.500 words but Duolingo is much better at explaining things and training the real understanding. I like both and the combination made it easier.

January 29, 2015

Ik heb de zowel de cursus(tree) af : Ik wil Engels leren (Ik kan Nederlands) als ook de cursus: I want to learn dutch (I know English). Overigens heb ik ook de cursur(tree) af: I want to learn German (I know english). Op het ogenblik ben ik bezig met de cursus (Ich mochte English lernen(Ich kann Deutsch).

January 30, 2015

Also finished the course! I'm loving Duolinguo

January 30, 2015

Also finished the course :D

February 6, 2015

Finally finished the dutch tree! Thanks for the awesome course

February 22, 2015

Awesome job! And thanks! I've added you to the alternative, currently more up-to-date hall of fame thread here:

February 27, 2015

Finished my Dutch tree today :) I want to say that you guys have done an absolutely superb job on the incubator. The course has been by far the most entertaining one to follow - I love the touch of humour and the bits on the culture, history, geography and food of the Netherlands. It goes a long way in making the course interesting. Kudos and dank u wel!

February 26, 2015

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Great job with conquering the tree too. Your name is in the alternative, currently more up-to-date hall of fame thread here:

February 27, 2015

I have finished the Dutch tree today! :) Bedankt voor de cursus! Ik houd van Nederandse taal!! :)

March 19, 2015

Čestitam! :)

March 19, 2015

Hvala puno :)

March 19, 2015

Please, add me to the hall of fame :)

March 19, 2015

Hi Lavinae! I finished my tree a few weeks ago. SO yeah (and for bragging rights, I might be the youngest which is 12 years old :D )

May 9, 2015

Only just, I finished it a few weeks after my thirteenth birthday. But anyway, well done.

May 9, 2015

Aww, maybe you can finish three trees? :D

May 9, 2015

Mischien. Maar ik wacht voor Esperanto voor Engelse sprekers voor ik begin mijn derde boom. Als het ooit gebeurt...

May 10, 2015

Me too! Esperanto will be the third tree that I will conquer. I'm actually happy that they will release it in June because my birthday is in June.

May 10, 2015

Yay! I just concered the Dutch tree. :) I already concered the English tree previously. Compared to most of you it's not much of a feat, since I'm Dutch and already spoke English before joining Duolingo, but I wanted to take this moment to share my favourite sentence:

Wijn is poëzie in een fles.

BTW since I didn't really learn the languages on Duo, there's no need to add me to the list.

May 9, 2015

Have completed both trees and reached level 25 around eight months ago Lavinae. You can confirm that on my profile, as my posts sometimes show level 24 for some reason.

July 12, 2015

How do you get the image of the golden owl and the level 25 icon there?

October 3, 2015

I have finished my Dutch tree today - not fully golden though so that's my next goal

August 7, 2017

I've finished the course. Native Russian speaker =)

September 5, 2017

I finished the Dutch tree!

October 23, 2017

Although I am a native, I loved both courses so much I completed them! The NL skills were very interesting. :) Worth waiting for them! (Voeg me maar niet toe, ik pas niet echt in het rijtje :/)

January 2, 2015

A month or so and you will see that my name will also be here :D

January 13, 2015

I just finished my Dutch tree :)

April 9, 2015

I finished my Dutch tree a few days ago, but just remembered to post about it here.

Bedankt voor al jouw werk!

April 13, 2015

I have. You've seen my post about it. I am working on level 25. I'm going to make my tree golden again over the course of this week.

May 3, 2015

Gymnastical just let me know about this...I've finished my English --> Dutch tree. :)

May 3, 2015

Woo Hoo! Ik ben net klaar met mijn Engels voor Nederlandse sprekers boom. Mag je me toevoegen aan de lijst, aub?

May 19, 2015

Finished the Dutch tree! Thanks for all your great work!

May 29, 2015

I just finished my dutch tree! :)

June 12, 2015

Could you please add me? :) I've finished the Dutch from English tree

June 17, 2015

I have finished the Dutch Tree, please could I be put on the list?

July 7, 2015

I just completed the Dutch tree!

April 10, 2016

I just now finished the Dutch tree, and would love to be on the list!! Yay!

April 26, 2016

Completed the Dutch tree!

June 20, 2016

I finished my Dutch tree yesterday! I will still make sure all my skills are up to date though.

July 24, 2016

I just finished the Dutch Tree.

August 1, 2016

I don't know if this thread is still applicable, but I finished the dutch tree too :)

November 25, 2016

Finished the Dutch tree

April 19, 2017

Finished the Dutch course! Now keeping it golden.

August 17, 2017

I have completed the dutch tree 1.0 until yesterday; well, majority of the progress were reset to zero this morning due to the new release of the tree 2.0.

August 23, 2017


November 13, 2017

To everyone here who's completed their Dutch tree but hasn't been added to this version of the Dutch Course Hall of Fame yet, I have added you to this alternative post:

Congratulations to all of you! You make us proud!

November 19, 2017

Hello, I finished the language tree a while ago.

Only level 17 though :'(

November 21, 2017

I just added you to the Hall of Fame here:

Don't worry, keep practicing consistently and you'll be at level 25 before you know it!

November 22, 2017

I have finished the tree

February 18, 2018

I finished the original tree ages ago, and I am busily working on the new tree which appeared for me a month or so ago.

February 24, 2018

I see this discussion is fairly old but I have just reached level 25 in Dutch also.

June 26, 2018

I'm not sure if this thread is still active, but I completed the tree a couple years ago!

February 9, 2019
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