https://www.duolingo.com/Dudink.

Dutch beyond Duolingo.

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[English is not my first language so I apologise in advance for all the mistakes I made]

Dear fellow Dutch speakers,

I have lived in the Netherlands since my birth and know therefore I know quite lot about where to find Dutch content. I want to share this knowledge with you because, after I was done with my course in English I found it rather difficult to find content in English online, even though there is lots to be found. I don't want those who try to learn Dutch to have to suffer the same hours long Google-Search session, so I made a list of various Dutch sites and apps you can use after- or even during the Duolingo course to improve your Dutch.

This list is by no-means complete and if anyone knows another good Dutch site or -app I will gladly add it. All content is free for all although you might, on some sites, need to get a free account.

TV

These are all sites where you can watch live television and old episodes of an enormous variety of different Dutch shows.

UitzendingGemist (government funded) : http://www.npo.nl

App (AppStore) : https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/npo/id323998316?mt=8

App (PlayStore) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.uitzendinggemist=nl

RTL (Commercial) : http://www.rtlxl.nl/

App (AppStore) : https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/rtl-xl/id411290027?mt=8

App (PlayStore) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tapptic.rtl5.rtlxl=nl

Veronica (Commercial) : http://www.veronicatv.nl/

SBS6 (Commercial) : http://www.sbs6.nl/

MOST POPULAR TV PROGRAMMES

"De wereld draait door" (News/Comedy)

http://www.npo.nl/de-wereld-draait-door/POMS_S_VARA_059933

"Wie is de mol?" (Entertainment)

http://www.npo.nl/wie-is-de-mol/POMS_S_AVRO_096656

"Nederland van boven" (Entertainment/Informative/culture)

http://www.npo.nl/nederland-van-boven/POMS_S_VPRO_113326

"Ik vertrek" (Entertainment)

http://www.npo.nl/ik-vertrek/POMS_S_TROS_098746

"Proefkonijnen" (Science/Entertainment)

http://www.npo.nl/proefkonijnen/POMS_S_BNN_123473

"Spuiten en slikken" (Entertainment/informatie/18+)

http://www.npo.nl/spuiten-en-slikken/POMS_S_BNN_097254

"Flikken Maastricht" (Crime/Entertainment)

http://www.npo.nl/flikken-maastricht/POMS_S_TROS_098827

"Flikken Gent" Great for learning more about the Flemish accent. (Crime/Entertainment)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsqZiG6XlMCjkiY31igAECKR4n-ksWnRl

"Het acht-uur journaal" Dutch News on adult niveau

http://www.npo.nl/nos-journaal-20-00/POMS_S_NOS_059928

"Het jeugd journaal" Dutch News for children 4/12

http://www.npo.nl/nos-jeugdjournaal-avond/POMS_S_NOS_059930

YOUTUBE

COMEDY

"Kud" short animated videos with a lot of dark humour.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Swantonboy

"Comedy station Nederlandstalig" Stand-up comedy videos from +/- 5 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/user/ComedystationNLtalig

"BanjoMovies" funny sketches.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BanjoMovies

"StukTV" I dare you, videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/StukTV

VLOGGING

"EnzoKnol" follow Enzo in his daily life as a youtuber. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/EnzoKnol

"Bardo" follow Bardo in his daily life as a youtuber.

https://www.youtube.com/user/bardo

BEAUTYVLOGS

"Beautygloss" popular beauty vlogger 

https://www.youtube.com/user/beautygloss

GAMING

"SerpentGameplay" is a humorous gaming channel focused on playthroughs.

https://www.youtube.com/user/SerpentGameplay

"DusDavidGames" popular gaming channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/DusDavidGames

"DagelijksHaaDee" popular gaming channel 

https://www.youtube.com/user/DagelijksHaaDee

ONLINE NEWSPAPERS 

http://www.ad.nl/

http://www.metronieuws.nl/

http://www.volkskrant.nl/

http://www.nu.nl/

AUDIOBOOKS

"De luisterbieb" is an app made by the Dutch national library and contains 366 free Dutch audiobooks

Site (information only) : http://www.bibliotheek.nl/luisterboeken.html

App (AppStore) : https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/luisterbieb/id632719134?mt=8

App (PlayStore) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.bibliotheek.android.luisterboeken=nl

"Luisterrijk" Even though it is a commercial business they offer some free audiobooks.  http://www.luisterrijk.nl/luisterboeken/pricecat/1/p/1

E-BOOKS

"Ebooks.gratis" http://www.ebook.gratis-downloaden.nu/

"Mustreads" http://mustreads.nl/gratis-ebooks/

"E-readers" http://www.ereaders.nl/gratis_e-books/

Site with other links to free e-books http://www.optelsom.nl/21-websites-waar-je-gratis-ebooks-kunt-downloaden.html

MUSIC (playlists)

"Rob De Nijs" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8998F20AE2FBA882

"Gerard Joling" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8998F20AE2FBA882

"Andre Hazes" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAD6634B35C6F40B0

"Marco Borsato" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAD6634B35C6F40B0

"Henk Westbroek" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIJTCzUG31KIvA6-yQQCdfsrgIZfZFWmE

"Jeroen van der Boom https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrBJXfllg5USR6h-IwmffC9xSeunVVkBj

"Trijntje Oosterhuis" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB7A3F2C601DFE0E1

"Guus Meeuwis" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL784A4618F730371E

"Gordon" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw9tHK09Is21qIFQSaRv8411oISAtBWrY

"Gers Pardoel" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEPwh9VSwGe83UARmxgPUfDC0ZVXPdvcq

"Ali B" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC2DE0C212958C0AC

RADIO (online)

"Radio 538" http://www.538.nl/ (21 century music)

"100% nl" http://www.100p.nl/ (Dutch music)

"Radio 1" http://www.radio1.nl/ (News)

"Radio 2" http://www.radio2.nl/ (pop music)

"Radio 3 (3FM)" http://www.3fm.nl/ (21 century music)

"Veronica" http://www.radioveronica.nl/ (mixed medium)

Radio 1, 2 and 3 are also available via the "uitzending gemist" app and site - see TV section

REVIEWS

Bookreviews

http://www.boekreviews.nl

Techreviews

http://tweakers.net

VOCABULAIRY LISTS (these lists are designed for dutch students learning German French or English but they might still be useful for you)

Dutch-German http://bcduits.wrts.nl

Dutch-French http://bcfrans.wrts.nl

Dutch- English http://bcengels.wrts.nl

If any link is broken or displays any inappropriate content please say so in the comments and I will try to fix it.

PS. All links lead to predominantly Dutch sites but I have no doubt that some of the sites might occasionally display some English or otherwise non-Dutch content. I can't do anything about that.

PPS. If the list doesn't include that what you'd like to watch/read/listen to, put it in the comments and i will try to find find it and put in right here with all the other links.

3 years ago

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/StephGagne

Thanks! I'll keep your post handy. :-)

Just a short comment: I prefer Flikken Ghent to Flikken Maastricht. If you like this kind of police series you may want to try both. Flikken Ghent happens in Belgium, so it's a different accent/expressions. I don't know if they are available online though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnjaMostertman

Me too!

All Flikken Gent episodes are on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Py7Yf9GVSU&list=PLsqZiG6XlMCjkiY31igAECKR4n-ksWnRl Not the best quality, but I still loved it:-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephGagne

Thanks Anja!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/atsbw
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Thanks so much for this post! Also, I would suggest jeugdjournaal which is a news station for kids. It is probably easier to understand since they use simple Dutch and speak at a reasonable pace.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephGagne

Yes! I watch Jeugdjournaal everyday, they are great! That's how I know so well that it's HET weer. :-p

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis
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I am a native Dutch speaker and I just gotta add: http://tweakers.net/ to the list. Tweakers is a Dutch website about gadgets and technology. They do video reviews awell.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dudink.
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I'll be sure to add it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/FsqBrDe
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Het is echt heel behulpzaam! Dank je wel. Je hebt een beloning verdiend. Ik geef je één Lingot :)

EDIT: heeft -> hebt

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dudink.
Dudink.
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thanks!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dudink.
Dudink.
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By the way, it is "je hebt een beloning verdiend" Otherwise it is completely correct!

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https://www.duolingo.com/FsqBrDe
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What a silly mistake I did! :(
Thanks for the correction :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/diegovillanueve
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Amazing! Thanks!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dudink.
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great i could help!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

Thank you so much for such a wonderful list. I've been watching NPO TV news and listening to NPO Radio 1 News. Some of the NPO TV content doesn't seem available in my location, but there is still plenty to watch. I prefer Radio 1 to the other NPO radio stations as it seems to have more spoken Dutch and less English pop music. Your list will make it much easier to find more content for years to come. Thanks again.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lili118
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Thanks! Focusing on my French for now, but will most definitely have a look at some of the suggestions

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https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
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Amazing, thank you so much for this, have an ingot! I have a question about het and de: I'm really struggling to remember the right article for each word, so I'd like to know if you can suggest me some special website/add-on/app to quickly check whenever I'm in doubt. Dank je wel!

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https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
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Nevermind, I've changed my Google Translate add-on settings to include Dutch and it seems to work fine.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StephGagne

If this is still useful, I use this site: http://www.welklidwoord.nl/
Tip: Add the word at the end of the URL to make it quicker e.g. http://www.welklidwoord.nl/bord

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https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
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Useful indeed, thank you!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian
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very helpful man !! tomorrow my dutch tree will be completed so I'll need this.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dudink.
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I'm glad I could help you!

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https://www.duolingo.com/JudeWarsaw
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Thank you so much for this! You speak English beautifully btw! ^.^

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dudink.
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Thank you ever so much :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/josephkt

very interesting

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https://www.duolingo.com/Amjalca
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Dank u mijn vriend! I have been looking for a list like this for a while!

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