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A-B-Cheese

The Netherlands is famous for its cheeses. You will find cheese shops in every city in the Netherlands, selling many delicious kinds of cheeses. From jonge kaas to oude kaas and from kaas uit Gouda to kaas uit Edam! So, how do you pick the right cheese? Well, it’s a true journey, but here are …

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How to learn Dutch when your office speaks English?

At Koentact we are known for our group courses but we also teach in-company courses at international companies. Learning Dutch whilst working in an English language office can be challenging, but attaining Dutch skills makes life in the Netherlands ever more enjoyable. Our founder Koen was asked for his take on learning Dutch in an …

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In the words of our teachers: Lucy

On Saturday we gathered in Amsterdam Oost for the famous Field Trip – a treasure hunt-like walk that sparks a kind of fanatism that one usually finds in a kid’s eyes. All of my students were already there when I arrived at the meeting point, casually sipping their thee or koffie verkeerd and catching up …

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Teacher workshops

How many teachers have you had in your life that simply told you to open your book at page ‘x’, make exercise ‘y’ and then checked the answers with you? At least one, if not more than one, right? For teachers, it is very easy to fall into the routine of doing things the “simple” …

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Here in Holland podcast

Andy Clark from the Here in Holland podcast was with us during our last field trip. Andy was a great guest and we had a good time showing him how we do things at Koentact. Andy’s Dutch is excellent already but perhaps he did pick up a thing or 2 about learning Dutch in a …

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Win a free Dutch group course!

We created a fun contest for you guys, all you need to participate is some creativity and a camera. The price is a free Dutch group course (worth €415), either day or night, your pick! So what do you have to do? Write one of the following words on a piece of paper, match it with …

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Dutch workshop and language café

Tomorrow your week will be ‘doormidden’ as we like to say. It will be half over and the weekend will be approaching. No better way to celebrate than to meet a few fun people and practice your Dutch! Together with the Amsterdam Language Café we are hosting a free Dutch workshop with a language café …

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Amsterdam Language Café: All languages party

On the 1st of February it is time for another ALC night! Come say hi, wish everyone a happy new year and practice some languages. This is a special edition of the ALC, since the event will be held at the Student Hotel Amsterdam. We will toast to the new year, watch some dance performances and …

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Video: New Years Eve in the Netherlands

Happy new year from all of us at Koentact! 2016 has been a blast, and we want to thank you all for the fun classes and field trips we got to organize. Go crazy with the oliebollen, fireworks (actually no, be careful..) and cheap prosecco. Oh, and make it ‘gezellig’ of course! Don’t know what …

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