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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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Video: Dutch Christmas traditions

The entire Koentact team wishes you ‘prettige feestdagen’ or Happy Holidays! We hope you will get to celebrate with the ones you love. To get into the Christmas spirit, our wonderful colleague Eva made two videos about Christmas and new years traditions in the Netherlands. She will teach you how to survive the holidays here …

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Video: How to survive Dutch service

We did it again! A couple of months ago, we made another video together with the Amsterdam Shallow Man. This time we tell you how to survive Dutch service, which can be quite hard at times. Watch the video to find out how to deal with the most common responses when requesting service in the Netherlands like: …

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