Dutch language

The national language of the Netherlands is Dutch and is spoken by nearly 40 million people in the world.  Learn how to say the basic words in "Nederlands".

Most of the inhabitants of Amsterdam and Holland speak extremely good English because of the proximity of both languages, so English-speaking visitors will have no problem getting along in their own language in restaurants, museums and other landmarks.

Even though you can get by in English, this is a list of useful Dutch words in case you want to learn the basics.

Basic expressions in Dutch

Courtesy

Hello
Hallo / Hoi
Goodbye
Tot ziens
Good morning
Goedemorgen
Good afternoon
Goedenavond
Good night
Goedenacht
Please
Alstublieft
Thank you
Dank u
Excuse me
Excuseer mij
I'm sorry
Het spijt me
How are you?
Hoe maak je?
Very good, thank you
Goed, dank u

Useful words

Yes
Ja
No
Nee
What is your name?
Hoe heet je?

Numbers

Zero
Nul
One
Een
Two
Twee
Three
Drie
Four
Vier
Five
Vijf
Six
Zes
Seven
Zeven
Eight
Acht
Nine
Negen
Ten
Tien

In the restaurant

Beer
Bier
Starters
Starters
Soup
Soepen
Main dish
Hoofdgerechten
Meat
Vlees
Pork
Varken
Veal
Koe
Chicken
Kip
Turkey
Turkije
Duck
Duck
Vegeterian
Vegetarisch
Fish
Vis
Cheese
Kaas
Chips
Patat