The Best Free Resources For Learning Dutch

Looking for the best free Dutch resources to use in between your Lingoci lessons? This is the page for you.

Exercises, Grammar & Exam Prep

Online Dictionaries

News & TV

Flashcards

Exercises, Grammar & Exam Prep

Dutch To Learn Free – A handy site with exercises on many different subjects.

Lyrics Training – Learn Dutch by listening to songs and learning the lyrics. A fun way to learn new vocab!

Dutch Grammar – Use this site for any grammar issues you need explained.

Staatsexamens Nt2 – Preparing for the NT2 exam? You can find old exam papers to practice here.

Online Dictionaries

Keep an online dictionary open during lessons to support your learning. Here are some of the best:

Reverso – A super dictionary. Examples show each word in context within sentences. You can also see additional translations for colloquial words and expressions that have been added by users.

WordReference – Like Reverso, WordReference is constantly growing through user input. If the dictionary doesn’t show the translation you’re looking for, you can check the forum results at the bottom of the page.

Forvo – A site for learning pronunciation. At the time of writing it has recordings of over 100,000 Dutch words pronounced by native speakers!

Lastly, we recommend enabling Google Translate in your browser or downloading the extension if necessary so that you can very quickly translate Dutch sentences. Just be aware that it does not understand context so well, so the translations are not always 100% accurate.

News & TV

Seven Days – This news website is excellent for beginner and basic level Dutch students. The language used is nice and simple.

Uitzending Gemist – Almost everything that is shown on Dutch TV gets uploaded to this website the next day. A great resource for improving your listening skills.

Flashcards

Struggling to remember all the new words that you’re coming across? Flashcards are perhaps the most effective way to memorise vocabulary. They use a concept called spaced repetition – an algorithm recognises how well you know each word/flashcard, then prioritises them so that you study the things you don’t know, without wasting precious time on the things you already do. You can create flashcards using the new vocabulary you’ve come across during your Lingoci lessons.

Anki Web – The original flashcard system. It’s free, open-source software. The only downside is the interface is slightly complex.

Anki App – An app available on all devices.

Quizlet – Allows you to create your own flashcards online. Download the mobile app and you can learn whilst you’re commuting to work. You can easily access all the Dutch flashcards created by other users here.