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About the Courses | Course Prices | Lesson Dates | How to Register | Testimonials

The BSN Language Centre offers Dutch courses for adults from Beginner to Upper Intermediate level. Students study grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four skills: reading, writing, listening and most importantly, speaking.

The next courses are due to start in the week of the 8th of May 2017

  • Levels: Beginner to Upper Intermediate (B2)
  • Courses during the day and in the evenings
  • Different locations.
  • Lessons per week: 1 lesson of 2 hours
  • Number of lessons per course: Normally 10
  • Starting dates: 3 x per year 
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Online courses available at Beginner & Beginner plus levels

Note for parents of British School pupils: see Gateway for Dutch courses for parents.

Course prices

The Dutch courses normally consist of 10, 2 hour lessons. The price per lesson of 2 hours is €37

Materials cost between €40 & €70 depending on the level. V.A.T. (B.T.W.) is not applicable.

Students who take a course and continue to the next level receive a discount of 5% on their follow-up courses. 

Timetable prices and dates

Course Timetable and Dates

The courses at the BSN Language Centre start 3x per year between September and June.

Timetable prices and dates

How to Register

In order to place students in the correct class, we offer free level testing and evaluation before registration. You can have your level tested and register during one of our Open Days or make an appointment for one of the Monday registration sessions.

Make an appointment

If you have no knowledge of Dutch at all, please contact the BSN Language Centre by email at or at 070-3154080 to request a registration form for one of the beginners' courses. After you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation of registration, which includes the invoice for your course. You may pay by internet banking or by pin at the Language Centre office (only possible during the day).

Reasons to Join

Students looking into language learning options typically choose the BSN Language Centre for the following reasons:

  • Flexible course types
    General Dutch
    NT2 exam preparation
    Private lessons
    Small groups
    Intensive courses
    In-company courses
    Online Dutch for Beginners to Beginners Plus
  • Wide variety of times
    Daytime & evening
  • Different locations
    BSN Language Centre, Leidschenveen
    The Estate’ – Zein Childcare Centre in Benoordenhout
  • Native-speaker and highly-qualified teachers
    Our commitment to excellence is evident from your first contact with the Language Centre. Through level testing and a detailed interview, we will advise you of the most suitable courses to meet your learning goals. Add to this the BSN Language Centre’s excellent track record, personal approach, with plenty of practice opportunities and cultural immersion, and you are guaranteed to make huge progress!​


Here is what two of our students had to share about the BSN Language Centre:

  • ‘I am so pleased that I made the effort to take a Dutch course when I arrived here. The BSN Language Centre has been brilliant, not only did I pick up the language but I made new friends at the same time too.’ Matthieu
  • ‘The Dutch textbooks are easy to use. I love that our group discusses everything from recipes, to our children, to telling the time, and I also found the topic of Dutch etiquette to be really helpful.’ Lisa