Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 275, The Hague, The Netherlands +31(0)70 365 46 77

Welcome to Direct Institute, Den Haag

Direct Dutch (founded in 1985) is specialized in teaching Dutch to internationals living and working in the Netherlands. The institute has the word ‘direct’ in its name because we teach the language directly and intensively by speaking Dutch.





Juan Hendrawan

The atmosphere during my intensive course with Direct Dutch was great! It was friendly, knowledgable and relaxing!

Juan Hendrawan, Knowledge Manager – WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature)

Aruna Subramanian

Two weeks with Petra and I was happily crooning to ‘O O Den Haag’ and ready to subject anyone and everyone to my Dutch conversation.

Aruna Subramanian, Founder, A&E Management BV

Adam Jaffe

My teachers, incuding Edith, Petra, and Robyn, were all very helpful, warm, and quite funny. I looked forward to class every week and highly recommend Direct Dutch to speakers of all levels.

Adam Jaffe, Research Fellow, Fulbright Program

Therese Gaughan

As difficult as learning a new language is, it is good when someone can make it enjoyable and give you a sense of achievement at the end of it all. I look forward to coming back to Direct Dutch again.

Therese Gaughan, Independent Project Management Consultant

Lara Lyons

Our teacher was funny, positive, and responsive to our needs. She adjusted her instruction to review lessons that were particularly challenging and she provided each of us with personal feedback that allowed us to grow in our knowledge and fluency with Dutch.

Lara Lyons, New resident of Den Haag, Mother of two

Poppies and ice cream

Go to classes. To good ones. This is where I get to recommend my school, and my dear professor Petra. If you are in the area, make sure you ask for her, and enroll in one of her courses because she is really, really good (not to mention fun, crazy and chaotic, all great qualities in my book).