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Spreek Nederlands! Met Mij! Direct Dutch Book Club

After the success of our campaign ‘Spreek Nederlands! Met mij!’ (Speak Dutch! With me!) we want to encourage you to dive deeper into Dutch. Watch a Dutch movie or read a Dutch book! Too difficult? Not if it’s up to Direct Dutch! Attend our upcoming Film Club ft. Dutch movie ‘Timboektoe’ on September 22 or join our Book Club, featuring Dutch books! See below for details.

Read more about our Spreek Nederlands! Met mij! campaign:

Give expats in The Hague the opportunity to speak Dutch!

‘Spreek Nederlands’ campaign huge success!

Give expats the chance to speak Dutch: a guide for the Dutch

To be continued: ‘Spreek Nederlands! Met Mij! ‘




On Saturday night September 7 the long list of the prestigious Dutch literature prize ‘de AKO literatuurprijs’ will be announced. 25 Dutch books will make it to this list, one of them will win this important prize. Direct Dutch will choose two books of the list to be the subject of the very first Direct Dutch Book Club!

Join the Direct Dutch Book Club and get a copy of the book for free! All you have to do is go to our facebook on September 7 at around 22:30 hrs. We will announce which two books of the AKO long list will be made available for the Direct Dutch Book Club. The first people to respond to our post will receive the book for free! Be quick, there are only five copies available of each book!

The Book Club meetings will be on September 19 from 19:30 to 21:30 hrs and are suitable for anyone with an A2+ level. The books are made available by AKO and Bibliotheek Den Haag.

To see the complete long list, go to the Den Haag Leest Tiplijst facebook page on September 7 (around 22:30 hrs.)



Ever dreamt off just quitting your job, leaving everything behind and starting a small campsite somewhere in France? Join us at the Direct Dutch Filmclub on Sunday  September 22nd (13.00 – 16.30 hrs.) and dream on (in Dutch!) with the adventurous teenage movie Timboektoe.



So your parents tell you you are moving to France, because they bought a camping over there. You’ll have to leave all your friends behind. Surely this is going to be a disaster. Or not?

Isa (Bo Maerten) and her older brother Kars (Mees Peijnenburg) know their lives are about to change when their parents tell them they are moving to France to start a camping.

In France, nothing turns out the way the family expected. Once the camping, called Timboektoe, is up and running another camping opens nearby. The owner of this camping goes out of his way to close down Timboektoe. Will Kars and Isa be able to save their Timboektoe?

Timboektoe is the ultimate Dutch teen movie with a splendid cast of young actors. The movie is based on the series of four books by popular Dutch author Carry Slee.

From 13.00 till 16.30 hrs we will be watching (and talking about) Timboektoe (2007) –  a Dutch teenage movie by Dave Schram. In the course of the afternoon, we will watch the movie (in Dutch with Dutch subtitles) and discuss it in small groups, ending in a group discussion. Of course, we will discuss the film in (simple) Dutch. Our programme is suitable for  everyone with (at least) an elementary knowledge of Dutch who would like to engage in Dutch culture and build on his or her conversation skills in an informal and fun way.


Email marloes(at) to book one or more free tickets. Please be quick,  limited number of places available.