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Workshop Sunday 13 September – ‘Prinsjesdag’ –


Every year, on the third Tuesday in September, ‘Prinsjesdag’ is celebrated in the Netherlands. It is the day of ‘de troonrede’ (speech from the throne), ‘de algemene beschouwingen’ (general deliberations) en ‘de miljoenennota’ (the national budget). Prinsjesdag is filled with rituals such as the wooden suitcase, the Golden Carriage, ‘het Wilhelmus’, formal dresses and extravagant hats.

Join us on Sunday 13 September (the Sunday before Prinsjedag) in the Central Library in The Hague. Dr. Ruud Hisgen (Direct Dutch Institute) will give a lecture (in simple Dutch) about Prinsjesdag and the basics of Dutch politics. After that we will make exercises and discuss the answers. All this in simple Dutch, to get you talking! Don’t worry, mistakes are allowed!



Dutch up!

For a few years Direct Dutch Institute and The Hague Public Library have been cooperating to help people speak better Dutch. We call our events Dutch up! Because they do just that: they Dutch you up completely!

Dutch up! is a great way to practise speaking Dutch while also learning more about typical Dutch subjects. You have to have at least a basic knowledge of Dutch to be able to fully participate in the workshops (level B1 + ). The entrance is free, registration is required: send an email to



Email to register for one or more places. Please be quick, there are limited number of places available!

> What? Dutch up! – Prinsjesdag –

> When? Sunday 13 September 2015 from 13.30 – 15.30 hrs

> Where? Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag (Spui 68, third floor)

> Interested? Mail to register (limited)


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