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Filmclub Sunday April 22 (Dikkertje Dap)

Are you looking for an entertaining way to practise your Dutch? The filmclub is a great opportunity!

Wil je je Nederlands op een leuke manier oefenen? Op zondag 22 april is er weer een filmclub. We bekijken de Nederlandse familiefilm ‘Dikkertje Dap’. Als je niveau A1 of hoger hebt kun je meedoen!

On Sunday April 22 there will be a new edition of our filmclub. We will be watching Dutch family movie ‘Dikkertje Dap’! Our program is in Dutch and is suitable for everyone with (at least) an elementary knowledge of Dutch (A1/A2).

The filmclub is organised by Direct Dutch Institute and Public Library The Hague. For more information, see below.

Watch the trailer of ‘Dikkertje Dap’ here (during the filmclub the movie will have Dutch subtitles)

Dikkertje Dap (Nederlands)

Dikkertje Dap heeft een beste vriend. Dat is Raf de giraf. Als Dikkertje vier jaar wordt, gaat hij voor het eerst naar school. Maar waarom mag Raf niet naar school? Dikkertje bedenkt een plan om Raf toch mee te kunnen nemen.

Dikkertje Dap is een leuke familiefilm. De film is gebaseerd op het beroemde versje van Annie M.G. Schmidt. Leuk voor kinderen, maar ook erg leuk voor volwassenen! Lees in dit artikel meer over Annie M.G. Schmidt.

Dikkertje Dap (English)

Dikkertje Dap is best friends with Raf, the giraffe. Dikkertje Dap turns four, which means he will be going to school for the first time. He wants Raf to come with him. So he comes up with a plan!

Dikkertje Dap is a fun family movie, for both children and adults! The film is based on the famous poem of Dutch author Annie M.G. Schmidt. Find out more about Annie M.G. Schmidt in this article.


Four times a year Dutch language school Direct Dutch Institute and Bibliotheek Den Haag, organise a filmclub with Dutch movies for internationals living in The Hague (and surroundings).

Since everybody is required to speak in simple Dutch (no English allowed), this is a great opportunity to actually speak Dutch! Of course there are teachers present who will help you with your Dutch.

In the course of the afternoon, we will watch the movie and discuss it in small groups, ending in a group discussion. Our program is suitable for everyone with (at least) an elementary knowledge of Dutch (A1/A2) who would like to engage in Dutch culture and build on his or her conversation skills in an informal and fun way.


Email to book one or more free tickets.

> What? filmclub with Dutch movie ‘Dikkertje Dap’

> When? Sunday April 22 2018 from 13.00 – 16.00/16:30 hrs

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

> How? Send an email to to register for free (limited)