The holiday season is just around the corner, and your local Dutch supermarket is already filling up the Sinterklaas sweets and ‘chocoladeletters’ area. Wouldn’t it be nice to have learned a bit of Dutch this year? So you can experience Halloween and especially Sinterklaas alsmost like a real Dutchie? Keep on reading if you want to celebrate Halloween and Sinterklaas in Dutch this year!
With a Dutch in 1 Month course, the Learn Dutch Now! – Course (6 to 12 weeks) or even the Intensive Month course you can start with 0 knowledge on Dutch and be done before the festivities in the Netherlands really start.
Maybe you’ve been living for quite some time in Holland already making you familiar with our Dutch quirks and weird, funny things, right?Or maybe you just made plans to move to the Netherlands.
Either way: Leaving your home and loved ones behind is a very courageous thing to do. So learning some Dutch shouldn’t actually be that hard for a hero like you. Right?
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Celebrate Halloween and Sinterklaas in Dutch
Sinterklaas, Christmas and New Years’ Eve are the most popular holidays of the Netherlands for the whole family (maybe coming in just after Koningsdag/Kingsday). Halloween is becoming increasingly popular but is obviously not a Dutch holiday. You can find amazing parties especially in the bigger cities surrounding this creepy holiday though.
‘Oud en Nieuw’ is what we call New Years’, and boy, do we love to celebrate this holiday with our family and/or friends! Sinterklaas en Christmas we typically reserve for family exclusively. All of these holidays are a perfect opportunity to showcase your Dutch speaking skills though. So you can bond even more with your Dutch family, colleagues and friends!